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Renewable Energy => Green Roofs => Topic started by: St Rhenium on December 02, 2015, 07:20:37 PM

Title: Green walls?
Post by: St Rhenium on December 02, 2015, 07:20:37 PM
Not quite green roofs, but I thought this forum best matched the subject. What do you make of green walls? That is, a wall covered in plant life? This is one example:

(https://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/france-green-roofs-law-solar-panels-20150819/france_roof.jpg/image)

They're nice for oxidising the air, but they're a lot more limited in their application than green roofs. Additionally, many people don't like the look of them and they can cause cracking in the underlying wall. Would you want to see more of these, or should we just stick to roofing?
Title: Re: Green walls?
Post by: Jemappelle on December 03, 2015, 03:58:06 PM
On the odd building it looks OK, but as a general rule I wouldn't have too much or on larger buildings as it can ruin the beuaty of the architecture.
Title: Re: Green walls?
Post by: JamesH on December 03, 2015, 04:33:20 PM
Not quite green roofs, but I thought this forum best matched the subject. What do you make of green walls? That is, a wall covered in plant life? This is one example:

(https://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/france-green-roofs-law-solar-panels-20150819/france_roof.jpg/image)

They're nice for oxidising the air, but they're a lot more limited in their application than green roofs. Additionally, many people don't like the look of them and they can cause cracking in the underlying wall. Would you want to see more of these, or should we just stick to roofing?

They seem a lot more practical than Green roofs, and as you can't really have solar walls, it would be better to have green on the walls, panels on the roof.
Title: Re: Green walls?
Post by: LucidEnergy on December 04, 2015, 01:38:19 AM
I don't think most of these green walls are planned actually :P Just seems like the sort of thing that gradually happpens over time without anyone putting thought into it.
Title: Re: Green walls?
Post by: allegrif on December 04, 2015, 03:23:42 PM
They seem a lot more practical than Green roofs, and as you can't really have solar walls, it would be better to have green on the walls, panels on the roof.
Love this thinking. Green on the walls, solar on the roof. Perhaps we can do this as a solution to the green/solar roof debate?  ;)
On subject, I do like the green walls, but the effect on the architecture would concern me. Roots creating cracks may be an issue, especially when compounded with freeze-thaw.
Title: Re: Green walls?
Post by: jennyhannb on October 02, 2018, 03:35:26 AM
A 3-story house has a very easy blue wall, but the 25-story building is unimaginable. The blue color should only appear on the balcony of each floor.