Growing urbanization is associated with the emergence of environmental problems, such as the reduction of natural resources, the atmosphere pollution and the increase of the heat islands phenomenon in cities. The integration of vegetation in the urban areas, through the creation of green hanging systems, represents a possible solution to improve the energy sustainability of buildings, to combat meteoric excesses, to improve stormwater management and to reduce pollutant levels. These energy and environmental benefits are related to the properties of evapotranspiration, shading and thermal insulation of the vegetation. The work reports the results of the main studies concerning the use of hanging systems to counter environmental impacts and improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

Noemi Caltabellotta, Felicia Cavaleri, Carlo Greco, Kestutis Navickas, Carlo Scibetta, Laura Giammanco (2019). Integration of green roofs&walls in urban areas. RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITÀ(2), 61-78 [10.3280/RISS2019-002-S1005].

Integration of green roofs&walls in urban areas

Carlo Greco
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2019-01-01

Abstract

Growing urbanization is associated with the emergence of environmental problems, such as the reduction of natural resources, the atmosphere pollution and the increase of the heat islands phenomenon in cities. The integration of vegetation in the urban areas, through the creation of green hanging systems, represents a possible solution to improve the energy sustainability of buildings, to combat meteoric excesses, to improve stormwater management and to reduce pollutant levels. These energy and environmental benefits are related to the properties of evapotranspiration, shading and thermal insulation of the vegetation. The work reports the results of the main studies concerning the use of hanging systems to counter environmental impacts and improve the energy efficiency of buildings.
Settore AGR/09 - Meccanica Agraria
Noemi Caltabellotta, Felicia Cavaleri, Carlo Greco, Kestutis Navickas, Carlo Scibetta, Laura Giammanco (2019). Integration of green roofs&walls in urban areas. RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITÀ(2), 61-78 [10.3280/RISS2019-002-S1005].
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