Green or living walls is an emerging technology that integrates vegetation into the built environment. This paper looks at the benefits that living walls can offer to our built environment and why this emerging technology should be considered as a valuable part of design for addressing climate change. It describes current methods of implementing living walls and points out some elements that should be considered for their successful implementation in Australia.
Note: There is a glossary at the end of this paper.
bio-walls, building façade, climate change, green façades, green walls, living walls, plants, Urban Heat Island (UHI), vertical vegetation