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Green walls under the microscope

  • object Green walls under the microscope
  • lead time spring 2021

Green walls under the microscope

Together with scientists from the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, for two years we have observed the impact of green walls on microclimate, buildings and people. This unique in our business combination of the best practices with the scientific approach answered many of our questions, reinforced our decisions concerning green wall designs for our Clients, and prompted new nature- and people-friendly solutions. In the years 2019-2021, we participated in the European Union project titled “Research and development work based on experiment and searching for growth and innovation niches, encompassing industrial research conducted using research-by-design method, aimed at creating GVS Mazovia system as external barriers of buildings in urban environment”.

Green walls under the microscope
Green walls under the microscope

The main objective of this research was development of technology for biological thermal insulation systems for buildings and moderation of climate and water retention. And we undertook to develop a project which would soundproof the building, improve its thermal insulation as well as air quality. We built two research stations. On one, we have established living, green walls. The second station was left without greenery. For two years, we observed both stations. We compared data each week. We verified components, subsystems and installations. We were creating GVS Mazovia vertical green systems structure in an environment similar to natural.

Green walls under the microscope

During that time, on the green station, wild strawberries and herbs blossomed. They attracted bees and birds. And the research confirmed that our green walls create buffer zones that increase humidity. They naturally purify and regulate air and temperature. Additionally, they capture a significant amount of harmful dust particles. We have gained knowledge concerning selecting plant species suitable to each particular direction a green wall may be facing. This is particularly valuable in our work. It helps select suitable plants which will grow best on a given wall. In particular conditions regarding temperature and local sun exposure. Thanks to our participation in the project we have gained a scientific confirmation that our technologies support and create green infrastructure that save water and energy. They meet the needs of developing green cities. They introduce greenery to urban heat islands, inside buildings and in their surroundings. They follow the principles of sustainable development. They restore nature for humans. And human beings to nature.

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