Green facades

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Covering buildings with plants that climb and spread.

Green facades, also known as ‘living facades’, are comprised of plants that climb and spread to provide cover.

Our research impact

We bring together researchers from plant ecology, horticulture, soil science, energy, engineering and sustainable architecture to develop an integrated approach to quantifying the potential cooling offered by green facades.

This new data is an essential asset for increasing investment, incentives and policies to support the green roof, wall and facade movement. It gives government, building owners, the design community and the construction industry new confidence that green infrastructure can make their projects more commercially, socially and environmentally viable.

Projects

Great Wall of Burnley