08/02/2011

Green Facades Blossom

 

Transform your building by applying a green facade or roof and reap numerous energy and environmental benefits. Continuing research by Delft University of Technology has found that “planting on roofs and facades is one of the most innovative and fastest developing fields of green technologies with respect to the built environment and horticulture.”

The latest benefit to emerge from green facades and roofs is thermal transmittance. Layers of greenery increase insulation properties by reducing wind velocity on a building’s envelope. This enhances energy efficiency as HVAC systems won’t have to work as hard.

Vertical vegetation also reduces air pollution, notably fine dust particles and carbon dioxide. By using data gathered from an electron microscope, researchers have confirmed that plants absorb fine dust, which is detrimental to respiratory health when inhaled.

Other benefits include stormwater management, thermal comfort, increased lifecycle performance, biodiversity, heat island reduction, and positive visual value.

 

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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