The Living walls as an Approach for a Healthy Urban Environment

Publication year: 2011
Source: Energy Procedia, Volume 6, 2011, Pages 592-599

Samar, Sheweka , Arch. Nourhan, Magdy

Societies are in a need for making a conscious choice to switch to a more sustainable way of life. Design, construction, and maintenance of buildings have a tremendous impact on the environment and the natural resources. All around the world, a huge amount of buildings are being constructed with many more to be done. The challenge will be to build them smart with a minimal usage of non-renewable energy, minimal production of pollution, and minimal cost of energy dollars. Other important issues in building include increasing the comfort, health, and safety of people who live and work in them. Indeed,…