Systems of Vegetal Façade and Green Roofs used as a Sustainable Option in Architecture

By M. Chanampa, P. Vidal Rivas, J. Alonso Ojembarrena and F. Olivieri.

Published by The Design Collection

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Green architecture contributes not only in reducing the building’s thermal loads but also in reducing the effects of the urban heat island in densely built-up areas in a hardly natural environment. The current green systems are built in situ/on site and are very expensive, hence the need to create industrialized prevegetated systems which improve the buildings’ energy savings and reduce the times of construction works. The present paper describes three green systems for façades (gabion façade, green sliding panel, green panel in plastic cell) and two prevegetated green tank roof systems (green roof in light concrete and pvc).

Keywords: Ventilated Façade, Green Rooftop, Energy Saving, Bioclimatic Architecture, Green Wall, Evaporative Cooling

Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.142MB).

M. Chanampa

Investigator, Research Group ABIO (Bioclimatic Architecture in a Sustainable Environment), Department of Construction and Technology in Architecture, Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, Technical University of Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

P. Vidal Rivas

Investigator, Research Group ABIO (Bioclimatic Architecture in a Sustainable Environment), Department of Construction and Technology in Architecture, Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, Technical University of Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

J. Alonso Ojembarrena

Investigator, Research Group ABIO (Bioclimatic Architecture in a Sustainable Environment), Department of Construction and Technology in Architecture, Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, Technical University of Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

F. Olivieri

Investigator, Research Group ABIO (Bioclimatic Architecture in a Sustainable Environment), Department of Construction and Technology in Architecture, Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, Technical University of Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Spain


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