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Stakeholder Workshop – facade greening:
It is getting hotter in cities worldwide. We are looking for ways to reduce the heating of cities. Due to the densely built-up areas of cities and the associated high degree of surface sealing, especially greened buildings are an efficient way of cooling the city. Regarding an improvement of the microclimate near the ground, especially facade greening.
In addition to improving the microclimate, facade greening has many other positive effects on the urban environment, such as thermal insulation, noise reduction, wildlife habitat, aesthetic aspects, upgrading and protecting the building structure or pollutant filters.
The subject of greening facades is nothing new — the overgrowth of buildings with ivy was already used in ancient times. There are different types of facade greening today — ground-based and facade-based. But what unites both systems is currently a relatively rare application in urban areas compared to green roofs.
In the next few years, the building regulations in many large cities will presumably change towards the enforcement of the greening of buildings.
Especially when it comes to greening facades, there are many stakeholders affected, who are included in the course of an erection. But what unites or separates the different interest groups? What are common starting points and how can possible points of conflict be defused and resolved?
The main focus of this session deals with the topic of “Irrigation of Vertical Green”. Within a research project, called “Urban Vertical Green”, we are looking for different approaches, while using some stakeholder-questonairs, to reach a targeted and efficient irrigation of vertical green.
During the workshop we are planning to identify weaknesses of existing systems (control system and supply engineering), to discuss different solution approaches for a resource saving irrigation (using rain and grey water), to identify interfaces, development and research requirements.
Due to the large number of participants the online-workshop is designed, that a participation would actually just be necessary on one of the two days, because the same topic will be discussed on each day. If you would be interested to participate on both days, it would be possible of course (Please mind the language in which the sessions will be held).
A participation is possible on 24th of September 2020 (02:00 p.m. — 08:30 p.m. -> session in German) or 25th of September 2020 (09:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. -> international session in english).
- Registration: from February 01st, 2020
- Congress: 24–25.09.2020
Which stakeholders are affected by facade greening?
What reservations and concerns are there about facade greening?
What are the main reasons for the relatively rare use of green facades in urban areas?
What qualities must facade greening possess in order to experience a higher degree of acceptance?
Which intensity of facade greening do the different stakeholders find appropriate?
What can be done to force and implement facade greening in urban areas?
What influence do different design qualities of facade greening have on the acceptance of different stakeholders?
Which possible (non-) profitable business models can be developed to facilitate the use of green facades in the city?
We are looking for:
For the project “Urban Vertical Green 2.0” we are searching for a maximum of 20 participants/stakeholders of all kinds who want to gain knowledge and contribute to the matter.