Adding richly varied greenery to urban spaces is proven to improve quality of life in a number of ways. Green buildings, façades, and rooftops not only boost our wellbeing, but also increase biodiversity and absorb nitrogen oxides and fine dust. Hydroplant specializes in green architecture, developing and implementing extraordinary greening solutions – in, on, and around your building.
Greenery on buildings provides a whole host of benefits. In summer, a lushly green façade provides protection against UV rays and cools the building by up to 4°C – and in winter, it helps to reduce heating costs. Outdoor green spaces, from roof gardens to terraces, absorb both noise and CO2, making them particularly valuable for urban properties. Greenery on façades and rooftops also increases biodiversity by 100% and relieves the sewage system in heavy rain thanks to a water retention rate of up to 90%.
Thermal radiation 80%
Facade greening can reduce heat emissions by up to 80% in summer and provides protection from UV radiation. It also reduces the energy required for heating in winter.
Green roofs and façades increase biodiversity to 100%. In the face of urban soil sealing, roofs and façades offer a large-scale alternative method of animal-friendly urban greening and improve the cityscape.
Humidity increase of up to 11%
Facade greening increases the evaporation rate and raises humidity by 11%. The increase in rainwater evaporation and absorption of particulates are key issues for the local climate.
Noise insulation 46%
Particularly important in loud cities is the fact that façade greening can reduce noise by up to 46% in urban open spaces through absorption and reflection. It also reduces transmission via buildings.
Water retention 90%
Greening a building increases rainwater retention by up to 90%. This means that, during heavy rain, buildings can relieve pressure on sewers through the absorption, storage, irrigation and delayed reintroduction of rainwater.
Cooling up to 4°C
Façade greening cools the interior of a building by 4°C.
Higher CO₂ sequestration
Carbon dioxide from exhaust pipes, combustion, etc. is taken in, absorbed and transformed into oxygen. Data from publications and model calculations confirms the positive effects of urban greening on the air-hygienic effecting complex.
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