16:00 Development, Design and Impact of Living Building Envelopes

Chair: Garth Rockcastle, MSR Design and University of Maryland, USA

Vertical gardens
  • Environmental benefits
  • Improving the comfort of living
  • Advantages of vertiflore systems

François-Xavier Jacquinet, Geraldine Choppin de Janvry, tracer urban nature, Saint Apollinaire, France

Comparing roof cases in relation to their energy consumption in two climates
  • Climate and geographical variation effect on energy consumption
  • Thermal performance of green roofs

Hind Zaki, AAST, Alexandria, Egypt

Vertical greenery systems as building skin to provide urban ecosystem services
  • Ecosystem services in the built environment
  • Green walls versus green façades
  • Energy savings and acoustic insulation

Gabriel Pérez, University of Lleida, Spain

Improving air quality and building thermal behaviour: monitoring the performances of a green wall
  • Green wall performances in Mediterranean environment
  • Air quality monitoring, PM and pollutant gas reduction
  • Building thermal behaviour monitoring

Adriano Magliocco, University of Genova, Italy

17:30 End of Conference Day 1