Queensland’s largest green wall has recently been unveiled as part of a $100 million-plus glass-fronted building at Brisbane’s Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct.
Sensor-controlled smart planters allow building owners to place hundreds of plants up and down a wall, indoors or outdoors - increasing tenancy & improving value.
Plants work their magic by transforming carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen via photosynthesis. Installing a Vertical Field living biofilter in your home or office can remove about 95 percent of the pollutants in a building, the company claims.
Replacing black asphalt and shingles with plants can lower the surrounding air temperature, filter dirty storm water and reduce a building’s energy use.
If climate change is down to cities, then it is the role of national governments to enable them to act: they need the policy and investment power.
A total of 983 jurisdictions stretching from Poland to the Philippines have now declared a climate emergency. However, a major question remains open in all cases: once declared, whose role it is to act?
Research shows how indoor and outdoor green spaces improve our well-being.
New research has found a strong link between proximity to urban green spaces and mental wellbeing in city residents.
One of the most important things about green infrastructure is that it is multi-functional, and this makes green infrastructure particularly good at providing resilience.