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Testing the performance of a green wall system on an experimental building in the summer
Nori, Cristina and Olivieri, Francesca and Bedoya, César
Testing the performance of a green wall system on an experimental building in the summer.
In: "29 th Conference , Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future", 10/09/2013 - 12/09/2013, Munich (Alemania). pp. 215-230.
||Testing the performance of a green wall system on an experimental building in the summer
Presentation at Congress or Conference
||29 th Conference , Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future
||10/09/2013 - 12/09/2013
|Title of Book:
||Green wall; Experimental building; Comparative analysis; Summer performance
||E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
||Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
|Creative Commons Licenses:
||Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial
It is known that a green wall brings some advantages to a building. It constitutes a barrier against solar
radiation, thus decreasing and delaying the incoming heat flux. The aim of this study is to quantify such advantages
through analytical comparison between two facades, a vegetal facade and a conventional facade. Both were highly
insulated (U-value = 0.3 W/m2K) and installed facing south on the same building in the central territory of Spain. In
order to compare their thermal trend, a series of sensors were used to register superficial and indoor air temperature.
The work was carried out between 17th August 2012 and 1st October 2012, with a temperature range of 12°C-36°C
and a maximum horizontal radiation of 1020 W/m2. Results show that the indoor temperature of the green wall
module was lower than the other. Besides, comparing superficial outdoor and indoor temperatures of the two walls to
outdoor air temperatures, it was noticed that, due to the shading plants, the green wall superficial temperature was 5
°C lower on the facade, while the bare wall temperature was 15 °C higher. The living wall module temperature was
1.6 °C lower than the outdoor, while the values of the conventional one were similar to the outdoor air temperature.
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