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Innova&ons
in
Green
Facades:
 An
up‐to‐date
look
at
20
years
in
 North
America



Dean
Hill,
ASLA

 Director
of
Sustainability
 greenscreen®



GREEN
WALL
TECHNOLOGIES


GREEN
FACADES:


LIVING
WALLS:


Tension
Cables


Fabric
Hydroponic


Cable
Net


Modular
Fabric
Hydroponic


Two
Dimensional
Wire
 Grids


Pre‐vegetated
Fabric
Panels


Three
Dimensional
Wire
 Panels
 Hybrid
Planters
With
 Structure


Fabric
Soil
Containers
 Modular
Soil
Based
Panels
 Modular
Soil
Boxes
 Fabric
Hydroponic
 BiofiltraIon
Wall



green
facade
wall
systems



living
wall
systems



consideraIons 


scalability 


costs



technical 


engineering



horIcultural



maintenance 


replacement



GREEN
FACADES
+
INNOVATION



•  Green
facade
walls
cool
the
exterior
of
buildings
by
as
 much
as
25
degrees
F.

 •  Green
facade
walls
reduce
indoor
air
temperatures
by
 reducing
the
heat
flux
into
the
building’s
exterior
walls
 and
indoor
space.
 •  Maintaining
healthy,
vigorous
plants
on
a
green
facade
 wall
can
reduce
exterior
wall
temperatures,
thereby
 saving
money
on
cooling
costs.
 •  Green
facade
walls
can
improve
the
energy
balance
of
 buildings
through
reflectance
and
transpiraIon.



sustainable
sites
 IniIaIve
 review


newsleVer


LEED®
review


life
cycle
 assessment


NE

LE

LCA

SI details


research


SEEK
 compliant
 models



CAD

RE

BIM

conInuing
 educaIon


plant
 list


CEU

PL


Innovation in Green Facades: An up-to-date look at 20 years in North America  
Innovation in Green Facades: An up-to-date look at 20 years in North America  

Facades + | Chicago Conference | Dean Hill Presentation