Literally Green: Eco-Friendly House Covered in Naturally Insulating Vegetation

Vertical vegetation—that is, living plants clinging to a wall—strike many people as an expensive, hard-to-maintain hassle. There’s no question that installation can be tricky, requiring well-thought-out, high quality systems to avoid future problems. But when they’re done right, green walls can improve air quality, reduce the urban heat island effect, create a sense of privacy and enclosure, and provide thermal insulation for buildings to reduce the need for heating and cooling. Read more…

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