GOOD TO KNOW

Attractive green façades are in vogue, are eye-catching and enhance the building. In current times, this shows a conscious and responsible approach to nature.

List of plants

Which trellis systems are suitable for which plant species? Here you will find an overview of the climbing types, weights and load classes of the individual plant species.

Wind force zones

Where will you experience the highest wind forces in Germany? Here you will find information on the prevailing wind force zones in Germany.

Light requirement

Not every plant thrives on every corner. Plants have a natural behaviour pattern when it comes to light. Find out more about all kinds of plants and their preferred location here.

The advantages

Summarised in clear words, here you will find helpful arguments to convince others of the benefits of having a green façade.

Greenery on buildings

Interdisciplinary guideline as planning aid for the use of energetic, climatic and design potential as well as for the interactions of buildings.

Trellis structures

Cables, rods, trellises or no climbing aids at all? Here is an overview of all kinds of plants and corresponding trellis structures.

THE ADVANTAGES OF A GREEN FACADE

IMPROVING THE MICROCLIMATE

Green facades bind CO2 and generate oxygen for the ambient air. Water is released through the leaves. This evaporation effect lowers the temperature and thus acts as a natural air conditioning system in the immediate vicinity. Furthermore, large leaves and blossoms also bind fine dust particles from the air. The ecological filtering of air pollutants can significantly improve air quality. The absorption of water in the plants and roots reduces damage caused by heavy rain and relieves the burden on the municipal sewer system.

HEAT INSULATION ON THE FACADE

In summer, a green façade acts as an additional heat shield. The shade provided by the plants ensures that fewer heat rays reach the building. This prevents overheating and the reflection of the sun’s rays is largely eliminated. Evergreen plant
species create an external insulation layer which helps keep out the cold in winter.

BUILDING PROTECTION AND NOISE REDUCTION

A dense layer of green on the outside of a building provides natural protection against driving rain, hail and UV rays. This increases the service life of the façade and saves renovation costs. The foliage of a green façade is an effective way of
reducing noise levels. It absorbs sound waves and reduces reflections, noticeably reducing noise pollution in cities.

INFLUENCE ON PEOPLE

Living and working in a green environment has a positive impact on the well-being of many people. A green façade is perceived as space-expanding and calming, facilitating relaxation and ensuring less stress. In green districts, there is less aggression, violence and vandalism. This makes the public space attractive and increases the amenity values and the quality of life in otherwise somewhat dull settlements.

CONTACT US

Greenery with
rope systems and wall brackets

Phone: +49 (0) 7162 948 150 155
E-Mail: seilsysteme@carlstahl-arc.com

Greenery and fall protection with
stainless steel cable mesh

Phone: +49 (0) 7162 948 150 200
E-Mail: xtend@carlstahl-arc.com

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