The role of plants in temperature regulation of external walls: An experimental and numerical research

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Green walls can be basically defined as climbing plants grown either directly against, or on support structures integrated to external building walls. Similar to other types of green infrastructure, they are in the centre of interest owing to their remarkable benefits such as reducing internal building temperatures, mitigating building energy consumption and facilitating urban adaptation to a warming climate. In this research, thermal regulation feature of green wall systems is experimentally and numerically investigated through a case study conducted in the Jubilee Campus of University of Nottingham. Internal wall temperatures are measured time-dependently for different cases and the results are compared with those of ordinary walls for a reliable and realistic approach. Different sky conditions are also considered within the scope of this research as an independent variable. Experimental results are verified by numerical models carried out in Ecotect. The results reveal that an average of 2.5 oC reduction in internal wall temperature can be achieved via green walls with about 10 cm thick climbing vegetation of Hedera helix, which is very promising.
Original languageEnglish
Pages323
Number of pages335
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2016
Event15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2016 - National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 19 Jul 201622 Jul 2016
http://set2016.chbe.nus.edu.sg/

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Conference15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2016
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period19/07/1622/07/16
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Temperature
Numerical models
Energy utilization
climbing plant
support structure
regulation
warming
infrastructure
vegetation
climate
Hot Temperature
energy consumption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

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Sher, F. (2016). The role of plants in temperature regulation of external walls: An experimental and numerical research. 323. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2016, Singapore, Singapore.

The role of plants in temperature regulation of external walls: An experimental and numerical research. / Sher, Farooq.

2016. 323 Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2016, Singapore, Singapore.

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Sher, F 2016, 'The role of plants in temperature regulation of external walls: An experimental and numerical research' Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2016, Singapore, Singapore, 19/07/16 - 22/07/16, pp. 323.
Sher F. The role of plants in temperature regulation of external walls: An experimental and numerical research. 2016. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2016, Singapore, Singapore.
Sher, Farooq. / The role of plants in temperature regulation of external walls: An experimental and numerical research. Paper presented at 15th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2016, Singapore, Singapore.335 p.
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