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dc.contributor.authorPérez Luque, Gabriel
dc.contributor.authorCabeza, Luisa F.
dc.contributor.authorComa Arpón, Julià
dc.contributor.authorMartorell, Ingrid
dc.description.abstractThis review paper organizes and summarizes the literature on Vertical Greenery Systems (VGS) when used as passive tool for energy savings in buildings. First, with the information obtained in the reviewed literature some key aspects to consider when working with VGS are clarified, such as the classification systems, the climate influence, the plant species used and the different operating mechanisms. Then, the main conclusions of this literature, sorted by construction system (Green Walls or Green Façades) and climatic situation, are summarized. In general, it can be concluded that VGS provide great potential in reducing energy consumption in buildings, especially in the cooling periods. However, a lack of data on operation during the heating period as well as during the whole year has been found. On the other hand, results show that the investigations of VGS are not equally distributed around the world, being basically concentrated in Europe and Asia. Moreover, the review concludes that some aspects must be studied in depth, such as which species are the most suitable for each climate, influence on energy savings of the façade orientation, foliage thickness, presence of air layers, and finally, substrate layer composition and thickness in the case of green walls.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work was partially funded by the Spanish Government (ENE2011-28269-C03-01 and ENE2011-28269-C03-02) and from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme(FP7/2007– 2013) under Grant agreement no.PIRSES-GA-2013–610692 (INNOSTORAGE).
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dc.relation.ispartofRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014, vol. 39, p. 139–165.ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by-nc-sa (s) Pérez Luque, Gabriel et al., 2014ca_ES
dc.subjectVertical Greenery Systemca_ES
dc.subjectGreen wallca_ES
dc.subjectGreen Façadeca_ES
dc.subject.otherFaçanes verdesca_ES
dc.titleVertical Greenery Systems (VGS) for energy saving in buildings: A reviewca_ES

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