Top 3 tips for green façades on high-rise buildings

We have been working on creating new forms of eco-friendly greenwalls for all types of spaces, including new designs for high-rise buildings.

Not only do greenwalls look fantastic on the exteriors of the buildings, but they truly transform the aesthetics and atmosphere of the street, and surrounding areas, not to mention the health benefits.

With the current boom in high-rise buildings around the country, we are excited to be working on some large projects and greening tall, large and prominent spaces with the use of larger ecological systems.

Top 3 tips for green façades on high-rise buildings:

1. Trailing or cascading plants with high biodiversity are best for high-rise buildings in order to create habitats for many native species. Plant examples include: Ficus, Metrosideros, Brachychiton

2. Our greenwall & green roof systems are morphing into more passive gravity fed systems that offer opportunities for black water and grey water remediation with back ups of solar pumping of utilities.

3. The more surface area to green on high-rise buildings, the better, and the more supportive the greenwall will be for the larger ecological systems. In this kind of environment many species are known to reside including over 23 species of birds, geckos, skinks and frogs amongst others. These larger scale applications can provide not just energy efficiency and amenity, but cooling and shading and expand biodiversity and eventually create flora and fauna corridors/ecosystems as part of the built environment.

Contact us today if you’re interested in hearing more about what we can do.