Living walls – a way to green the built environment

This note was reviewed and approved for currency in September 2018.

Green or living walls is an emerging technology that integrates vegetation into the built environment.  This paper looks at the benefits that living walls can offer to our built environment and why this emerging technology should be considered as a valuable part of design for addressing climate change. It describes current methods of implementing living walls and points out some elements that should be considered for their successful implementation in Australia.

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Types of living walls
  3. Benefits
  4. Elements of a living wall
  5. Conclusion