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Impact of green walls on the performance of a building in a Mediterranean climate
Author/s: Carlo Alberto Campiotti, Carlo Scibetta, Noemi Caltabellotta, Germina Giagnacovo, Eglè Jotautiene 
Year:  2019 Issue: 2 Suppl. Language: English 
Pages:  18 Pg. 9-26 FullText PDF:  519 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2019-002-S1002
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The use of a passive dissipation system on a building reduces energy consumption and improves energy efficiency. This technology is important considering that in the EU more than 40% of primary energy consumption for heating and cooling derive by the construction sector. This article reports the effects of a green wall, spaced 60 cm from the building wall, placed on a demonstration building at the ENEA Casaccia Research Center. The values of global solar radiation parameters, wall surface temperature, relative humidity inside and outside the interspace between the green wall and the building were detected. The results show that plant greening on the building reduces heat flux into the building, by reducing air temperature of building wall, especially in summer.
Keywords: Wall green, energy efficiency, thermal transmittance, sustainable buildings, building energy consumption, energy saving.

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Carlo Alberto Campiotti, Carlo Scibetta, Noemi Caltabellotta, Germina Giagnacovo, Eglè Jotautiene, in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 2 Suppl./2019, pp. 9-26, DOI:10.3280/RISS2019-002-S1002


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