19 Oct '15, 4pm

EcoFriendlyBuilder Self-Sustaining Vertical Garden #GreenBuilding #energyefficiency

EcoFriendlyBuilder Self-Sustaining Vertical Garden #GreenBuilding #energyefficiency

Vertical gardens are great for façades, insulation and to add a bit of greenery to a home or office. But the problem with them is that they require a lot of maintenance and power to flourish. Well, that could be a thing of the past. The firm Treebox, which specializes in urban greening, has created a vertical garden, which is entirely self-sustaining. It needs no power and gets all its water needs taken care of by rainwater, hence its name—Rain Garden. The vertical garden pictured above is located in London. The rainwater needed to irrigate it is collected in tanks, which are hidden beneath the greenery. Instead of a pressurized irrigation system typically used in such gardens, this one uses a “wicking rope” to water the plants. This works by allowing the plants to absorb the water they need through a capillary action. The plants are therefore irrigated in a controlled way...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2015/10/self-sustaining-vertic...

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