WIT Press


The CityTree: A Vertical Plant Wall

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR150251

Volume

198

Pages

10

Page Range

295 - 304

Published

2015

Size

603 kb

Author(s)

V. Splittgerber, P. Saenger

Abstract

Today, already over 50 per cent of the world’s population is living in cities. Dwellers are suffering from syndromes such as stress, cancer and allergies caused by heat, noise and air pollution. Therefore, the CityTree has been developed. It is a vertical plant wall that filters the air, cools the surroundings and reduces noise. In combination with its potential to display advertisements, it is a marketing tool for companies. As a result, we provide clean and cool air which is economically profitable.

Keywords

air pollution, climate protection, climate change, fine dust, nitrogen oxide, CityTree, sustainability, vertical plant wall, moss