An Innovative Planting System for a Vertical Green Wall

  • Shang-Jen Chen
  • Wen-Cheng Shao
  • KuangHui Peng
Part of the Strategies for Sustainability book series (STSU)


Under the influence of high building density, the heat island effect resulting from urban microclimates increases the heat load of the environment. Through evapotranspiration and shading effects of plants, the addition of green walls to exterior building walls can effectively lower the ambient temperature and satisfy greening needs. Most existing green wall systems use chemical foams and have a short service life. To effectively enhance the benefits of green walls, this study combined green planning, building–human coexistence, use and reuse of rainwater, and green materials to develop a green wall system that delivers sustainable greening. The proposed novel system is innovative and feasible, enables green walls to deliver long-lasting effects, uses the exterior structure of buildings for energy conservation, and facilitates sustainable development for eco-city.


Green planning Vertical green wall Symbiosis Synergy 



We thank the “Low Carbon Quality of Life: Applying Greening Technology to Sustainable Green Buildings” research team in the Department of Architecture, National Taipei University of Technology, and KuangHui Peng, Chih-Hong Huang, Shu-Ying Tsai, Yeou-Feng Li, Ying-Chun Hung, and Chao-Shun Yang for their inspiration and participation in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Doctoral Program in Design, College of DesignNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Institute of DesignTaipei University of TechnologyTaipei CityTaiwan

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