Technology

Technology

In the era of energy efficiency, new techniques and building materials emerge in a rapid pace, all promising to bring energy savings. Did you know that vegetation is one of the least expensive material to use in the built environment?

Yes, vegetation can surely be labeled as a building material. Green roofs are a great example where heat- and drought tolerant ground covers are used to insulate from heat in arid climate. Energy will be saved since the need for air conditioning indoors is reduced. At the same time, if the plants are also tolerant of grey water (wash water from showers, sinks or washing machines) there is no need to use fresh water for irrigation – this alone is a great reason to use energy efficient landscaping. The shortage of water is a vast reality of today’s society and to be able to enjoy gardens in harsh environments, we need to consider our options and make the right priorities.

A green roof can be combined with solar panels to maximize the energy saving potential of the roof area – and to be able to provide a beautiful roof garden for customers to enjoy with friends and family.

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BIOTOPIA
Östra Kristinelundsvägen 27D
217 48 Malmö, Sweden
E-mail: biotopia@gmail.com
Phone: +46 (0)708 456 020
Skype: biotopia.landscaping

PLANTS AS FUNCTIONAL BUILDING BLOCKS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

PLANTS AS FUNCTIONAL BUILDING BLOCKS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

What used to be considered an added ornamental value can in fact be an interactive sustainable building material saving both energy, fresh water and environmental impact. Let us show you how!