Buildings consume about 30% of the world's resources and around 40% of the world's energy. The growing interest in energy saving and environmental sustainability in buildings, has led to green buildings and green façades being considered as innovative solutions. This study investigates the cooling provided by different façades, including green façades and shade sails, to quantify the relative impacts of evapotranspiration and shading. The thermal benefits provided by the green façade indicated that they could contribute effectively to the sustainability of the building design and constitute an effective nature-based solution to city-scale urban heat and building energy use.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
- The University of Western Australia
- Oldham, Carolyn, Supervisor
- Ocampo, Carlos, Supervisor
|Award date||15 Mar 2023|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2023|