Building green covering for a sustainable use of energy

  • C.A. Campiotti
  • E. Schettini |
  • G. Alonzo
  • C. Viola
  • C. Bibbiani
  • G. Scarascia Mugnozza
  • I. Blanco
  • G. Vox


Nowadays the growth of the cities increased built and paved areas, energy use and heat generation. The phenomenon of urban warming, called urban heat island, influences negatively outdoor comfort conditions, pollutants concentration, energy demand for air conditioning, as well as increases environmental impact due to the demand of energy generation. A sustainable technology for improving the energy efficiency of buildings is the use of green roofs and walls in order to reduce the energy consumption for conditioning in summer and improve the thermal insulation in winter. The use of green roofs and walls can contribute to mitigate the phenomenon of heat island, the emissions of greenhouse gases, and the storm water runoff affecting human thermal comfort, air quality and energy use of the buildings. Recently, a number of municipalities started to adopt regulations and constructive benefits for renovated and new buildings which incorporate green roofs and walls. The aim of this paper is to describe the green roofs and walls plant technology.


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air-conditioning, energy savings, urban ecology, green roofs, green walls.
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Campiotti, C., Schettini, E., Alonzo, G., Viola, C., Bibbiani, C., Scarascia Mugnozza, G., Blanco, I., & Vox, G. (2013). Building green covering for a sustainable use of energy. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 44(2s).