Creeping insulation - Hong Kong green wall

Zhang, X. L., Li, K. L., & Skitmore, Martin (2013) Creeping insulation - Hong Kong green wall. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology : International Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 7(11), pp. 122-127.

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Abstract

Hong Kong is a densely populated city suffering badly from the urban heat island effect. Green wall offers a means of ameliorating the situation but there are doubts over its suitability in Hong Kong’s unique environment. In this paper, we look at the potential for green walls in Hong Kong first by summarizing some of the Chinese green walling systems and associated vegetation in use, then by an introduction to three existing green walls in Hong Kong, and finally through a small experiment aimed at identifying the likely main effects of green walled housing.

The results indicate that green walling in Hong Kong is likely to provide enhanced internal house environment in terms of warm weather temperature reduction, stabilization and damping, with direct energy savings in air-conditioning and indirect district benefits of reduced heat island effect and carbon emissions. The green walling insulation properties also suggest the possibility of warmer homes in winter and/or energy savings in mechanical heating provision.

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ID Code: 64858
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Case Studies, Experiement, Green Wall, Hong Kong
ISSN: 2010-376X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2013 22:51
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 21:43

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