Lately “green” walls have become fashionable, especially on big corporate buildings.
And we don’t mean paint in that color is trendy, we mean the vertical gardens installed upon the walls of a building. If you live in a big city, you’ll surely have already seen one.
In México they are no longer an exotic urban stamp, there are more all the time. Now what “is on trend” are walls, as they are exposed to the sight of everybody, although we had already seen initiatives of this kind on roofs.
In Mexico these initiatives have become very poplular in the past few years, the research about its benefits is done by institutions like UNAM, through the botanical garden and diverse institutes. There is even a norm for the installation of a nature system on rooftops. The Distrito Federal government has proposed reducing the property tax on the ones that install them.
The benefits are very evident: they fight the heat spots and the plants capture particles suspended in the air (like lead), among others. Besides the ecologic benefits, there are social and economic ones – a building with a green roof requires less spending in waterproofing. And they’re pretty.
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