Cities Alive: Green Building Envelopes
Over time, the human population has become increasingly urban, with city centres becoming more and more densely populated. In these dense city spaces, there is little room for ‘green infrastructure’ – parks, trees and other green spaces. The impact of this depletion is underestimated, as urbanisation and climate change continue to jeopardise our way of life. Rudi Scheuermann explains how green building envelopes can help to reduce the urban up-heating (heat island effects), filter fine dust on the streets and reduce noise levels. He shows how cities can improve green infrastructure and, at the same time, help to reduce energy consumption, improve air quality and people’s wellbeing.