26 Jun '14, 5pm

This gorgeous green house in Belgium is completely wrapped in a vertical garden!

I agree, the architects should be certainly credited for a beautiful design and for their willingness to modify plans that had already been prepared. And I too am inspired by the potential paradigm shift green roofs and walls could bring to the separation of “manmade” and “natural” environments, however I am increasingly alarmed at the ever-increasing levels of global energy consumption – no doubt you are as well. I hope you do not feel I am over-emphasizing this point, and perhaps this discussion would be best continued outside of this forum, but my concern is that your description of “optimal heating and cooling control” obscures the significant energy impact of a tremendously common mistake, and perpetuates the myth that unwanted solar heat gain can be effectively controlled inside the glass. Why not credit the architects for their achievements and willingness to modify...

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