Green roofs, which include vertical landscapes, greenwalls
, and rooftop gardens, are playing an important role in the development of LEED-certified buildings.
The officers at Ahavath Sholom suspected that the Greenwalls were an intermarried couple.
Phillip Greenwall, the widower, was manager of the popular Greenwall Opera House and had purchased a family plot with plans to install a large granite tombstone.
Phillip Greenwall, still in mourning, was among the temple's founders.
Unlike conventional engineered retaining walls or breast walls, greenwalls are designed to become covered with perennial plants.
However, numerous proprietary greenwall systems have now been developed that appear to be better at holding soil and rainwater and supporting persistent vegetation than these older systems.
Most greenwalls are simply vertical planting systems for the interior and exterior of a building.
Interior greenwalls use tropical plants--mostly vining, climbing, and fern varieties.
Basically, greenwalls act as bio-filters, improving air quality by breaking down harmful VOCs and creating clean oxygen.
Greenwalls first made their appearance in zoological exhibits, but they're adaptable to almost any vertical surface.
Interior greenwalls shouldn't be subject to drafts of hot or cold air.
Most interior greenwalls are designed using tropical and semitropical plant materials because they're adaptable to human comfort zones.