In addition to conserving the site and valuing the property, the use of plants on the façade acts as a thermal insulator for the internal environment. Vegetable brise can be applied in buildings without height limit and houses.
The façade can contribute significantly to the heating or passive cooling of the environment. The vegetation shading will cool in summer and warm in winter. In tropical climate, reality in most of our country, the benefit is even greater for protecting against heat buildup.
Brises for different types of plants
Agronomist João Manuel Feijó, from Ecotelhado, a company specialized in Biphilic Design, explains that Brise Vegetal Floreira is a modular system composed of containers arranged on the outside, in which vine plants, such as false vines, cat nails and poets’ jasmine, are driven by stainless steel cables attached by fasteners of the same material.
For those who are interested in other types of plants, Brise Vegetal Pendente works with a succession of vessels and also allows the cultivation of cascading species. Among the most rustic and careless options are The Swedish Ivy, Asparguinho, Piléia and Singônio. The solution includes automated irrigation, which ensures little maintenance.
“Vegetated surfaces consume up to 80% of solar irradiation to evaporate water. The brises convert accumulated heat on the walls, which would be blocked with the use of air conditioning, especially in buildings. Something that gives excessive spending on energy”, explains Feijó.
Check out 8 benefits of Brise Vegetal
1. Thermal comfort
Thermal discomfort increases irritability and tiredness, for example. Therefore, thermal comfort is important both for well-being and for productivity.
Reduces pollution, improves air quality and attracts biodiversity to the city.
3. Contact with nature
With increasingly urban, internal and technological life, nature is incorporated into architecture to create healthier environments to live, work and study.
It favors leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, which recognizes sustainable practices.
5. Reduces air conditioning costs
With the fall in internal temperature, the consumption of air conditioning and the expense in energy bills fall.
6. Acoustic comfort
It also functions as an external noise filter.
7. Little maintenance
Another positive point of vegetable brise is its simple maintenance, which requires annual application of fertilizers and automated irrigation.
8. Valuation of the property
The paintings are no longer frequent and the property is valued.