These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency.What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.
For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.
The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.
Ats a beau-ty!
i had a dream about these 3 polyamorous women but im pretty sure it was just human versions of the SU gems????
I always feel guilty coming to tumblr for help, but with the advice of a few close friends, I decided to make this post.
I’m a University student, recently accepted into a program that will benefit me greatly in the future for my career goals - I aim to be an early childhood educator for special needs students after growing up with an autistic younger brother.
However, my father cut me off financially because he is homophobic. He is unwilling to pay off the rest of my tuition for the last semester because I am attracted to the same sex. Even with financial aid from the state, unfortunately, I still owe my school about $2000.
I would need to pay the rest of this money before the end of August, otherwise my admission into the University will be terminated.
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I really really appreciate everyone who has signal boosted so far and I am especially grateful to those that donated money - you all know who you are, and I’m indebted to you.
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skyrim doesnt belong to the nords
skyrim doesnt belong to the dunmer
skyrim doesnt belong to any race
skyrim belongs to me
i bought that game
I made this list also on a whim and since I posted my fish pun list why not my cat pun list? It’s naut the longest list, boat hey, cats puns are still purrty great.