Cities need new concepts to align the need for more residential space with all its consequences and the tasks to preserve our environment on a global scale. As the trend of urbanization leads to metropoles growing into a proportion previously unknown, these cities are under more pressure to grow in a responsible and sustainable way. Therefore, they need new concepts to make the most of the space they have.
As space is the most valuable asset, greenery is vanishing to make room for more residential or office buildings. That is a vicious circle, as the air cleansing and cooling effect of greenery lessens, concrete, steel and glass soak up heat and do nothing for the air, let alone the atmosphere.
So, the solution is to follow the less obvious way the cities are growing, vertical. By greening the roofs and facades of the buildings. The products of Freudenberg Performance Materials for green roof systems let plants grow while protecting the buildings.