Facade Greening

Vertical mowing robot for greening facades

Facade greening describes regulated growth of plants on a facade wall. This not only looks beautiful, but also serves to improve the air and climate, especially in heavily polluted urban areas. At high temperatures, the plants help to cool the walls, and on cold days the plants contribute to additional thermal insulation of the walls, and they also reduce noise and dust and contribute to an all-round more beautiful ambiance. However, protecting the house wall from destruction by root ingrowth is problematic from a constructional point of view. For this purpose, a vertical mowing robot is to be developed at the Green FabLab, which moves up and down in the gap between the house wall and the supporting structure of the greenery to prevent plant growth towards the house.