Green Façade at ENST-Animal Science

Recipient:

Environmental Science and Technology, Animal Science

Amount:

$9,500

This project proposed the installation of a green façade system to the South side of the ENST/Animal Science building.  The purpose of a green façade is to add a layer of vine-based vegetation on an installed structure that helps to shield a building from solar heat gain resulting in less cooling of the interior space during the summer season, when the plants are in their peak.  The green facade was completed in the summer of 2013, after approval from Facilities Management and receiving three other grants for the construction. Monitoring equipment on the facade allows for future research. The green facade is being tested and studied for possible installation in other locations on campus.