Buresinnova - Green Walls
Buresinnova has patented a new system for the construction of green walls.
BURESINNOVA MODULAR GREEN WALL SYSTEM
Patent pending P200901772
New cultivation system for the construction of green walls developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement with the University of Almeria (Spain). It consists of growing units that form a closed system that recover and reuse the surplus drainage avoiding spills on the environment, and use renewable energy and recycled and recyclable materials for its construction. This development uses the techniques of hydroponics and soilless culture and applies them in the gardening of buildings.
Each BURESINNOVA green wall is unique and it is a window to landscape in a new dimension
The BURESINNOVA MODULAR GREEN WALL incorporates the developments made by the technical team in their long career in hydroponics, fertigation, Xeriscape, growing media physics, and mathematical models.
The system is based on recycled polyethylene modules resistant to UV radiation of 600 mm wide by 400 mm high and 80 mm thick. They contain no PVC material, they are suitable for sustainable construction and provide sufficient water reserve to minimize risk of water shortage. The modules contain recycled organic substrate.
The modules, tightly closed, have dripper entries on the top and at the bottom they have drainage outlets. Each unit can be watered individually or through a circuit that connects all the modules from a comprehensive network of irrigation and drainage pipes. This setting allows for the combination of plants of high water requirements with species of low water use, increasing the possibilities in the design of the green walls. The output of the drainage pipe can be incorporated back to the irrigation tank after a filtering system, recovering all excess water.
Being watertight, no water is lost through the inside of the green wall, so there is no need to waterproof the wall. It provides 100% wall coverage, so there is no need to plaster the wall because the structure can be anchored directly, thus decreasing construction costs.
Each unit has recycled polyethylene hooks that hold them to the supporting structure. The support structure consists of stainless steel tubes where the modules are adjusted hanging on the hooks so they cannot be drawn perpendicular to the wall, preventing from theft.
The irrigation system responds to fertigation techniques, in which the nutrient solution is distributed through self-compensating drippers, so that by adjusting the nutrient solution plant growth can be controlled, reducing irrigation requirements. For vegetation control Xeriscape techniques are used, which allows optimized management of water. It also uses techniques for improving the efficiency of fertigation.
The distribution of plant species is done by simulations which reproduce natural distributions adapted to the specific ecophysiological conditions prevailing in the place of location of the green wall. Through a computer program, simulations of the distribution of plants and their effects on specific areas where they will be installed are obtained in order to offer customers a choice of wall designs. The green wall design can be with a single plant species, with a geometric pattern or with an artistic design.
Possibility of incorporating solar panels built into the wall structure allows the independent operation of the system. It is also possible to control irrigation scheduling through WI-FI system from the office responsible for maintenance. All of this contributes to improved management of plant maintenance.
It is also possible to use ornamental frames on the green walls with stainless steel or polyethylene or recycled polyethylene of different colors.
ADVANTAGES OF THE BURESINNOVA MODULAR GREEN WALL:
- Each module receives the same amount of water, therefore no gradient is established and there is no excess water or moisture deficit.
- Prevents spills on the environment. Can recycle the water, saving this resource.
- By containing substrate, modules retain enough water, so they have high autonomy in case of power or water outages.
- Use of native plants. It incorporates native species adapted to the climate and microclimate of the place, as can be customized, plants may have very low water needs by using Xeriscape techniques.
- No water spills behind the modules, there is no need to waterproof the wall.
- No water leaving the system, does not stain or wet pavement.
- Made with recycled and recyclable materials. Modules are made of recycled and recyclable polyethylene, and they are suitable for sustainable construction.
- Each module can be watered independently, so very low water consumption with high water use plants can coexist.
- Solar energy can be used to power the electrical system.
- They can have alarm system that alerts via mobile phones (SMS) of failures in the irrigation system (loss of pressure, power outages).
- The structure can be separated from the wall, sheltering inside, for example, the heating and air conditioning pipes to improve the aesthetics of buildings.
- Use of recycled substrates. Contains organic substrate from recycling.
- Supplied pre-planted, so that the aesthetic effect is immediate by being completely covered with plants.
- The black modules are finished to provide a pleasant aesthetic effect.
- Clean and fast installation.
- The support structure is made of stainless steel, which has the highest durability.
- The modules are made of polyethylene, which does not degrade with moisture or with acidic nutrient solutions.
- The modules have an anti-theft anchoring system.
- Biological control of pests, diseases and nutrition. Reduced use of chemicals and pesticides.
- Energy efficient. Increase energy efficiency of the building.
- Protect, waterproof and insulate thermally and acoustically.
- Contribute to offset the CO2 emissions of the building.