The Synergy of Living and Water Wall in Indoor Environment-Case Study in City of Brno, Czech Republic
The indoor environment that surrounds us and the elements in it affect not only our mood but also the air quality. Vegetation elements are currently more popular, especially for their aesthetic value but also because of the fact that they affect the physical parameters of the indoor environment such as temperature and humidity. Water elements are a similar example. The presented paper combines these two elements to achieve the best possible level of thermal comfort. Experimental verification of the influence of the living wall on air temperature and humidity took place during the heating season in the city of Brno in the space of the university, while three scenarios were created: the effect of the living wall in a semi-open space, an enclosed space, and a space with a water wall with regulated water temperature. The potential of the water wall is determined based on experimental verification in laboratory conditions. The results show that the synergy of the living and water wall in the indoor space may eliminate the risk of too-low humidity during the heating season.
Keywordsliving wall, water wall, thermal comfort, water consumption, experimental measurement, heating season
Document typePeer reviewed
Document versionFinal PDF
SourceSustainability. 2021, vol. 13, issue 21, p. 1-23.