• 4 mintues Texas forced to have rolling brown outs. Not from downed power line , but because the wind energy turbines are frozen.
  • 7 minutes Forecasts for oil stocks.
  • 9 minutes Biden's $2 trillion Plan for Insfrastructure and Jobs
  • 13 minutes European gas market to 2040 according to Platts Analitics
  • 6 hours 1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas because charging their cars is a hassle, new research shows
  • 17 mins U.S. Presidential Elections Status - Electoral Votes
  • 1 hour GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 4 hours *****5 STAR Article by Irina Slav - "The Ugly Truth About Renewable Power"
  • 6 hours Сryptocurrency predictions
  • 10 hours Cyberattack Forces Shutdown Of Largest Gasoline Pipeline In United States - Zero Hedge
  • 4 days Americans are not agreement capable.
  • 4 hours Joe Biden's Presidency
  • 3 days How US Capitalism Uses Nationalism
  • 3 days Forecasts for Natural Gas
  • 3 days The Painful Death of Coal
Is It Time To Invest In Smart Energy Tech?

Is It Time To Invest In Smart Energy Tech?

From smart grid to distributed…

James Burgess

James Burgess

James Burgess studied Business Management at the University of Nottingham. He has worked in property development, chartered surveying, marketing, law, and accounts. He has also…

More Info

Market for Green Walls and Green Roofs to Reach $7.7 Billion by 2017


Planting vegetation on the walls and roofs of city buildings, known as green walls and green roofs, is a great way to tackle common urban problems such as air pollution, the heat island effect, and the lack of greenery in city centres.

Lux Research has compiled a report called “Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage?” which estimates that the building-integrated vegetation (BIV) industry could grow to be worth $7.7 billion by 2017, and cover an area of 204 million square metres.

Related Article: Saudi Arabia, World's Leading Oil Producer, to go "Green" at Home?

The installation of such large amounts of BIV will create “a $2 billion opportunity to suppliers of polymeric materials such as geosynthetic fabrics and waterproof membranes. Green walls will swell to a $680 million market, using $200 million worth of materials such as self-supporting polyurethane foam growth media.”

As a result many cities around the developed world have been offering programs and creating mandates to incentivise people to invest in BIV. However, one of the main barriers to entry that the report identified is the installation cost; at “$300/m2 to $500/m2 for green roofs and $900/m2 to $1,100/m2 for green walls,” neither are cheap, and the rate of the growth will really depend alost entirely on the state of the global economy.

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage



Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News