Sustainable development: using plants to counter the gradual warming of cities. And plants are full of vital energy, enjoy!
Living near a park saves 10% to 20% of your energy bill. In industrial areas, the trees planted around a building reduce spending for air conditioning by 30%. A plant surrounded by trees and equipped with a green roof reduces its consumption of air conditioning by 48% on average.
A tree is as refreshing as 5 units of air conditioning running 24h/24 (shadow + evapotranspiration).
A tree returns an average of 1,700 liters of water per day into the atmosphere, thereby reducing the temperature (evapotranspiration effect).
Leaves absorb up to 90% of solar radiation.
The difference in temperature in the shade found in Singapore between urban areas and park areas is on average 5 degrees Celsius (7 degrees for most wooded parks).
A green roof lowers the roof temperature by 30 degrees.
A green wall lowers the temperature of the building walls by 5 to 10 degrees.
[Source: Sustainable Development Research team, National Parks Board of Singapore.]