Contact with nature is not just an amenity: it's important for well-being. Green walls liven up urban spaces while improving building performance.
Beauty, place-making, and even love are motivating many green designers, who see these values complementing core sustainability tenets.
New biophilia metrics pin down what it means to engage the love of nature through design.
Low-impact development (LID) minimizes pavement and maximizes rainwater infiltration, filtering out pollution and preventing erosion.
Inventors of the WaterGrip growing medium say it supports near-miraculous growth—but do their claims hold as much water as their soil?