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      TROPICAL VERTICAL GRENERY SYSTEMS: IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, BIOPHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS, AND INFLUENTIAL CRITERIA

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          Recent studies on vertical greenery systems (VGS) mainly focus on thermal performance, acoustics effects, energy savings and environmental sustainability. There are very few studies on tropical VGS irrigation systems, plants' characteristics, and favorable installation locations, indicating that architectural professionals may lack sufficient guidance to support their design work. Through two descriptive case studies and a questionnaire survey of VGS-related professionals including gardeners, mechanical and electrical engineers, consultants, contractors, and developers, this research developed a knowledgebase for tropical vertical greenery systems irrigation systems and determined the suitability of different types of vertical greenery systems according to the biophysical characteristics of plants. The suitability for various plant characteristics has been identified to help potential users while considering vertical greenery systems irrigation systems. Suitable locations, orientations and microclimatic conditions for vertical greenery systems irrigation systems to prevent system failure have been determined. Further research focused on establishing the technical requirements for irrigation scheduling is recommended to improve the application efficiency.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Fall 2016
                : 11
                : 4
                : 57-90
                Author notes

                1. College of Civil Engineering, Huaqiao University, Xiamen, 361021, P.R.China.

                2. Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand; and School of Information Systems, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

                3. Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Corresponding Author: Distinguished Professor, Dr. Chen Wang, Email: derekisleon@ 123456gmail.com , Tel: 03-7967 6860

                Article
                jgb.11.4.57
                10.3992/1943-4618.11.4.57
                ©2016 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.
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                RESEARCH

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