BioPhily 5: Living Air Conditioning & Carbon Sponges - Vertical Forests, Meadow Roofs and other Plant-based Systems to Beat the Heat
bioPhilly 5 Conference
April 11, 2019
Living Air Conditioning & Carbon Sponges
Vertical Forests, Meadow Roofs and other Plant-based Systems to Beat the Heat
Location: Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, Thomas Jefferson University
FACT: Within 30 years, Philadelphia will spend around 100 days a year above 90 degrees F, double the number of hot days experienced in 2000.
We can remove CO2 from the atmosphere with plant-based building materials that store carbon and cool our city with biophilic urbanist solutions, using the only truly ‘green’ air conditioning available: trees and plants. As always, bioPhilly is bringing together a diverse group of experts from the fields of biophilic design, urban ecology & forestry, public health & policy, community engagement & construction to explore Urban Heat Islands (UHIs) and their in-equitable impacts.