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, Jefferson
Climate scientists predict that within 30 years, Philadelphia could spend as many as 74 days a year above 90ºF, almost 7 more weeks than we experience now.
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.