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Royal Botanical Gardens living wall wins green award

December 08, 2010
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TORONTO — The bio-filter "living wall" at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) has won an Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, according to the Daily Commercial News.

Two 230-square-foot living walls frame the Camilla and Peter Dalglish Atrium at the Royal Botanical Gardens, which is a major tourist attraction and horticultural centre located on a 980-hectare nature sanctuary, the article stated.

Living walls filter and humidify indoor air and improve the performance of a building''s mechanical heating and cooling systems, the article noted.

According to the article, judges singled out the RBG living wall for an innovative design feature that harvests rainwater for irrigation and saves water consumption, which can be a problem with green walls.

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