The Performance of Climbing-Plant Panel for Reducing Heat Transfer through Solid Wall

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Vichai Laopanitchakul
Awiroot Srisutapan


This research paper presents guidelines for using climbing-plant panel for reducing heat
transmission through solid wall. In real environment, climbing-plant panels and test cells are conducted
in the experiments and the scientific tools are used to collect data. The results of the research found
that the climbing-plant panel has an excellent performance for reducing heat transfer. The more the
leaf covering area is, the less the heat transfers. The more the distance is, the more the heat transfers.
It can be concluded that 85 percent or more of leaf covering area, two or more layers of leaf, and 15 cm.
depth of bush are the appropriate physical characters of the climbing-plant that should be used. For
optimum efficiency, in terms of temperature and humidity, the distance between climbing-plant panel
and solid wall should be 15 cm. In conclusion, climbing-plant panel can reduce not only the heat transfer
through building envelope, but also the urban heat island and the greenhouse effect which are the
serious issues at the present.


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