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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Elisabeth Abel (2018): Handhabung und Eignung von Vertikalbegrünungen im Innen- und Außenraum öffentlicher Gebäude Anhand der Schule GRG 7 Wien.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Ingenieurbiologie und Landschaftsbau (IBLB), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 329. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
The following thesis adresses the topic of several indoor as well as outdoor green walls and the suitability of each system along with its plant species of a public school in Vienna (GRG 7) which partakes in the GrünPlusSchule@Ballungszentrum-project. The thesis considers which types of green wall as well as which plants are suited under the given circumstances. The respective amount of maintenance, including the need for qualified personnel, was also examinated. The theoretical base is expertise on indoor and outdoor vertical greening systems, habitat preferences of plant species and necessary maintenance found in present literature. The applicated method was a monthly monitoring (Dec. 2015 to June 2016) regarding number of and amount per species, overall impression and status of the system of the eight given greenings and 88 observed plant species. Additionally there were regular inquiries of cover ratio of plants and water level for concluding the system consumption and state of the greenings. The outcomes consist of an order of plant species for each system showing the best suited as well as the not suited plants including their habitat preferences. For the indoor green walls the front runners were Epipremnum pinnatum, Philodendron scandens and Tradescantia spathacea. Outside it were Achillea millefolium, Bergenia cordifolia and Dianthus plumarius. Depending on self-performing maintenance or signing of a maintenance contract the amount of time and work differs. Generally speaking all of the observed systems are recommendable. Concerning the aspect of climate change an efficient use of surfaces as well as design of green spaces is highly relevant. Up to this day, there is need for research regarding vertical greening systems in public schools. This thesis engages in finding permanent, ecologically justifiable means of implementation for indoor and outdoor vertical greenings, which should be repeatable as well as longlasting and sustainable.

Beurteilende(r): Pitha Ulrike
1.Mitwirkender: Zluwa Irene

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