Heat islands

A fresh & cool forest breeze

The lack of air circulation and comprehensive greening concepts in the city not only leads to fine dust hotspots, but heat also clogs up between buildings on hot days. So-called urban heat islands develop. Even at night, it often does not cool down because the dark buildings and streets store and release the heat. Advancing climate change is adding fuel to the problem. Serious damage to human and natural health is the result. The cardiovascular system in particular suffers from the enormous heat stress in cities. According to the European Environment Agency, heat waves will soon be responsible for 130,000 premature deaths in Europe every year.

We are creating green oases of fresh air that are not only pleasantly cool, but also smell wonderfully like forest.

THE MAIN CAUSES

Heat islands are created in the city by a concatenation of factors. The lack of greening concepts and sufficient air circulation are fundamental in their creation. Advancing climate change is increasingly exacerbating the problem.

HEAT ISLANDS AND FINE DUST

The one causes the other

The lack of fresh cool air in the city is felt most acutely during hot afternoons. A lack of air circulation and insufficient greening concepts in the city not only lead to fine dust hotspots, but heat also clogs up between buildings in the summer. It turns out that troublesome heat accumulation occurs primarily where fine dust concentrations are particularly high. Children, the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions are hit hardest by these environmental influences, as they are particularly susceptible to lung disease and overheating.

Example: Berlin Charlottenburg

The red colored areas show a strong heat island effect in Berlin Charlottenburg.

The dark blue colored areas mark a high air pollution by fine dust (PM2.5) and NO2 in the same area.

Example: Berlin Charlottenburg

The red colored areas indicate a strong heat island effect in Berlin Charlottenburg.

The dark blue colored areas mark a high air pollution by fine dust (PM2.5) and NO2.

Source: Geoportal Berlin

THE SOLUTION

Our solution comes from nature

Mosses can store and evaporate up to 20 times their own weight in water. In combination with our active aeration, the ambient temperature can be reduced by up to 2.5 degrees, which corresponds to a cooling capacity of up to 5500 watts. This ability is ideal for combating urban heat islands, which are becoming an ever greater threat to people and nature as a result of advancing climate change.

THE SOLUTION