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Title: Perception studies of vertical greenery systems in Singapore
Authors: Wong, N.H. 
Tan, A.Y.K.
Tan, P.Y.
Sia, A.
Wong, N.C.
Keywords: Perception studies
Vertical greenery systems
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Wong, N.H., Tan, A.Y.K., Tan, P.Y., Sia, A., Wong, N.C. (2010). Perception studies of vertical greenery systems in Singapore. Journal of Urban Planning and Development 136 (4) : 330-338. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The objective is to discover the current perception of vertical greenery systems and barriers to their widespread adoption in Singapore. It can be concluded that the energy saving property of vertical greenery systems make them suitable for the local conditions as Singapore depends heavily on air conditioning. In addition, vertical greenery systems will also enhance the aesthetic of a building. Moreover, the installation of vertical greenery system is part of the effort to reduce the increasing serious air and noise pollution. Lastly, vertical greenery system is able to bring nature closer to humans. As with all greenery, constant clearing of the residue of dead leaves as well as periodical replacement and trimming cannot be avoided. These may become a barrier in convincing building owners to adopt vertical greenery systems. Furthermore, there is a lack of technical information, maintenance instructions, and information on plants suitable for vertical greenery systems locally. Lastly, there is lack of awareness of the benefits and performance of vertical greenery systems as well as a lack of grants and subsidies for implementation of vertical greenery systems. © 2010 ASCE.
Source Title: Journal of Urban Planning and Development
ISSN: 07339488
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)UP.1943-5444.0000034
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