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Title: STUDY ON THE THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF PHILODENDRON SPECIES FOR VERTICAL GREENERY SYSTEM (VGS) IN TROPICAL OUTDOORS: EPIPHYTIC PLANT SELECTION
Authors: GOH SHI MIN
Keywords: Vertical Greenery System
Epiphytic Plant Selection
Philodendron Species
Resilient Cooling
Climate Change
Thermal Performance
Tropical Climate
Issue Date: 2022
Citation: GOH SHI MIN (2022). STUDY ON THE THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF PHILODENDRON SPECIES FOR VERTICAL GREENERY SYSTEM (VGS) IN TROPICAL OUTDOORS: EPIPHYTIC PLANT SELECTION. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The application of Vertical Greenery Systems (VGSs) is a widely-accepted design strategy that potentially diminishes Climate Change by optimising cooling and mitigating the twin effects of Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI) and Global Warming. VGSs are also recognised as part of resilient cooling, effectively reducing heat gain and building cooling consumption. However, a potential gap is prominent in the selection of suitable plant species to optimise the thermal performance of VGSs. Therefore, this dissertation seeks to investigate the thermal performance of the Philodendron species as part of the epiphytic plant selection for VGSs in tropical outdoors. A review has been conducted to discover the potential cooling effects and viability of the epiphytic, Philodendron species in outdoor climate. The Philodendron Scandens and Philodendron Burle-marxii were thereafter shortlisted for the study. The results obtained from the experiment found that the selected Philodendron species have achieved significant temperature reductions that effectively improve thermal comfort and optimise energy savings. The Philodendron Scandens demonstrated superior cooling performance with more consistent heat flux reductions, as well as greater energy savings in cooling consumption of up to 9.69% (95.72 Watts) over the baseline wall. The findings also revealed that a holistic review of plant characteristics and growth rate is essential to enhance the cooling aspects of epiphytic VGSs.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/226606
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