Climate gardens: breathe naturally
From horticulture to air conditioning
The goal: Sustainable and beautiful living, creating a pleasant natural climate and reducing energy consumption. Limiting global warming to 1.5°C is the goal of all of us.
In general, climate models have predicted global warming to date fairly well. Climate change will have profoundly changed Germany by 2050 – experts from all areas of life, such as urban development, agriculture and, for example, energy, say so. Even if very cold winter events can occur, it will be warmer on average. But all the experts are certain: it’s not just getting warmer, it’s becoming unbearably hot. Conventional air conditioning systems are not only power guzzlers and dependent on a large network output, they are also vulnerable to network failures and are also unhealthy, especially in times of a pandemic.
Independence from the power grid and climate crises is not only cheaper, but above all safer.
Solution variants: My extensive concept of nature-based solutions (NBS or nature-based solutions for short) includes your garden, among other things.
Shaded areas e.g. promote and biodiversity and help in many areas. Since I come from gardening and mechanical engineering in equal measure, I have already developed and tested many techniques. The successful cooperation with the local universities and my already patented and award-winning solar heating systems, in combination with 25 years of horticultural experience, create completely new possibilities for your garden.
Planted facades, pergolas or trellis systems improve their ambient temperature through the formation of shadows and evaporation. Studies have shown that the temperature can be reduced by up to 8°C when several measures are combined. Since I have practically recorded and measured many devices thermally, I speak from experience here. 8°C is the maximum, but every device counts.
Note: Large trees are important, but they are losing more and more in climate change because they consume a lot of deep water. Due to the drought damage and the stronger solar radiation, these trees are extremely vulnerable to storms. Thus, other plant structures as mentioned above are superior to the „system tree“.
So a lot of experience is needed to achieve a better climate in the long term. My experiences from the interaction of structural measures, plant systems and building services stand for a natural way into the future.
House and garden, creative measures and technology for a beautiful life in a secure atmosphere.
Your Matthias Roßberg
Wolfenbüttel, February 2022