GREENVESTS aims to address the growing trend of sustainability and Natural Based Solutions in cities by focusing on the use of green walls technology. Steel is an ideal material for the structural components of green walls, offering architectural advantages. However, competition from materials like aluminium and FRPs, which are less prone to corrosion, poses an economic threat to the Steel Industry's market penetration.
To address this, GREENVESTS aims to provide the Steel Industry with the necessary information and design standards for structural parts of green walls. Research will be conducted to gather experimental evidence and formulate guidelines for seismic design, wind design, and corrosion design. The goal is to establish steel as the optimal material for green wall applications, gaining a dominant position in the market and ensuring economic benefits for the Steel Industry. This objective requires collaboration among various stakeholders, including the Steel Industry, green wall producers, architects, landscape architects, botanists, structural engineers, research laboratories, and institutions. By working together, the project aims to drive the adoption of steel in green walls, establishing its superiority through research-backed evidence and design guidelines.
FINCON coordina il progetto EU-RFCS GREENVESTS