The benefits of a green car park9 May 2023
All over the world there is a need for parking spaces, every urban area has some car parks. These include car parks, public car parks and car parks at businesses. Since these places take up a lot of space, there is also a lot of room for greening. Greening can contribute to the sustainability ambitions arising from the Paris Climate Agreement. With Mobilane Green Screens, this is easy to achieve. In this article, we will look at the benefits of a green car park.
Six benefits of a green car park
In general, incorporating Mobilane Green Screen into the design of car parks can provide a range of benefits – without taking up much space – that improve the quality of life that this for those who use the space and those who live or work nearby.
1: Green parking spaces improve aesthetics.
One of the most obvious benefits of hedges around car parks or parking areas is that they improve the overall aesthetics of the area. They add greenery, colour and texture was to otherwise a bare concrete landscape.
2: Green car parks reduce cooling and reduce the heat island effect
Car parks can generate a lot of heat, contributing to the urban heat-island effect. Hedges can reduce this effect by providing shade and cooling the surrounding air.
3: Green car parks improve air quality
Lacey hedges can help filter pollutants from the air, including particulate matter and carbon dioxide. Research in collaboration with the University of Staffordshire has shown that the Mobilane Green Screen Hedera ‘helix’ Woerner can capture 40-60% of particulate matter in the environment. In addition, the hedges can also absorb noise and dust. This makes the area around the car park more pleasant for pedestrians and motorists.
4: Green car parks with hedges provide more privacy
Hedges can form a natural barrier between the car park and nearby roads, buildings or houses. This increases privacy and reduces the impact of noise and headlights. The sight of greenery helps increase the overall well-being of users and residents.
5: Green parking areas contribute to increased security
Kant & Klaar Hedges can form a visual barrier between the car park and nearby roads and thereby serve as traffic-control greenery, reducing the risk of accidents and improving safety for both motorists and pedestrians. Even a 1-metre-high ready-made hedge is suitable. The car park is visible and can thus be easily found and is also fenced off.
6: Green car parks increase local biodiversity
The Mobilane Green Screen contributes to biodiversity. On top of that, the hedges provide food, shelter and nesting opportunities for various animals such as insects like bees and butterflies, hedgehogs and birds. The Mobilane Ready-made hedge Pyracantha ‘Dart’s Red’ is a favourite for several species of birds. The berries in winter serve as food and the dense branch structure provides hiding and nesting places for wrens, dunnocks, hedge sparrows and blackbirds, among others.
More about the Mobilane ready-made hedge
The Mobilane Ready-made hedge consists of a metal grid completely covered with plants. The plants are placed in a cocoplano root container with potting soil. Coco Plano is a bio-based material composed of coconut fibres held together by a natural latex. The Mobilane Ready-To-Grow hedge has a standard width of 1.20 metres and is available in different height sizes; 1.00, 1.55, 1.80, 2.00, 2.20 and 3.00 metres.
Green car parks
Parking garages can also be easily and completely provided with greenery. This can be done with green facades or using green roofs with sedum. Read more about green future-proof parking garages.