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Potential Use of Indoor Living Walls in Canadian Dwellings

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School of Architecture, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 0C2, Canada
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Affordable Homes Research Group, School of Architecture, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 0C2, Canada
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Academic Editor: Ashok Kumar
J 2021, 4(2), 116-130; https://doi.org/10.3390/j4020010
Received: 6 April 2021 / Revised: 25 April 2021 / Accepted: 28 April 2021 / Published: 7 May 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable and Resource – Efficient Homes and Communities)
Current social and environmental challenges have led to the rethinking of residential designs. Global warming, food insecurity, and, as a result, costly fresh produce are some of the causes of the reconsideration. Moreover, with obligatory isolation following the global COVID-19 pandemic, some are realizing the importance of nature and air quality in homes. This paper explores the potential integration of indoor living walls (ILWs) in Canadian homes for agricultural and air purification purposes. By reviewing a number of case studies, this paper investigates how the development of such walls can alter the traditional food production chain, while reducing environmental threats. The findings show that current indoor living wall practices can be transformed into a useful source of fresh food, and, to some degree, alter traditional food supply. They can also help in creating inexpensive methods of air purification. View Full-Text
Keywords: indoor living walls; vertical garden; urban agriculture; food production indoor living walls; vertical garden; urban agriculture; food production
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Smolova, D.; Friedman, A. Potential Use of Indoor Living Walls in Canadian Dwellings. J 2021, 4, 116-130. https://doi.org/10.3390/j4020010

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