Adding a house with facades of Butong’s vertical garden is like adding a park, which improves social, economic and environmental values to the house and its surroundings.
Our panels are 100% mineral and are, from a geological point of view, a rock. The rock as a background allows a vertical garden to have a wide variety of plants making the wall a vibrant neighbor that looks different along the seasons.
Quebec, Canada, (760 houses)
“Hedges and landscaped walls added 4% to the property price through visual impact.” Des Rosiers, Francois
The lack of insect in urban environments is not only an environmental threat. In turn it raises cost for municipalities as plants are not being pollinized and must be re-planted yearly. Our panels give habitat to various insects, spiders and crawlers that greatly reduce maintenance. Birds that feed on insects will also benefit from your vertical garden.
As cities are growing denser, nature is greatly being reduced and parks are getting smaller. Not only is it a densification, but the cities are also growing out of its existing shell – appropriating its green edges and industrial areas for housing and continuously extending its borders.
The horizontal surfaces are needed for buildings and logistics, but the vertical surfaces have a great potential adding nature to the cities and in turn help to mitigate the heat buildup in dense cities and delay storm water discharge.
Our patent pending process greatly reduces the use of cement for making concrete panels. Our flat panels’ uses about 80% less concrete compared with solid concrete panels of the same strength, due to the 3D-structure of the material. This in turn generates a huge saving in C0 2 emissions.
It is the easiest and most cost-efficient way there is to create filters out of concrete. Our panels act as
filters for light, air, sound, water and plants. Our focus is the filtering of air in the NOx process and the filtering of plants from substrate for biodiversity.
All concrete can break down harmful Nitrogen Oxides by addition of Titanium Dioxide. Butong is approximately three times as efficient in this catalytic process compared with flat panels. Furthermore, if you want to illustrate an air-filtering property, choose a product that illustrates this aspect. With Butong, it is continuously being told to the viewer and will give life to the story.
Nitrogen Oxides are some of the most dangerous pollutants from cars, causing lung-problems and premature death. A NOx product transforms these Oxides to crystalline form on the surface of the material and is later washed away by rain. The process is catalytic and continuous under the influence of UV and heat – sunlight.
Producing Titanium Dioxide results in much CO² and it should not be used unless needed and the effect/unit is great. Butong has much more surface than solid panels and the Titanium ends up where it is needed.