• Green facade in Singapore recognized as world’s largest vertical garden

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    SINGAPORE: A green facade of a condominium in Singapore has been officially recognized as the world’s largest vertical garden, local media reported Thursday.

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    The vertical garden of 2,289 square meters is a feature of the Tree House condominium in Singapore. Its developer said that it was officially recognized by the Guinness World Records.

    The green feature is expected to help save over 500,000 Singapore dollars (400,000 U.S. dollars) a year as it uses less energy and water.

    Local broadcaster Channel NewsAsia quoted the developer as saying that the vertical garden reduces the estate’s carbon footprint by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air.

    It also reduces the building’s heat absorption such that residents whose homes are insulated by the green wall could see air-conditioning energy savings of between 15 and 30 percent. PNA

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