Green Futures Design and Research Lab

Green Wall Monitoring

The UW Green Wall and Water Harvesting System was installed on Gould Hall in the spring of 2012 as part of a student-led UW Campus Sustainability Fund Grant to help reduce building energy needs, conserve potable water, reduce stormwater pollution, and increase biodiversity. Now the project is being researched through the Green Seed Fund to document Flora (plant growth, death, maintenance), Fauna (bird and insect use, habitat), Water (water use and recycling, irrigation performance), and Temperature (urban heat island effect, building performance).

In addition to the over 40 students from 6 different disciplines that have been documenting Flora, Fauna, Water and Temperature since spring 2014 a live feed of the wall has been established to allow for remote monitoring.

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Username: birdcam
Password: birdcam

*Please note our current system works best when viewed in IE9. If you are having trouble viewing the feed in Chrome or Firefox the IETAB plugin may help.

Biodiversity Green Wall System

Biodiversity Green Wall System

Biodiversity Green Wall System

The Green Futures Lab transformed a blank concrete wall on UW’s Gould Hall into a showcase of improved habitat, rainwater recycling, and local food production.

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Green Roof Database and Evaluation

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Green Roof Database and Evaluation

An interdisciplinary project to evaluate the performance, benefits, design and cost of green roof prototypes and to develop and online performance database in partnership with Snyder Roofing and the City of Seattle.