Certification
Green Certified Product Detail

NGBS point-worthy green home building products for NGBS Green Certification.

VF H.I.M. Solution (H.I.M. = Heat Island Mitigation)

Product Information

VF's Outdoor Living Walls include an advanced growing platform with smart sensors that track and measure the temperature of the building. H.I.M. reduces the ambient temperature and helps to create a cooler and more pleasant climate. Living Walls use plants that provide shading to the building. For the indoor climate, this means that less air conditioning is required. The Living Walls are also a proven UV blockage, protecting the employees inside the building.

Certifications

 
     
      NGBS 2012
      Practice # Practice Points Available Additional Conditions of Use to Earn Points
      505.2.(2) Not less than 75% of exposed roof surfaces is in accordance with one or a combination of (a) Minimum SRI of 78 for low slope roofs and a minimum SRI of 29 for steep slope roofs, or (b) roof is vegetated. 5 At least 75% of roof surface is this product. Non-invasive species that can withstand climate conditions of the jurisdiction and the microclimate conditions of the building lot are selected.

      VF living walls provide multiple benefits, including energy saving.

      Manufacturer’s Comments
      NGBS 2015
      Practice # Practice Points Available Additional Conditions of Use to Earn Points
      505.2.(2) Not less than 75% of exposed roof surfaces is in accordance with one or a combination of (a) Minimum SRI of 78 for low slope roofs and a minimum SRI of 29 for steep slope roofs, or (b) roof is vegetated. 5 At least 75% of roof surface is this product. Non-invasive species that can withstand climate conditions of the jurisdiction and the microclimate conditions of the building lot are selected.

      VF living walls provide multiple benefits, including energy saving.

      Manufacturer’s Comments
      NGBS 2020
      Practice # Practice Points Available Additional Conditions of Use to Earn Points
      505.2(2) Areas and physical provisions are provided for composting. 1 point available. 5 At least 75% of roof surface is this product. Non-invasive species that can withstand climate conditions of the jurisdiction and the microclimate conditions of the building lot are selected.

      VF living walls provide multiple benefits, including energy saving.

      Manufacturer’s Comments