Green Bus Stop means additional green space in the most busy parts of a city. Depending on the model of the shelter, it can bring even more than 10 m2 of living green roof, and as much as 12 m2 of living plant wall, composed of evergreen or colorfully blooming climbers. For most of the year the plants will not need to watering, as the shelter construction itself accumulates stormwater which is needed to supply the plants in most of the climatic conditions.
The living green roof of the Green Bus Stop will annually retain as much as 90% of rain falling on the top of it – even as much as 250 l of water at a time. But it is not only the green roof which retains water - also other elements of the shelter can do that. Excess run-off from the roof, as well as run-off from adjacent sidewalks and squares can be stored in retention-infiltration water-box, along the back wall. This water supplies the green-wall climbers. Excess water can be re-directed to near-by green areas or tree-trenches, supporting the local green. Depending on the model, additional few hundreds liters of water can be stored. This is how the Green Bus Stop decreases local flooding, reduces pressure on stormwater sewer system, and retain water in the city landscape.
Additional greenery and local retention of rainwater lowers the surface temperature in the city, and reduces the so-called “urban island heat”. Our research made with a thermal camera showed, that on a sunny, summer day, the roofs of conventional bus stops covered with metal roofs and with glass sidewalls warm up to 45°C, exposing passengers waiting for the transport to thermal shock. The surface temperature of the Green Bus Stop roof can be as much as 7°C or even 10°C lower.
Surface area of 1 m2 of leaves produces from 0,5 to more than 1 kg of pure oxygen per year. The Green Bus Stop can therefore produce approximately even up to 10 kg of oxygen per year. In addition, the accumulated and evaporated rain will improve local microclimate, humidity and, thus, air quality. The amount of dust and other pollutants will decrease locally, at the site where the passengers wait for their transport, next to a busy street.
In the most developed parts of cities, such as roads in highly sealed areas, air temperature during heat waves in northern Europe can reach well over 30°C, and air humidity is 30-40% lower comparing to the suburbs. Such situation is particularly unfavorable to health of people with chronic cardiovascular and respiratory system diseases, the elderly and children. Green Bus Stop will reduce the stress, and will make the waiting time on a hot summer day more pleasant and safer.
The Green Bus Stop will introduce greenery where it is most lacking – in the road lanes and in waiting areas for the passengers. We are open to our customers individual needs and guidelines regarding the standards, and can adjust the design to individual needs.
We will bring the Green Bus Stop elements to the site of its location, and install it even within one day. Ten time may increase, if additional stormwater retention elements are installed.
The Green Bus Stop we offer is the only product of its kind available on the Polish and European market. Innovative, reinforced and modified design of the shelter allows for safe installation of green roof and additional water storage.
Our Green Bus Stop combines innovative engineering construction with the leaving part - plant-and-substrate components. Therefore this technology belongs to so called “Blue-Green Infrastructure” or “Nature-Based Solution”. The construction is adapted to sustain bigger loads, facilitate water flow, and support species of local plants resistant to climatic extremes. Improved substrate ensures optimal development of vegetation. The Green Bus Stops meets EU standards in its design has an CE mark.
The Green Bus Stop can be one of the measures for adapting cities to climate change. By installing it, you adapt the space to extreme weather events and its consequences, minimizing extreme runoffs, supporting vegetation in dry periods, regulating microclimate and supporting biodiversity.
Conventional bus stops/sheds are traps for birds, which often can not see its glass walls. The Green Bus Stop is fully bird-friendly - its green walls minimize collisions to a minimum.