The pilot project “CityTrees” at B-Part Am Gleisdreieck

The B-Part Am Gleisdreieck has become a location partner of the EU-sponsored “City Tree Campaign Tour” of Green City Solutions GmbH. At the end of April, three biotech air filters, the so-called CityTrees, have been placed on the ground of the future Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck to investigate the air quality of the area.

This year, Green City Solutions, a start-up and GreenTech pioneer from Berlin, is presenting its new product generation of the CityTree with a roadshow. The world’s first BioTech air filter combines the natural ability of mosses to bind fine dust, with the latest Internet-of-Things technology. The vertical plant walls relieve the air of up to 80 percent of harmful pollutants like fine particles and nitrogen oxides. With the pilot project in Berlin, Green City Solutions is pursuing the vision of bringing a piece of nature back into urban living spaces and creating better air quality for people in cities. The project is supported by Horizon 2020, the EU funding program for research and innovation.

Mosses have antibacterial properties and cool down and clean the air we breathe in every day. To ensure the best possible air filtering ability, the team of Green City Solutions has researched the perfect moss mix over the years. Renowned research partners like the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) and the Institute of Air Handling and Refrigeration Dresden (ILK) support Green City Solutions in evaluating the effect of the CityTrees. Thanks to the built-in environmental sensor technology, the filter performance of the CityTree 2020 can be displayed online in real-time. Additionally, the CityTrees offers seating space and interfaces for further useful services: From network technology and outdoor screens to countless sensors and measurement technology, everything is possible. Integrated charging infrastructures for both mobile devices and electric mobility are also planned for the future.

The Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, has supported this project right from the start: “Berlin is the right place for innovative solutions to the pressing challenges, especially in the area of climate protection. The successful creative project of Green City Solutions has the potential to solve urban climate problems that are increasingly affecting our urban areas”.

Currently, the CityTrees can be viewed on the grounds of the B-Part Am Gleisdreieck. Over the next two months, Green City Solutions will analyze and evaluate the impact of the facilities on air quality. We are excited about this cooperation and look forward to sharing the results of the impact these three regenerative bio filters will have on the area.

More information available at https://greencitysolutions.de/.