|Green Walls harness the power of nature and provide the following benefits:
· Help absorb pollution and improves air quality.
· Protects the exterior of buildings and reduces energy consumption. A green wall used on appropriate elevations can reduce energy costs by both providing an additional layer of insulation in the winter (keeping heat in) and acting as a screen to the sun in the summer (keeping the building cool).
· Help with insulation and hence reduces the temperature on a confined space.
· Green Walls help reduce dust by up-to 20%.
· Provides for reduced noise levels. By adding a layer of insulation (both thermal and acoustic) green walls absorb sound – making a positive impact for both the building’s occupants and the local environment.
· Improves employee efficiency in office spaces. A well designed and maintained Green Wall can significantly enhance a building’s appearance – whether it’s to add a new aesthetic dimension, disguise a car park, refresh a tired façade or add colour and texture to a complete wall or section.
· Reduces urban heat island effect and smog
· Cleans outside air of pollutants and dust and offsets the carbon footprint of people and fuel emissions
· Cleans interior air space by removing VOCs and other harmful toxins like benzene and formaldehyde
· Acts as a sound proofing barrier
· Soil and plants are a natural filter that can clean the water that flows through the wall
· Insulates and cools the building envelope, as well as protecting it from the elements
· Creates habitats for birds and beneficial insects, increasing biodiversity
· Can be used for growing food in urban settings, creating sustainable and local control of food sources
· Increases real estate value
· Increases foot traffic in retail spaces
· Speeds recovery time for patients through biophilia
· Helps children with ADHD focus better in school
· Reduces absenteeism in the workplace and boosts employee morale
· Qualifies for LEED certification points from USGBC
Living green walls are a surefire way to enhance a building’s visuals, improve air quality as well as employee alertness and energy levels. Over the past half century, a notable increase of urban-living seekers has led to a considerable uptick in air pollution and loss of green spaces. Living green walls (also commonly referred to as vertical gardens or living walls) are a wonderful solution for any property interested in improving their space with intrinsic benefits of nature.
With a strong base from the trellis and appropriate planting, a green wall can provide an ideal habitat for wildlife. In many cases, it can also provide an alternative habitat for any wildlife displaced during construction, with the option of integrating bird houses within the structure.