A living green wall is one of the best ways to enhance the visual aesthetics of a building and improve the sustainability of your local environment at the same time. Green walls improve the air quality and increase the energy and mood levels of those in and around the building.
Also called ‘living walls’ or ‘vertical gardens’, they are the ideal solution for anyone wanting to improve their space with the fundamental benefits of nature.
Using a green wall as a work of art
Green walls can make excellent use of an otherwise disregarded space. They provide an aesthetic stimulation and work perfectly as a privacy screen. They have the ability to enclose a space for seclusion to act as a retreat or oasis, yet they do not feel claustrophobic in any way.
A green wall can inject new life into an area when floor space is limited. They are highly efficient when it comes to space saving, and create a unique atmosphere. Studies have shown a reduction in stress levels when people are in a living, natural environment, and it is because of this that green walls are becoming increasingly popular in hospitals, clinics and corporate environments.
Using a green wall for its environmental value
Introducing vegetation into an urban environment can dramatically reduce the urban heat island effect. Thermal regulation is improved within buildings that contain exterior green walls, and there is a marked improvement in air quality. The improvements in thermal insulation for buildings means less power is used and fewer polluting by-products are released into the air.
With this comes a reduction in energy costs. Exterior living green walls can reduce surface temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Celsius, which provides significant reductions in energy costs and use of air conditioners.
Whether your green wall is intended to function as a work of art or improve the local environment, or both, your green wall is always the public face if your sustainability goals. Speak to us today to discuss the design and construction of your living green wall.