Known by several names including green walls, living walls, or vertical gardens, these architectural elements can be found on exteriors or interiors of buildings, and can range in size from just a few square feet to entire walls in atrium spaces.
A green wall has many worthwhile benefits through the creation of a more environmentally conscious living environment. It can help clean the air you breathe, create a barrier against noise pollution, and encourage the flow of natural biodiversity.
Plants absorb sunlight. More accurately, 50% is absorbed and 30% reflected. This helps to create a cooler and more pleasant climate during summertime. For the indoor climate, this means also that 33% less air conditioning is required, which in turn means energy savings.
Incorporating a green wall into your interior living space not only creates a stunning visual impact, but it can also actually make your home environment a healthier one as well.
Exterior green walls are perfect for covering up an unpleasant wall and giving your outdoor area a visually enticing burst of green — without taking up any space.
Living and working in a green environment has a positive effect on the well-being of people. Green offices stimulate relaxation by reducing stress. Blood pressure, heart activity, muscle tension, and brain activity could all be improved by viewing plants for as little as 3 to 5 minutes.
Directly linked to the sense of wellbeing, positive moods enhance learning, and more efficient decision-making on complex tasks. Green exposure results as well in greater use of logical reasoning and more innovative approaches.
The natural and sustainable appearance, combined with a reduction in energy costs, means an increase in the property’s value. by simply having plants in and around a building or home can increase real estate values by up to 20%.
Edible green walls are a way to grow organic produce in a place where space is tight. And they manage to look super-cool at the same time.