Green walls offer many benefits.
Living walls go beyond any other siding or wall treatment option when it comes to the multitude of benefits they provide to those who own, work and live among them. Green walls are beautiful, create habitat, promote health and well being, attract customers and can even provide sustenance. To learn more about how to optimize the benefits of your living wall application, contact us at 877-554-4065.
Green walls improve indoor air quality.
Plants naturally infuse the air with oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide levels for overall improved quality. Plant leaves can remove traces of toxic chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.
Through the natural process of evapotranspiration, your living wall plants also release water vapor that cools the air in summer and restores healthful moisture to heated spaces in winter.
The net effect may be a reduction of allergies from particulate reduction and improved resistance to cold, flu and itchiness thanks to hydrating the membranes and tissues of the nose, mouth, ears and eyes.
Planted walls are inspiring mega-marketing tools.
A living wall tells customers, residents, employees or neighbors that you care about your community, your health, and the ecosystem.
Paint with plants
Artistic expression comes to life with LiveWall living gardens, where there is no limit to the creative possibilities. Transform your building wall into a living canvas with a broad palette of plants.
Living walls are colorful, fragrant, and striking. As living signage, they are very powerful marketing tools.
Restore and Conserve
Vertical Gardens promote healthy environments.
Plants and soil help recreate habitat for butterflies, insects and songbirds.
When used outdoors, the evapotranspirative effects of living wall plants and the growing medium can reduce HVAC costs during hot weather.
Plants and soil protect building walls from UV radiation, temperature fluctuations, and high winds.
Garden walls contribute to healthy communities.
Reduce Heat Islands
Green wall vegetation provided by a vertical garden helps cool the air, slow air movement, and acts as a substrate for pollution to settle out and detoxify.
Green Space Compliance
Green walls may qualify for credits associated with green/open space in many municipal zoning ordinances; often equating to time and money savings in the zoning process or financial rewards from tax credits and other incentives.
Living walls as part of green communities increase sense of pride and place, levels of trust, and civic participation. These communities see less violence, aggression, vandalism and littering.
Living walls can be used to mask the sight, sound and smell of equipment and utilities.
Living walls are an attractive organic alternative to traditional two-dimensional architectural siding treatments. Enclosing equipment and utilities with plant walls converts eyesores to beautiful points of interest.
Plants, soil and air trapped in the soil are acoustic insulators. Green walls dampen and reduce noise, which is of great benefit to occupants of buildings affected by airports, industry, trains and traffic.
When used to surround recycling and waste dumpsters, living walls help not only to improve the appearance but also the smell of areas adjacent to these utilities.
Living walls enhance employee performance, attendance and retention.
Workplaces which incorporate biophilic design elements such as access to nature have reduced absenteeism, fewer complaints, and improved staff retention.
Providing access to nature in the workplace can reduce eyestrain, relieve mental fatigue, and improve focus on tasks.
Integrating plants into workplaces yields productivity gains and reduced psychological stress.
Green walls are therapeutic elements for healthcare and rehab spaces.
Patients who physically interact with plants use less medication and experience significantly reduced recovery times after medical procedures.
Using plants and planted walls in healthcare enhances the experience of patients, visitors and staff, who report greater satisfaction and positive feelings in the presence of nature.
Mobile healing gardens also are possible with LiveScreen, which can be easily moved to allow greater patient access to therapeutic gardening exercises.
Strategically situated plants bring big bottom line benefits.
Living walls can be used to improve the view in leased space, translating into more dollars guests or tenants are willing to spend.
Shoppers stay in stores longer and visit more frequently when plants are heavily prevalent inside and outside retail settings.
Consumers purchase more merchandise and are willing to pay higher prices for goods when surrounded by nature!
Living walls provide access to nature inside and outside of the classroom.
Student exposure to nature has been correlated with higher academic performance in Math and English.
Studies have also demonstrated that exposure to nature eases symptoms of ADHD.
Students who are engaged with the planting and maintenance of living walls learn about the vital role of plants in air quality, climate control, and food production.
Vertical gardens provide affordable locally-grown produce.
When used to grow herbs and vegetables, produce from a living wall provides supplemental food that is healthy for the body and the environment.
Children—and adults—who are involved in the process of growing their own food are more likely to have healthier diets.
An exterior living wall planted with edibles and receiving direct sunlight can produce abundant yields, approximately 1 ounce per square foot per week of greens and herbs.
Plants have been proven to positively affect mood, perception, feelings and creativity.
Colors such as red, orange and yellow evoke feelings of warmth and comfort.
A palette of pastels helps create a sense of calm. Blue, purple and green are known to be both calming and refreshing.
Sweeps of strongly contrasting colors stimulate energy and feelings of excitement.