improved air quality
Living green walls are natural air-filters, creating a cleaner, more invigorating work environment that will lead to better overall employee health and production. Officer workers are often exposed to air toxins in their work environment such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, VOCs and benzene. Living green walls metabolize harmful toxins while releasing oxygen into the workplace air, much like office plants but on a much larger scale
LEED CRedits / sustainability
The installation of living green walls can earn buildings LEED points which, in turn, helps to increase a property’s value by creating a favorable perception of a structure with an improved carbon footprint. Commercial Buildings that receive LEED certifications can receive tax credits between .70 – $6.25 per square foot depending on your rating level according to the U.S Department of Energy.
energy cost reduction
The interior and exterior living green walls function to cool the air in the warmer summer months by a process known as “evapotranspiration.” The winter months see the added advantage of building insulation thus reducing energy costs for heating the building. Exterior living green walls can reduce wall surface temperatures by as much as 50 degrees °F, resulting in significant energy savings and air conditioning costs.
WELL Credits / sustainability
WELL is a building performance rating and certification system similar to LEED, but with a focus on human well-being and performance rather than environmental sustainability. This performance-based system was constructed around seven core concepts to measure, certify, and monitor our working environments. These seven concepts lay the foundation for maximizing human health and wellness within the built environment.