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Are living walls for me?

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.

Living green walls infuse the dull expanse of interiors with life-renewing greenery. They offer an inspirational and aesthetically intriguing natural boost to employee morale. Whether they are installed on the exterior or interior of a building, the structures of living, breathing plant life create the “wow factor” so many home owners and commercial clients seek while championing sustainability.

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.

health and well being

Green walls serve as therapeutic elements in a healing environment, and patients exposed to nature have demonstrated faster healing times, reduced need for pain medications, and overall increased levels of satisfaction with their care.

marketing

Planted walls are inspiring mega-marketing tools.  They are stunning hallmarks of the building occupant’s commitment to sustainability.