Living walls, also known as vertical gardens, are all the rage in many office buildings and even homes stretching across the country. These green walls are a great way to bring life to any space as well as improving the air quality in the surrounding areas. For the nature seeker in a concrete abyss, the living wall is an incredible alternative for a green space when a traditional garden is not an option.
Living green walls will bring life into or outside of your building while increasing the global sustainability efforts. While aesthetically pleasing and known to boost health and morale, the vertical garden is rich in even more benefits.
A lesser known but important benefit to mention is the noise level reduction. As we have mentioned in previous posts, plants are a great way to reduce unwanted noise in your home. A wall of greenery is a natural way to block out the hustle and bustle of the city streets or a noisy conference room.
A vertical garden is also known to reduce energy costs. By installing one of these living walls in your building, you can reduce the surface temperatures, which can greatly impact your energy costs. During the cold and dreary winter months, your space will also reap rewards as the living wall can serve as insulation, saving you money on your heating bill.
Living walls can also increase the value of your home or office. When it comes time to sell, appraisers take into account various criteria and one of those is LEED points. LEED, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designs, is an internationally recognized building certification organization that focuses on “green” efforts. Installing a vertical garden can earn LEED points, which will increase your home or property value, as well as reducing your carbon footprint!
These living walls can be designed to fit any space or building requirement. Visit our website for a free estimate and to see examples of Living Walls.