Vertical landscape design has taken over the architecture and interior design world, stealing the spotlight in some of the most prestigious buildings in urban cities across the globe. Its popularity is mainly due to the fact that vertical gardens can allow flowers and plants to flourish in a small square footage. The best vertical gardens require only a couple millimeters – some as thin as 16 mm.
More than saving space in your gardens, vertical gardens can provide you with a host of other benefits.
- Regulates temperature
Green walls are adept at regulating temperatures within the structure. Vertical gardens can break vertical airflow, which slows down and cools the surrounding air inside the room. This means that you won’t need to set your air conditioning units as high as you used to, lowering your energy consumption, and saving on electricity bills. When installed outside the building, vertical gardens can absorb the heat radiating from the sun, serving as a layer of natural insulation for the building. This has been proven to cool down buildings by up to 12 degrees!
- Purifies air
It’s no secret that plants release oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis. On top of this, however, the living plant wall filters in the particulate matter in the air, converting the CO2 molecules into oxygen.
- Improves well-being
Green walls, including moss walls, are particularly beneficial in office settings and can boost productivity. With days spent staring into computer screen and stuck inside glass structure, a pop of greenery can liven up a space and motivate even the most exhausted worker. Apart from this, studies have shown that staring into a computer screen all day is not healthy on the eyes, and that we need to take regular breaks every 20 minutes and look at green objects to relax them. What better thing to look at than lush, thriving foliage?
- Reduces stress
Living in and working in a green environment can create a positive impact on your total well-being. Green walls calm people down and help them relax, reducing the amount of stress they feel. By looking at plants for as little as 3 to 5 minutes per day, you can improve your blood pressure and heart activity, release muscle tension, and increase brain activity!
- Increases property value
Green walls show residents, employees, and investors that your company is serious about its environmental efforts. This sustainable and green appearance, coupled with the reduced cost in energy consumption, leads to an increase in your property’s value. Your building does more than just house your employees and operations – it’s an extension of your brand and can be viewed as a symbol of your environmental and social efforts, which some potential employees and investors may consider to be chief factors in their decision-making process.
If you’re thinking about having a green wall installed in your space, contact the leading vertical garden installers, Vertical Green. Together, let us create a stunning design that brings your best ideas to life.