Updated: Mar 13, 2020
1. LIVING GREEN WALLSPRODUCES OXYGEN
Plants in a living space make a significant change by improving air quality inside the living space like a home, office, schools, hospital, etc. A Green Wall/Vertical Garden holds a minimum of 60-95 plants per SQM which are quite a lot in a small space. The Plants convert Carbon dioxide (CO2) into Oxygen (O2) during the day. Further, some of the indoor plants also produce Oxygen at night times as well.
2. LIVING GREEN WALLS PURIFY AIR
Plants also purify the air by filtering pollutants & toxins from the air i.e. formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene. Pollutants come from outside, especially from the traffic and toxins that come from the chemicals, paints, adhesives, and upholstery inside the house. Which causes headaches, allergy, breathing problems, anxiety, tiredness, bad-sleep, and aggression, etc.
3. LIVING GREEN WALLS INCREASES WELL-BEING
Nature allows all humans to increase their well-being in different ways and one the ways is greenery. Living Green Walls in the working space makes a great difference by producing fresh oxygen which helps employees to feel more fresh and active. Low oxygen or bad air quality in a workspace always makes you tired or sleepy so the productivity of an employee reduces up-to 50%. Apart from that, the sick leaves and medical insurance premiums went high.
4. LIVING GREEN WALLS REDUCES AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
In hot weather, you cannot touch a concrete wall outside. Whilst, you can touch plants in the same weather because plants maintain their temperature at 32ºC. Plants absorb 50% of sunlight and 30% reflect due to which the weather is cooler in summer near greener areas. Similarly, plants reduce indoor temperature due to their cooling effect. which reduces 30-35% of the air-conditioning costs.
5. VERTICAL GARDENS REDUCES AMBIENT NOISE
Vertical Gardens or Green Walls works like a sound barrier which reduces ambient noise 40-45% than usual facades. Due to the 3D effect of plants, they absorb extra noises inside and outside the buildings. A Green Wall reduces up-to 8dB of noise which makes surroundings quieter.
6. VERTICAL GARDENS REDUCES STRESS
A Green Wall or Vertical Garden helps to reduce physical and mantel stress. Plants produce fresh oxygen and purify the air which reduces issues like breathing problems, blood pressure, muscle tension, etc. By viewing plants for a few minutes it reduces mental stress.
7. VERTICAL GARDENS INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY
Since the green environment reduces physical stress it also increases the productivity of humans. People working in the green healthy environment have a better mood which helps them to be more active and innovative. Green and healthy working environments increase 15-20% productivity.
8. Longer residence time
People living in green buildings stay longer in their buildings compare to residents of non-green buildings. Shops and restaurants with green walls or green spaces receive more customers, and their customers love to spend more time in their green spaces.
9. Green wall adds value to the brand
Sustainability is no more a fashion word but a global necessity nowadays. A living green wall with other sustainable materials used in a building reduces energy cost which directly increases property value. There are many examples where an office building become an environmental and social symbol for its employees, a cafe for its customers.
10. social benefits
Working or living in a green environment brings social togetherness in people. It is known that ‘small scale greenery’ in particular has a positive effect on social cohesion in neighborhoods. Areas with more greenery suffer less hinder from aggression, violence, and vandalism.
11. Green Wall offers a healing environment
Greenery encourages faster recovery for patients, resulting in a shorter hospital stay. A person's tolerance for pain is higher in a green environment. This is also known as a ‘healing environment’.