THE ADVANTAGES OF LIVING WALLS
Along with other forms of urban greening such as planting trees and constructing green roofs, green walls provide a host of benefits to the environment, people living and working in the area and to the buildings themselves. This section provides more details on the human benefits offered by green or living walls.
Vegetated surfaces can provide a visual impact and focus or be used to obscure unsightly structures and spaces.
Health and Wellbeing
Plants and greenery have been proven to provide uplifting and calming effects on people whilst having a positive impact on stress related illnesses. Studies have shown that simply having a view of greenery increases workplace productivity and patient recovery rates in hospitals.
Large areas of greenery help to suppress dust particles, improving air quality around construction sites and busy highways. This can lead to a reduction in respiratory illness. There has been much focus recently on reducing PM10 particles to meet EU regulations.
Planted surfaces have low reflectivity and high absorption properties. Ambient noise is attenuated so improving conditions for building occupants and pedestrians alike.