Green walls provide many benefits to the required urban renewal that becoming sustainable will require of us in the coming years.
Besides being aesthetically pleasing, a green wall can provide numerous benefits.
Reduces urban heat island effect
Green walls cool and humidify the surrounding air creating a
microclimate which has beneficial effects within the local area.
Natural habitat for animals and plants:
Green walls create biodiversity, encouraging wildlife, such
as birds, butterflies and insects, to remain within urban areas.
Reduction of Dust and Smog Levels:
Green wall vegetation helps to filter out dust and smog
particles. Nitrates and other aerosol contaminants are absorbed out of the air and rainfall and bound
within the soil.
Storm water retention:
Depending on the design, a green roof can typically reduce storm water
Additional thermal resistance:
Green walls can improve the thermal resistance of the wall throughout the year, especially in summer months by helping to reduce cooling costs.
Reduced noise levels: Typical extensive green walls reduce reflective sound and improve sound insulation.