Green Walls

Updated: Sep 6

Green walls - commonly referred to as vertical gardens or living walls - are vertically designed structures covered in a variety of vegetation. Green walls transform a space through the combination of their liveliness, biodiversity and enhancement of quality of life.  As a design for both indoor and outdoor spaces, green walls can be incorporated into many different environments. Along with their aesthetic components, green walls also serve for multi-purposes. 

Exterior Green Walls:

  • Green walls have the potential to aid in purification of gray water or excess water from interior use such as sinks, washing machines and showers.

  • This additional layer of insulation on the outside of buildings plays a key role in reducing ambient temperature. Vertical walls help prevent warm air from exiting a building in addition to stopping solar radiation from entering a building. 

  • Overall, exterior green walls act as significant energy-savers.


Interior Green Walls:

  • Living walls inside a building are beneficial for air quality improvement by both decreasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increasing oxygen levels.

  • Interior green walls also enhance air quality through purification and filtration of the surrounding air as they absorb and clean air pollutants.

  • Green walls act as a stress reducer as their calming features help to soothe the environment.


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