Green Walls (often called living walls) have been a feature of buildings for many centuries and while the traditional ‘ivy-covered’ façades of Victorian homes have now been replaced by modern, purpose-built systems, they deliver a wide range of benefits to buildings of all type, shape and size:
Well designed and maintained green walls significantly enhance a building’s appearance – whether it’s to add a new aesthetic dimension, disguise a car park, refresh a tired façade or add colour and texture to a wall.
Green walls used on appropriate elevations can reduce energy costs by up to 30%, providing an additional layer of insulation in the winter (keeping heat in) and acting as a screen to the sun in the summer (keeping the building cool).
Green wall systems can help to protect the façade of a building, extending its life by acting as an effective shield to weather and helping to protect it from damaging UV light.
With a strong base from the trellis and appropriate planting, living walls can provide an ideal habitat for new or displaced wildlife. We can supply new habitats for birds, bugs and bees, as seen on one of our green wall systems in Drapers Garden, London.
In urban areas, green walls can help improve local air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen and trapping dust and other pollutants.
If graffiti is a potential problem, living walls can be an effective deterrent, making the application of graffiti to the building structure almost impossible.
By adding a layer of insulation green walls absorb sound, making a positive impact for the building’s occupants and the local environment.
To talk through the features of green walls in more detail and to see how they could deliver benefits to your living wall project, please get in touch with our experienced support team. We’re very happy to help.