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Green Wall Benefits

Green Wall systems combine great design scope with a number of ecological and performance benefits:

Green Walls Leaf Bullet Point Improves aesthetics

Leaf Bullet Point Regulate temperature and reduce carbon footprint

A well designed and maintained Green Wall can 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 complete wall or section. 

A green wall used on appropriate elevations can reduce energy costs by both providing an additional layer of insulation. In the winter green walls keep heat in, similarly in the summer acting as a screen to the sun, keeping the building cool.

Leaf Bullet Point Protect building façades

Leaf Bullet Point Provide wildlife habitats

Green wall systems can help to protect a building’s façade and further extend its life. Acting as an effective shield to heavy rain and helping to protect from the damaging effects of UV light.

With a strong base from the trellis and appropriate planting, a green wall can provide an ideal habitat for wildlife.  In many cases, it can also provide an alternative habitat for any wildlife displaced during construction. Bird houses and bat boxes are also an option to be integrated within the structure therefore providing wildlife habitats. 

Leaf Bullet Point Improve air quality

Leaf Bullet Point Deter graffiti

A green wall in an urban area can help improve local air quality. The living walls absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, as well as trap dust and other pollutants.

In areas where graffiti is a potential problem, green walls can act as an effective deterrent; consequently making the application of graffiti to the building structure almost impossible.

Leaf Bullet Point Reduce noise

 

By adding a layer of insulation (both thermal and acoustic) green walls absorb sound therefore making a positive impact for both the building’s occupants and the local environment.

 

 

Green Wall Applications

Green Wall technology may be used for a wide variety of projects for example both new build and similarly refurbishment for a variety of building types.

From small garden projects to large industrial / commercial developments, the benefits of Green Wall systems are being realised across the public and private sectors. 

With carbon reduction targets a key focus for many public sector organisations (particularly schools and hospitals), Green Walls can play a contributory role, significantly helping to reduce a building’s carbon footprint.
MFO Park Green Wall

In schools living wall systems can also deliver educational benefits. Green Walls encourage pupils to engage with the problems of climate change and as a result broader environmental issues.  Specific systems can be designed to suit a range of plant types, as a habitat for different wildlife.

Green Wall systems require very few small fixings and therefore the potential for damage to a building’s façade is minimal. Furthermore, the system is set away from the wall, so with the correct  choice, plants will not damage the façade. Systems may be used with confidence on existing buildings, even those that may be listed.

Recent developments in vertical faming techniques also demonstrate the potential and versatility of Green Wall systems. Using large urban structures to grow crops on their facades, buildings would become ‘farmscapes’. Effectively with green walls providing a sub-structure to support the growth of crops such as fruit/vegetables.

 

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