Green wall benefits

coloured foliage on a Vertology living wall

The benefits of living walls are many and not always obvious or directly quantifiable.  A client may focus on one particular aspect (such as aesthetics or air quality) but all the other benefits will still be present.  Living walls can make a substantial contribution to the creation of sustainable cities, directly reducing the energy and other running costs of buildings, whilst mitigating against many wider environmental changes.

Internal walls
  • Production of oxygen (during daylight hours)
  • Removal of VOCs (volatile organic compounds - e.g. formaldehyde)
  • Hydration of dry air (a cause of irritations and illness)
  • Sound attenuation
  • Biophilic benefits from proximity to Nature
  • Reduced absenteeism through illness and stress
  • People shown to concentrate longer and better
  • High leaf area index to low floor footprint area
  • Exponential increase of BEAUTY
  • Huge ability for creative expression
  • Give corporate green expression
vertology indoor living wall
External walls
  • Removal of CO2 and NO2 from the atmosphere
  • Removal of particulates, especially pm10
  • Hydration of local water cycles
  • Sound attenuation
  • Major increase in Biophilic connection
  • Thermal insulation - reducing building energy costs
  • Reduction of Urban Heat Island effect
  • Uptake of stormwater (via rainwater harvesting)
  • Attracts/increases urban biodiversity
  • Increase in urban native and non-native flora
  • Increases BREEAM or LEED rating
  • Shows corporate care of environment
Vertology outdoor living wall