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The benefits of green walls
A green wall or roof is an urban and architectural element in areas that otherwise have no natural green context.
A green facade has the ability to transform the outer skin of our cities into a living landscape, allowing the concrete and brick to become environmental assets themselves.
As consumers we place a high value on areas that incorporate pockets of green. We can create more desirable places to live and work by cloaking some of our urban landscape with a living tapestry.
This urban greening not only represents visual enhancement, it is also an investment, an investment into the building, into the environment around it, into the habitat it can support and the energy it expends.
The psychological benefits of going green
Greenery has been shown to have a positive impact on our mental health. The importance of a green aspect in healthcare settings has a raft of literature supporting it. The more we have access to green space, even if it is just a view from the window, the happier we feel.
Plants help filter particulate in the air
The leaves of climbing plants provide a large surface area. Leaves are able to absorb and filter out dust and pollutants, they can trap carbon dioxide and are able to produce oxygen, vital for the wellbeing of our environment.
Green facades increase humidity levels
In cities there is a fast runoff of rainwater into the sewage system due to hard surfaces like concrete. Because leaves hold water on their surfaces this increases humidity.
A green façade on a building helps with cooling of the building in the summer, this is due to the leaves providing shading from the hot sun, therefore reducing the solar glare on the building. An additional cooling effect is provided by evaporation and transpiration. Evergreen species trap a layer of air against the façade which reduces convectional heat loss offering a degree of insulation during winter.
Preservation of the building shell
A green façade can protect and potentially even extend the life of the architectural surface beneath it. The harmful effects to stonework of acid rain, UV light and wind can be reduced by a covering of leaves.
Encouragement of wildlife
A green façade encourages urban biodiversity within our cities. Climbing plants can provide a nesting habitat for birds and can be important sources of food for them. Insects and bees will also be attracted. Green facades can compensate to some degree for the inevitable loss of habitats by urban developments, encouraging flora and fauna to return.
The addition of a green wall to a building is very effective at absorbing noise from the surrounding area, contributing towards a more pleasant environment.
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