Plants in a living room greatly improve air quality. The wall acts as a particle filter, transforming CO2 into oxygen.
Just one m-2 of living wall extracts 2.3 kg of CO2 per year from the air and produces 1.7 kg of oxygen.
This is a direct consequence of the advantage mentioned above.
Cleaner air leads to a reduction of ailments such as headaches and respiratory irritation
and stimulates concentration and attention. Sore eyes, headaches, sore throats, and fatigue decrease.
In offices with an abundance of greenery, there is a notable decrease in sick leave.
Plants absorb sunlight. More precisely, 50% is absorbed and 30% reflected. This helps create a cooler and more pleasant climate during summer.
Which in turn means that air conditioning can be reduced by a third, saving energy.
Green wall is an excellent sound absorbing barrier. It absorbs 41% more noise than a traditional facade and lowers volume by up to 8 dB.
The environment both inside and outside the building therefore becomes much quieter, with noise levels more like the sound of nature.
Living and working in a green environment has a positive effect on people’s well-being. Green offices stimulate relaxation by reducing stress. Blood pressure, heart activity, muscle tension and brain activity are improved by simply looking at a green wall for a minimum of 3-5 minutes.
Directly linked to a sense of well-being, a positive mood stimulates learning and leads to more efficient decision making on complex tasks.
Green exposure also results in a greater use of logical reasoning and more innovative approaches. A green workplace promotes a 15% increase in productivity. Plants have a positive effect on employee satisfaction.
Staff aren’t the only ones who benefit from green walls. Green walls entice customers in and encourage them to stay longer than average, as well as having a positive effect on overall customer satisfaction.
The fact that green walls are natural and sustainable, combined with a reduction in energy costs, means an increase in property value.
Studies have shown that a company’s building is often seen as a symbol of its environmental and social performance and can attract job applicants.
Working or living in a green environment brings people together.
It has been shown that even small green spaces have a positive effect on social cohesion in neighborhoods.
Areas with more vegetation are less prone to vandalism.
Green encourages faster recovery for patients, resulting in a reduction in hospital stay. A person’s tolerance for pain is greater in a green environment. This powerful effect is also known as a “healing environment”. Simply looking at spaces dominated by green plants, flowers and water significantly promotes recovery and reduces stress in patients, and it only takes a few minutes to produce this effect.