People have coexisted with plants throughout time—and for good reason!

Benefits energyefficiency 8903f0ed09fea61ef32b8c0f6f9fa9b59dae98bd6e81dfb5b8e73d057b766984 Energy efficiency & the environment

Living walls provide cooling through a combination of shading, evapotranspiration and surface reflectivity. As the plant works to cool itself, it lowers the air temperature and reduces heat transfer to the inside of the building, insulating the interior and decreasing the building’s energy consumption. During the winter, the additional layer of the living wall provides extra insulation that prevents heat from escaping. This reduces energy costs and decreases carbon emissions, helping to combat climate change as well as reducing emissions from power plants.

Benefits biodiversity 2808e80a6b302a2a87ebf21d6cf6c1a01b2109bb8cea1f1a81110b931905274f Biodiversity & native species

Urban areas are becoming an increasingly hostile environment for wildlife. Pollution, noise and loss of vegetation are the consequences of modern urbanization. We seek to improve the environment for humans and for the numerous organisms that comprise a thriving ecosystem by bringing a diverse range of plants into densely urban areas.

Benefits spaceefficiency 3c64fef1d2bc0a3958939d5c31f059d888351145bcbc19bae39d86de66909745 Space efficiency

In any metropolis, space is limited. Every square inch is utilized for functionality, yet the walls are often left bare. Living walls are a smart and effective medium for city dwellers to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables even in the smallest of spaces.

Benefits airquality 2e887337b8ff0d5c990bf5e7f1025d05c31ea4432c34660104960f86c7f6ef88 Clean the air

Many indoor spaces contain harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can cause headaches, fatigue, and respiratory problems. Plants trap particulate matter and CO2 gasses while releasing oxygen. Levels of many common VOCs such as benzene, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide can be reduced by adding even a few houseplants to a room. Living walls can improve the quality of air by increasing the surrounding humidity. This occurs through the plant’s cooling process, known as transpiration, where water vapor is released through surface pores on the underside of the leaves. Humidity can greatly reduce the negative effects of aridity such as dry eyes, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue.

Benefits accoustics 4b52e44f9225a7077f65f5779484d3e439a0c9e8f92615faeb3dab13e5de0439 Acoustics

Plants soften and dampen sound waves through absorption and refraction. The most frequently viewed example of applied plant acoustics is the freeway sound barrier, a large stone wall draped with plants. Living walls in urban spaces can be installed to reduce distracting echoes in large rooms and dampen vexing street noise.

Benefits physicalmental e74726913d48b763ee4938844f8afdaa7df4bead8d5770b916f771d415e68db8 Physical & mental well-being

Our physical and mental well-being is elevated in the presence of natural greenery. The benefits we experience around plants include enhanced self-esteem, reduced stress levels, and feelings of revitalization. When plants are added to a workspace, productivity and creativity improve. Horticulture therapy is often incorporated into the treatment of patients with mental illnesses for the restorative effects described above.