Living green walls – Outdoors & its benefits

Being in an urbanized city, it is no longer rare to see concrete buildings all around. With the variety of shopping malls, offices and other commercial buildings, how can one stand out? Well, a living green wall would help.

Being in an urbanized city, it is no longer rare to see concrete buildings all around.  With the variety of shopping malls, offices and other commercial buildings, how can one stand out? Well, a living green wall would help.  By incorporating nature with a building structure, it does not only make a facade aesthetically pleasing, but the benefits are plenty too.

 

In one of our previous write-ups, we discussed the benefits of having a living wall indoors. This time, we’ll focus on the benefits of having green walls on building facades instead, and the factors that would affect a green wall design.

 

Hotel Indigo @ Katong – Singapore

 

Air purification

It is the nature of plants that they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen.  Not only that, they absorb airborne pollutants caused by vehicles and industrial emissions such as carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds. Through the absorption, this helps to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals in the air, improving air quality.

 

Urban Heat Island Effect

As population grows, places are continuing to be urbanized by the constructions of residential and commercial buildings, pathways and other concrete structures.  This was made possible by cutting down of trees and plants. Due to this reduction of greenery, temperature has been rising, making the environment hotter. A living green facade would help reduce the heat as plants absorb sunlight, cooling the air and lowering the ambient temperature.  A living green facade reduces the urban heat island effect.

 

Recognition

Besides being beneficial towards the environment, having a living green facade tells others that you are concerned with the environment, and shows that you care about the health of the community. Not only that, it contributes to getting a green mark rating as well.

 

Summarecon Bekasi – Jawa Barat, Indonesia

 

Aesthetics

And of course, having a vertical garden builds up visual interest and is attention-catching with its design and variety of plant types.

 

Have these pointers intrigued you in getting a living green wall? In order to have the perfect green wall, there are factors that needs to be considered before having a vertical garden installed.  Some of them are as listed below.

 

Environmental factors

Light is essential for plants’ growth.  In order for a vertical garden to thrive well, they need to receive sufficient sunlight.  Receiving insufficient light would cause a green wall to deteriorate. Should the environment for the green wall does not have proper sunlight, growth lights would help resolve this, just like how they are being used for indoor green walls.

 

Skypark Condominium – Singapore

 

Choice of plants

Not all plants can survive in both indoor and outdoor conditions.  The selection of plants would therefore be dependent on the environment of where the green wall would be installed on, as it will affect the survival of the plants.

 

Access

The installation of a green wall will also depend on the access for irrigation and drainage.  Here at Vertical Green, we offer 3 types of green wall systems – direct tap source and drainage system, storage tank system and standalone system.  The intended location of the green wall will determine the type of system that is suitable for it.

 

Summarecon Mal Serpong – Banten, Indonesia

 

Also, where sunlight is insufficient, the utility access for additional growth lights has to be taken into consideration too.  Not forgetting the access for maintenance services of the green wall, on whether it is convenient to access in replanting and cleaning up of the green wall.

 

Vertical gardens improve the environment, be it indoors or outdoors.  With all the factors mentioned above, our team is readily here for your consultation needs should you have any doubts on how the installation of your green wall should be to make sure it works and looks its best. Feel free to contact us to know more!

Is it real, is it not?

Interested in having a green wall but looking for one that is less of a hassle? An artificial green wall might be the solution. The great thing about an artificial green wall is that they look pretty much similar to a living one.

Interested in having a green wall but looking for one that is less of a hassle?  An artificial green wall might be the solution.  The great thing about an artificial green wall is that they look pretty much similar to a living one.  However, they require much less maintenance.

 

 

In this article, we have listed a few advantages of the artificial green wall.

 

Suitable for the non-green fingers

Yes, good news for those who have trouble in growing plants on their own. Artificial green walls make the perfect alternative for those who want green walls in your home yet do not want the hassle of maintaining it. No sunlight, no watering, no fertilizers – basically you don’t even have to look after it.

 

Being artificial, they won’t grow hence there is little space consumption.  This means that it is easy to manage as there is no need for you to trim them.

 

It is what it is

Being plastic, your artificial green wall will stay the same all year round.  Planning to have a grand opening of your new office/restaurant/hotel in less than a month but decorations are still not ready? Artificial green walls are instantly ready, so there’s no need of waiting for them to bloom.

 

 

No limitations

As they are non-living, artificial green wall is the option when the place does not have any natural light.  Requiring neither fertilizers nor pesticides, artificial green walls are safe to be put up in dining areas.

 

 

Since they are free from maintenance, artificial green walls can be installed in places where living plants cannot grow or maintained due to environmental, structural or maintenance limitations.

 

 

Already feeling excited to get an artificial green wall?

 

Here at Vertical Green, our HyGroTM Plant Mats are thin profiled and light-weight.  Due to the flexibility of the product, they can be easily installed onto any existing structural wall or backing.

 

 

If you are planning to get an artificial green wall, we have them available in various textures, colours and designs.  Choose from our existing range of designs, or have it customized by mixing and matching from our wide range of artificial plants!

 

Contact us to get started on an artificial green wall for your place!

Living green walls – Indoors & its benefits

Have you seen green walls on building exteriors and wonder if you can have them in your house? Well, we’re glad to inform you that green walls can be installed both indoors and outdoors. …

Have you seen green walls on building exteriors and wonder if you can have them in your house? Well, we’re glad to inform you that green walls can be installed both indoors and outdoors.  Yes, this means you can have them in your home! In this first article, we have listed several benefits of living green walls which tells you why you should own one in your office, restaurant, and even in your own home.

Environmental benefit

Plants can help to reduce the surrounding heat, and cool the room naturally. As green walls contain numerous amount of plants, imagine how much it can help in cooling your interior space. With this, it encourages us to reduce the usage of fans and air-conditioners.

Physical health

Besides benefiting the environment, plants play a part in improving our health. As we all know, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This process actually removes harmful pollutants, hence cleansing the air we breathe.

Psychological health

Studies have shown that plants help in reducing symptoms of discomfort, reduce stress, improve vision and increase productivity. So, having a green wall in the office might be useful for you and your colleagues from dozing off at work!

Still pondering? Don’t worry, we save these last few points to please the aesthetic-lover in you.

Green walls can please those who likes clean, minimalistic looks…

And also for those who are bold and loves things intricate!

Studies have shown that leaves reflect and absorb noise energy. Though not significant, having a green wall does help in reducing noise pollution from outdoors to a certain extent.

What’s best about green walls are that they save space by designing your interior upwards! This allows you to design your interiors without thinking about space constraints.­­

If the above, on top of other benefits of green walls, have convinced you enough to get a green wall, do drop us an email or call us! We will be more than glad to advise you on your enquiries!