31 Mar The Benefits of Green Living Walls
If you’re a fan of indoor plants, you probably already know many of their great benefits.
Plants increase the oxygen in the air and scrub out impurities and airborne toxins like benzene and formaldehyde, which are found in furniture, wooden shelves, and other home products. The right indoor plants can also help workers relax, focus, and become more productive. In hospitals, plants have even been shown to speed patient healing times.
But what if you don’t have room for plants? Does that mean you have to forgo all their perks?
Of course not! More people than ever are enjoying the benefits of green living walls.
Green living walls are also called eco-walls or vertical garden systems.
The great thing about them is that they can be installed on existing walls, or they may be freestanding structures in which plants grow with little to no soil.
Green living walls are beautiful, innovative and interesting. They are great “zebra” pieces to a room, a statement piece that stands out and captivates the eye.
For hotels and multi-tenant buildings, large walls can be installed as a great piece of art work.
In an office, smaller walls can be installed in the break room or meeting spaces. This adds to the aesthetics of a room, bringing color, texture, and a wow factor.
Research shows that live indoor plants help increase productivity in the workplace.
Studies conducted by Washington State University showed a full 12% increase including faster response times compared to those who worked without plants.
Increased Revenue Per Guest
Hotel managers actually see an increase in revenue per guest when live plants are added to the hotel, rooms and elevator lobbies.
Biophilia refers to the innate and uncompromising requirement for humans to seek nature. Plants are inviting and bring comfort. Humans are drawn to nature, and therefore, want to stay in a hotel longer if they feel welcomed and comfortable.
Green living walls also help with sound, temperature and pollution control. Read about more benefits in this free Guide for Green Living Walls and learn how to maintain them