The multiple benefits of green walls Ecodesign
A designer living wall
Vertiss® green walls have been created in exclusive and outstanding locations and offering their customers genuine well-being and true originality.
Living walls are among the biggest contemporary trends.
They embellish spaces with a stylish and sophisticated natural plant cover.
Professionals in the hotel, catering and retail segments have already adopted the Vertiss green wall to enhance their living and work spaces and transform it into an outstanding and special place by their use of this high-class decor feature.
Vertical gardens in superb villas and homes: the green wall is also popular with individuals, out of which even very prestigious ones, like the Crown Prince of Dubai, who have chosen to introduce a vertical garden
into their home for an interior or exterior designer look.
A vertical garden can also add to increase the property value. The extent to which a property is surrounded by a healthy, green environment, especially in cities, will affect its value. Green wall modules also protect a building's façade and will not fail to impress any potential buyers.
Following the same line of reasoning that greenery appeals to people, hotels and restaurants with interior or exterior gardens will naturally attract more guests than those without. A report published by the French union of the landscaping enterprises (Union nationale des Entreprises du Paysage, UNEP) and IPSOS in 2010 highlighted the "need for green" in their everyday lives expressed by French people. 9 French people out of 10 consider that greenery is an important component of their everyday lives (cf. The positive effect of greenery on well-being) and 7 out of 10 think there is not enough vegetation in cities.
Last but not least, for 1 in 2 people the main advantage of gardens and green spaces remains in their benefits to the environment.
The greening of buildings, in particular on exterior surfaces, helps create more sustainable cities. An external green wall generates energy savings and reduces CO² emissions.
Plants in fact lessen what are known as "urban heat islands". An urban heat island is a metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural area. This leads to the creation of urban microclimates: the closer you get to the city centre, the higher the temperature. As the name suggests, urban heat islands are due to increasing urbanization, high quantities of hard surfaces and materials used such as concrete and asphalt which absorb heat during the day and later release it, thereby increasing the heat island effect.
What strategies can help alleviate this?
Water and plants represent two ways of cooling the air in the daytime. Green walls can therefore play a very significant heat regulating role, firstly due to the shade they provide and above all due to evapotranspiration which cools the surrounding air, and the formation of dew which has a buffer effect. This approach may be accompanied by well-founded sustainable development policies, for example creating irrigation systems for green walls by collecting and filtering rainwater.
Highly urbanized areas have over time destroyed the biodiversity of our lands. Green walls and the large variety of plants growing on them become real ecosystems providing habitats for small life forms such as birds, butterflies, bees and ladybirds.