Including decorative green walls in your office design adds more than just a beautiful display. Green walls are healthy for you and the environment - and can improve your Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) score.
Now, more than ever, it’s vital for all of us to take whatever steps possible to lessen our impact on the environment. Green building plays an essential role in offsetting our carbon footprint - which is why the US Green Building Council (USGBC) rates buildings according to their level of environmental responsibility. This rating is known as your LEED score.
LEED is an internationally recognised framework for sustainability via green building standards. The higher your LEED score, the more environmentally responsible your building is - this not only helps the planet, but increases the value of your real estate.
How do green walls benefit our health and the environment?
Decorative green walls are a stunning addition to both the inside or outside of your building. However, they’re so much more beneficial than simply sprucing up your design. Adding plants to your home and office space is beneficial to your health, the environment and your pocket. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.
There are two main ways that including decorative vertical gardens into your building will benefit the environment. These are:
1. A reduction in the urban heat island effect and smog.
Plants help to lower temperatures (by up to 7 degrees Fahrenheit) and, in doing so, lessen the need for air conditioners, saving energy and reducing the heat island effect and saving you up to 20% on your electricity bills.
2. Cleans the air (both indoors and outdoors).
The impact of plants on our health
Here’s how including decorative vertical gardens in your office buildings will help boost your LEED score
So, what are you waiting for? Do your bit for mother nature by including more plants in your home and workplace with a stunning decorative green wall display. Not only will you be helping offset your carbon footprint, but you’ll enjoy the added health benefits, and energy and cost savings.
Let our vertical garden experts answer all your questions about installing and maintaining your own green wall system.