The green movement is no longer restricted to floors and desktops – the trend now is to take the power of plants and display them vertically, on a wall, for an added dimension of happiness.
Plant walls, also known as green walls, vertical gardens, and living walls have been successfully deployed around the world over the past 15 years. In 2004, a four-story plant “biowall” was installed at the University of Guelph-Humber Building in Ontario, Canada. With plant life visible from nearly every floor, the wall acts as an indoor air purifier, pulling air through the wall and into the mechanical air ducts. According to the University, the biowall could supply all of the building’s fresh air intake needs. Irrigated by a vertical hydroponic system, it naturally cools the building in the summer and humidifies in the winter.
Today, architects and design teams are specifying brilliant walls of live greenery with functions ranging from fully scrubbing the air to simply humanizing windowless and ‘nature deficient’ indoor spaces. They range in size from small presentations and plant portraits, to 100’ tall exterior walls engulfing some buildings.
Please contact us today and we’ll show you how to ‘go vertical’ with plant happiness.