Greenwalls work exceptionally well at minimising the effects of the concrete jungle associated with urban infrastructure, while improving social and economic value, says The Greenwall Company Founder Mark Paul
Greenwalls in the home
Indoors or out, a greenwall in the home not only beautifies the space, it also improves the air quality, provides insulation and improves the mood of each member of the household.
There are a few things you need to take into consideration prior to installing a greenwall in your home, whether it’s indoors or outdoors. The first is, do you currently have access to water, light and airflow? If not, is it going to be an extra cost to install plumbing, lighting or fans? Secondly, will the plants you like thrive in the space that you’ve chosen. Plant selection is key, and every space will require a different pallet design.
No matter what area you’re working with, new and improved greenwall and greenroof systems can
be easily customised to fit any space, large or small.
- Outdoor Room: An outdoor greenwall can be a great way to not only hide tired/old fencing or an ugly wall, but also provide privacy from your neighbours. If planted correctly with high reaching plants in the top section of the wall, you’ll be able to create extra height and privacy without council approval.
- Living Room: Get back to nature indoors. Greenwalls applied to internal walls, particularly in living spaces, offer a surprisingly high level of insulation. In winter they keep the warm air in and in summer they keep the hot air out.
- Kitchens: The important thing about plant selection when it comes to kitchens is to opt for plants which are aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
- Bathroom: Greenwalls in bathrooms are great for improved air quality and the removal of toxins. They are becoming more and more popular following recent TV series showing them.
- The Roof: A forgotten space for many. Applying a greenroof, or in our case EcoPillows to your roof will capture stormwater in addition to other benefits including, softening a hard roof surface, improved air quality and insulation.
Greenwalls in a working environment
When a business takes a step in wanting to improve their corporate responsibility strategy by installing greenwalls, whether they are inside or outside vertical gardens or greenroofs, they have the potential to bring social, environmental, and even financial benefits (think of increased productivity which comes with an elevated mood) for companies.
The concept of green in a world of grey is immediately uplifting in an urban jungle world. Think about your mood elevation when you receive flowers or you walk into a garden abundant with greenery, it’s not just the amenity, in the case of a garden, plants convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen, so it makes complete sense that you feel you can breathe better and suddenly feel more alive.
Urban greening initiatives such as greenwalls in the workplace are a great way to not only reclaim the built environment but also achieve the ecological goals of cities, while reducing the negative side effects of urbanisation. While there are various configurations of office set ups – from the somewhat outdated cubicles to the open plan office – it can be asserted that greenwalls in working environments are nothing but beneficial and offer a more positive, elevated mental experience.
The benefits of Greenwalls are:
- Purifies air
- Noise level reduction
- Increases employee wellbeing
- Increases productivity and innovation
- Reduces ambient temperature and energy costs
- Improves brand reputation
- Improves biodiversity
When you list out the benefits greenwalls can provide it really makes good business sense. If you’re thinking about adding some greenery into your office space, I highly recommend you consider living greenwalls as an option versus potted or artificial plants.
About The Greenwall Company:
The Greenwall Company is the premier producer of modular and custom designed greenwalls in Australia. An unequaled product, Greenwall can be used like cladding to produce instant ‘greenspace’ both inside and out. The system developed by Mark Paul at The Greenwall Company over approximately 30 years, presents an innovative system based on inorganic media and adjustable substrate depth that retains moisture and simulates conditions resembling natural soil. In addition, by using plants adapted to impoverished environments and seasonal drought, The Greenwall Company achieves water efficient planting that is resilient to inevitable short-term human and mechanical failures.