Green walls in Southwestern and Northwestern US cost between $195 to $265 per sq ft. Cost varies depending on the project, how large it is and what type of plants are used. Once installed, green walls should be maintained professionally, and these services start at $150 a month.
High-quality living walls require more than a good wall design. Attention to detail must be paid to plant selection. With Plant Solutions, one of our horticultural technicians will recommend which plants to choose based on your climate, lighting, temperature, moisture, and airflow. Living walls can be built with a wide variety of plants including perennial, annual, tropical, succulent, and edible plants.
Living walls are an excellent way to make a statement. They are not only beautiful, but they bring with them a variety of benefits. The plants in the walls mimic an air filtration system that the building occupants can enjoy in the form of better air quality. Plants are natural air filter, so they create a cleaner environment with fewer exposures to toxins such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, VOCs, and benzene. Living walls metabolize these harmful toxins while releasing oxygen, refreshing the environment.
Living walls are incredibly versatile, and they can be built on virtually any vertical structure. They can be freestanding or attached directly to an existing wall. Living walls can function as space dividers, dividing an open concept room into private spaces. These walls provide beauty, security, and sound-proofing.
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Not only are living walls beautiful and beneficial to our health and well being, but they also aid in energy savings. Exterior living walls act as insulation to a building reducing energy costs for heating and cooling. Living walls can lower the surface temperature of the wall by 50 degrees Fahrenheit!
With the right design and planning, living walls can be built for a wide variety of locations and sizes. Living walls can be developed for commercial properties or homeowners. At Plant Solutions, we are the leaders in the living wall industry in the United States. We have a living wall solution to meet your needs.
Living walls used to be only available to architectural companies, but they have gained popularity with the growth of biophilic design. Biophilic design is the concept that we have an innate connection to nature and should be around it to better our lives. Industrial areas in the past have far removed any sign of nature, but recent studies showing the benefits of nature has brought biophilic design into architecture. Living walls are a great solution to incorporate greenery into a busy space because they don’t take up any horizontal space. Even the smallest room can have a living wall installed to reap the benefits of biophilic design.
Businesses and homeowners looking to add greenery to their property now have the option to build one of these amazing walls. No longer are these walls exclusive to high-end hotels, restaurants, and spas; anyone looking to bring in greenery in a way that will make them stand out can install a living wall.
Living walls increase the property value of businesses and homes. Studies show that having plants in and around a property increases the real estate value by 20%. Living walls are a unique way to incorporate greenery into your design on the interior or exterior of the property. These walls will attract more interest in your property if you decide to sell.
In retail stores, restaurants, malls, cafes, and other businesses the number of customers increases when you have plants and greenery. Hotels even have higher occupancy rates when they have gardens and plants.
The bottom line is that people love nature and long to be close to it, even when they are indoors. A living wall is an excellent investment for your home or business.