Benefit

The Benefits of Greenwalls

 

 

 

Social

 

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  • Evaporative cooling from water capture and holding
  • Noise control (hard surfaces such as concrete and glass provide much stronger reflections and therefore nosier environments)
  • Biophilic noises (therapeutic noises associated with nature such as wind blowing through plants)
  • Less smog
  • Better air quality, both indoor and outdoor
  • Art opportunities
  • Opportunity to grow food in an urban environment
  • Pleasant recreation spaces – plants and soil make us happier both psychologically and scientifically[1]

 

[1]http://www.healinglandscapes.org/blog/2011/01/its-in-the-dirt-bacteria-in-soil-makes-us-happier-smarter/

Environmental

 

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  • Less sewer overflow due to rain harvesting
  • Biodiversity in plantings leads to increased biodiversity in insects and birds which would not otherwise live in an urban environment
  • Potential to grow native and rare plants.
  • Better air quality
  • Improved water quality through natural filtering
  • Reduced “Urban Heat Island” effect

 

Economic

 

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  • Thermal mass provides a cooler building and energy savings
  • Building envelope longevity
  • Better environmental building rating (e.g. Green Star rating[2])
  • Potential increase in property value

 

[1] http://www.nzgbc.org.nz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17&Itemid=117