Vertical gardens walls like SemperGreenwalls offer many economic, ecological and social benefits. They contribute to air purification, a lower ambient temperature, heat regulation and urban biodiversity. Green facades are part of climate-proof and nature-inclusive building. They also have a positive effect on the people in the area by improving the working atmosphere or shopping experience, for example. They reduce noise pollution and lower the ambient temperature.
A SemperGreenwall contributes to a higher BREEAM or LEED score for both new and existing buildings, always in combination with various other measures.
Read more about the benefits below.
Quality and sustainability are part of Sempergreen’s core values. Thanks to these values, various SemperGreenwall systems have obtained multiple certifications and awards, including Bronze-level Cradle to Cradle certification.
The plants in a living wall filter particulate matter from the air and convert CO² into oxygen. 1 m² of living wall extracts 2.3 kg of CO² per annum from the air and produces 1.7 kg of oxygen. With a living wall you contribute to air purification.
Plants absorb sunlight, 50% is absorbed and 30% reflected; so this helps to create a cooler and more pleasant climate. For the indoor climate this means that 33% less air conditioning is required, which in turn means energy savings. An outdoor living wall also has a positive influence on the heat-island effect in the city. Overall, it means a 3°C reduction in the city.
A living wall acts as a sound barrier to your building. It absorbs 41% more sound than a traditional facade and this means that the environment is much quieter, both inside and outside your building. This results in a reduction of 8 dB, which means that ambient noise is halved.
Greenery promotes a healthy indoor climate. Complaints such as irritated eyes, headaches, sore throats and tiredness diminish. In offices where there is plenty of greenery, there is a noticeable decrease in absence due to illness.
A green workplace can result in a 15% increase in productivity. Plants have a positive effect on people. This is also reflected in employee satisfaction.
Greenery encourages faster recovery for patients, resulting in a shorter hospital stay. A persons tolerance of pain is higher in a green environment. This is also known as a ‘healing environment’.
Plants naturally contain a lot of moisture. With a living wall you create a natural fire-resistant layer on your house or office building. In addition, Sempergreen’s green facade systems hold two fire safety certificates in accordance with the European fire classification standard: A2-s2,d0 (the highest rating) and B-s2,d0.
Living and working in a green environment has a positive effect on the well-being of people. Greenery offers relaxation and reduces stress.
The natural and sustainable appearance, combined with a reduction in energy costs, means an increase in value of your property.
A living wall offers protection from external influences such as the sun, rain, wind and temperature fluctuations and extends the life span of your facade.
The plants that are included in the a living wall promote the habitat of birds, butterflies and insects, especially in the city environment which is mainly concrete and asphalt.
A living wall absorbs rain water because the plants and substrate act as a water buffer. This delays the discharge of rainwater to the sewage system, purifies the rainwater, and water also evaporates through the plants. So this all helps to stabilize the groundwater level, reduces the peak load on the sewage system and so reduces the risk of flooding.
Thanks to a maintenance contract, you have no need to worry about maintaining your living wall. We, or an approved local service partner, take care of the plants for you and ensure that these are lush and green all year round.
Working or living in a green environment brings people together. It is known that ‘small scale greenery’ in particular has a positive effect on social cohesion in neighbourhoods. Areas with more greenery suffer less hinder from aggression, violence and vandalism.