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Vertical gardens, popularly known as "green walls", are the most modern thing landscape architecture and horticulture in general has to offer. By using only real plants, we aim at the energy, aesthetic and environmental upgrading of the building and the interior space.
In addition to the aesthetic upgrade of the building and the surrounding area, vertical gardens have many environmental and economic advantages. περιβαλλοντικά αλλά και οικονομικά πλεονεκτήματα.
- First of all, it has been proven that they contribute to the thermal insulation of the building since the air trapped inside the plant material creates an insulating layer. In addition, in the summer the intense evapotranspiration of the plants and the shading they provide keep the temperature of the building lower compared to what would prevail if the vertical garden did not exist. In winter the plant material prevents the cold air from cooling the building. The energy efficiency of the building is automatically improved and the costs for its heating and cooling are reduced. At the urban level, a network of buildings with vertical gardens and planted roofs would help reduce the urban heat island effect.
- The sound insulation that the vertical garden offers to the building is also important, especially for buildings located in busy parts of the urban fabric. The use of plant material to reduce noise is well known and often applied, on highways, railway lines, etc. In the case of vertical gardens, the sound insulation is not only due to the plant material but also to the growing medium of the plants.
- Vertical gardens help clean the atmosphere as a significant amount of micro-particles are trapped in the plant material and growing medium. In addition, they protect the interior of the building from external gaseous pollutants and dust since they act as filters, as a result of which the air quality inside the building is improved. The vertical gardens directly protect the building itself. In addition to reducing temperature variation, which is largely responsible for material wear and tear, they protect the building's structural materials from exposure to UV radiation.
- Finally, it is worth noting the contribution of vertical gardens to improving the quality of life. There are many studies that prove the positive effect of greenery on the mental and physical health of citizens. How much more so when the new vegetation is integrated into the landscape through a well-designed and aesthetically upgraded project!