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Installing a living wall for your office can refresh its surroundings and serve many positives for both the environment and your colleagues. It brings a fresh and creative look to the exterior or interior of your property, offering an effective way to liven up your workspace.

Living walls aren’t just beautiful to look at, though. In fact, countless studies have made it clear why the benefits of nature in your office shouldn’t be missed. Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons your office needs, or at least should consider a living wall.

1. Living walls increase productivity in the workplace

A greener workspace is generally more inspiring - plenty of plants means a healthier indoor climate, and that can only be good for you and your colleagues.

Did you know that people working in an environment with plants present were 12% more productive and less stressed than those who worked in an environment without plants?

With a living wall, you’ll find fewer complaints of headaches, tired eyes, and sore throats too, so fewer absences overall. In short, a workplace full of nature will help drive your team and keep them motivated.

green wall in office

2. Living walls improve air quality

Indoor offices tend to suffer from ‘stuffy’ atmospheres, and maintaining air quality can prove to be a struggle. While leaving the windows open can help to a degree, it’s not a solution that tackles the problem entirely.

With a living wall, your plants will absorb all the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, proving cleaner oxygen for all. In fact, just 1 m2 of vegetation cover would generate the oxygen required by a person throughout the entire year.

Your team can then work more comfortably during the winter months. When the windows are closed and the heaters are on, your living wall will continue to do its job.

full green wall

3. Living walls reduce noise pollution

Whether installed to the interior or exterior of a building, living walls act as a sound barrier to your office. But how much noise can living walls actually prevent?

Research shows that living walls can absorb up to 40% of sound – so an effective acoustic solution to say the least. Not only will this help your team concentrate in a less distracting environment, but neighbouring parties will thank you too.

full green wall outside

4. Living walls help regulate temperature

During the summertime, it’s not uncommon for office buildings to become quite hot. While your indoor plants won’t act as an air conditioning unit, they’ll certainly help to bring that temperature down.

Living walls are known to absorb half of the sunlight that reaches them, yet only reflect 30 percent back, helping to keep your office cooler. This means you can save money and electricity, while helping the environment and enjoying nature.

indoor green wall

5. Living walls boost brand reputation

First impressions are everything. Every business wants its customers to have a good first impression on their brand. After all, it could be the difference between them choosing you over a competitor.

Thankfully, installing a living wall can help with this, and there are several reasons why:

  • Living walls are aesthetically pleasing and create a welcoming environment
  • Green spaces help to freshen the environment and make it a healthier place to visit and work in
  • Living walls portray a sense of eco-consciousness, helping your brand represent its environmental values
outdoor plant wall

Living walls from the experts – Viritopia

Here at Viritopia, we provide all types of buildings with integrated living wall solutions that have been carefully designed, installed, and maintained over the past 13 years. Whether you’re looking to improve the air quality of your space, or like the idea of brining nature into your workspace, contact our team today – we’re always happy to talk and would love to discuss your requirements.

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