Green walls or living walls protect buildings. They do this by reducing temperature fluctuations of the envelope. A constant flux in temperature leads to the expansion and contraction of building materials. This results in cracks, fractures and general deterioration.
The special method in which our green walls are framed enhances building protection. The waterproof living wall panels and the exterior envelope are separated by a layer of air, allowing the building to ‘breath’. The system is very similar to rain-screening technology; keeping rain off the building while still allowing moisture to escape.
Covering an exposed vertical surface with a green wall shields it from precipitation and wind as well as from harmful UV radiation and corrosive acid rain. This in turn increases the integrity and longevity of a building’s exterior.