A green wall brings a piece of nature into the work environment, provides for healthy interior climate, and increases human wellbeing. Plants have a positive impact on room acoustics thanks to the large absorption surface and low reverberation. Green walls also serve as a natural climate system – they purify the air and increase humidity at the same time. Unhealthy germs are filtered out of the air.
As shown by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, green areas in workspaces have a positive impact on the psyche of employees, resulting in increased performance and concentration, promotion of health, increased cognitive abilities and creativity as well as reduction of stress in the workplace.1
We humans have a great urge to live in harmony with nature. We were used to working outdoors or in the fresh air for many years. As a result of changing work conditions, however, we perform our work in rooms with little relation to the natural environment. Based on the biophilic design principle, the integration of a green wall in the interior design is an ideal way to connect humans with nature and to increase wellbeing using natural elements. Empirical studies show that plants help to reduce stress in interiors.2
1 Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (2010), Wohlbefinden im Büro - Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz bei der Büroarbeit (Wellbeing in the Office - Occupational Safety and Health Protection During Office Work)
2 Grinde, B.; Grindal Patil, G., (2009), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Biophilia: Does Visual Contact with Nature Impact on Health and Well-Being?