A green wall is an architecture and gardening technique that places soil and water delivery mechanisms into a wall in order to grow vegetation. A green facade is a wall covered in climbing vegetation with soil at the base of the wall.Both techniques have a stunning visual effect and serve to increase the green space of a city. Green facades are typically outdoors and are limited to species of plant that can climb a wall such as hedera, commonly known as ivy. Green walls can be indoors or outdoors and support a wide range of vegetation. As such, green walls can be used as a type of vertical farming that produces food.
Green walls and green facades may reduce urban heat islands, insulate buildings, absorb stormwater runoff and clean air. There is interest in the effect of interior green walls on human health and cognitive factors such as happiness and motivation.
A wall designed to support growth of vegetation including systems for soil and water delivery.
A wall that is covered or partially covered in vegetation that grows from soil at its base.
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