Outdoor green walls insulate buildings and provide food for birds and insects, including pollinators. Plant selection is critical to attract diverse insects. At Sound Ecology, we create green walls that provide added value for local biodiversity, thanks to a judicious choice of diverse indigenous and nectar providing plants.
The relationship between buildings and plants implies a multidisciplinary approach. With our partners we have acquired experience in the design, implementation, and maintenance of these particular structures. We put our skills at your service to sustainably green your roofs and walls.
Sound Ecology's advantage: a selection of plants specifically studied and scientifically suited to promote local flora and fauna (birds, insects, pollinators).
Partner company: Cita Verdi
BENEFITS OF GREEN WALLS
Contribute to better air quality
Naturally lower the temperature and cool buildings during summer
Insulate buildings in winter
Protect walls against UV rays (prolonging buildings’ lifespans)
Insulate buildings from noise
Provide shade for windows in summer while letting in more light during winter
With appropriate design and maintenance, green walls become valuable refuges for a multitude of plants and animals (insects, birds), whose natural habitats are declining due to urbanization and intensive agriculture. They become significant links that weave larger green spaces and habitats (parks, meadows, nature reserves, and forests for example) into an increasingly integrated web of nature.
We therefore favor and utilize:
- designs that do not involve too many materials (low-tech approaches that limit the carbon footprint)
- water consumption limited to necessary levels
- organic fertilizers
- native plants and plants favoring pollinators