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Benefits Of Vertical Garden On A Building

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Benefits Of Vertical Garden On A Building

With Bangalore becoming the first-ever city in India to get a vertical garden with more than 3500 plants, this concept is gradually gaining popularity in the real estate industry of the country

As pollution levels in the urban areas of the country are rising every day, it is becoming important to come up with technology that takes care of the environment. With an aim towards protecting the environment from the harmful pollutants, the concept of vertical gardens is becoming a popular concept in the Asian countries. In India, the need to install vertical gardens has become increasingly important due to the high levels of pollution in the air which is causing various diseases to the residents of the city.

However, not many people are aware of the concept of vertical gardens and the important benefits it has to offer. 

RealtyNXT explains everything one needs to know about vertical gardens and its benefits below.

1. Understanding Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens which are also known as live walls refer to a wall with a large collection of plants that are placed on a suspended panel that stands vertically on a surface using a unique technique. Vertical gardens can be installed on tall buildings or traditional houses. It has been found out that vertical gardens can help generate almost 60 kilos of oxygen every single day. Some vertical gardens have hidden pipes that work in such a way that it can water the plants thus keeping it healthy.

2. Reducing Energy Cost

Vertical gardens have been found out to cool down the buildings on which it is installed. By a process known as evapotranspiration, the plants in the vertical garden help to minimise the temperature of the walls of the building by almost ten degrees Celsius, thus cutting down the cost of using air conditioners.

Also, in the same manner, the vertical garden adds to the building insulation during the winter months, reducing the need for room heaters.

3. Decrease Noise Levels

Given the high amount of noise pollution that is evident in the major cities of the country, the use of vertical gardens can greatly reduce the noise levels thus maintaining a calm and peaceful atmosphere inside the building. The plants on these vertical gardens can naturally block the high-frequency sound of the road. Vertical gardens can refract, reflect and also absorb acoustic energy of the sound thus helping to reduce noise pollution.

4. Increase Value

Buildings that have installed a vertical garden have the chance of earning credits from some of the most well-known green building certifiers like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). Such certifications help increase the value of the building thus benefiting its developers.

5. Protects The Structure

Buildings that use vertical gardens usually witness fewer damages than those that do not have one. This is because as years go by, the climate of the area where the building is situated causes the structure of the building to crack or deteriorate. Vertical gardens reduce the chances of such damages and also helps to divert the rainwater that may damage the surface of the building. It also protects the walls from the harmful UV radiation.

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