Office buildings usually seem like they are peaceful and quiet, but that is far from the truth in some cases. Depending on where the building is located, there could be a lot of noise pollution in the area. Not only is the excess noise distracting, it can also be inconvenient when you can’t have a normal conversation with someone without raising your voice. Before you decide to move offices to a more secluded location, try incorporating vertical gardens. These have proven to be effective against noise pollution and could be exactly what you’re looking for to create a quieter work environment.
Leaves Reflect and Absorb Sound
Studies have indicated plant leaves actually reflect and absorb noise energy. The amount absorbed isn’t significantly large, but you will be able to tell a noticeable difference. The more green wall plants you have around your office, the more noise will be absorbed.
Not only will noise pollution from the outdoors be absorbed, but the extra noise created inside the office can be reduced as well. Echoes from other conversations, printer or fax machine sounds and other common noises will be drastically reduced to create a more peaceful and less distracting work environment.
Obstructs Traffic and Urban Noise
If your office building is downtown in a large city, you likely have to deal with hearing horns honking, crashes, tires squealing and other traffic noises. Having a hanging wall garden in your office and around the building can deter a lot of the noise so it at least won’t be quite as distracting. No more having to listen to the never-ending construction going on outside your building!
Types of Vertical Gardens to Use
Whether vertical gardens are used indoors or outdoors, the effects are the same. These plants don’t even have to be living! Artificial hanging gardens can be just as effective when used properly. Whichever way you choose to go, you won’t have to worry about spending a lot of time maintaining them. Wall gardens require very little maintenance and you can enjoy them for a long time.
We know how difficult it can be to remain productive when you have so many noise distractions on a daily basis. Be sure to contact us to find the best options for green wall plants to hang in your office to reduce noise pollution.