Californian company Habitat Horticulture is designing living walls that “reduce energy costs for heating and cooling, improve the air quality, diminish annoying street noise or echoes in large rooms and reduce stress.” Elements that every single office building in America could improve on.
And no, those aren’t just vines on the wall in the picture. The plants are rooted directly into a porous, mold-free, geo-textile medium attached to the wall. And because the system doesn’t use soil, you can use 75% less water for upkeep. The system gets extra extra brownie point for being built from 100% recycled and recyclable materials.