• Improvement of local air quality, reducing the incidence of breathing disorders such as asthma which in severe cases can lead to heart, blood pressure and circulatory problems
  • Provides an improvement in visual and aesthetic function
  • Benefits building cost efficiency through heating, cooling and energy cost reduction
  • Improves building acoustic performance
  • An aid to storm water management, reducing run off and preventing local drainage overload
  • Integral part of BREEAM and SUDS design

  • Increased local species bio-diversity and habitat construction

  • Carbon sinks that capture and convert airborne carbons, HAPs (hazardous airborne pollutants), heavy metals and negative environmental pressures

  • Re oxygenation of the local environment

  • Design and architectural solutions

  • Reduction of the heat island effect


  • Improves health and wellbeing in the home and workplace
  • Reduction of workplace and short term stress that may lead to high blood pressure and heart problems
  • Increased productivity, concentration, alertness and motivation
  • Decrease in absenteeism, lethargy, distraction
  • Reduction of PM10s (dust and small particulate matter) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) found in cleaning products, carpet fibres and paint
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