San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2013
Green Walls, also known as living walls, are a rising trend in green design, popping up everywhere as businesses all over the world are increasingly incorporating GSky Green Walls into their interior and exterior designs. Twitter, Inc., is the latest company to incorporate this trend as it recently expanded its headquarters in San Francisco. Bringing a fresh interior to a new floor, the Twitter installation includes a 225 sq. ft. GSky Versa Green Wall.
The GSky Green Wall is nestled in the floor’s common room – an ideal spot for a beautiful piece of living art. The GSky Green Wall adds aesthetics to the room by creating a greener and healthier work environment.
According to Debbie Kotalic, GSky’s Director of Artistic Horticultural Design, the GSky Green Wall brings an organic feel to the Twitter office.
“Twitter wanted a simple design with a uniform green color to complement the Twitter bird logo, which in this setting is made of wood,” Kotalic said. “It is important to have the iconic bird logo be the focal point of the wall, so we provided a flattering backdrop with depth and texture, fashioned by plants to establish a continuous flow that is quite captivating. There is definitely complexity in its simplicity.”
The aesthetic appeal isn’t the only benefit of Twitter’s new Green Wall: adorned in 1,008 fresh potted plants, nature is brought from the outside in, creating a peaceful and calm environment. It has been proven that indoor plants provide plenty of health benefits. The process of photosynthesis consumes CO2 and releases O2, which gives people more energy-rich oxygen to breathe better. The calmer environment created by the plants helps to reduce stress and improve mental well-being, and in turn enhances the employees’ creativity and productivity.
“We are extremely pleased with how Twitter’s new Green Wall turned out,” Dan Ballay says. People are really excited to see more plants inside the office assembled in a way that is modern and fresh. The use of a Green Wall accomplishes both aspects with style.”
GSky’s Versa Wall System is user-friendly and easy to install and maintain for any interior Green Wall. It employs 4-inch industry standard pots that can be placed directly into the Versa Wall tray to ensure instant plant coverage, offering flexible installation options and a variety of plant selections. The Versa Wall is eco-friendly, customizable, durable and economical. Additionally, it has a recirculating irrigation system that is 100% water efficient and self-contained.
About GSky Plant Systems, Inc.
Founded in 2004, GSky Plant Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of vertical Green Walls in North America and the Middle East. The business was founded based on the explosive growth of green technology, including Green Wall and Roof Systems in Asia. GSky currently offers three Green Wall Systems: Pro Wall, Versa Wall and the Basic Wall. Each system is unique in terms of design flexibility, installation location versatility, plant selection variety, desired size, cost, coverage time-line, and system components. GSky also offers a suite of services including maintenance, remote monitoring, and consulting as full-service contracts or à la carte. GSky strives to make plant systems more accessible and functional in urban environments while having a net positive impact on the environment. For more information, visit us at http://www.gsky.com, “Like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/gskyplantsystems or follow @gskygreenwalls on Twitter.