At Vertical Oxygen we design and build green walls that not only look beautiful, but that provide an improved work atmosphere for your company. Each plant species is carefully chosen to improve the air quality and improve the interior view for all.
We are committed to purify the air in spaces where you live and work.
Vertical Oxygen is the brainchild of principal, Nathalie Callede. After spending seven cold winters in western Canada, her thoughts harkened back to the days of her childhood in Africa. For thirteen years she explored the beautiful natural tropical landscape of Africa and developed a lifelong love of plants. She spent several years travelling in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Hawaii discovering the beauty of the natural world. Her passion for ethno botanicals led her to study at the “Ecoles de Plantes” school in Paris, she was a student of François Couplan the ethnobotanical world specialist. Nathalie is a LEED AP, an interior landscape designer, and a member of the Green Roof for Healthy Cities. She has a strong belief in building a better sustainable world for our children.
Discover the benefits of our Living Walls
Plants in a living wall absorb and remove VOCs. They also remove CO2 from the air and emit oxygen. A plant filtered room can have up to 60% less airborne microbes than your standard room with no plants.
Off-gassing of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is taking place in our homes, and businesses, schools, and stores. VOC’s come from carpets, paints, upholstery, insulation, copiers, scanners and countless other common products. Constant exposure to poor air quality can cause a number of health problems. A living wall will alleviate the risks associated with VOCs, and give your space an added boost of oxygen and humidity at the same time.
The psychological benefits of plants have been recognized for many years yet it is only recently that studies have quantified the benefits. These studies show that stress reductions and increased performance of college students and office workers by up to 12% are achieved from the installation of interior landscapes. Plants have also been shown to increase feelings of wellness and speed up the recovery of hospital patients. A living wall adds a serene feeling of nature which harkens back to spring and summer, it is this feeling of life that lifts the spirits. Researchers have begun to treat SAD patients (affecting up to 26% of the population) with living walls. The combination of light and nature brings back the feeling of the warmer months.
Commercial Green is the new black.
Your employees spend the majority of their days at work being productive. Recent research has shown that by simply introducing plants into the workspace you can boost employee productivity by 15%. By bringing the outside in, your company can increase more than just your productivity, employee satisfaction provides key stability.
Love the space you work in.
A custom designed living wall can fill an empty space with colour or create a dramatic impact where you need to add emphasis. Your building can become alive with a living décor that provides an aesthetically pleasing place to work in, but if you also place them strategically you can construct areas of privacy or intimacy that give your workers respite from the stress of the work day. With the low maintenance they require and the choice of plants available, your green wall can be anything you want it to be – it can even provide fresh produce for your company lunch room.
Beautiful and improved working atmospheres.
At Vertical Oxygen we design and build green walls that not only look beautiful, but that provide an improved work atmosphere for your company. Each plant species is carefully chosen to improve the air quality and improve the interior view for all staff. Your employees’ health is directly related to the air they breathe and the day to day office atmosphere.
Green walls can also provide a layer of natural insulation on walls so that they need less heating or cooling when the weather changes. They limit thermal fluctuations, reduce noise, mitigate pollution and lower extreme temperatures through the use of photosynthesis, trapping particle matter and capturing gases. Installing a green wall in your company building is chance to change the quality of the place your employees work in, increase your productivity, but most of all create an atmosphere they want to be in.
Across North America with our head office in Calgary, branch offices in Vancouver and Toronto