GSky unveils plant wall at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago

19 February 2014 (Last Updated February 19th, 2014 18:30)

Green wall provider GSky Plant Systems has installed a living plant wall at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

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Green wall provider GSky Plant Systems has installed a living plant wall at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Located in terminal three in the corridor between concourses k and i, the green wall is 100ft² and contains 440 plants, including Heart Leaf Philodendron, Neon Pothos, Silver Satin Pothos and Ripple Red Peperomia.

GSky has installed its green wall at O’Hare airport as part of the Fly Green Chicago Exhibit, launched by the Chicago Department of Aviation to showcase its green initiatives at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports.

GSky Plant Systems president Chad Sichello said: "As airport facilities work toward reducing our environmental impact, green walls are fantastic displays that represent an airport’s commitment to green initiatives."

"Green walls are fantastic displays that represent an airport’s commitment to green initiatives."

The green wall technology is built on GSky’s Versa Wall system, which employs 4in industry standard pots that can be placed directly into a tray to ensure instant plant coverage, offering flexible deployment options and with various plant selections.

The Versa Wall comes with re-circulating irrigation system and is eco-friendly, customisable, durable and economical, claims GSky.

Green Walls use plants to improve ambience eliminate toxins in the air and capture dust inside a building.


Image: GSky living Green Wall at O’Hare International Airport. Photo: courtesy of GSky Plant Systems Inc.