Green walls are green roofs gone vertical. Today, PNC Financial Services Group unveiled its new, six-story tall green wall, complete with the corporate logo. The wall is located on the building’s headquarters at Fifth Avenue and Wood Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The wall encompasses 2,380 square feet made up of 602 2x2 square foot panels with 24 plants per panel. Each of the panels will offset the carbon footprint of one PNC employee.
"The wall is a fitting reminder that PNC is the world leader in green building," said PNC Director of Corporate Real Estate Gary Saulson. "City sidewalks are cooler and quieter thanks to shade and sound absorption by green walls and urban planting. Together with our recently completed PNC Triangle Park just one block away, the wall creates much needed green space and offers a distinctive welcome to PNC's headquarters campus." Source: PR Newswire
PNC is the owner of dozens of LEED certified and LEED registered projects including bank branches throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
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