It's a nice visual element, but the green wall also has great eco-effects, too. The oxygen that the wall provides is equal to that produced by 16 14-foot-tall trees. Since plants absorb sound, the wall also reduces noise levels. Plus, the greenery naturally aids in energy efficiency by moderating the temps and humidity levels inside the space—which will be helpful during those scorching summer Chicago days.
In the lobby, the wall also serves another function: It acts as a divider between the armchairs in the waiting area and the dining section. You'll feel a little more chic eating your free breakfast with that eco-friendly green wall nearby.
[Photo: Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront]