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The Business Case for Living Infrastructure in the Hospitality Sector

By Jock Gammon Paragon Hotel, Sydney The last few years have seen the benefits of green or living infrastructure become more widely accepted than ever before. Green walls in office and retail [...]

2018-03-12T16:28:51+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Living Design, Living Infrastructure, Opinion|

Living Infrastructure and Environmental Rating Systems

Originally published on Sourceable, by Jock Gammon How can living infrastructure help you achieve environmental ratings like the WELL Building Standard, Living Building Challenge and Green Star? Australian Ethical Investment; Photography: Siren Design [...]

Turf wars: 13 reasons why you would install a green wall and 3 reasons why you might not

Excerpt taken from original article in The Fifth Estate. By Dr Sara Wilkinson, UTS, 1 February 2018. One of the reasons we love green roofs and walls is their aesthetic. Having worked in Sydney [...]

Green walls come under attack

Originally published in The Fifth Estate, by Cameron Jewell, 25 January 2018 Green wall advocates have hit back at an attack from a leading architect on the value of green walls, citing energy savings [...]

‘Missed opportunity’ for green roofs as Sydney’s apartment boom continues

By Lisa Visentin, originally published by The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 January 2018 ...The current apartment boom is likely to exacerbate what is known as the urban-heat island effect, where buildings and the surrounding concrete and [...]

We can’t afford to ignore indoor air quality – our lives depend on it

By Steve Atkinson, originally published in The Conversation, 16 January 2018 We often talk about healthy living and quality of life but have you considered the quality of the air you breathe?  Most of [...]

2018-01-22T10:38:32+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Media, News, Published Articles|

Are you planning a green wall?

Originally published in Supply Chain Sustainability School Why have a plain wall or dull facade when you could have a vibrant and verdant vertical garden to gaze upon and enjoy? Green walls, also referred [...]

2017-11-27T13:06:29+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Categories: Breathing Wall, Living Design, Living Infrastructure, News, Published Articles|

New wonder wall set to clear the air at Manly Vale

Originally published by the University of Technology on 15 November 2017 In summary:  A world-first project will install more than 9000 plants on the external walls of a three-storey carpark being built on Sydney's northern [...]

Metro Tunnel Living Infrastructure Plan

As our cities face pressures of population growth, climate change and decreasing natural environment, the Victorian State Government has released the ‘Metro Tunnel Living Infrastructure Plan’ as part of their $11 billion Metro Tunnel [...]

World First Breathing Wall Car Park

We are super excited to announce our new project with Transport NSW – a three-storey car park wrapped in our Breathing Wall modules. The Manly Vale B-Line commuter car park is a world-first project [...]

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