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ABC News – ‘Green roofs for Australian cities would help reduce flooding and save on bills, study shows’

Extract originally published on ABC News, by James Hancock (20 May 2018) It's a bold vision for Australia's future. The grey roofs of city buildings transformed into a green canopy. City councils — including [...]

2018-05-22T12:59:30+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Green Roofs, Media|

Daily Telegraph – ‘Leading landscape architect: Sydney can learn from New York, Singapore on green projects’

Excerpt originally published in the Daily Telegraph, 11 April 2018 Talk is cheap and it's high time the State Government finally delivers more urban greening projects before Sydney loses its unique, world-class appeal, a leading [...]

2018-05-22T12:24:22+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Media, Published Articles, Urban Greening|

Hort Journal Australia – ‘A breath of fresh air in the green wall industry’

Extract from the April issue, by Gabrielle Stannus Recent research conducted by the University of Technology Sydney has shown that active green walls can significantly reduce indoor air pollution, thereby reducing the incidence of [...]

2018-05-22T12:15:06+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Breathing Wall, Health & Wellbeing, News, Research|

QANTAS magazine – ‘Next big things’

Extract from the April issue: The walls have leaves Our city air comes with all sorts of added extras, some of which are not so beneficial to our health. What if you could treat and [...]

Planning the future

Orange Regional Museum In recent reports issued by Infrastructure Australia and the Greater Sydney Commission, a coordinated and collaborative approach is being called on to plan our cities of the future. Recurring [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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