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Fytogreen is at the cutting-edge in our field, from green walls, rooftop gardens, green facades or planters...  We are passionate horticulturists, always learning and experimenting with new types of plants in all sorts of climatic conditions.

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Under the leadership of Geoff Heard, Managing Director, Fytogreen has 30 years of horticultural industry experience and over 12 years delivering green roofs, green walls and vertical gardens.

Pictured are our test beds for green roofs, which are planted at varying degrees of roof pitch, and left untouched and unwatered.

Fytogreen establish numerous different test beds and green walls at the Fytogreen nursery.  We carefully document and evaluate growth rates, water usage and survival rates in various conditions.

We do this to ensure we "speak from experience" when an architect asks us how a plant might perform.

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From herbs and vegetables to flowering plants, the vertical garden poses on-going research and development challenges, whether it be indoor or outdoor gardens, floating gardens or water saving systems.

Fytogreen is totally committed to our research and development program to bring sustainable, innovative products to green the built environment.

 

 

 

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Come and join us at Caroma on Collins in Alexandria to discuss the benefits of Sustainable Green Infrastructure and learn how it delivers multiple social, environmental, and economic benefits.

THIS THURSDAY (21st November 2019) 6pm - 9pm

SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE & REGISTRATION IS FREE

https://www.caroma.com.au/events/greening-build-structure
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Congratulations Collins Square, boasting five integrated towers, each of which have achieved a 5 Star Green Star Design and 5 Star Green Star As Built rating - Read More at https://new.gbca.org.au/showcase/projects/stars-each-collins-squares-5-towers/?utm_source=gbv&utm_medium=email

Fytogreen are proud to be part of these sustainable projects, successfully delivering greening for 3 out of the 5 buildings, including the tallest indoor green wall in the southern hemisphere in Tower Four.

David Gallant, Chief Operating Officer at Walker Corporation, says the “Green Star Award certification provided a sustainability road map for Collins Square. The precinct is a living example of how embedding sustainable design principles in the design phase sets up a project for optimal environmental performance in its operational phase”.

#CollinsSquare #TowerFour #Fytogreen #Greenwall #GreenStar #greencities #sustainabledevelopment #WalkerCorporation #GreenStarAward #verticalgardens
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FREE registration NOW OPEN for the 2019 Greenroofs and Walls of the World Virtual Summit

https://lnkd.in/grhrEgw

Fytogreen will be part of this years Virtual Summit - an interactive platform for idea interchange through a combination of environmentally forward videos from keynote speakers and individual and collaborative presenters.

#greenroofs #greenwalls #climatechange #greeninfrastructure #sustainability #VirtualSummit2019
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Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2019 from Linda Velazquez. Hi, everyone! We'd like to invite you to join us for our 2019 Gre...
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Fytogreen are proud to be formally recognized as Sustainability Leaders in the Green Industry!

Take a minute to watch Geoff Heard, Managing Director at Fytogreen Australia, along with other industry leaders featured in this inspiring video produced by Hunter Industries Australia.

"We hope the video encourages you to join the conversation, contribute to developing a sustainable industry, and support the communities in which we live, work, and play."

https://youtu.be/cfLwW7v9zis

#HunterIndustriesAustralia #sustainabledevelopment #greencities #greeninfrastructure #AnnHunterWellborn #CircleofExcellenceAward #VerticalGardens #RoofGardens #FytogreenAustralia
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Social Responsibility is and has always been a core value at Hunter Industries. That’s’ why we developed the Ann Hunter-Welborn Circle of Excellence Award. A...
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The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has recently announced the winners of the 2019 National Landscape Architecture Awards.

The Bendigo Hospital Project was among the big winners on the night, receiving an Awards of Excellence in the Civil Landscape category.

Congratulations Oculus and all involved in the project!

Fytogreen are proud to be a contributor to this multi award winning job. Read more at https://architectureau.com/articles/2019-national-landscape-architecture-awards/

#Bendiogohospital #awardwinning #roofgarden #greenroof #oculus #fytogreen
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Fytogreen Australia - Leading the Industry in Sustainable Greening Solutions.
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The Block, Sky High – Green Wall

By fytogreen | January 24, 2018

A once thriving green wall ” The Block, Sky High ”  has now been left high & dry! Fytogreen was delighted to design and construct an innovative green wall solution at the iconic ” The Block, Sky High ” – the first of many, for Channel 9’s TV series “The Block.” Back in 2013, The Block,…

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Jiangsu Delegation

Last week Fytogreen was invited to present to the Jiangsu delegation, to to share our expertise on Water Sustainable Design, followed by a roof garden and green wall tour around Melbourne.

"Its great as a company to continually be requested to share our vast knowledge, showcase our accomplishments and be recognised as the industry leader". 

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Here’s how vertical & roof gardens can save our cities

Great Video featured on realestate.com.au/lifestyle explaining the benefits of Fytogreen's sustainable vertical gardens and green roofs in our cities.

Click here to watch

 

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Published by realestate.com

Everything you need to know about green roofs
 - written by Erinna Giblin.  18 August 2017

Everything you need to know about green roofs

Gardens on the roof… it’s a strange concept but it’s a sight you might have started to see pop up more and more lately.

Green roofs are becoming an attractive concept in more ways than one as Aussies around the country cotton on to how much money they can save on their energy bills by investing in good insulation.

We asked Lisa from Fytogreen Australia to give us the run down on green roofs......

Click here to read the story

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A great little article from the latest issue of "Squared" - Collins Square.

Going Green

Creating the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest, largest and most ambitious vertical green wall is not for the faint-hearted.

Towering 53m high and featuring 400 tonnes of concrete and 13,890 plants, the task of creating the wall was easily as big as the wall itself.

“We had to install 826 panels by two swing stages using a rope pulley system delivering panels to each swing stage from Level 7-20,” says Geoff Heard, Managing Director of Fytogreen Australia Pty. Ltd.

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“All the material had to be craned to Level 7 of the adjacent Tower Five, and then panels had to be walked across to an occupied office complex over 12 consecutive days.”

But what about the all-important plants?
It can be tricky enough to get it right at home, ensuring your new plant has just the right amount of sun and water, but when you’re dealing with 18 different plant species to form a feature wall in a corporate office building, there’s a little more to take into account. “[The plant species list] was determined by the available light levels provided by supplementary lighting,” says Geoff.

“Hence, all species are low-light indoor plants suited to the warmer, more humid conditions within the atrium.” Collins Square now boasts one of the highest concentrations of sustainable buildings in the Southern Hemisphere, with all Towers designed to 5 Star Greenstar and 5 star NABERS Energy ratings. Tower One has an excellent 5.5 star NABERS Energy rating and Tower Three has accomplished an industry leading 6 stars.

solar-panel_2545It is possible for a roof garden to incorporate solar panels and skylights into the design?

 

Not only is it possible, it is actually a huge benefit to install a green roof under and around the solar panels. Solar panels start to loose efficiency of converting solar energy to electrical energy when the temperature increases above 25 deg C.

Having a roof garden around and below the photo-voltaic panels reduces the reflective heat from the roof, thus increases the efficiency of  the solar panel to generate electricity.

Another additional benefit, the shadowing effect of the solar panels allows a greater plant pallet selection when designing the green roof.

 

westbury-stOur Roof Garden.... 

A Follow Up Podcast brought to you from
"The Site Shed"

Today’s guest, Sonia Bedner resides at 38 Westbury Street in St Kilda East, however unlike her neighbouring buildings, Sonia’s roof top has been turned into a roof garden (A thriving award winning Fytogreen roof garden installed in August 2015).

Click here to listen to the podcast

A Greener Future.... 
Podcast featuring Stuart Tyler brought to you from "The Site Shed"

 

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Here is a link to a Podcast from The Site Shed showcasing gardens on the built structure. The discussion covers a range of points of greening the built structure, including types of gardening, what design considerations are needed and how they are installed and maintained.  Also covered are regulations, environmental advantages and the practical advantages of having a roof garden, green facade or vertical garden on your home or office.

Click here to listen to the podcast

Marco392Marco Apartments Vertical Garden featured on ABC's Garden Gurus.

Did you see Fytogreen stunning vertical garden at Marco Apartment featured on last week's show - Garden Guru's  

Click here to Watch 

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Congratulations Fytogreen!

Thank you Mirvac for awarding Fytogreen with your
'Workplace Safety Award'  for the roof garden recently installed at the Bolte Recreational facility.

 

Design Build Expo -
3rd - 5th May 2017.

Come and see Fytogreen at this years
Design Build Expo
Wednesday 3th til Friday 5th May 2017
ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

Fytogreen, in conjunction with Tensile, has an amazing 9m high display featuring some of Fytogreen's latest products including our living beams and cylinders at this weeks Expo.     

10 up high: Australia’s best green roofs  -  by Annie Reid.

Australia's best green roofs

There’s a lot to like about green gardens in the sky. As well as the beauty of a verdant space in the built environment, green roofs have triple bottom line benefits, including reducing urban heat island effects, lowering urban air temperatures, and helping to improve Co2 emissions.

Right now, we’re trending towards green roofs that are accessible and usable for all to enjoy, so how about ten of the best to admire?     

Botanica hosts Queensland's largest green wall supplied by Fytogreen Australia

Home to Queensland's largest Greenwall by Fytogreen, this Brisbane project has been named the best development in the country. 

Congratulations, ARIA Property Group’s for their South Brisbane project, Botanica Residences.  Winning the Urban Development Institute President’s Award, making it the best of the best of around 500 projects across the country.

Back To Babylon wins at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Congratulations Tract for winning a "Silver Show Garden Award"" and the Mark Bence Construction Award" at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show"

Fytogreen were proud to help Tract to make their design a reality.

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New Product for Fytogreen installed at Warringah Mall

The Warringah Mall project in Sydney, for the Scentre Group, required significant technical design. Fytogreen overcame this by creating a new product, and achieved an outstanding outcome. The ability to collaborate with Tensile ensured a great working relationship making it a relatively seamless exercise.

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Fytogreen continues to research and improve lighting for indoor breathable walls

To ensure what we recommend to our clients meets our performance specification, Fytogreen has now set up our second series of LED lighting experiments at the head office in Somerville, and a third series will begin soon.

....READ MORE HERE

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Fytogreen is Towering Ahead - Presenting Australia's Tallest Indoor Living Green Wall!

We are extremely proud to showcase this stunning 52.9m high vertical garden at Collins Square - Tower 4, 737 Collins Street, Docklands, installed in October 2016 by the Fytogreen team...Australia’s leading specialist in sustainable vertical gardens.

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