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LATEST NEWS...

2020 Christmas Office Closure

Head Office  - Fytogreen’s head office in Victoria will be closed from 12noon Tuesday 22nd December 2020  and will be re-opening on Tuesday 11th January 2021.  All Maintenance Emergencies please contact Scott Sherwood on 0412 822 099 or Kim Kitchen 0428 797 193

NSW Office  - Fytogreen’s NSW office will be closed from  23rd December 2020  to  Monday 4th January 2021.  All Maintenance Emergencies please contact Scott Sherwood on 0412 822 099

QLD Office  - Fytogreen’s QLD office will be closed from  23rd December 2020 to Monday 4th January 2021.  All Maintenance Emergencies please contact Nicholas Lane on 0428 461 665

South Australia  - Fytogreen’s SA maintenance department will be closed from  23rd December 2020 to Monday 4th January 2021.   All Maintenance Emergencies please contact Scott Sherwood on 0412 822 099

Online Ordering  - All Online Orders taken after 3pm on 17th December WILL NOT BE PROCESSED during our Christmas Closure.  Any orders taken after this date will be processed on the 11th January 2021 when the Fytogreen head office re-opens.


NOVEMBER 2020 UPDATE

YES, WE ARE OPEN AND ALL DEPARTMENTS ARE UP AND GROWING AGAIN!!!

All Fytogreen offices and department (VIC, NSW and QLD) are open and trading with COVID SAFE plans in place.


7th AUGUST 2020 UPDATE

FYTOGREEN HEAD OFFICE IN VICTORIA  - YES, WE ARE OPEN!!!

Fytogreen HEAD OFFICE in Victoria will be continuing to trade in accordance with the governments’ Stage 4 restrictions.

Fytogreen Australia will be staying open to support the commercial and residential building industry, critical infrastructure public works, and critical operations of permitted activities and industries.

We have a well-developed COVID SAFE plan in place and continue to follow the most up to date recommendations by the Government and health experts.

The majority of our office staff in Victoria are now operating from home, and all our installation teams are following our strict COVID SAFE plan.

We would appreciate your patience and understanding in these uncertain times, incase we experience any delays in answering phone calls and enquiries, please rest assured we will be continuing to support our clients in the most timely manner possible.

 

VICTORIAN MAINTENANCE

Unfortunately, our VICTORIAN maintenance department have now had confirmation from the Department of Health and Human Services that we are not permitted to attend any site for maintenance during the 6 week lock down period. This also includes fire compliance sites.

During this time we will provide as much support as possible remotely, in order to protect your Fytogreen asset. If required our maintenance team will be about to provide a virtual maintenance session over video conference or phone call if any problems arise.

If you have any Maintenance concerns or questions, please feel free to contact:

Scott Sherwood National Maintenance Manager – ssherwood@fytogreen.com.au or 0412 822 099

Kim Kitchen Maintenance Supervisor Victoria – kimk@fytogreen.com.au or 0428 797 193

 

We hope everybody keeps themselves safe in this challenging time – we’re all in this together! 

  - The team at Fytogreen

Fytogreen are committed to supplying  the widest range of bespoke greening solutions to our clients!

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.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AT FYTOGREEN

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.

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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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

 

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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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.

To see more images click here

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Plants in the Workplace: The Benefits of Biophilic Design

This infographic explores the design trend that’s transforming modern workplaces – Biophilic Design. Learn about the real benefits of including nature in the built environment such as increased productivity, sense of well-being, reduced absenteeism,

https://greenplantsforgreenbuildings.org/news/plants-in-workplace-benefits-of-biophilic-design-infographic/

#officedesign #sustainability #biophilicdesign #biophilia

Visit www.fytogreen.com.au for great greening ideas for your next project.

Plants in the Workplace: The Benefits of Biophilic Design

This infographic explores the design trend that’s transforming modern workplaces – Biophilic Design. Learn about the real benefits of including nature in the built environment such as increased productivity, sense of well-being, reduced absenteeism,

greenplantsforgreenbuildings.org/news/plants-in-workplace-benefits-of-biophilic-design-infographic/

#officedesign #sustainability #biophilicdesign #biophilia

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Click to read the latest issue of Australian National Construction Review, showcasing this world class project Collins Arch - the epitome of excellence, rising triumphantly into the Melbourne skyline and home to a stunning skygarden supplied, installed and maintained by Fytogreen Australia.

https://issuu.com/ancr/docs/australian_national_construction_re_3ca00b72ef94ce/52

#Fytogreen #CollinsArch #Tensile #Multiplex #WoodsBagot #447collins #skygarden #melbourne #sustainablearchitecture #biophilicdesign

Click to read the latest issue of Australian National Construction Review, showcasing this world class project Collins Arch - the epitome of excellence, rising triumphantly into the Melbourne skyline and home to a stunning skygarden supplied, installed and maintained by Fytogreen Australia.

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Congratulations to all the stunning projects that were shortlisted in the 2021 Victorian Architecture Awards this week.

Fytogreen were proud to work on several projects that have been shortlisted this year in the following categories…

COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE
• Collins Arch, 433 Collins Street, Melbourne – Woods Bagot and SHoP Architects
• Collins Place, 35 Collins Street, Melbourne – Grimshaw

URBAN DESIGN
• Collins Arch, 433 Collins Street, Melbourne – Woods Bagot and Shop Architects

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
• Olderfleet, 477 Collins Street, Melbourne – Grimshaw with Carr

MELBOURNE PRIZE
• Collins Arch, 433 Collins Street, Melbourne – Woods Bagot and SHoP Architects
• Olderfleet, 477 Collins Street, Melbourne – Grimshaw with Carr

Good Luck and we look forward to hearing about the winning projects on Friday 18th June.

Read more about the Awards at architectureau.com/articles/2021-victorian-architecture-awards-shortlist/

To see more of Fytogreens award winning projects visit fytogreen.com.au/awards/

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LOOK at how healthy and green our wall garden is! Installation and ongoing maintenance are done by @fytogreen_australia

The vertical garden is installed at the Cubo Penthouse, located in Richmond.

#wallgarden #fytogreen #fytogreenaustralia #verticalgarden #gardeninspiration
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2021 - CTBUH 2021 Innovation Award - WINNER - Award of Excellence

A word from Aspect Studio....Platinum Tower’s Green Façade in Southbank, Melbourne has won an Innovation award in the 2021 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat - CTBUH awards program. CTBUH’s Innovation Award recognises a break through in technology and design for a specific part of a tall building and this recognition highlights our efforts in creating sustainable environments that enhance the cities we live in.

It took a concerted effort working closely with Fytogreen and Tensile Australia to create a green façade that spans between levels 2 to 10 of the tower. The vertical garden wraps around the podium and provides a natural ventilation system for the car park within.

The installation of the green façade involved the development of a pre-grown system that acts as a trellis, fall protection and a vehicular barrier whilst also allowing the plants to grow off site for nine months, enabling the five species of climbers to provide 50% coverage on the first day on site.

Congratulations to our collaborators Fytogreen Australia Pty Ltd, Tensile Design & Construct, as well as Multiplex and Squillace Architects who are all integral to the towers success.

Photography: Andrew Lloyd
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Fytogreens floating wetlands ( sometimes called floating gardens) are designed to vegetate ponds, waterways, dams, quarries and waterbodies requiring either an aesthetic treatment, habitat production or water processing/rehabilitation to reduce pollutants.
The floating garden / floating wetland modules are an effective and sustainable technology to improve water conditions.

PICTURED: Woodlands Park, Moonee Valley, VIC
Learn More at https://fytogreen.com.au/floating-gardens/

#FloatingWetlands #habitatrestores #stormwatermanagement #watertreatment #Fytogreen #wetlandsconservation #wetlands
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It's great to see a Fytogreen Roof Garden Project "Bendigo Hospital" showcased on a WORLDWIDE TOP 10 List for green roof and green wall Trends.
It is an hour long feature - but well worth the time if you have it spare.... if you would like to jump directly to Bendigo Hospital its featured at 20.06.

Check it out at https://youtu.be/cpV6lhGUwhE

#Bendigohospital #oculus #fytogreen #roofgardens #greenroof #sustainablearchitecture
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This is what a well maintained, sustainable green wall looks like - Illumina Apartments in Toowong, Qld .

A 51m2 Fytowall installed in February 2018 and maintained by our specialized maintenance department - 3 years on and the green wall is thriving - Simply Stunning !

Visit www.fytogreen.com.au/illumina-apartments-green-wall to learn more about this project.

#greenwalls #greenarchitecture #biofillia #indoorplants #verticalgarden #sustainability #fytogreen
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UTAS Cradle Coast green roof - Just under 50% of 2100m2 at initial cover stage, excellent team lead by Toby. #Fytogreen #Greenroof #Fairbrother #sika #RoofGarden #utas ...

Learn More at www.fytogreen.com.au/green-walls/fytoarbour-2/ ...