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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.

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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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Our specialized vertical garden systems are not merely gardens bolted to walls. They are highly specific ecosystems.  They address a significantly diverse range of functionalities in support of architecture, built within our populated stressed urban climates. ...

The maintenance of our unique installations require specialist  plant-based knowledge and experience.
The Fytogreen maintenance division is a group of passionate technicians, who regularly communicate to advance the divisions’ internal skill base. The team utilize techniques and materials to maintain Fytogreen’s extensive range of projects.
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Interior Plantscaping article - Hort Journal Australia
Check out the latest Interior Plantscaping article in the June 2020 edition of Hort Journal Australia. Gabrielle Stannus interviews Erik van Zuilekom, Fytogreen's in house botanist and one of Australia's leading designers of green roofs, walls and facades.
Click on this link then skip to pages 26-27 to read the article: http://hortjournal.com.au/currentissue.php
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Australian Wide office Location - Fytogreen has offices in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as an agent in Perth and New Zealand allowing us to efficiently provide ecologically sustainable gardens on buildings all over Australia and New Zealand.
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Fytogreen provides a unique capability to design bespoke greening solutions and develop innovative technologies to meet the changing demands of the industry.
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Check out more projects at https://fytogreen.com.au/projects/

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Great work team !!! Installation Sneak Peak -

Read more about our FytoArbours / Suspended Living Beams at 
https://fytogreen.com.au/green-walls/fytoarbour-2/

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Installation Sneak Peak - The Fytogreen team are currently busy installing our FytoArbour system in Harris Street, Sydney.  Its looking stunning already, stay tuned for the images of the completed project when it's grown into its new home.

Read more about our FytoArbours / Suspended Living Beams at 
https://fytogreen.com.au/green-walls/fytoarbour-2/

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Fytogreen are World Leaders in Lightweight Sustainable Green Walls.
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Fytogreen specialists in commercial and residential vertical gardens across Australia.
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A beautiful little little vertical garden situated in the heart of Melbourne.
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Meeting a technical challenge to enhance nature’s expression.

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We would like to wish all our clients and associates a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year.

Please Note: The Fytogreen office will be closed from 4pm Friday 20th December and re-open on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
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Fytogreen’s Hydrocell growing medium is tested in a variety of climatic and planting conditions. Typically Australian towns and cities are seeking ways to conserve water, and we are proud to have tested and proven our gardens as the most efficient water-saving systems available today.
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Creating ecologically sustainable solutions for greening the built environment.

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A key component to Fytogreen’s successful green walls is our unique solid substrate that is used in all our vertical gardens. Our tested and proven foam combination provides an extremely stable, “honey-comb” lattice that allows Fytogreen to use a wide diversity of plant types, due to the secure root anchoring and improved ‘on wall’ water holding capacity. It also adds a water buffer to adverse climate events.
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Fytogreen provide a specialist ‘elevated’ horticultural maintenance department to maintain vegetation, monitor irrigation and fertigation ensuring perfect nutrient balancing and water quality.
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We are Hiring

Fytogreen are expanding and are seeking the services of passionate and dedicated people to join our vibrate team who have a love of all things green.
We currently have 3 new positions available, located in Sydney and Victoria - See job details at

https://www.seek.com.au/Fytogreen-Australia…/at-this-company

Please send resumes to  info@fytogreen.com.au
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Fytogreen are World Leaders in Lightweight Sustainable Green Walls
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Fytogreen are Australia’s leader in building sustainable green walls. We pride ourself on the ability to integrate successful gardens into built structures.  With proper care and specialist maintenance, plants live out their natural lifespan and they do not require to be continually replanted with large quantities of fresh plants.
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Fytogreen works with Australian and International developers, architects and landscape architects along with tier 1 and tier 2 construction companies to create beautiful, environmentally sustainable gardens integrated into built structures.
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COVID UPDATE - 7th AUGUST 2020
YES, WE ARE OPEN!!
Fytogreen HEAD OFFICE in Victoria will be continuing to trade in accordance with the governments’ Stage 4 restrictions.
CLICK TO READ MORE https://fytogreen.com.au/sample-page/about-us/latest-greening-news/

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.
CLICK TO READ MORE https://fytogreen.com.au/sample-page/about-us/latest-greening-news/

We hope everybody keeps themselves safe in this challenging time – we’re all in this together!
- The team at Fytogreen

COVID UPDATE - 7th AUGUST 2020
YES, WE ARE OPEN!!
Fytogreen HEAD OFFICE in Victoria will be continuing to trade in accordance with the governments’ Stage 4 restrictions.
CLICK TO READ MORE fytogreen.com.au/sample-page/about-us/latest-greening-news/

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.
CLICK TO READ MORE fytogreen.com.au/sample-page/about-us/latest-greening-news/

We hope everybody keeps themselves safe in this challenging time – we’re all in this together!
- The team at Fytogreen
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Fytogreen have the widest range of greening solutions on the market, offering multi-dimensional systems for both commercial and residential applications that increase the diversity, quantity and density of biophilic design and the industry know-how to create brand new solutions if required.

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It's great to see "Greening the Built Environment" is widely becoming a major consideration for new builds.

Fytogreen is proud to have designed and installed many award winning greening firsts for Australia and its no wonder we have become the industry leader & innovator in horticultural technologies.

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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......

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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.

 

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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.

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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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