Tournesol Siteworks @ New England Grows Feb 3-5

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For those that may be attending the New England Grows show Feb 3- 5 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center-

In addition to our existing products for putting landscapes in, on and around buildings, you’ll have the chance to see our newest living wall product, the VertiGreen™ Hybrid pre-grown trellis system. The hybrid allows us to create commercial-grade living walls at half the cost. You may have seen our post last month regarding the patent application finally going in – this will be your first chance to see the product in person.
Our regional sales representative, Brian Mitalo, will be at the show, and he’ll also have copies of our new 80-page complete catalog, “Between Landscape & Architecture”. You can find him in the booth of our local distributor, Bisco Irrigation – #2423.  Bisco has been a great support in the area, and we appreciate the space they are providing us! 

 

Tournesol living walls part of “People’s Choice Top 10 GreenSpec Products for 2009”

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We might not have made the BuildingGreen.com editor’s top 10 list, but our VGM and TerraScreen living wall products were named as part of their People’s Choice Top 10 GreenSpec Products for 2009.   They compiled the list as follows:

Simple analysis of our website traffic statistics reveals which of those 2,000-plus products you read, researched, and generally clicked on most during 2009.

We’ve garnered a lot of good press for the developments in the living wall business thus far, but the BuildingGreen.com rankings showed that it’s not just the media that are interested.  While we’d be flattered to think that this is entirely due to our great products (and really good press releases), clearly the architectural and design community is very interested in living wall systems! We’ll see if the attention continues to build in 2010.

More on Edible Living Walls featuring Tournesol…

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© Caron Golden, www.sandiegofoodstuff.com, 2010

Greenscaped Buildings, our partner that is installing, among other things, edible living walls at Mario Batali’s Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles and another at Urban Core, a non-profit in San Diego, passed along this link to a San Diego foodie blog.

Caron Golden, of “To Market, To Market, with San Diego Foodstuff”, visited Jim Mumford and took the opportunity to review his edible wall work (much thanks for her permission to reprint the section shown below): Continue reading More on Edible Living Walls featuring Tournesol…

Finding Tournesol Siteworks at the TPIE…

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The FNGLA’s Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition will be taking place January 14th-16th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Tournesol distributor Primescape Products will be exhibiting in booths 3003/230 & 237, and Bullis Bromeliads in #917 will be using our TerraScreen® Interior greenwall system prominently in their booth. Stop by and ask them about using TerraScreen with their bromeliads!

As part of the TPIE short course there will be a “Green Walls Workshop” on Friday morning, from 8:00-12:15.  Organized by Joy Dorst, the course will feature McCrae Anderson speaking on his new greenwall system from 9:45-10:30, then will be organized as a panel.  Tournesol Siteworks will be represented on the panel by our distributor James Loper from Reflections of Nature Nursery/Biotecture of Yulee, FL.  Many of the different manufacturers of living wall systems will be present, so it should be an interesting hour!

Top green building trend for 2010?

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We’re back, after a break between Christmas and New Year’s Day. After a week enjoying the green paradise of Costa Rica, I’m ready to go with my batteries recharged.  I hope you feel the same.

Green walls/living walls managed to make several blogger’s “top green building trends for 2010” (courtesy of Goodworks) and “green building predictions for 2010” (courtesy of BuildDirect).  Maybe this will be the year that they move into the mainstream as more installations are built.

Living walls have the distinct advantage over green roofs that they are visible, and offer the community continuous reinforcement of the green building message. As we bring the costs down on commercial-grade living wall and green facade systems, we expect the enthusiasm to continue to grow.

The Greening of San Jose, Part 3

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The previous two posts about San Jose featured applications of Tournesol Siteworks pots and planters used to green the streets of Downtown.  This post features one of the city’s most interesting experiments – widening the sidewalks.  Continue reading The Greening of San Jose, Part 3

The Greening of San Jose, Part 2

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downtown san jose 006The City of San Jose has put over 300 planters in its downtown district during the past year, and nearly all of them have been manufactured by Tournesol Siteworks. The previous post showed the most recent installation of custom Urban Collection and Wilshire Box hanging planters.  This post highlights previous work done in the same downtown area. Continue reading The Greening of San Jose, Part 2