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

between landscape + architecture – our new catalog is here!

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If you’ve spoken with someone from Tournesol in the last 6 months, you’ve probably heard about the new catalog that was “just around the corner”.  While it took a lot longer to pull together than we anticipated, it’s finally here! 

 At 88 pages, it has complete sections on our Green Building Products (including living wall, green facades, and our new VertiGreen product), Container Irrigation, and Pots, Planters and Site Furnishings.  In addition to complete product specifications we’ve added complete technical sections on installation and use of the products.  Oh, and did we mention pictures? It’s full of installation images to give you an idea how others have used our products, and provide inspiration for your next project.

You can view the pdf of the catalog here, or drop us a line to get a hard copy via mail.  We’d also love your commentary or thoughts on it, too.

TerraScreen named in “Top 5 Building Products” at GreenBuild Show

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The ecomii blog, a “single, credible and comprehensive resource for everything healthy and green”, published a report naming Tournesol Sitework’s TerraScreen interior greenwall system one of their top 5 building products for commercial buildings and interiors today. Continue reading TerraScreen named in “Top 5 Building Products” at GreenBuild Show