The LiveWall® Planted Wall System can Contribute to Green Building Projects Earning LEED® Credits in Multiple Categories
News from Greenbuild: LiveWall®, the Planted Wall System Designed in Harmony with Nature, Offers a New Option to help Green Building Projects Achieve LEED Certification
San Francisco, CA
Today at the Greenbuild® International Conference and Expo in San Francisco, Calif., LiveWall, LLC announced that the LiveWall® green wall system can contribute to projects earning points toward ten or more LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits. LiveWall, the planted wall system that transforms ordinary walls into vertical green landscapes, is the result of four years of research and development by the same dedicated team of horticultural scientists, landscape professionals, architects, roofing specialists and green building experts who created LiveRoof®, the refined green roof system proven to be superior in more than 700 installations.
LEED from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a green building rating system and certification program that encourages and accelerates adoption of sustainable green building and development practices. The LEED categories and credits which can be influenced by LiveWall include:
- Sustainable Sites: Stormwater Design (SS 6.1, SS 6.2) and Heat Island Effect (SS 7.1)
- Water Efficiency: Water-Efficient Landscaping (WE 1) and Innovative Waste Water Technologies (WE 2)
- Energy and Atmosphere: Optimize Energy Performance (EA 1)
- Materials and Resources: Recycled Content (MR 4.1, MR 4.2) and Regional Materials (MR 5.1, 5.2)
LiveWall living wall installations may also contribute to Innovation in Design credits. Depending on geographic location, Regional Priority Credits may be available as well. Detailed information is available on the LiveWall web site: LiveWall and LEED.
“LiveWall is the planted wall system engineered to be attractive, simple to install, easy to maintain and change — and, above all, healthy for plants,” said Dave MacKenzie, horticulturalist and president of Hortech, Inc and its LiveWall, LLC and LiveRoof, LLC subsidiaries.
The LiveWall green wall system’s planter modules slide into the innovative RainRail® mounting tracks, which secure them in place and incorporate hidden conduits and built-in nozzles for integrated mist irrigation. The modules, manufactured in recycled architectural grade plastic, are six inches deep and five inches wide and come in 8-inch and 16-inch lengths. They are available in multiple colors, including beige, cool gray, wheat, cedar, sage, and salsa.
LiveWall also comes in a two-sided, mobile version on wheels, LiveScreen®. “A practical, portable option to green up porches, patios and decks, LiveScreen can be used to grow colorful flowers, ornamental plants and herbs and vegetables,” said MacKenzie.
LiveWall is on display at the Greenbuild® International Conference and Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, November 14-15, 2012. LiveWall is at booth #2336S.
Designed with a healthy regard for plants, LiveWall® (http://www.livewall.com) is the planted wall system that achieves simplicity and sustainability in harmony with nature. LiveWall is the result of four years of R&D by the professionals who created LiveRoof®, the superior green roof system. LiveWall supports plants as nature intended — roots growing down, stems and leaves growing up. With unsurpassed versatility to grow a diversity of plant types, LiveWall transforms ordinary walls into inspiring vertical landscapes. LiveWall is simple, effective and attractive. The system’s WallTer® planter modules slide into the revolutionary RainRail® mounting tracks, which secure them in place and provide integrated mist irrigation. Just as with LiveRoof, licensed regional growers across the U.S. and Canada customize plant selection for every LiveWall project. They deliver the module inserts abundantly vegetated with locally cultivated plants that are full-grown and thriving for immediate success and enduring beauty. For more information, call 877-554-4065.