Architects specify Live Wall and Green Roof projects to soften and cool building and parking structures naturally. Landscape Architects choose reliable Tournesol Siteworks systems.
Live Wall and Green Roof Systems: whether you are creating a large commercial outdoor live wall, green wall, vertical garden, or an intimate interior live wall, one of Tournesol’s 4 Live Wall systems, or their green roof system, will make your project successful. DeepStream started as a customer of Tournesol more than 18 years ago and have we been a high-volume distributor of this 35-year-old industry leading manufacturer for over 14 years.
The Green Roof movement is great, but the ratio of wall to roof area is much greater on high-rise buildings. If Architects designed balconies with drainage and water spigots built into their clients’ high-rise buildings, it would allow residents and offices to help offset their impact to a far greater degree both in terms of cooling and exchanging oxygen for carbon and absorbing other pollutants. Still, green walls can be retrofitted with live wall systems by Tournesol and make a big difference.
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Tournesol Siteworks manufactures a suite of products for commercial construction projects, offices, and even residential projects that make that vision simple, cost-effective and successful every time. Tournesol has proven solutions for nearly any climate and application. Customization and design consulting services are available to make the toughest challenges in green roof and live wall projects of any scale manageable.
Creating a successful Green Wall, Live Wall, or Vertical Garden starts here.
GRT3 Modular Green Roof Trays — A modular green roof is made up of a series of trays, which hold engineered soil and plants. The green roof can go directly on existing roofs, assuming necessary support exists, without retrofit and the associated costs. It provides the important elements associated with green roofs, including stormwater retention, insulation, and membrane protection. Tournesol GRT3 green roof trays are made of extremely durable HDPE, with 60% recycled content. Unlike injection molded trays, HDPE is UV-stable, resisting cracking and splitting. They are available in 4” and 8” depths. Raised drain holes at corners and along channels allow for 3/4” of storm water retention after rain fall, augmenting drip irrigation for minimal water use.
Live Walls can do even more than a green roof to cool your building, clean the air, and reduce energy cost.
Interior Live Wall
TerraScreen® is a simple, cost-effective, and maintenance-friendly live wall, designed especially for interior and “intimate” exterior green wall installations. Often described as living art, the TerraScreen® allows the designer, landscaper, or owner to use plants to establish a living, breathing focal point, set a mood, or celebrate a season. All panels are made of black powder- and zinc-coated steel wire, with integral wall brackets. Panels may be mounted adjacent to or above one another to create a larger coverage area. The sides of the TerraScreen® system can be covered with a simple powder-coated steel cover. The irrigation system may be connected manually to a hose or water cart, or plumbed to a timer system.
Live Wall Planters let you live in a city clad in living, breathing green, as the plants absorb heat and carbon while giving off oxygen. It turns an overheated, unfeeling space into a living, breathing oasis.
Exterior Live Wall
At its heart, the Tournesol VGM® modular Live Wall System is a recycled plastic planting module attached to stainless steel hanging rails. Once grown in, it provides instant, complete coverage of any vertical surface. A wide, controllable variety of plant designs can be used in any horticultural condition. Modules are available with an optional stabilized growing media for peak plant performance. Designed to last the life of the building, VGM® is backed by Tournesol’s 30 years of experience.
Easy Live Wall
A system for residential and light commercial applications, the VGP Live Wall Tray System is a versatile, easy-to-install living wall. Few living wall systems offer the versatility of the VGP live wall. At the heart of the system is the planting tray, made of 100% recycled polypropylene. When direct-planted with two 4″ or one 1-gallon nursery pots, it provides a lush, rich-looking living wall at a price significantly lower than our commercially oriented VGM modular living wall. The trays may be hung on a VGP mounting panel, standard 2″ x 3″ welded mesh or wire, or along rods or stainless-steel rope. Each tray incorporates an anti-lift arm to prevent unwanted removal, but requires no other bolts or clips. Trays are hung at either 6″ or 9″ intervals, depending on the plant size and the project budget. The VGP tray is designed with overflow drain from a sub-irrigation reservoir, so the pots will cascade drain to a central point. Add a wick and the reservoir will provide optimal water use. The generously sized pot will allow for long term growing, and easy replacement or change-out as desired.
Structures as mundane as parking garages become the means of expressing the vibrancy of the environment. The line dividing landscape and architecture becomes blurred, and the world is a better place for it. Tournesol Live Wall solutions and consulting tame the challenges faced by architects, designers, owners, and contractors in making this happen.
Vertical Garden modular Trellis Panels for planters: Because every plant grows a little differently, Tournesol Siteworks offers the VertiGreen®, a rigid, commercial-grade, 3-dimensional trellis system that features two different grid sizes. The modular trellis will support and protect robust foliage growth, whether attached to a wall or hung between posts as a “green” fence. Integrate VertiGreen® with Tournesol’s industry leading Wilshire Box hanging planters or VGM Modular live wall system, and you can reduce the overall cost of covering a wall with green! The trellis is easy to attach and protects the underlying structure, while it supports climbing plants and vines. The durable panels are given an extra coating of zinc prior to powder coating to resist rust and corrosion over time. The trellis panels are manufactured with 3” and 6” grid elements spaced 3” apart. VertiGreen® is available in two modular panel sizes with connecting brackets. Building larger panels is as easy as connecting two screws!
Green Wall Privacy Screens and Equipment Shields
If you want to learn more about the cooling effect a Green Wall can have on your environment and climate change you might enjoy this blog article on Environmental Stewardship.
All around the world you have seen the Live Wall and Green Roof Systems environmental movement grow, as it is not only ecologically beneficial, but it also saves energy cost by cooling significant vertical areas of buildings with cost-effective shade, and to much greater heights than can be accomplished with trees. Now is your opportunity to help cool the planet while saving your clients money with a system that will quickly pay for itself.
With four different systems to create cost-effective Live Wall and Green Roof Systems Tournesol Siteworks has been a major force behind this trend for decades, and DeepStream Designs has been the go-to distributor for Landscape Architects, property managers, parking structure operators, and homeowners more than a decade.
Contact DeepStream Designs for your Live Wall and Green Roof Systems. We are the low-cost, high-volume, nationwide distributor of Tournesol Siteworks’ Landscape Architect-grade products. DeepStream can supply your needs in a cost-effective manner, drawing from Tournesol’s range of products. DeepStream understands your commercial requirements and will not be undersold, despite our dedicated service.
If you have questions, need more information, or would like to discuss your project, please call Sheila at (305) 857-0466 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheila has decades of experience to call on as a developer, general contractor, and property manager, with thousands of planter installations and remediation project experiences to help you with budget-saving ideas.
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