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History

Some highlights in the company’s history, along with major developments in the industry.

April 1993

Co-Founder and architect Richard Orne creates “Inhabited Bush” concept for CityWalk, Universal City, CA. The execution of the concept evolves into greenscreen®.

June 1994

June 1994

First greenscreen® green facade wall installation in North America at CityWalk, Universal City, CA. View PDF

October 1996

greenscreen® exhibits at its first trade show, the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo in Los Angeles, CA

August 1997

greenscreen® formalizes relationship with Kotobuki Corporation in Japan as first international distributor.

January 1998

January 1998

The Oviedo Mall was the first greenscreen® installation in Florida and featured 74,580 s.f. of custom colored, wall mounted trellis panels.

July 1998

greenscreen® launches website www.greenscreen.com

January 1999

greenscreen® implements a company-wide paper and cardboard recycling program.

March 1999

March 1999

In its first horizontal application, greenscreen® trellis panels are installed on a pergola at Fountain Park in Playa Vista, CA. View PDF

April 1999

April 1999

Project #100 – Target, Desert Ridge Marketplace – Phoenix, AZ

August 1999

The Cascadia Green Building Council is formed and would later issue the Living Building Challenge.

August 1999

August 1999

greenscreen® is included on the Chevron Roof Garden in San Francisco, CA, it’s first green roof project. View PDF

March 2000

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification system is unveiled.

May 2000

greenscreen® exhibits at its first AIA Expo in Philadelphia, PA

November 2001

November 2001

Premier Auto Group North American Headquarters, located in Irvine, CA is the first completed LEED NC certified project in the US. Designed by LPA, Inc., the PAG Headquarters features 16,241 s.f. of greenscreen® trellis panels in three different applications. View PDF

April 2002

April 2002

National Wildlife Federation Headquarters announced as AIA/COTE Top Ten Award Winner. Completed in 2000 and designed by HOK, the NWF Headquarters features a southern exposure installation of greenscreen® that was proven by energy modeling to be more effective at improving energy performance than fixed architectural sunscreens. View PDF

November 2002

First Greenbuild held in Austin, TX

May 2004

May 2004

Introduced the iconic “Stanford Trees” for the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in collaboration of The SWA Group in Sausalito, CA. View PDF

August 2004

August 2004

Entering into Therapeutic Garden design, greenscreen® is installed on the Terrence Cardinal Cook Health Center project.

December 2004

greenscreen® 10 year anniversary

February 2005

February 2005

Crimp to Curve panels are introduced.

March 2005

Project #1,000 – Ball Gardens, Chicago, IL

November 2005

greenscreen® exhibits at its first Greenbuild Expo in Atlanta, GA.

July 2006

The U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, MD is the first greenscreen® GSA installation featuring 75,000 s.f. of trellis panels. View PDF

September 2006

September 2006

Custom shape panels with circle cut outs highlight an Anthropologie storefront on an installation in Corona, CA. View PDF

March 2007

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) announces the course offering of Green Wall 101: Introduction to Systems and Design, featuring the green facade technology of greenscreen®.

June 2007

June 2007

greenscreen® is installed on 28 stations of the Phoenix Light Rail. View PDF

January 2008

The Seattle Green Factor is implemented.

March 2008

March 2008

greenscreen® trellis panels are installed on the parking structure designed by Walker Parking that will serve the Perkins+Will designed Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL completed in 2012. View PDF

December 2008

December 2008

Working in collaboration with McCall Design Group and Rana Creek Living Architecture, greenscreen® trellis panels are installed on the West Elm flagship store in Emeryville, CA. View PDF

October 2009

October 2009

Designed by Voorsanger Architects PC in collaboration with landscape architects, Olin Partnership, greenscreen® is installed at the WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA. View PDF

November 2009

Strategies for More Sustainable Exterior Solutions is the first greenscreen® online CEU course.

December 2009

December 2009

greenscreen® completes its first Seattle Green Factor project at the First United Methodist Church, designed by Bassetti Architects and JGM Landscape Architects.

April 2010

April 2010

The first Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) was conducted on the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, MD. The evaluation was conceived and led by greenscreen® with stakeholders from GSA and Mayhan Rykiel Associates.

June 2010

June 2010

Project #5,000 – Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas – NV Installed by Valley Crest, greenscreen® trellis panels are featured on the 7th floor pool deck at the new Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

July 2010

greenscreen® provides its first Recommended Plant List by Hardiness Zones.

November 2010

greenscreen® completes the MindClick SGM 360° Sustainability Scorecard™, a corporate sustainability audit that evaluates the sustainable performance of an organization’s operations, logistics, products, facilities, employees, and brand.

April 2011

greenscreen® adds to its online CEU offerings with Building Products in BIM.

May 2011

greenscreen® releases a Recycled Content Declaration and a corporate Environmental Statement.

August 2011

August 2011

Designed as a prominent facade feature by Busby & Associates Architects, greenscreen® trellis panels are installed on the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), dubbed “the greenest building in North America”. View PDF

September 2011

September 2011

Capitalizing on an interest in urban renewal and redevelopment, greenscreen® becomes a significant design component installed on the award winning Yards Park designed by M. Paul Friedberg and Partners in Washington, DC. View PDF

March 2012

greenscreen® sponsored the completion of a three year research study titled, “Vertical Vegetation for Urban Structures: Thermal and Growth Properties of Green Wall Designs”, by Dr. David Tilley at the University of Maryland.

March 2012

greenscreen® sponsored the completion of a three year research study titled, “Rainfall Interception Capacity of Green Facades”, by Dr. Maureen Connelly at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).

April 2012

greenscreen® completes the first green facade product ISO Compliant, third party verified Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

June 2012

greenscreen® unveils its Building Information Modeling (BIM) Revit models.

August 2012

August 2012

Ennead Architects wins a Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Design Award for the New York Botanical Garden parking structure featuring custom  greenscreen® trellis panels. View PDF

September 2012

greenscreen® publishes its first White Paper, Considerations for Advanced Green Facade Design.

October 2012

greenscreen® presents at the first Facades+Innovation conference in Chicago, IL

November 2012

November 2012

greenscreen® unveils its new product line, Hedge-A-Matic® planters.

December 2012

Architectural Products magazine awards greenscreen® a Product Innovation Award in the Product Application category.

April 2013

April 2013

A greenscreen® green facade wall is included on the Gensler designed PNC Net Zero branch in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

September 2013

greenscreen® panels are completed on the parking structure at the HOK/Perkins+Will designed United States Coast Guard Headquarters located on the historic St. Elizabeth’s Hospital West Campus.

November 2013

LEED v4 is unveiled at Greenbuild in Philadelphia, PA.

January 2014

The greenscreen® Considerations for Advanced Green Facade Design CEU launches on AEC Daily.

June 2014

June 2014

Sharp and Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc. wins a SAB Magazine Green Building Award for the Mountain Equipment Co-op Store in North Vancouver, BC that included a greenscreen® trellis system.

July 2014

greenscreen® publishes its first Guidelines for Plant Installation and Maintenance.

October 2014

October 2014

Whole Foods flagship store at the Shoppes at Kingsbury Square, designed by Gensler and Wolff Landscape Architects, is awarded an Exterior Green Wall Award by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) for its 15,519 s.f. greenscreen® green wall in Chicago, IL.

November 2014

greenscreen® publishes its first Guidelines for Green Facade Plant Selection.

December 2014

greenscreen® publishes an updated 3 part Specification.

January 2015

greenscreen® is the first green facade product manufacturer to complete a third party verified, publicly available Health Product Declaration (HPD).

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