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Green Façade Strategies for Businesses Post COVID-19

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Project: Brocade Communications, San Jose, CA
Architect: Korth Sunseri Hagey Architects
Landscape Architect: TGP Landscape Architecture

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since the pandemic changed the way we interact with our homes, our businesses and each other. COVID-19 has made us more aware of our surroundings and has caused us to rethink what we need from areas in which we live, work and gather.

Did you know that gardening retail sales became the third most popular selling item in 2020? Consumers finally realized the benefits of going green; the addition of plants in our spaces is proven to help us lead more productive and happier lives. For this reason, biophilic design in homes and businesses is hotter than ever, and greenscreen® is here for all your innovative design needs.

greenscreen® offers several visually stunning solutions and innovative products to bring your vibrant spaces to life. Whether you’re an interior designer looking to bring the outdoors in, a restaurant wanting to create an experience to remember or a landscape architect carving intentional sections in large areas (like a courtyard or rooftop), greenscreen® has an offering for you.

For instance, your office may be considering a transition back to a traditional in-person environment. Consider our Café Series, the perfect enhancement option with multiple benefits: the integration of a more green and sustainable environment, boosting morale and productivity; encourage social distancing without sacrificing the design; disguise unsightly storage areas or closets; our freestanding containers and modular designs allow for a fit in any floor plan or layout. The sky is the limit when you’re bringing the outdoors in.

Restaurant owners can also check out our greenscreen® vertical trellis panels and planters (manufactured by our partners at Old Town Fiberglass) to achieve social distancing goals and offer aesthetically attractive outdoor dining offerings at the same time.

Activate our vertical three-dimensional trellises as an alternative to plastic and concrete barricades. Create a streetscape or walkway to protect against traffic or use them to provide a sound barrier between restaurant patrons, creating a safe, intimate dining experience.

Another benefit of greenscreen® vertical trellises is their ability to carve out intentional spaces. Our greenscreen® welded-wire trellis panels come in handy if you’re looking to make spatial and organizational sense of rooftops and courtyards. The panel/planter configurations can screen mechanical equipment and provide boundaries for public spaces or create outdoor rooms with green walls.

Create shade, filter light, provide privacy and cool the air with our newest product, the greenscreen® “tree,” or our column wraps with overhead panels. These planted panels can be used as infill in existing or new structures that can create shade and provide privacy and mitigate views.

greenscreen® welded-wire trellis panels can also be attached directly to a building wall as a retrofit solution for existing structures while adding a sustainable element to the building. The same panels can also attach to posts or other types of steel structures as a freestanding green wall element.

Project: Sierra Bonita Mixed-Use Affordable Housing West Hollywood, CA
Architect: Patrick Tighe Architecture
Landscape Architect: AHBE Landscape Architects
Contractor/greenscreen® Installer: Parker/Sarg Industries
Photo Courtesy of Michael Locke

Project: Transbay Transit Center Rooftop, San Francisco, CA
Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Landscape Architect: PWP Landscape Architecture Contractor/greenscreen® Installer: Pacific Erectors, Inc.
Photo Courtesy of Branded Content Media for greenscreen®

These welded-wire panels weigh less than a pound per square foot and have a three-inch thickness, ideal for growing vines up from the ground to populate the panel without adding much weight to the building envelope. Clients can customize green façade trellis panels to meet many types of project requirements—they can be cut at angles, notched or curved, and corners can be mitered.

Whatever you can imagine for your landscape architecture, greenscreen® has sustainable and modular panels to fit your green façade needs. Our experts are ready to help start your next green venture, so contact us today at (800) 450-3494 or Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for more inspiring modular design ideas!