Plant Connection Unveils Largest Living Wall in Maryland
A more than two thousand square-foot exterior G-O2 Living Wall was recently installed on the building façade of One East Pratt Street in Baltimore, making it the largest living wall in Maryland.
PNC Baltimore, 2012
The new living wall in Baltimore will help the surrounding environment in the popular Inner Harbor region by reducing pollution and smog, mitigating Urban Heat Island Effect, and increasing biodiversity in the downtown area.
The wall also helps protect and prolong the lifespan of the building and increase the morale and productivity of the employees working there who now gaze out of their office windows at a stunning vertical garden made of living plants.
PNC Baltimore, 2012
Building owners hope that the living artwork will attract more businesses to the revitalized downtown corridor on Pratt Street, as well as curious tourists walking by on their way to the attractions in the Inner Harbor.
Plant Connection's G-O2 Living Wall has some important features that will help advance the success of living architecture, including the use of a unique, cutting edge, remote monitoring system. Individual sensors in the wall measure and collect important data about the green wall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This data is used to maximize water efficiency and the health of the plants growing in the wall.
PNC Baltimore, 2012
This technology was first installed in another very large iconic living wall in Pittsburgh during a complete overhaul in May of 2012 that included an upgraded G-O2 Living Wall system, irrigation system, and state-of-the-art remote monitoring sensors provided by Plant Connection, Inc. The new G-O2 system allows for 100% organic management of the green wall, providing the client with a more sustainable and environmentally sound option for maintaining the wall.
PNC Pittsburgh, 2012
This valuable data recorded in two of the largest exterior living walls in the United States will be studied and used to help inform and further advance the greater green wall industry as a whole.
PNC Baltimore growing in Plant Connection's greenhouse, 2012
The G-O2 living wall, provided by Plant Connection, Inc., is made up of over 500 individual modular planting trays that are home to over 12,000 hardy groundcover perennial plants.
Please view more images of the Baltimore and Pittsburgh project on our website.
Come see Plant Connection
products exhibiting at the CitiesAlive Green Roof & Wall Conference
on October 17-18. We are Booth #205.
Enjoy North America’s only conference dedicated exclusively to green roofs and green walls. For the event's 10th Anniversary, CitiesAlive returns to Chicago (America’s #1 green roof city) for programming that features cutting edge information about green roofs and wall design, research and policy, and inspiring ‘on the roof with’ panels featuring the top practitioners in green infrastructure today. There are professional development training courses, guided green roof tours, fantastic networking receptions, the annual “Awards of Excellence” luncheon and much more.
You can either participate as a CitiesAlive delegate or download a complimentary trade show pass.
Additionally, Plant Connection's very own VP Melissa Daniels will be teaching this year's Green Walls 101: Systems Overview & Design training course.
Hope to see you there!
G-O2™ Living Wall Design Services
Our team of formally trained landscape designers and horticulturists can assist you in creatively greening interior and exterior spaces and cultivating living artwork.
From site evaluation, through design concept and plant selection, our specialists will consult with you and develop a detailed plan that meets your project requirements.
We can provide concept drawings, custom CAD panel layouts, and final planting plans and will support you throughout the entire design process.
Our Commitment to the Industry
Informational Seminars on Request
Plant Connection, Inc. also provides informational seminars that illustrate the benefits of green walls and green roofs to Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Designers, Homeowners, Contractors, and Developers.
If you are interested in learning more about implementing our products on your projects, please contact Melissa Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stay tuned for our next e-newsletter's feature of a G-O2 Living Wall installed on the side of an elementary school's building!