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University of Waterloo start-up incubator Velocity chose a preserved reindeer moss logo, supplied and installed by GINKGO, to brand the reception area of their workspace in an industrial heritage building, The Tannery Building, in Kitchener, Ontario.
Designed to create a truly unique shopping experience, this living wall enhances Melmira’s stunning retail space with the beauty and benefits of live plants. This living wall system has fully automated lighting and irrigation.
Icebreaker, specializing in outdoor performance clothing made with natural fibres, recognizes the value of designing with nature. GINKGO installed this statement Mossart green wall in 2016, which brings the outdoors into their Toronto store location, while showcasing Icebreaker’s commitment to the environment.
A collaborative effort between ByNature and GINKGO, this living wall in the office of a financial services company provides visual contrast to white and grey interior finishes in a space where clients and advisors meet.
Installed in late spring 2016, this exterior living wall was designed to complement the facade of a new garage built for a single-family residence. Plants selected in consultation with the homeowners included ferns, grasses and herbaceous perennials that flower in late summer.
Installed in 2016, these two Mossart green walls composed of reindeer lichen and with sizes of 23.5 sq. ft. and 36 sq. ft., covering a space equivalent to 59.5 sq. ft., bring colour and acoustical benefits to the new offices of the Equity Financial Trust Company. According to a recent study conducted by the Centre […]
Designed to complement Arc Media’s tech-savvy and innovative spirit, this GinkgoWall system manages itself through automatic self-contained irrigation and full-spectrum fluorescent lighting features to allow ARC Media to focus on their clients’ projects, while being able to appreciate the benefits of bringing nature into the workplace. “The whole team at GINKGO has been amazing. They designed […]
The transformation from an industrial warehouse into a working commercial space was finished with the installation of two vegetated walls. Using natural light and automatic self-contained irrigation systems, this retrofit project showcases the versatility and design options of the GinkgoWall systems, and the ability of living walls to bring the benefits of green space into […]
This living roof, visible from the building’s residential suites, not only enhances views, but also contributes to stormwater management requirements.
Situated alongside water treatment tanks, the vegetation on these two living roof areas had begun to grow into the root-free ballast border areas. GINKGO Maintenance trims the vegetation as needed, and weeds and fertilizes to keep the vegetation healthy.
Installed on the roof of the Sherway Gardens expansion project, this living roof is the largest vegetated roof on a freestanding commercial structure in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The green roof will reduce heating and cooling costs, extend the life cycle of the roof membrane, lower the heat island effect in summer, and help […]
The living roof of this rooftop terrace features a variety of vegetation along with extensive interlocking stone terrace areas, also installed by GINKGO. The design creates an environmentally friendly and sustainable merging of the living and built environment.
These living roof areas will help improve this building’s energy efficiency while improving its aesthetic appeal.
Designed by GINKGO, these living roofs grow adjacent to the condominium penthouse, enhances the aesthetic of the unit’s amenity space and bringing nature to its residents.
Providing natural and green roofs to the building’s residents, this living provides both aesthetic appeal and energy savings.
Abutting the rooftop terrace, this extensive living roof improves the building’s energy performance while providing a pleasing aesthetic space for its residents.
Installed alongside solar installations, this living roof is one feature that helps this building reduce its energy costs.
This living roof improves this MTO building’s energy usage and also helps to reduce stormwater runoff.
Designed to meet LEED Gold certification criteria, the Village includes these two extensive green roofs, along with paving stone pathways, also installed by GINKGO, to reduce energy costs and the urban heat island effect which improving stormwater management and the aesthetics of the development.
Built according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Standards – Silver, the Golding Centre’s green roof was one the sustainability measures incorporated into the design of the building to help lower energy costs.
The living roof of this expansive commercial structure improves the building’s energy performance while helping to mitigate the urban heat island effect.
Installed alongside the outdoor amenity space, this living roof brings nature to the residents while improving the building’s energy performance and contributing to its LEED certification strategy.
Contributing to West Village’s LEED Gold certification, is this living roof which helps conserve energy usage while reducing rainwater run-off.
As a feature of this environmentally friendly and sustainable condominium, this living roof contributes to the building’s energy efficiency and its LEED Gold certification.
The Hullmark Centre’s green roof serves to help reduce the urban heat island effect and provides insulation while improving the view for the Centre’s commercial and residential tenants.
Included in the addition and renovation to the Bayview Glen School is this living roof. Not only does it provide respite from the urban surroundings, it provides students an opportunity to interact with the environment.
The living roofs on this private residence are expansive and enhance the integration of the home with its surroundings.
These living roofs are incorporated into the architecture of Centennial College’s Ashtonbee Campus renewal. Incorporating innovative engineering and sustainability features, this building achieved LEED Gold status.
Divided into three section and covering a significant portion of the school’s roof, this living roof provides energy savings while enhancing the learning environment of the school’s students by bringing nature closer to the classroom.
Located above the cafeteria, this green roof helps reduce the building’s cooling load, thereby contributing to the overall reduction in energy costs.
Providing extensive vegetated cover, this living roof improves energy efficiency while mitigating the urban heat island effect and enhancing the building’s aesthetic appeal.
Located on the garage roof of a private residence, this living roof provides energy savings while enhancing the view for the home’s residents.
Designed to help Station 106 integrate into its surrounding environment, this green roof provides energy savings to the building and contributed to its winning the Award of Excellence in the 2013 Urban Design Awards.
Goodes Hall, home of Queen’s University School of Business, blends an old Victorian schoolhouse with contemporary architecture; these three living roofs, building on the centuries’ old tradition of vegetated roofs, contributes to the fusion of old and new.
Visible from the building’s amenity space and resident balconies, these two living roofs bring nature to the residents of this condominium dwelling.
Installed alongside rooftop terraces, this extensive living roof provides a space for faculty and staff to enjoy the outdoors. As one of our maintenance sites, it is also an example of a green roof that has successfully incorporated biodiversity principles into its maintenance program. Maintained as a meadow grassland, the green roof features logs and branches […]
The sloped living roof on this City of Waterloo property not only helps the building meet its energy usage goals, but also highlights the versatility of green roof systems.
The semi-intensive living roof installed at the Queensway Health Centre is one aspect of Trillium Health Partners green conservation measures for the Centre, and will help the building meet it energy usage targets through improving building installation, consequently reducing the need for heat in winter and air conditioning in summer.
Part of a building rehabilitation program designed to repair the building’s structural issues, this living roof, with its membrane leak detection grid that detects and locates roofing leaks, has not only contributed to the resolution of the structural issues, but has also lengthened the lifespan of the roof by 20 to 25 years while at […]
In 2015, the Institute attained LEED Silver certification for environmental sustainability; a designation to which this living roof, spread over five separate roof areas and part of the building’s energy conservation measures, played a role.
Situated along a bank of windows, this living roof brings nature to the students, and is one of several environmentally-friendly features, including solar panels and a rainwater storage system, that contribute to the energy efficiency of the building.
Situated on the roof of RIM Park’s GreenLab, which incorporates a number of sustainable features, including solar panels, this living roof blends into the surrounding playing fields, creating unity between the living and built environments.
This extensive retrofit provides energy savings to the building while providing a beautiful rooftop meadow.