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The Platform Utrecht: A green oasis in a Dutch city

Posted on Friday 26 June, 2020 In the heart of the Dutch city of Utrecht, "The Platform" has arisen - a mixed-use community building for living, working and playing. This MircoCity is built in a prime location in Utrecht, on top of the tram and bus terminal Uithoflijn and directly adjacent to the station’s square. Read more

Sempergreen expands into Australia

Posted on Friday 12 June, 2020 Sempergreen is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new international partnership with Travis Holmes of VertiScape in Australia. VertiScape has been active in green roofs and living walls in South East Australia since 2009 and is based in Melbourne. Read more

Living wall system Sempergreen receives Cradle to Cradle certificate

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020 A Cradle to Cradle product is the ultimate form of sustainability. Sempergreen is therefore proud to announce that its living wall system, called SemperGreenwall, has obtained the bronze Cradle to Cradle certification. This is in line with Sempergreen's mission to contribute to creating a green and liveable world, while keeping the ecological footprint as small as possible. Read more

First Dutch Rainproof tram stops in Amsterdam

Posted on Wednesday 22 January, 2020 Following the example of the 300 bus stops in the Dutch city of Utrecht, now capital Amsterdam also has their first tram stops featuring a green roof. But Amsterdam even goes one step further. In addition to the lightweight Sempergreen green roof, the bus stop on ‘Weteringcircuit’ (stop Vijzelgracht) is also provided with a thriving living wall. Read more

NYC Department of Buildings announces Sustainable Roof Requirements go into effect

Posted on Tuesday 19 November, 2019 This week, the New York City Department of Buildings announced that, effective the 15th of November 2019, all new buildings and existing buildings undergoing certain major roof renovations are to have a green roof system, a solar photovoltaic system, or a combination of the two. Read more

Green Walls Surviving the Cold

Posted on Friday 30 August, 2019 Yes! Outdoor green walls can thrive, even in cold climates like Chicago, Toronto, or Montreal! Maintaining an outdoor vertical garden or green wall is more challenging than maintaining an indoor green wall. Especially when exposed to extreme weather conditions, with freezing cold weather, snow or temperature swings. Read more