Gallery: Eco Screen by Kane is a Living Wall System That Covers Buildin...

 

KaneSterling, an architectural products company, recently unveiled its newest product: a revolutionary living wall system made of steel wire panels that attach to outdoor structural walls. Called, Eco Screen by Kane, the easy to install structure allows buildings to be wrapped in greenery which cleans the surrounding air, and makes the area more aesthetically pleasing. In addition, Eco Screen provides Credit 4 under LEED for Recycled Content and Credit 5 under LEED for Regional Material.

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  1. ecoscreenbykane May 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Hi LaRooby,

    Thanks for taking the time to offer feedback on this feature piece.

    While the living wall system concept itself is in no way entirely new (read: botanist/green wall pioneer Patrick Blanc circa late-1980s to present, Hanging Gardens of Babylon circa 600 B.C.), there have been many takes on this type of structure over the years. Ours is just one of thousands.

    What sets our Eco Screen product apart from most others, however, is that it’s engineered for varying structural requirements and supported by both calculations and testing. Eco-Screen’s ability to withstand high-level winds makes it ideal for commercial and industrial applications at higher elevations.

    Beyond offering LEED credits, Eco Screen by Kane is manufactured right here in Pennsylvania, USA, by Kane Manufacturing Corporation, a 122-year-old company.

    We are in full support of all green facade and sustainable building products in the industry. In fact, we share information on all types of green products – in addition to other living wall systems, both indoor and outdoor – on our Twitter page @ecoscreenbykane. We believe that supporting green efforts and the green community at large is extremely important.

    Thank you again for your input. Should you have any further comments or questions, our inbox is always open at info@kanesterling.com.

    All the best,
    Laura Fitzgerald

  2. LaRooby February 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    The “Eco Screen” (catchy name!?) system shown here is not revolutionary in any sense of the word. ‘Green Facades’, that is intentionally designed trellis structures supporting vines and climbing plants have been used on and around buildings in North America since they first appeared in Southern California as “greenscreen” (a trademarked name) in the last century, developed by a couple of architects and landscape architects to enable a structured ‘living tapestry’ of flowering plants to grow over facades, prevent damage by roots, enable maintenance and frame openings etc. The “Eco Screen” is one of several low-tech copies of the original “greenscreen” to climb aboard the ‘Green Facade’ band wagon!

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