FROM SPACE HABITATION RESEARCH TO COMMERCIAL SUCCESS

Together, the team has been building, installing and maintaining the most ambitious, hard-working and durable living walls on the market.

We did not get into living walls because they are trendy. Our Biofilter technology dates back to the mid-90s. Our initial research was commissioned by space agencies to understand how humans might be able to produce food and remove waste in a closed loop system like a space station or capsule on Mars. We soon realized that there is a lot more indoor square footage here than elsewhere in the solar system.

Working with Diamond Schmitt Architects, we transformed a lab experiment into a piece of living architecture which resulted in our first Living Wall Biofilter at University of Guelph-Humber. This project launched a long relationship with one of Canada’s most admired architecture firms and many more Biofilter installations.

We continue to test and push our work to new heights, often inspired by the desires and creativity of our clients. Sometimes clients come to us with an air quality need, a LEED aspiration, or an elegant design that demands the highest competency to build and install. Sometimes clients come to us simply because they want the best living wall (or roof, for that matter) they can buy. No matter the project, we take pride in our work as designers, builders and maintainers. Whether it’s keeping your interior dry, your air clean, or your plants and people happy, we work hard to give your building a long and sustainable life.