Time is money: A statistically alarming amount of green infrastructure projects relating to stormwater are either value engineered out of a project and/or are problematic after installation. This is generally due to loose specifications and poorly vetted contractors. This encompasses plaza decks, vegetated roofs, porous/permeable pavers, bioinfiltration and stormwater collection and reuse systems. Wasted time = A lower return on investment for everyone involved. The reason for this is that these projects lack a green infrastructure industry expert that will guide their team to make the best economic decisions to meet your stormwater management needs. Hanging Gardens is that expert with over 50+ years of combined experience that ensures that sustainable systems with the greatest return on your investment dollars are always effectively designed and installed on your projects. We guarantee this.
The use of green infrastructure; such as plaza decks, vegetated roofs, porous/permeable pavers, bioinfiltration and stormwater collection and reuse systems, for stormwater management is a component of the built environment that encompasses numerous design acumens and skilled trades. With that said, the integration of the components necessary to attain the highest value systems is a challenging proposition to ensure all that the designs remain streamlined and the installations are both effective and efficient. Hanging Gardens design integration division does not provide architectural design or engineering services. We support these services and design professionals by ensuring that the most effective components to achieve your project needs are utilized and all of the pieces are integrated properly. With over 400+ components available from Hanging Gardens repertoire of offerings, we assure that when your projects are released for bidding that you will be provided with details and specifications that will be clear, concise and result in consistent pricing that will add value to your projects.
Is your development of design firm looking to integrate cutting edge stormwater technologies in an urban environment, but lack the necessary funds to make your project a reality? Regardless if you are in large metropolitan areas such as Chicago or New York or middle market MSA’s like Milwaukee, New Orleans and Seattle, national funding opportunities to utilize vegetative roofing, rooftop urban agriculture, brownfield remediation, stormwater harvesting/reuse systems, etc. to reach a higher standard of onsite stormwater management through performance green infrastructure are available. Hanging Gardens retains skilled grant writers on staff to be “bridge-builders” turning your dreams into a reality through incentive programs throughout the nation. There are millions of dollars available across the country to help further proliferate green infrastructure. Our mission is to help you utilize these opportunities. Hanging Gardens has the rapport that has allowed us to receive grant funding priority from grant advisors across the nation that will ensure you a high success ratio for approval of your grant application.
Hanging Gardens offers multiple solutions to manage onsite stormwater, i.e. bioinfiltration, porous pavements, integration of native plantings as well as stormwater collection and infiltration. We are well aware that neither of these options offer a silver bullet to consistently resolve all site specific stormwater management issues and needs. However, in combination these choices provide us with the tools that do meet the unique site specific requirements for all projects, consequently enabling us to provide our clients with the highest value choices each and every time. By imputing data sourced from your site plan and stormwater requirements into our self-developed stormwater calculator, we are able to provide you with the recommendations that will provide you with the greatest value to meet your stormwater needs. Below you will see some examples of systems that have been commonly created from these site specific analyses.
Green Glass™ “Powered by BioMix-Osorb®” enhances the effectiveness of bioswales, right-of-way bioswales (ROW-Bies), bioretention ponds, filter strips, green roofs, and many other green infrastructure and LID systems by remediating common runoff contaminants from stormwater. Green Glass™ “Powered by BioMix-Osorb®” will protect soil biology from harmful contaminants, enhance any standard bioswale’s ability to process nutrients, and increase plant growth and swale robustness. Unenhanced bioretention systems are natural buffers that capture stormwater above ground using specialized soils and plants, preventing contaminated water from reaching sewers and local waterways. Green Glass™ enhanced stormwater solutions go a leap further, by using absorptive and reductive soils to capture and breakdown common stormwater contaminants. As a result, Green Glass™ stormwater solutions not only capture stormwater and reduce peak volume, but also remediate a significant amount of many persistent contaminants and send a cleaner effluent back into the environment. Green Glass™ “Powered by BioMix-Osorb®” provides a new age solution for high performance green infrastructure, higher water quality standards, and a cleaner environment.
GreenGlass™ “Powered by Osorb®” is a family of specialized silica-based medias used to extract organic contaminants from water. It is produced in over 30 varieties to meet your site’s specific needs. Common varieties include Standard for general water treatment, BioMix for bioswales, and IronMax for brownfield remediation through in situ injection. The raw product is dry, granular, odorless, hydrophobic and non-flammable with variable grain size depending on application. It can be packaged in sealed poly open-head drums, “super sacks”, or other specialty packaging based on site needs. When contaminants in water and soils come into contact with GreenGlass™ it captures them through hydraulic conductivity. The dirtier the site, the better it is able to perform. As the product absorbs, it swells, trapping pollutants indefinitely with zero incidence of leaching. Green Glass™ “Powered by Osorb®” was engineered with the support of the National Science Foundation. Regardless of site context, it offers an innovative and enduring solution for remediating contaminated brownfields, bioswales, stormwater runoff, creating pre-treatment zones adjacent to stormwater sewers or waterways, and other specialty water treatment challenges.Request Specifications
A product that provides low maintenance, high durability, and superior longevity compared to others in the industry, Skye Turf pulls together the highest quality materials and craftsmanship to help your project achieve a final look that turns heads. Our Skye Turf line offers a variety of thatch and color options, providing the most realistic look, and uses a built in weed barrier to keep intruding weeds at bay. When providing an artificial landscape product, we want to set the expectations for it to handle life\'s realistic events. Kids, dogs, spills, you name it, Hanging Gardens has brought you a line of artificial turf that can stand tall through it all. This lightweight system incorporates a superior drainage backing that allows for seamless flow of water through the product at a maximum flow rate of 250 inches/hour, facilitating any waste from life\'s messes to wash right through the product. Skye Turf is a perfect solution for both on grade and rooftop applications.Request Specifications
Our Permeable & Porous pavers are the ideal stormwater management products for reducing surface runoff and flooding, while maintaining a high strength, durable pavement for pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Porous pavers allow for water to pass through the paver structure, while Permeable paver systems only allow water to pass through the cracks between the pavers.Request Specifications
Watertight liners offer superior puncture and tear resistance and have exceptional strength. Depending on the project, we offer an assortment of touch and durable reinforced liners that also feature exceptional UV resistance qualities. Consult a Hanging Gardens expert tot determine which liner is best for your project.Request Specifications