In 2016 Etsy commissioned Greenery NYC for our most challenging project yet: to design, install and maintain 9 floors of completely original office plant displays. Working closely with Gensler and the Etsy team Greenery NYC developed a rain water harvesting system and irrigation system used to water the over 11,000 plants installed within the office space.
Perhaps most challenging of all, Greenery NYC adhered to the criteria of The Living Building Challenge™, a progressive building certification program, advocacy tool, and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today. Included in the pieces installed for Etsy are three new low-maintenance growing systems developed by Greenery NYC: our Green Divider, Column Planters, and Live Edge planters. In addition to these new products, we installed five large-scale living walls as well as 50 custom-made wooden planter boxes, all made from reclaimed lumber.