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Viritopia Limited


Viritopia is the World's leading living wall specialist, having completed over 1,800 projects in 29 countries.

Combining horticultural and architectural expertise, Viritopia harnesses the power of green infrastructure to improve urban biodiversity and ecology, enabling architects to achieve and meet strict environmental standards and regulation.

Even where space is scarce there is potential.

With 100% natural greening systems founded on organic soil and live plants, the Viritopia solutions bring a range of benefits including air purification, sound absorption and increased biodiversity.

What do we do?

Our living walls are used as biodiverse vertical gardens, to support better air purification or enhance a social space.

Internally, they can be used to promote well-being or simply create a stunning design statement.

Where space is at a premium an org...

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CPD Material (5)

Multiple CPD formats
Incorporating Green Infrastructure to Achieve BNG & UGF Targets
With Biodiversity Net Gain becoming mandated law in January 2024, and with the Urban Greening Factor applied to many cities across the UK, this presentation aims to highlight how green infrastructure could be applied to the urban environment to achieve these targets.

This presentation will look at the various methods of applying green infrastructure ie a green roof, a modular living wall system, a Green wall (climbing plants), Bioswales and Rain gardens. With each of these items we shall address the construction, planting, Biodiverse units delivered per ha, irrigation systems and fire regulations (where applicable).

We will discuss the Urban Greening Factor. What is it? Where is it applied? The unit scores per item installed, and How to calculate your UGF score
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Online Learning
Biophilia, Evidence-Based Design and Integrating Plants for Longevity
What does Florence Nightingale have to do with design? Why do workers who have no view of nature take more sick leave? In this session, you'll learn about the three pillars of biophilic design, the social and economic effect of biophilia, why hospitals are designed as they are, the introduction of evidence-based design (EBD) and how it's our responsibility to design our future.
After this we'll take a look at the technical side of integrating nature into our interior designs and the four principles that allow you to design for long-term success.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Online Learning
How and Where to Design a Living Wall to Meet Fire Regulations
Covering how living walls are fire tested and breaking down what a system's rating really means. More importantly, we'll discuss where living walls can and can't be used, things to watch out for in the market and design amendments to improve fire safety.
The aim is for you to leave this session with a better understanding of fire safety around green walls, and where and how you can design them into your projects safely.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The 4 steps to a fully compliant living wall installation.
- How living walls are fire rated
- What a fire rating ad how to explain it
- How to spot bad practice in the market and an increased awareness of it
- How you can use certain design amendments to improve the fire safety of a living wall
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Online Learning
Integrating Green Infrastructure to create Long-lasting Environmental Assets
A consolidated view of the results of integrating green infrastructure for the environment, economy and society, backed by data and case studies. From the roofs to the walls and perimeters of buildings, let's look at the opportunities for greening even in the more complex scenarios. We'll discuss how greening systems can be designed for varying purposes such as biodiversity, biophilia or air quality, and find out how design influences whether you meet environmental regulations such as BNG or UGF. By the end of the session, you'll understand and be able to apply the principles underlying a long-lasting environmental asset.
Upcoming sessions are listed here:
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning


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