hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Glasshouses, Botanic Gardens & sustainability

  • Subject: Re: Glasshouses, Botanic Gardens & sustainability
  • From: "Daniel Devor" <plantguy@zoominternet.net>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 21:52:16 -0400

Hi Jeremy,
Check out Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.  There are many, many firsts for conservatories in terms of totally passive cooling so there is no HVAC, the first fuel cell in the world in a conservatory, they have the first LEED visitor center and they have more than 6,000 sq. ft. of roof that opens to deal with the so-called GH effect.  The web site that deals with this technology is at:  http://www.phipps.conservatory.org/greencomp1.htm
Unfortunately, they have few aroids of any interest at all as these are of very little interest to the average conservatory visitor.
Best of luck with your endeavors,
Dan Devor
Gibsonia, PA, where we had an insane hail storm today that left most of my plants without leaves or radically ripped up at best!!
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeremy P
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 1:19 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Glasshouses, Botanic Gardens & sustainability

Hello Everyone,

I have a few quick questions for you, and if you could spare 5 minutes to make some suggestions I'd be most appreciative! I'm putting together a potential study tour for myself, focusing on sustainability in design and practice in glasshouses & nurseries - primarily those in botanic gardens, universities & similar organisations. I'm looking globally, and would love your thoughts on the following:

- institutes or similar places that have glasshouses &/or nurseries built on sustainable principles;
- any new projects/buildings/places being built that incorporate sustainability and responsible resource use into the design, or even better, are primarily focused on these principles;

I'd also love your suggestions for:
- botanic gardens, universities or similar public spaces that have a tropical collection and you consider to be a top rate destination;

I'll be collating all the feedback I get and can send it on to interested bods. I'll also post it on the Tropical Talk Forum (see link below). And remember: the suggestion you may think is too obvious or simple may just be the one I'm looking for! So please don't hold back on sending your thoughts through...

Many thanks for your time and ideas!

(and if this trip comes off I might just be able to get around to visiting some of you!)

Jeremy Prentice
Horticultural Technician (Nursery)
Tropical Talk Forum Administrator
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Victoria, Australia

The Natural Ponderer

Tropical Talk Administrator

Aroid-L mailing list
Aroid-L mailing list

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement