Meet the Expert
Meet our Subject Matter Expert
Jackie Wiener has 10 years of experience working in the artificial greening industry on the manufacturing side with major artificial grass manufacturer’s Tarkett and the Sport Group. During her time there she actively worked from idea to implementation on product advancements necessary to meet market demand and current market conditions for commercial and residential customers. Jackie is at the forefront of the replica green wall trend in the US, aligning with Vistafolia the world-leader for US distribution, education and adoption of faux green walls in the early days of Vistafolia’s availability in the US in 2018. UpScapers has a vast amount of Vistafolia green wall installations throughout many United States. Many of these installations are publicly accessible and can be found and visited personally by anyone interested in seeing a wall. Jackie has been trained by Microsoft in facilitating interactive training sessions winning the Microsoft facilitator of the year award in 2017. She brings that dynamic learning style to her education sessions surrounding replica greening.
Program: Landscape Environmental Design
This course will describe the Replica Green Wall trend, that is the use of biomimicry in artificial plants in interior and exterior green wall systems. The trend toward biomimicry is driven by low cost, low maintenance, very high quality plant substitutes, and no water, light, power or HVAC resource requirements. Yet, Replica installations provide the same aesthetic and evoke the same desirable biophilic responses as live plants.
Note: The Continuing Architect is permitting the brand name of this product to be mentioned because it is the only product of its type and patent pending.