Over the past two decades, green facade technology has evolved into a vaiable design component that can provide multiple benefits and aesthetic value to a wide variety of project types. This in depth discussion deals with the required considerations for successful green facade installation and projects. By understanding these important considerations and following an advanced template, designers can include sustainability benefits of green facades into the building and site. This paper draws on 18 years of collected knowledge, implementation, and experimentation to describe successful strategies that include system selection, design, plant selection, maintenance and client/owner education. Architects, engineers, landscape architects, contractors, building owners, and developers will find this discussion of green facades helpful if they are considering a green facade in a current or future project. No prerequiste knowledge is required.