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September 12: Piedmont Triad Green Roof Market Development Symposium in Winston-Salem, NC

on September 9, 2013 at 11:56 am under

Are you going to the Piedmont Triad Green Roof Market Development Symposium presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in partnership with American Rivers, the Piedmont Environmental Alliance, Wake Forest University CEES, and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council on September 12?

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North Carolina, and specifically the Piedmont Triad region (including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point), now have the opportunity to reap the multiple benefits of greenroofs.  Piedmont Together, a HUD-funded project involving local and regional agencies, is creating a sustainable development plan for the future of the region.  Now is the time to make sure that living roofs are a key solution that is discussed.  With many vegetated roof companies already represented in North Carolina, and the steady growth of the industry in-state, Piedmont Triad is poised for huge growth in greenroofs.

Many of our colleagues will be here, and Speakers Include:

David Yocca, FASLA/AICP/LEED AP, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner at Conservation Design Forum and Chair of GRHC’s Technical Standards Committee:
“Living Architecture- High-Performance Green Roof/Wall Systems for Multiple Benefits”

Clayton Rugh, PhD, Manager & Scientific Director for Xero Flor America:
“Durham NC Green Roof Case Study: Local Sourcing, Watershed Protection, and Global Climate Change”

Charles Friedrich, MLA, GRP, Director of Horticulture Research & Product Development for Carolina Stalite Company:
“2006 to 2013 Drought and the Discovery Place Green Roof Trials Charlotte, NC

Emilio Ancaya, GRP, Co-Founder of Living Roofs Inc.:
“Proper system + Proper Maintenance: Key components to green roof success in the Southeast”

Robert Long, Owner of Carolina Stonecrops:
“Choosing Plant Species for a Southern Green Roof”

Oscar Warmerdam, President, Sempergreen USA:
“Green Roofs: An Important Component of Stormwater Policy”

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Also, don’t miss the sure to be excellent How Do You Bring Green Roofs and Walls to Your Community? – an afternoon workshop with key stakeholders to explore policy development in the Piedmont Triad.

Wake Forest University – Benson Center
Room 401 A&B
On Wake Forest Rd., next to Parking Lot C
Winston-Salem, NC

When: Thursday, Sept. 12,
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost to attend the event is $149 in advance and $165 at the door.  A student rate of $125 is being offered.

Attendees will receive presentation materials, lunch and coffee breaks, a USB key containing over 350 technical papers from GRHC conferences (a $195 value), and a complimentary copy of Living Architecture Monitor ? the green roof and wall magazine.


This sounds like a great event – sorry we can’t go, we’ll be in Nantes and Paris attending the 2013 WGIN World Green Infrastructure Conference.

Happy greening,

~ Linda V.