Held on Monday August 25 and Tuesday August 26, this year’s Grey to Green Conference in downtown Toronto is less than two weeks away! Have you registered yet?
Grey to Green Conference: August 25-26, 2014
GRPs earn up to 6.5 CE hours at the Grey to Green Conference.
The conference is approved for up to 13.5 Continuing Education Units from
OAA, LA CES, USGBC/GBCI, AIA CES, BOMI, APLD, and RC
Did you know latest developments in biophilic design will be presented?
According to World Health Organization (WHO), by 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city. The term biophilia suggests human beings have a biologically innate connection to nature and research shows when our exposure to nature is removed from our environment, problems such as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorders occurs. Biophilic Design is an emerging practice that results in healthier and more productive buildings and communities.
Grey to Green is an excellent opportunity to learn about the economics of green infrastructure from over 75 leaders in our field, for example:
Founder, Terrapin Bright Green –
Learn the Emerging Science, Health and Economic Benefits of Designing our Buildings with Nature.
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is excited to have Bill Browning, a world leader on biophilic design, presenting his latest research findings on the neuroscience behind biophilic design and how this translates into improved employee health and productivity.
Terrapin Bright Green is a strategic consulting firm that crafts high-performance environmental strategies for clients such as Interface, Google and the National Geographic Society.
Over the past two years, Terrapin Bright Green has been working to identify the science behind designing buildings with nature. This research has profound implications for building and landscape design and Mr. Browning will be sharing his findings at Grey to Green.
Don’t miss these distinguished 2014 keynotes, too:
New! GRHC will host a multi-city Green Infrastructure Design Charrette at Grey to Green.
The Green Infrastructure Design Charrette: Making the Business Case for Green Infrastructure Investment in Your Community is a one of a kind event that is taking place as part of the Grey to Green Conference on August 26 at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation has funded this multi-city research and community engagement initiative.
Artist’s Rendering: A New Vision of Windsor’s Main Street – with and without
Living Green Infrastructure.
“We are excited to be focusing on the redesign of sites in the multiple cities of Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto,” said Steven Peck, GRP, HASLA, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and Chair, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition.
Join leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines to share knowledge and expertise and to develop concept plans for green infrastructure development in Southern Ontario. Space is very limited, sign up today.
Learn about one of the 3 great project tours on August 26:
- Tour of Waterfront Toronto Pan Am Games Facilities & Corktown Commons (Walking)
- Green Roof and Wall Tour (Walking and Public Transit)
- Rye’s Home Grown Rooftop and Community Gardens (Walking)
In addition, professional development training courses and important networking opportunities abound. For example, as part of the conference the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) will be running their half-day LEED Site Design and Documentation workshop on best practices for designing and documenting the sustainable sites prerequisites/credits on Tuesday, August 26th. Read about more courses.
Greenroofs.com | New Society Publishers | Sustainable City Network | CNU | The Architect’s Newspaper | Alternatives Journal | ReNew Canada | Construction Links Media | AZURE | SABMag | CaGBC
Connect with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities on social media:
Use hashtag #greytogreen
I wish we could go, but we have too many travel plans this year – perhaps next. Happy conferencing!
~ Linda V.