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Watch the Panel Session “Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices” with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable from Our Virtual Summit 2013

on December 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm under

In anticipation of’s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the Panel Session “Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices.”  Steven Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is the moderator in Toronto, Canada and leads this panel with Melissa Daniels of Plant Connection in Riverhead, New York, Christopher Lyon of Tournesol Siteworks in Hayward (outside of San Francisco), California, and James Sable of greenscreen® in Los Angeles, California.


“The session will begin with a description of the different green wall technologies.  Along the way, best practices for design and maintenance planning, associated with facades and living walls, will be addressed and we’ll wrap up will a focus on some of the challenges involved and how to address issues if green walls are not performing as expected.”

Here’s more about the speakers:

The VS2013 Green Walls Panel - click to learn more!

Riverhead, NY, USA. Melissa Daniels has been in the horticulture business for more than twenty years. She is co-owner of Plant Connection Inc., a 42-acre nursery company specializing in green roof and green wall products. Melissa is the current President of the Long Island Nursery & Landscape Association, a board director for the New York State Nursery Landscape Association, and a Certified Nursery Landscape Professional. Melissa serves on the Green Walls Committee for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and is a Certified Trainer for their Green Walls 101 Course.

Hayward, CA, USA. Christopher Lyon is the president of Tournesol Siteworks, and has been working at the intersection of landscape and architecture for 18 years. He’s been part of the Green Roof & Walls jury for the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities CitiesAlive conference awards for the past two years. Tournesol Siteworks is a leading manufacturer of commercial pots and planters, site furnishings and container irrigation systems. Tournesol recognized the nascent opportunity in living walls in 2008, and has become a premier provider of systems to help designers, contractors and owners install them in commercial settings. They are located just outside San Francisco, and work nationwide.

Toronto, Canada. Steven W. Peck is the Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the North American trade association for the green roof and wall industry. See his full profile here. Steven is the Moderator for the “Green Wall Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices” Panel. He is also a Keynote Speaker, presenting “12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs.”

Los Angeles, CA, USA. James Sable is Executive Vice-President of greenscreen®. As a member of greenscreen® James has been documenting green wall examples for more than ten years and manages an image library of over seven hundred installation sites and thousands of green wall images. He is active in the promotion of green wall design and research, and co-authored the distance learning course “Considerations for Advanced Green Facade Design” (2012). James travels internationally, presenting to associations and government groups, describing green facades and living walls and the potential benefits for application in the built environment.” ~ VS2013

Watch the “Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices” Panel Session with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck (Moderator), and James Sable below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture.  This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.

Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:

Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.

Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.

2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish