In anticipation of Greenroofs.com‘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 “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One” with Patrick Carey (Moderator), Dr. Alan Darlington, Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, and Dr. Clayton Rugh.
Moderator Patrick Carey of Hadj Design in Seattle, Washington leads this panel with Dr. Alan Darlington of NEDLAW Living Walls in Breslau, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Paul Mankiewicz of the Gaia Institute in New York City, and Dr. Clayton Rugh of Xero Flor America in Durham, North Carolina.
Patrick has been a long time friend, colleague and Greenroofs.com supporter from way back – I’ve known him from about 1999. As Architecture Editor he has been a contributing editor here on Greenroofs.com since 2005 although he has been writing articles for us prior to that. Patrick is one of the brightest yet most humble philosophers that I have ever met, has innumerable experience with living architecture, and is a considerate and knowledgeable designer and teacher.
Phytoremediation, plants healing the environment, is a growing approach to air, water, and soil pollution. This panel reviews and discusses the target pollutants, the various remedial processes of plants and soils, and current examples of systems designed to address pollution issues. Do not miss this highly expert panel on the extremely important subject of phytoremediation!
“Seattle, WA, USA. Patrick Carey, GRP, has a degree in architecture and is principal of Hadj Design. Since 2000, Hadj Design has evolved from a design-build green roof and living wall to a research and design organization. Patrick has designed, installed, or consulted on over 100 green roofs to date. This work ranges from residential to commercial and institutional, various geometries and global climate regions, and with various performance characteristics such as storm water, food production, healing garden, habitat support, public art, and phytoremediation. As such, he has been an activist in forming or aiding in the formation of grass roots green roof groups. His academic background is in philosophy, architecture, and botany/horticulture. Of people, Patrick states, “Abandon your need to know who he is and judge for yourself the truth of his words. It doesn’t matter if he is a bum in the park or the Pope. Think for yourself and don’t relax your critical faculties in the presence of self-inflating hype.”
Patrick is a trainer with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities where he facilitates the Green Roof 101, 201, 301, & 401 Courses and has also taught at the University of Washington, Washington State University, and has initiated green roof courses at South Seattle Community College, and Edmonds Community College in Washington State. Patrick is also a contributing editor on Greenroofs.com; he is the Architecture Editor (2005). He writes an occasional architectural column entitled “A View from the Sky Trenches,” where he selects and discusses pertinent greenroof industry topics.
See Patrick’s February, 2013 “A Guide to Phytoremediation: A Symbiotic Relationship with Plants, Water & Living Architecture” article on Greenroofs.com. He is the Moderator for both the “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One” Panel and the “Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Ian Balcom, Editor for the International Journal of Phytoremediation & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Chapter 2″ Panel Session. The “Chapter 2” Panel Session will be aired tomorrow.
S. Breslau, Canada. Dr. Alan Darlington is Principal of NEDLAW Living Walls. Alan also presented “Indoor Air Biofilters” as part of the “A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain” presentation.
See his complete profile here.
New York, NY, USA. Dr. Paul S. Mankiewicz is Executive Director of the Gaia Institute and received his PhD from the City University of New York/New York Botanical Garden Joint Program in Plant Sciences. He holds patents on a modular, in-vessel composting system, an ultralightweight green roof plant growth medium, and a biogeochemical reactor to breakdown dioxins and PCBs. He is past president of the Torrey Botanical Society, board member of the NYC Soil & Water Conservation District, and former chair of the Bronx Solid Waste Advisory Board.
Paul has designed and built natural landscapes to remove metals, hydrocarbons and excess nutrients from runoff and wastewater, capture carbon, and to slower air conditioning and heating costs. Dr. Mankiewicz has constructed the first green roof in the Bronx, the first industrial-scale stormwater treatment meadow and green wall at Sims Recycling – a six acre truck-to-barge material handling facility on the Bronx River, the first process water/greywater treatment green roof on the Linda Tool Corporation in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the first ten of the Mayor’s PlaNYC 2030 enhanced tree pits for street-side storm water capture, in addition to the first community garden constructed for lead mitigation as well as storm water capture – El Jardin del Paraiso on E 4th St. on the Lower East Side.
Durham, NC, USA. Dr. Clayton Rugh is Manager and Technical Director of Xero Flor America. He received his BS in Botany and Genetics and MS in Plant biology, both from The Ohio State University; and PhD from the University of Georgia.
Xero Flor America, LLC. (XFA) was formed concurrently with the 10.4 acre green roof installation on Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant. XFA was borne out of 30 years of technical development by its parent organization, Xero Flor International GmbH, and extensive German and U.S. university R&D to develop various green roof systems tailored to individual project design goals and regional North American climates. Xero Flor pre-grown vegetated mats are installed on custom designed base layers as “instant” green roof systems, which are independent laboratory certified against weed encroachment, wind uplift, spread of fire, or surface erosion. These features and more on the Dearborn Truck Plant and an additional 400+ Xero Flor green roof installations throughout North America since the initiation of the Ford – XFA – Michigan State University collaborative green roof research trials in 2001.
Prior to co-founding XFA, Clayton was Research Professor of Phyto-remediation at Michigan State University directing laboratory and field studies on plant-based detoxification of various pollutants; including mercury, PCBs, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and nitroaromatic explosives. His work at Michigan State University and University of Georgia included multi-disciplinary research collaborations in phytoremediation, bio-plastic composites, biofuels and green roof technologies, which have been presented in more than 50 peer-reviewed journal publications and 200 lecture seminars.” ~ VS2013
Watch the Panel Session “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One” with Patrick Carey, Dr. Alan Darlington, Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, and Dr. Clayton Rugh 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 Greenroofs.com 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:
Green Roofs on Lean-tos in Adirondack Wilderness Areas Inspiration Nook Video by Alison Liedkie.
The Status of Chinese Green Roofs & Featured Presentations from the 2012 Hangzhou China World Green Roof Congress Collaborative Video by Wang Xianmin and others.
Upping the Urban Green. What is the Actual and Potential Role of Ecology in our Cities? Inspiration Nook Video by Dr. Mark Simmons and Christine Thuring.
Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients Inspiration Nook Video by João Manuel Linck Feijó.
How Green Roofs in Copenhagen Create New Opportunities, Climate Adapt Our City and Transform Our Living Video by Dorthe Rømø.
A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano.
12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs Keynote Video by Steven Peck.
Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants Video by Kevin Songer.
La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España – Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain Panel Session with Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán- Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, Tanya Müller García, Dr. Gilberto Navas, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.
Development of Different Types of Green Roofs & Green Walls for Improved Urban Biodiversity and Green Clime Adaptation in Cold Climates Video by Dr. Tobias Emilsson.
Naturación Urbana en España – Urban Greening in Spain Collaborative Video by Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer.
Relaunch – Hamburg’s New Green Roof Strategy Video by Wolfgang Ansel.
Introduction to Integrated Water Management Video by Jeff Bruce.
Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned Collaborative Video with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts.
Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect Keynote Video by Mary Ann Uhlmann.
Vegetation Development on Extensive Green Roofs Over Time Video by Christine Thuring.
Investigación de Azoteas Verdes de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo – Green Roof Research at the Chapingo Autonomous University Video by Dr. Gilberto Navas.
Sky Parks in the Public Realm – Elevating Green Ways and Urban Connectivity Panel Session with Dr. Maureen Connelly, Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Randy Sharp, and Dr. Tan Puay Yok.
Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Production Collaborative Video with Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin.
Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage? Opening Keynote Video by Aditya Ranade.
Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs – Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturadas Video by Tanya Müller García.
The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort Video by Jaron Lubin.
Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement Video by Marc Grañén.
Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way Collaborative Video with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt.
Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices Panel Session Video with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable.
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 + A 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!
~ Linda V.
Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.TV playlist:
Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video
VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish
VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German
VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French
VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean
VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese
VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish