If you’ve ever wondered how to “democratize greenroofs” by making them more cost effective, biodiverse, and lightweight will benefit everyone, then watch “Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof” by Molly Meyer from our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design above or on our VS2015 Virtual Summit 2015 playlist on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.
It’s been a year since we concluded our third Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit, and as promised, we are now releasing the 23 videos from our 30+ international speakers to the general public.
Molly Meyer, GRP, is the founder of Omni Ecosystems, developed after years of hands-on design, installation, and maintenance of all types of German and U.S. greenroof systems. Don’t let her soft demeanor fool you: she’s a fierce go-getter who is extremely knowledgeable and passionate!
Molly has developed a new design type of greenroof: the comprehensive greenroof system which she says brings the most advantageous qualities of intensive and extensive greenroofs together. Her partner, ecological designer Mike Repkin, developed a growing media with an eye for best practices in greenroof technology.
See the video to learn all about this different greenroof definition, and how the results of their research and labor of this umbrella type design has resulted into thriving ecosystems.
Molly Meyer, GRP
Chicago, IL, USA. Molly Meyer is the CEO and Founder of Omni Ecosystems, which infuses the urban experience with nature. Omni leads the living infrastructure industry by providing the highest quality green roofs and green walls to create elegantly simple solutions to complex ecological questions.
Molly invented Omni’s patented living wall panel and patent-pending green roof drainage system. She analyzed, designed, and installed all varieties of green roofs as a Robert Bosch Fellow in Germany, and brought her expertise in Germany’s mature green roofing industry to the U.S. when she founded her firm in 2009. Molly earned her B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University, and worked as a carpenter for Edifice Construction. Molly is also the Co-Founder and Co-Manager of The Roof Crop, LLC, based in Chicago, IL.
Read about “Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof” by Molly Meyer video’s 5 Key Learning Objectives which I identified for participants of the Virtual Summit 2015.
We welcome your input and suggestions to make our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2017 more accessible, interactive, and a just better all around global social media experience!
~ Happy watching,
Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEEP AP, GRP
~ Also enjoy these released videos available now from our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design:
“Greenwalls in Middle Earth” by Graham Cleary.
“Green Roofs to New Cities” Keynote by Dr. Diana Balmori.
“Biosolar Roofs” by Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge.
“Versatile Living Walls & Roofs: International Applications for Agriculture, Energy Conservation, Pollution Attenuation, and Aesthetics” by Dr. Bob Cameron.
“Greening Rooftops in Alberta: People, Place + Projects” by Kerry Ross.
“Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems” by Michael Furbish, Brad Garner, and Dr. Whitney Griffin.
“The Development of Revolutionary Large Scale Vegetated Infrastructure Projects in Latin America and the Foundation of a New Industry” by Pablo Atuesta.
“Two Extremes in Waterwise Design from Denver, Colorado and Athens, Greece” by Andrew Clements and Karla Dakin.
“From Passive House to the Cold North—How Vegetative Envelope Components Impact Buildings Panel Session with Dr. Bob Cameron, Dr. Allen Lee, Dr. Karen Liu, and Chris Wark.”
“A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing“ by Elizabeth Hart.
“A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy! Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview by Linda Velazquez.”
“The Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015″ by Linda Velazquez and Haven Kiers.
“Greenroofs.com’s VS2015 Opening Address from Linda Velazquez.”
The Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Speakers.
Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015.
VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2015 teaser from Groncol.
Small Scale Green Roofs at the Virtual Summit by Dusty Gedge and John Little.