If you are in the market for creating ecologically diverse greenroofs with butterflies and other beneficial insects, make sure to watch “Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman 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.
Angie Durhman of AD Greenroof (and previously Tecta America), is an excellent example of early female leadership and entrepreneurship in our living architecture community. Although her Master’s studies in horticulture at Michigan State prepared her for green roof plant performance and environmental sustainability, she is just as masterful all aspects of the greenroofing industry, from the green arts through the black.
In her 2015 Virtual Summit video Angie defines pollinators (honeybees, butterflies, and native bees, among others) and discusses the problems they have been facing over the last few years (such as pathogens, pesticides including neonicotinoids, loss of habitat and more). She also presents a wide range of research including irrigation options and offers an in-depth case study of semi-intensive greenroofs covering over two acres on two areas on a building outside of Omaha, Nebraska.
Angie Durhman, GRP
Minneapolis, MN, USA. Angie Durhman runs an exclusive green roof consulting firm based in Minneapolis, AD Greenroof. They focus on design assistance, contractor oversight, and promoting GREENFORMATION(R), a customized maintenance program for existing green roofs.
In the course of her 13 years in the industry, Angie has been involved in over 400 projects of all sizes across the country. She received the GRP designation from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in 2009 and is often sought to present on sustainability topics to a variety of audiences.
Read about “Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman 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:
“Using a Climate and Ecological Template Approach for Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs” by Ed Snodgrass.
“Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof” by Molly Meyer.
“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.