As Media Partners once again, we at Greenroofs.com want you to Save the Date for the Weltkongres GebäudeGrün 2020 – the World Congress of Building Greening 2020 – in Berlin, Germany!
Come join us and several hundred fellow green architecture / infrastructure professionals at the World Congress of Building Greening 2020 for the second time in the historic and green city of Berlin this June.
Held from June 16-18, 2020, the 2-day congress includes 1 day of sightseeing, and simultaneous translation of German / English lectures will be provided.
Organized by Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e.V. (BuGG) with the support of WGIN and EFB
The World Congress of Building Greening 2020 is organized by the Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e.V. (BuGG) – the Federal Association of Green Buildings – in cooperation with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) and the European Federation of Green Roof Associations (EFB).
Last held in Berlin as the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017/World Congress Building Green 2017, over 800 people from 44 countries and 50 exhibitors participated in the congress along with its accompanying trade exhibition.
Aramis and I were there (where I presented), and we were very impressed with the quality of the entire conference – its location, planning, execution, speakers and especially the organizers!
World Congress of Building Greening 2020 Highlights
- More than 100 speakers from different countries
- More than 40 exhibitors at the accompanying exhibition
- More than 20 cooperation partners
- Knowledge transfer of greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas)
- Showing of best practice examples
- Transfer of knowledge by industry experts from Germany and abroad in parallel series of lectures and discussion rounds
- Networking. Meeting point. Addressing new target groups.
- Interdisciplinary exchange of experience between city representatives, architects, city planners, urban water developers, industrial and property representatives, manufacturers, processors, researchers, associations, politicians and other interested parties.
Main Topics of the World Congress of Building Greening 2020
City Strategies: City dialogue, subsidies, water- and climate sensitive urban development, urban resilience and cities of the future
Sustainability: Ecological concepts, sustainability in city development, economic and social points of view
Health: Climate adaption, quality of life, air quality (fine dust and nitrogen oxide)
Rainwater Management: Blue-green infrastructure, flood precaution and retention roofs
Built Examples: Best practices in green architecture, industrial and residential, high-rise greening, urban farming
Biodiversity: Species – plants, insects, bird protection
Technology: Basics, high tech solutions, innovation and monitoring
Market: Data, facts and figures, potential analysis and Green Roof Index
Politics: Attitude of politics regarding Building Greening in Germany, Europe, and the world.
Download the Word Congress of Building Greening 2020 PDF.
Registration Open at the End of Next Week
Starting in mid-January, you can enjoy Early Bird Registration through February 16, 2020.
Make sure to take advantage of the special discounted pricing!
Call for Papers / Posters
Please submit your applications in German or English with complete data and the required documents.
Call for Awards
The World Congress of Building Greening 2020 Call for Awards is now available. Apply for the “Building Greening Award 2020” (BuGG-Award 2020), given in three categories: roof greening, façade greening, and interior greening.
The prize recognizes special projects which stand out above all in the following criteria: architecture, building physics, biodiversity/species protection, quality of the environment, and rainwater management. Your submission is due by March 31, 2020.
(Yes, that’s me up there in Bogotá, Colombia next to Andrés Ibañez, left and Colombian colleague right, and Manfred Köhler (far right) at the World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2016. It was organized by the Colombian Network of Green Infrastructure RECIVE (Red Colombiana de Infraestructura Vegetada), WGIN, and partner universities. I had the honor of being one of the 2016 THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards judges and announcing the winners!)
Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin
We’re pleased that the BuGG – the Federal Association of Green Buildings – is a Partner Organization at our own Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2019, which has been extended with Free Registration through January 31, 2020. Thank you to BuGG for your support!
See You in Berlin
Watch a video from WGIC 2017 – World Congress of Building Green:
I’ll be presenting at the World Congress of Building Greening 2020, and Aramis and I are excited to once again experience the warm people and vibrant, cultural German metropolis of Berlin. We hope to see you there, too!