On the Road with the Green Roof Lady
The Green Roof
Must Go On!
By Joy Schmidt
All Photos Courtesy of
cold or even a mite frigid, the green roof must go on!
in gear ready for the rooftop.
I just got back
from overseeing the installation of the Surrey Civic Centre
green roof in British Columbia, Canada... that's right, in
While our jobs are international, everything we grow is local.
As a result, I always plan to get out to our job sites to
facilitate key points in the project. One such key point
is installation. There’s a lot more to installing a green
roof than planting a garden...
So You Want a Green Roof?
By Joy Schmidt, The Green Roof Lady
On the Road with
The Green Roof Lady Inaugural Column
All Photos Courtesy of Vitaroofs International Unless Otherwise Noted.
Hello friends, welcome to the inaugural edition of a new Greenroofs.com series: On the road with the green roof lady! I’m Joy Schmidt, President of Vitaroofs International Inc. I have personally been involved in some of North America’s most celebrated projects and, 20 years later, I have a lot of green roof stories to tell!
Some are humorous. A few are surprising. All offer insight. I recently shared a bit more about my background when I spoke about a paradigm in sustainability entrepreneurship at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture earlier this year. Please watch the video at the bottom of this article.
Olympic Village Greenroofs; Photo by Flightpath Aerial.
For our inaugural edition of this new series, I thought I’d offer something a little more foundational, to kick things off. I have witnessed green roofs come a long way in my career. I remember rubbing my knuckles raw knocking on doors to no avail and, yet, today I have the pleasure of working with clients and design professionals armed with increasingly ambitious parameters...
Joy Schmidt, The Green Roof Lady
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