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Watch the “Greenroofs.com VS2013 Closing Address from Linda Velazquez” from Our Virtual Summit 2013

February 27, 2015 at 2:07 pm

So we have come to the end of airing all of the awesome video presentations from the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013, presented by Greenroofs.com in association with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), culminating with my short and sweet VS2013 Closing Address.

You will now find all of these videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

We are extremely excited about producing our third biennial online conference, the spectacular Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 which will be held on April 6 through 12, and certainly hope you will join us and our global colleagues on the Internet!

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About me:

Alpharetta, GA, USA.  Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP is founder and publisher of Greenroofs.com (1999), the international greenroof industry’s resource portal. Greenroofs.com is the founder and organizer of the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015, its third biennial online conference (2011, 2013). Linda writes and reports extensively about greenroofs and holds a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia (2000) with honors. She is also principal of Sky Gardens Design (2004), a greenroof design and consulting firm. Linda is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) with the U.S. Green Building Council, and a Green Roof Professional (GRP) with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC).

Greenroofs.com is an internet news media organization whose goal is to inform, promote and inspire the earth friendly technology of organic greenroof architecture through the free interchange of ideas, projects, news, video, research, organization/government updates, and marketing opportunities. Exclusives include guest articles, contributing editor columns, the Sky Gardens Blog and the WebTV series Sky Gardens ~ Greenroofs of the World™.

Greenroofs.com publishes The Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database currently with over 1,600 projects; The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory of Manufacturers, Suppliers, Professional Services & Organizations; and the GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube, a video channel devoted to greenroofs and greenwalls.

Linda will be your host, and open and close the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015. She will also co-present “The Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015″ with Haven Kiers.”

Watch the “Greenroofs.com VS2013 Closing Address from Linda Velazquez” below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

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, plus 12 promo videos in six languages, see below.


Thank you once again to our Rare Earth Sponsor, Tremco Incorporated, all of our Exhibitors, and our event partner, the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) who made our second foray in the world of virtual conferences possible, along with all of our distinguished speakers who gave their time and expertise so freely!  And of course, we thank all of our attendees who participated in the VS2013, too!

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Watch all of the VS2013 videos:

Greenroofs.com VS2013 Closing Address from Linda Velazquez Individual Video.

Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Dr. Ian Balcom from Lyndon State College of Vermont & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Phytoremediation Chapter 2 with Patrick Carey Panel Session.

Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One Panel Session Video with Patrick Carey, Dr. Alan Darlington, Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, and Dr. Clayton Rugh.

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 be able to see all of these unique and interesting video presentations at your leisure!

Happy watching,

~ 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

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish

Watch the Panel Session “Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Dr. Ian Balcom from Lyndon State College of Vermont & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Phytoremediation Chapter 2″ with Patrick Carey from Our Virtual Summit 2013

February 26, 2015 at 4:50 pm

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com‘s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through 12 – 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 “Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Dr. Ian Balcom from Lyndon State College of Vermont & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Phytoremediation Chapter 2″ with Patrick Carey.

Moderator and Greenroofs.com Architecture Editor Patrick Carey of Hadj Design in Seattle, Washington follows up the “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One” Panel Session here with Dr. Ian Balcom in Lyndonville, Vermont and Dr. Bob Cameron in University Park, Pennsylvania.

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“What do we do with this stuff after it has reached saturation with sequestered pollutants?” Burn it? A linked question is “How long before this stuff will become saturated with pollutants?” These are simple questions with complex answers.

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The panel will draw connections between the broad field of phytotechnologies to structure integrated applications and discuss critical areas of current and future research including specific compounds’ end fate in integrated biofilters and how non-traditional pollutants could well determine how many cycles and what uses reclaimed wastewater can do.

Do not miss this second highly expert panel on the extremely important and interesting subject of phytoremediation and how greenroofs and greenwalls contribute!

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Lyndonville, VT, USA. Dr. Ian Balcom is Assistant Professor, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Department of Natural Sciences at Lyndon State College and contributor with the International Journal of Phytoremediation. His central passion is the design and utilization of multifunctional landscape systems for environmental management. This interest emerged from a childhood observing the Green Mountains of Vermont change with the seasons (all four) and witnessing the ecosystem functions of each season ebb and flow.

Later Ian began, what has proven to be a life long interest, to work in the horticultural fields as a landscaper, nursery salesman, climbing arborist, urban arborist, and city office horticulturalist (plant waterer in NYC). The observations and questions that emerged from these hands-on experiences lead me to study Botany at the University of Vermont, where he stumbled upon the emerging field of phytoremediation. He pursued graduate research on this subject and was awarded a PhD from the University of California at Riverside Environmental Toxicology Program for research on the microbial ecology of plant root surfaces in polluted soils. His professional life began with a spate of positions at various state governmental agencies across the country. At the State of Vermont Department of Agriculture, Ian managed the State’s high value agricultural soil impact mitigation program, at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, he managed environmental cleanup projects and conducted site investigations of abandoned/orphaned Brownfields, at Cal/EPA Department of Toxic Substance Control, he analyzed ecological risk associated with Superfund and Brownfield cleanup projects. Currently, Ian teaches environmental chemistry and toxicology and research multifunctional landscape systems at Lyndon State College of Vermont.

University Park, PA, USA. Dr. Robert “Bob” Cameron spent more than two decades directing the global environmental programs of a Fortune 30 multi-national conglomerate. In the late ‘70s in collaboration with NASA, he designed, permitted, and constructed the first constructed wetlands to treat wastewater from the natural gas industry. Working on every continent except Antarctica, Bob designed award winning environmental programs based on sustainability concepts. Later as president of his own corporation, he de-engineered historic buildings destined for the wrecking ball, which he then relocated and reconstructed with green architectural features.

Pursuing a life-long goal, he recently earned his doctorate from Penn State University at the Center for Green Roof Research. His thesis entailed the invention and construction of a functional architectural system to attenuate wastewater pollutants while reducing a building’s energy use and providing a platform for urban agriculture. Currently, Bob teaches collegiate courses and conducts research on greenroofs, livings walls, and constructed wetlands while also managing Eco Applied Technologies, a consulting firm for commercial, residential, and industrial applications. See the 2:45 video of his early work at Penn State “Robert Cameron investigates biofilters to clean dirty water.”

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.” ~ VS2013

Watch the Panel Session “Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Dr. Ian Balcom from Lyndon State College of Vermont & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Phytoremediation Chapter 2″ with Patrick Carey 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:

Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One Panel Session Video with Patrick Carey, Dr. Alan Darlington, Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, and Dr. Clayton Rugh.

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!

Happy watching,

~ 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

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish

Watch the Panel Session “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One” with Patrick Carey, Dr. Alan Darlington, Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, and Dr. Clayton Rugh from Our Virtual Summit 2013

February 24, 2015 at 4:13 pm

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com‘s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through 12 – 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Here’s more:

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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!

Happy watching,

~ 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

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish

Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week for February 20, 2015: Sika Sarnafil

February 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

New feature on Greenroofs.com!

Our Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week is an exclusive benefit for companies listed in our Directory, highlighting their business to our audience of stakeholders, professionals, and decision makers:

GCW-Sika-Sarnafil-022015Sika Sarnafil is an innovator & leader in the green roof industry that specializes in long-term solutions for roofing and waterproofing projects.

SikaSarnafil-logoSika Sarnafil has partnerships with leading landscape designers and installers to provide a single source warranty for the waterproofing and vegetated assembly. Alternatively, the company will supply the waterproofing system only depending on the needs of the customer.

All Sika Sarnafil green roof systems integrate various system components into specific engineered waterproofing assemblies that address the individual needs of building design, budget, substrate conditions, climate, and environment.

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For more detailed information about Sika Sarnafil, please visit their company profile in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.

In addition to the eNews blast to our 10,000+ opt-in subscribers, we have created a prominent position on the Homepage for this weekly spotlight as well as posted on all our social media sites…  And, the centerpiece of this premier feature is the original video!  This exclusive video (about 1:00 -2:00 min., depending on listing level) of each firm is also included inside their company profiles – see below.  For additional exposure, these videos will also be playing on various playlists in our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.

CP-SikaSarnafilWould you like to have your company featured as Company of the Week?  First, you have to be listed in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory at either the Sponsor, Elite, or Premium advertiser level.

Get Listed! Join The International Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.

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