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Get a taste of the 2015 Virtual Summit! Watch the short “Speakers Teaser” video

March 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm

We all know how important it is in today’s digital media-centric landscape to stay connected – but did you know we are experiencing a massive shift towards visual social media for both business and personal networking?

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What are some of the most exciting, noteworthy living architecture trends in 2015?  Watch, meet, and mingle online with some of the best and brightest top enthusiasts of sustainability and the built environment at one of the living architecture world’s most unique industry events!

With less than two weeks to go until our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture, we thought you would enjoy watching snippets of just some of our insightful thought leaders from industry and academia to discuss the latest and the greatest:

Watch all of the video presentations starting on April 6 through May 31, 2015.

Join us during The Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12 at the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge and speak with your favorite speakers via video and text during their Q & A Sessions in the Rare Earth Auditorium.

And connect with expertise – meet with industry professionals in their Trade Show booths at the Expo Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Interested in Sponsorship or Exhibiting at the Expo Pavilion?  Contact Aramis.

Interested in submitting an under 3-minute video for the Inspiration Nook?  Contact me.

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See you soon!

~ Linda V.

Video & Project of the Week for March 23, 2015: Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

March 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/23/15

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Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Philadelphia, PA, USA
9,480 sf. Greenroofs

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Project Description & Details

Demonstrating the University of Pennsylvania’s leadership in the emerging field, the LEED Gold certified Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is a premier $91.5 million state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratory facility. The 78,000-gross-square-foot facility houses several multi-user experimental laboratories critical to advanced research and development in nanotechnology, woven together by collaborative public spaces that enable interaction between different fields. Defined by a 1.7-acre central campus green at a new gateway to the campus, the building also features a courtyard, public galleria, a forum space, high-profile conference rooms, and two green roof spaces.

Responsible as architect and for site design, WEISS/MANFREDI focused the laboratories around a new central quad. This convergence of architecture and landscape at the heart of this project provides a new indoor/outdoor open space for interaction, allowing panoramic exterior views, opening the sciences to the University landscape, and making research activities highly visible. The green roofs crown the 68-foot cantilevered volume – one lower, partially accessible intensive roof with native plants, and one upper extensive roof with sedums. They are considered a “miniaturization” of the building’s courtyard. The Roofmeadow Type III Savannah Intensive Vegetative Roof Assembly was installed utilizing 3 inches of drainage media with varying depths of growing media planted with assorted sedums and native trees, perennials and grasses.

The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is the 2015 Recipient of the Institute Honor Awards for Architecture from the AIA.

Find more photos and additional information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

New! Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is featured in Greenroofs.com’s brand new 2015 Wallpaper Projects Gallery – download yours for free.

Year: 2013
Owner: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Building Type: Laboratory Facility
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 9,480 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System Provider & Consultant: Roofmeadow
Green Roof Contractor: G.R.A.S.S. and EDA Contractor
Architect & Site Design: WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Greenroof Design: WEISS/MANFREDI
Civil Engineer: Stantec Consulting
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company
Photography: Albert Vecerka/Esto Courtesy of WEISS/MANFREDI; Roofmeadow

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Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology Project of the Week Video below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

The “Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015″

March 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

So we have exactly two weeks before we begin our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015! It starts live on Monday, April 6 through April 12 and runs through May 31, 2015 on demand, with all of the lounges, spaces and nooks live and open for networking.

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Here now are the “Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015″ – in no particular order:

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9) Watch awesome video presentations from over 30 speakers from 5 continents!  Including Haven Kiers‘ and my own 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015.”

8) Chat with speakers, keynotes, and us live in our Q & A Sessions via video (first come first served) and text during The Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12.

7) Continue networking live with all of the attendees through May 31, 2015 and see all of the videos on demand.

6) Submit your own under 3-minute video to the Inspiration Nook and get the word out about your own new project, research or idea.

5) Do you have a job available or are you looking for one?  Network at the JobLinks Fair!

4) Check out all of the wonderful greenroof & greenwall books by your favorite authors – some of them presenting at the VS2015 – at The Bookstore.

3) Visit Sponsors and Exhibitors live in the Expo Pavilion during the Live Social Weekend Hangout on Saturday & Sunday April 11 & 12 and see What’s New in the market for products & services in their booths.

2) Have fun & connect with colleagues online from across the globe in the: “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge; the Sponsor Meeting Rooms; the Inspiration Nook & more!

1) Enjoy all of this virtual networking, learning, & entertainment from the comfort of your own computer, laptop, or mobile device!

Join your friends, peers, soon-to-be-colleagues, and the Greenroofs.com Network at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015!

Where: Online… on the Internet!

Pre-Register here: http://www.greenroofs.com/virtualsummit/virtualsummit-registration.htm

When: Monday April 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT to Sunday April 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT and Archived On-Demand through the end of May, 2015.  Social Networking Spaces are All Live.

Registration Cost: Fee is $49 and $25 for students/faculty & government

Happy Connecting,

~ Linda V.

Watch My Short Video “Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 from Linda Velazquez”

March 21, 2015 at 3:25 pm

With a little more than 2 weeks to go to the start of our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture starting on April 6 through May 31, 2015, we are extremely proud of our super diversity of exceptional international visionaries, practitioners, and movers & shakers.

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Our awesome lineup of speakers for 2015 includes our Keynotes Diana Balmori in New York City; Stephan Brenneisen in Basel, Switzerland; and Ken Yeang in London, where I just interviewed him last month.

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Over 30 more esteemed speakers from 5 continents will be hand, and new this year is that all of the video presentations will be on demand starting on opening day, April 6, 2015.

That means that you can make sure to watch your favorite videos in time for the really fun part of the Virtual Summit: The Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12.  That’s when we’ll be concentrating all of our social networking and when we’ll hold the live Speaker Q & A Sessions via video and texting.

Please watch my new short video “Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 from Linda Velazquez”:

And, don’t miss the spectacular Expo Pavilion on Saturday & Sunday during the Live Social Weekend Hangout – here you can visit and chat with our wonderful Sponsors and exhibitors in their booths.

There’s a lot more going on like the “It’s O’clock Somewhere” Networking Lounge, the Tremco Meeting Room, the Inspiration Nook, Bookstore, the JobLinks Fair, and the Classroom.  Did you know you can earn different CEU’s?  GRPs from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities can get up to 10 credits – see the entire list online.

Where: Online… on the Internet!

Pre-Register here: http://www.greenroofs.com/virtualsummit/virtualsummit-registration.htm

When: Monday April 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT to Sunday April 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT and Archived On-Demand through the end of May, 2015. Social Networking Spaces are All Live.

Registration Cost: Fee is $49 and $25 for students/faculty & government

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I certainly hope I get to connect with you and our international community for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015!  See you soon, and remember, “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof – or a Wall”!

~ Linda V.