Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week for August 29, 2014: Rooflite®

September 2, 2014 at 9:53 am

New feature on!

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:


Rooflite® green roof media has been installed on over 8 million square feet of roof surface including over 750 individual projects in North America.

rooflite-logo-GCWRooflite® is an industry leader for green roof media products. They have over fifty years of soil engineering experience and with their unparalleled knowledge from both North America and Europe can now claim coverage in over 8 million square feet of green roof installations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Only the highest quality regionally available materials are utilized in rooflite® Certified Green Roof Media.

The rooflite® technical team is constantly striving to improve and expand their product line to insure that your next green roof project will exceed your expectations. Included in these efforts is the ongoing Quality Control Program that all of their Licensed Blending locations participate in so that you can feel confident to, as rooflite® says, “grow on us.”

Currently, with licensed blending locations strategically located across North America, nearly all of your green roof projects can be serviced with LEED qualifying credits.

With a vast array of experience in jobsite challenges and logistics covering both large and small scale jobs, their part in your next green roof job is not complete until your order is where and when you want it. Healthy plant growth and proper green roof performance strongly depend on using the right growing media, or as rooflite® puts it, “the success of any green roof system starts with rooflite®.”


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

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~ Linda V.

Atlanta Green Roof Symposium Early Bird Deadline: September 2!

August 27, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Held on September 15, 2014 we here at are proud to be a Media Sponsor of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ Atlanta Green Roof Symposium: Protecting Georgia’s Watersheds.


If you live in the metro Atlanta area or in the southeast U.S. in general, you shouldn’t miss this one-day opportunity to see what’s going on here in the ATL!  And, don’t miss the chance to save some $$$ by registering before the Early Bird Registration deadline of September 2.

Presented in partnership with Southface Energy Institute, there will be a varied selection of presenters to share their experiences and vision for a greener Atlanta.  Read on from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities:


Download the PDF here.

Come be a part of the Atlanta greenroof (and beyond) solution!  I’ll be at Southface in downtown Atlanta on September 15 – will you?

~ Linda V. Negotiates 50% Discount for WGIC 2014 in Sydney!

August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am



Just announced! has negotiated an astounding 50% Discount on Registration to our readership for the upcoming World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2014 in awesome Sydney this October 8 – 10.

We’re able to pass on these truly astonishing rates to you since is a Media Partner of the WGIC 2014 and has been affiliated with its host Green Roofs Australasia (GRA) – plus the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) – for years now.

For more details, read all about it here:

WGIC Program Session Titles:

Government Drivers
Living Walls
World Vision
Urban Green Infrastructure
Water Sensitive Cities – WSUD
Policy and Development
Urban Rationale
GI Benefits
New Research
Case Studies: Architecture & Landscape

Expert Speakers

Here are just a few of the esteemed professionals presenting:

content-campaign-WGIC2014-SenatorScottLudlam_PatrickBlanc_TanyaMullerGarciaL-R: Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens – Keynote Presentation; Dr. Patrick Blanc, Botanist, Vertical Garden Designer, Artist, Paris, France – Keynote Presentation; Tanya Muller Garcia, Minister of Environment, Mexico City, Mexico.


L-R: Daniel Tohill, Permaculture Institute, New Zealand; Tong Mahn Ahn, Seoul National University “Green Roofs in Seoul to Make the Metropolis Healthier,” South Korea - Keynote Presentation; Jeff Sorrill, Green Roof Centre; Department of Landscape and School of Architecture; University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.


L-R: Sacha Coles, Registered Landscape Architect, AILA, FAILA, ASPECT Studios, Australia – Keynote Presentation; Renèe Davies, Registered Fellow of NZILA, IFLA Delegate for New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand; Keith Stead, Landscape Architect, OCULUS, Sydney, Australia


L-R: Dr. Puay Yok Tan, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment of the National University of Singapore, Singapore - Keynote Presentation; Raphael Garcia, Project Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Landscape Architect, Biologist, Entomologist, San Francisco, USA; and Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Toronto, Canada - Keynote Presentation.

Learn and engage with these leading experts and so many more from all four corners of the globe, from Scandinavia to Spain / Canada to Brazil / China to New Zealand.

Visit the following pages to learn more: Program, Speakers, Professional Training, Accommodation, Green Site Tours, Post Congress Tours, and Registration with your 50% Discount.


One Central Park, Broadway, Sydney: The world’s tallest vertical garden with 450 types of different plants and 250 local species.

Just one of many case studies highlighted, French botanist Dr. Patrick Blanc, the designer of the One Central Park (OCP) vertical garden, will be presenting on the project. The project manager, Craig Elgie, and landscape architect Keith Stead will also be presenting with the stunning OCP included in the all day Sydney Green Site Tour on October 8.  The guided bus tour will provide an informative field trip with visits to small, medium and large projects within the inner Sydney area.  Project details and specifications will be included in the Green Site Booklet with talks from projects designers; a comfortable bus will be provided along with a picnic lunch at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

If you’re considering this fantastic Australian trip-of-a-lifetime but still weighing the costs, now is certainly the time to take advantage of this deal and make your dream trip real!


Green Roofs Australasia and we warmly invite you to share in this unique conference setting and experience with us.


“Join us for spring in Australia. Join us for a meeting of the best minds, the most capable hands and the most generous spirits in the “Land Down-Under.” Expand your knowledge, broaden your horizons and develop a worldwide network of professionals, educators, doers and thinkers. The World Green Infrastructure Congress promises all this and more.”~ Matthew Dillon, GRA


I’m excited to be inaugurating Haven Kiers’ and my 2014 Top 10 Hot List of Greenroof & Greenwall Trends here, and hope you can join Aramis and me in Sydney!  Visit for everything you need, and click here for your 50% Discount on Registration.

Revisit Green Roofs Australasia President Matthew Dillon’s Green Roofs Down Under: 2014 World Green Infrastructure Congress Sydney, Green – Global – ConnectedGuest Feature – the photos alone are amazing!


Can’t wait to see greenroofs and greenwalls Down Under!  Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2014 as either an attendee, exhibitor, or sponsor!

~ Linda V.

Video & Project of the Week for August 25, 2014: Nathan Phillips Square Toronto City Hall Podium Green Roof

August 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm Project of the Week: 8/25/14


Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto City Hall Podium Green Roof
Toronto, Canada
36,760 sf. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

The multi-award winning Nathan Phillips Square (NPS) is Toronto’s premier public space and civic gathering place, a leading tourist attraction for the city, and a national and provincial landmark. The design competition to revitalize NPS was won by the design team of PLANT Architect, Perkins+Will Shore Tilbe Architects and Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architecture in part based on providing a publicly accessible green roof on the podium roof. The new 2.7-acre upper-level urban plaza garden is now a vibrant, active space and Canada’s largest accessible living roof.

From the start the Nathan Phillips Square Toronto City Hall Podium Green Roof was designed to be grown and installed in a modular system. Grown at the LiveRoof Ontario nursery, it employs a combination of 6″ deep LiveRoof® Deep System Modules and 4″ deep LiveRoof® Standard Modules. Twenty-two different plant blends include grasses, sedums and perennials in a kaleidoscope of colors. The design consists of three formal conditions: a sedum mosaic, a paved courtyard that frames the curved chamber and a deck cafe that occupies the prow. The perimeter garden is treated as a field in purple, pink, yellow/orange and green sedums. Installed by general contractor Flynn Canada Ltd., new landscaped gardens, courtyards, terraces, furniture and walkways provide unique views of downtown from this urban oasis in the heart of the city. Every year, over 1.5 million visitors attend a variety of community and special events hosted here.

Year: 2009
Owner: City of Toronto
Location: Toronto, Canada
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 36,760 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Design: PLANT Architect Inc. & Perkins+Will Shore Tilbe Irwin Architects w/ Adrian Blackwell, Urban Projects
LiveRoof Distributor & Grower: Kees Govers, BSc (Agr), LiveRoof Ontario Inc.
Modular Greenroof System: LiveRoof
Landscape Architect: Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects
Waterproofing: CCW by Carlisle
Drainage: Miradrain by Carlisle
Soils Consultant: Urban Trees + Soil
Heritage Consultant: Blanche Lemko van Ginkel
Structural Engineer: Blackwell Bowick Engineering
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: Crossey Engineering Ltd.


New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Nathan Phillips Square Toronto City Hall Podium Green Roof Project of the Week Video below or see it on our greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

Click here to see the entire profile and learn more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.