Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week for December 19, 2014: Green Roof Outfitters

December 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

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:

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GRO modules from Green Roof Outfitters® are a versatile modular green roofing system combining design flexibility with cost effective installation.

GreenRoofOutfittersGreen Roof Outfitters® modules are designed for simple installation, and unlike built-in-place and hybrid-only systems, allow for ease of access for roof maintenance and repair using the standard planting method. Modules can be planted on site with pre-vegetated mats or pre-planted and grown out to 95% plant coverage for a mature green roof at installation.

Clients are provided with the option to purchase modules empty or filled with growth media only.

Whether it is a healing garden, an urban oasis, or a vegetable/herb bed, their system has the flexibility to accomplish a variety of designs from extensive to intensive plantings utilizing a combination of the standard and hybrid planting methods.

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For more detailed information about Green Roof Outfitters, 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.

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If you want to get found, you have to be listed!

~ Linda V.

GRHC Call for Presentation and Training Proposals: Grey to Green Due February 2, 2015

December 19, 2014 at 10:39 am

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has issued its Grey to Green 2015 – Food and Resilience – Call for Presentation and Training Proposals.

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Read on from GRHC:

“It will be three years since the Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto and many new developments in the field have taken place across North America and around the world. On June 1-2, 2015, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will be hosting Grey to Green in Toronto – with a focus on food and resilience. We invite you and your organization to become involved by:

Submitting a presentation proposal on the latest best practice/innovation in design, technology, policy, and research. Deadline is February 2, 2015.

  1. Propose a special skills / training workshop in this field, from beekeeping to SPIN gardening. Deadline is February 2, 2015.
  2. Sponsor the event and help us make it an outstanding opportunity for learning, networking and development.”

 In the future, our city-regions will need to embrace all forms of living green infrastructure to help combat the negative effects of climate change. Much of this should be designed to support multiple forms and scales of food production in an integrated system that utilizes numerous energy and nutrient streams and abundant labour.

Please join us June 1-2, 2015 to celebrate and share our successes in this emerging sector and plan for future growth. Go to www.greytogreenconference.org for more details and to submit presentation and training proposals.  Thank you for your interest and support!  ~ Steven Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, Founder and President Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

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Click here for the Grey to Green 2015 Call for Proposals in PDF.

Happy writing,

~ Linda V.

Watch “Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs” – “Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturadas” – by Tanya Müller García from Our Virtual Summit 2013

December 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com’s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit – 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 greenroofs.TV on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the Individual Video “Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs” – “Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturadas” – by Tanya Müller García, Secretary of the Environment for Mexico City, Federal District.  We’ve known Tanya for many years since she was the founder of AMENA, the National Mexican Greenroof Association.  She also held the position of vice-president  for WGIN, the World Green Infrastructure Network, up until recently since her current position within the Mexico City government does not offer the time required for this duty at present.

Tanya and AMENA hosted the WGIN 2010 Mexico City World Green Roof Congress – El Congreso Mundial de Azoteas Verdes Mexico 2010 where I presented our Greenroofs.com Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design.  The congress was executed wonderfully and everyone had a great time – read about it here.

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Tanya Müller García will present “Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturada” – “Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs” providing a description of the Green Plan in Spanish with English subtitles.  An Inventory of Green Areas of Mexico City will be provided as well as inclusion for the first time of green roofs in the Cities Green Inventory.  Tanya will also present some examples of green roofs in Mexico and future projects.

Here’s more:

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Mexico City, Mexico. Tanya Müller García is the Secretary of the Environment for Mexico City, Federal District. Tanya is one of the pioneers who championed and lobbied in favor of green roofs in Mexico, and has participated as a consultant for the major green roof projects in the country. In 2005 she founded AMENA – Asociación Mexicana para la Naturación de Azoteas (National Mexican Greenroof Association), and was Vice President of World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) for several years.

Tanya is an agricultural engineer with a Master’s degree in Urban Agriculture from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Formerly, she was Director of Urban Reforestation and Bikeways for the City of Mexico, including greenroofs and walls within the Green Plan of Mexico and the development of the public bike sharing system Ecobici. Read her bio in Spanish.” ~ VS2013

Watch “Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs” – “Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturadas” – by Tanya Müller García 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:

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 + 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 Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin from Our Virtual Summit 2013

December 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com’s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit – 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 greenroofs.TV on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the Individual Video “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin, principal of Safdie Architects.  Aramis and I greatly enjoyed hearing him speak in Singapore about his company’s engagement with this awesome and amazing project back in November, 2010, when Jaron and I both spoke there at the International Skyrise Greenery Conference.  To say the Marina Bay Sands is a spectacular feat of engineering – not to mention gorgeous in every way, is simply an understatement!  We visited it as part of our tour and the views were spectacular – inside and out – on top, and all across Singapore.

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The world’s most expensive standalone casino hotel at a cost of $8 billion Singapore dollars, the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort measures 650 ft high with 55 floors. Crowning the amazing structure is the magnificent SkyPark, a 12,400 m2 greenroof that cantilevers 67 meters over the edge which includes gardens, restaurants and bars, and a 50-meter infinity edge swimming pool.

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Jaron will present “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort,” recorded in November 2012 in Bangalore, India at The INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONFERENCE organized by the Indian Green Infrastructure Network (IGIN).

Here’s more:

JaronLubin“Somerville, MA, USA. Jaron Lubin joined Safdie Architects in 2004, and became Principal in 2012.  (As of early 2013) He is currently developing a proposal for the national Arts Museum of Beijing, as well as serving as project designer for a new condominium complex in Bashan, Singapore.  Previously, he led the competition-winning design effort for the Marina Bay Sands project, and then relocated to Singapore to oversee the work there, most notable as resident design architect for the SkyPark.

Marina Bay Sands is a world-class luxury casino and hotel in Singapore capped by the 340m-long greenroofed SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool.  Set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform, it overhangs the north tower by 67m.” ~ VS2013

Watch the “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin 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:

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 + 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