Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week for August 15, 2014: Greenrise Technologies

August 18, 2014 at 10:11 am

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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:


Greenrise Technologies is a full-service green infrastructure firm that delivers innovative, reliable and precise engineered turnkey systems in Greenroofs, Stormwater Management, Growing Medium, Componentry and Maintenance.

GreenriseTechnologies-logoGreenrise Technologies offers a full spectrum of products and services which include the highest quality components, technologically advanced installation methods, an extremely safe and knowledgeable crew, as well as superior maintenance capabilities to ensure long-term viability.

Successful living architecture, or thriving architecture, as Greenrise Technologies puts it, is about more than the convenience of a single-source supplier. It’s also about depth of expertise, from the way they custom-blend a soil mix to meet load-bearing requirements to the way they select plants that are as hardworking as they are beautiful. With Greenrise, a complete turnkey system means proven performance, and ultimately, complete peace of mind.

Greenroofs are better for the environment by preserving water and energy, sustaining microhabitats, reducing pollutants and mitigating the urban heat-island effect. But in addition to the many economic and environmental benefits of greenroofs, Greenrise Technologies honors the human tendency to interact or be closely associated with nature, also known as Biophilia. Increasing evidence suggests that this desired connection does have measurably positive effects, psychologically and physically.


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

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Grey to Green Conference is Two Weeks Away

August 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Held on Monday August 25 and Tuesday August 26, this year’s Grey to Green Conference in downtown Toronto is less than two weeks away!  Have you registered yet?


Grey to Green Conference: August 25-26, 2014


GRPs earn up to 6.5 CE hours at the Grey to Green Conference.
The conference is approved for up to 13.5 Continuing Education Units from

Did you know latest developments in biophilic design will be presented?

According to World Health Organization (WHO), by 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city. The term biophilia suggests human beings have a biologically innate connection to nature and research shows when our exposure to nature is removed from our environment, problems such as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorders occurs. Biophilic Design is an emerging practice that results in healthier and more productive buildings and communities.

Grey to Green is an excellent opportunity to learn about the economics of green infrastructure from over 75 leaders in our field, for example:


Bill Browning
Founder, Terrapin Bright Green –
Learn the Emerging Science, Health and Economic Benefits of Designing our Buildings with Nature.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is excited to have Bill Browning, a world leader on biophilic design, presenting his latest research findings on the neuroscience behind biophilic design and how this translates into improved employee health and productivity.

Terrapin Bright Green is a strategic consulting firm that crafts high-performance environmental strategies for clients such as Interface, Google and the National Geographic Society.

Over the past two years, Terrapin Bright Green has been working to identify the science behind designing buildings with nature. This research has profound implications for building and landscape design and Mr. Browning will be sharing his findings at Grey to Green.

Don’t miss these distinguished 2014 keynotes, too:


New!  GRHC will host a multi-city Green Infrastructure Design Charrette at Grey to Green.

The Green Infrastructure Design Charrette: Making the Business Case for Green Infrastructure Investment in Your Community is a one of a kind event that is taking place as part of the Grey to Green Conference on August 26 at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation has funded this multi-city research and community engagement initiative.


Artist’s Rendering: A New Vision of Windsor’s Main Street – with and without
Living Green Infrastructure.

“We are excited to be focusing on the redesign of sites in the multiple cities of Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto,” said Steven Peck, GRP, HASLA, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and Chair, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition.

Join leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines to share knowledge and expertise and to develop concept plans for green infrastructure development in Southern Ontario.  Space is very limited, sign up today.

Learn about one of the 3 great project tours on August 26:

In addition, professional development training courses and important networking opportunities abound. For example, as part of the conference the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) will be running their half-day LEED Site Design and Documentation workshop on best practices for designing and documenting the sustainable sites prerequisites/credits on Tuesday, August 26th. Read about more courses.



Partners: | New Society Publishers | Sustainable City Network | CNU | The Architect’s Newspaper | Alternatives Journal | ReNew Canada | Construction Links Media | AZURE | SABMag | CaGBC

Connect with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities on social media:
Use hashtag #greytogreen


Please visit for more info on the Conference Agenda and Registration or contact

I wish we could go, but we have too many travel plans this year – perhaps next.  Happy conferencing!

~ Linda V.

Video & Project of the Week for June 30, 2014: American Psychological Association (APA) Headquarters

July 3, 2014 at 11:03 am Project of the Week: 6/30/14


American Psychological Association (APA) Headquarters
Washington, DC, USA
2,500 sf Greenroof


Project Description & Details

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. In an effort to reduce energy consumption, maximize recycling and contribute to a healthier environment, in April 2014 a second greenroof was added to APA properties at their headquarters (see the APA/World Resources Institute HQ from 2008), which qualified for the DDOE grant program. In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency rated both buildings in the top 10 percent of buildings in the U.S. with the lowest carbon footprint.

The design at the APA HQ building was focused on how greenroofs benefit people’s mental well being. Rebate funding was provided by the District Department of the Environment through a program  administered by the Anacostia Watershed Society; many private companies were also involved which made this project successful. Installed by Capitol Greenroofs, the system design called for plenty of seating and relaxation with Bison Innovative Products decking tiles, metal planters, and perennial planting areas. Composed of a mixture of perennials, woody shrubs and small magnolia trees set within modern style seating areas with bright decorative accents, this greened patio creates usable event space with spectacular views of the Capitol building.

Year: 2014
Owner: American Psychological Association
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Roof Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Roof Size: 2,500 sq.ft.
Grade: 1%
Accessible, Private


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Gensler Associates
Landscape Architect: Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc.
Contractor: HITT Contracting
Greenroof System: Henry Intensive Greenroof
Installation: Capitol Greenroofs
Decking Tiles: Bison Innovative Products
Contractor: Consolidated Waterproofing
Planters, Edging & Planter Benches Manufacturer: Ore Inc.

New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the American Psychological Association (APA) Headquarters Project of the Week Video below or see it on our on 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.

Greenroof & Greenwall Project of the Week for February 24, 2014: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

February 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm Project of the Week: 2/24/14


Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)

60,000 sq. ft
* Greenroofs, Greenwalls & Planter Boxes


Project Description & Details

LEAF-Certified, the lush Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) is a 590-bed multi-award winning general and acute care hospital located on a 3.4-hectare site at Yishun in Singapore. Every opportunity has been maximized for the creation of therapeutic green spaces. KTPH has landscape footprints at every floor to ensure patients and staff is constantly treated to garden views from different angles, and to provide for a calming surrounding that soothes and rejuvenates.

Designed with 3 building blocks overlooking a central courtyard, they are adjacent to 8 roof gardens, 5 levels of corridor planters, 81 balconies’ planter boxes, and vertical gardens. Over 70% of the plants are indigenous, including many rare endangered species. Each roof garden portrays interesting themes to keep them engaging and educational, for example, the organic rooftop farm has over 130 fruit trees and vegetable plots with over 50 varieties of edibles and others cater to specific patient needs such as Geriatric and Dementia. Volunteers from the community contribute actively in the conservation efforts and produce bounty crops.

* The total area greened for this Khoo Teck Puat Hospital project profile is estimated.  If you can assist, please email us at: 

Year: 2010
Owner: Ministry of Health/Alexandra Health Pte Ltd
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 60,000 sq.ft.*
Grade: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Landscape Architect: Peridian Asia Pte Ltd
Landscape Contract Manager: Tropical Environment Pte Ltd
General Contractor: Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd
Design Consultant: RMJM Hillier
Project Manager: PM Link Pte Ltd

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.