Greenroofs.com Announces 30-Day Extension for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2013 to April 13!

March 13, 2013 at 11:14 pm

As you may have heard by now, due to an overwhelming response,  Greenroofs.com, in association with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN),  is pleased to announce that our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design has been extended to  April 13, 2013.

VS2013 Extension

Here’s the rest of our Press Release from yesterday, March 12, 2013:

Thank you to all of our fantastic speakers and exhibitors for making the 2nd Virtual Summit a spectacular experience!

To our attendees, we invite you to take your time and watch all of our awesome Keynotes, Panel Sessions, Collaborative Presentations and Individual Videos from our Virtual Summit 2013 – all available on demand now.   Re-visit our Rare Earth Sponsor, Tremco Incorporated, at the Expo Pavilion as well as all the rest of our Exhibitors and Associates.  And keep up the networking.

If you haven’t signed up yet because you didn’t think you’d have enough time to participate and see it all, now you can – from the comfort of your computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.   Now’s the time for you to start networking with your peers – international leaders in their fields!”   ~ Linda S. Velazquez, Founder & Publisher, Greenroofs.com

When?   Online February 12 now through April 13, 2013.   You can still:

  • Watch all content, now On Demand;
  • Visit the Exhibitors in The Expo Pavilion and Associates Pavilion, download material, request a chat, send them emails, etc.;
  • Read and add commentary to any Q & A Session Transcript;
  • Post commentary in the Auditorium, Networking Lounge, etc.;
  • Network via all the social media features: view attendee profiles, use video, audio or text chatting options + send emails, vCards, etc.   Check out Who’s Here at the click of a button!
  • Send us an under 3-minute video of your idea/work for the Inspiration Nook.

Who?   World renowned speakers and experts are just a click away during an additional whole month of lively speaker videos, panel sessions, unlimited social networking, and virtual fun capitalizing on the limitless global reach of the Internet.   See the Agenda and Speakers pages.

What?   Virtual Summit Topics:

  • State-of-the Market & Potential
  • Sustainability Strategies
  • Biophilia
  • Sky Parks in the Public Realm
  • Top 10 List of Hot Design Trends
  • Urban Ecology
  • Green Walls & Maintenance
  • Phytoremediation
  • Women Business Leaders
  • Updates from Vancouver, B.C., Singapore, Hamburg, Mexico City, Malmö, Copenhagen, Spain, Australia, and China
  • Lessons Learned from Award Winners
  • Integrated Water Management & Wastewater Recycling
  • Investing in Green Roofs
  • Skyrise Agriculture
  • Hydroponic Living Wall Systems
  • The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort
  • Green Roofs & Solar
  • Vegetation Development Over Time
  • Coastal Green Roof Design & Native Plants
  • Featured Presentations from the 2012 Hangzhou China World Green Roof Congress

Our mission embraces extremely affordable pricing.   Regular Price $99.

Discounts:
Associates $59
Greenroofs.com Advertisers/Readers & WGIN Members (GRHC: receive GRP credits) $39
Students/Faculty/Staff & Government $29

Check out all the associates, WGIN member organizations, and Discount Codes.

Why Virtual?

As important as physical conferences are, the proliferation of international events makes it impossible to exhibit and attend them all in terms of time and money.   At a fraction of the cost of a physical event, you have an incredible opportunity to meet and watch video presentations and panel sessions from awesome thinkers, movers, and practitioners in our industry – without leaving your office.   Jump into the greenest conference model there is and join in the conversation – get on the leading edge by connecting!

Register Now & See You Online!

Thank You to Our Rare Earth Sponsor: Tremco, and all our Exhibitors!

VS2013: Thank you to all of our Exhibitors!

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About Greenroofs.com
Since 1999, Greenroofs.com has been the international greenroof industry’s resource and online information portal. We inform, promote and inspire through the interchange of ideas, projects, news, videos, events, research, people, company and community updates and marketing opportunities; exclusives include the Sky Gardens ~ where cool green meets lofty blue Blog, Contributing Editor Columns, and Guest Features. Greenroofs.com is the publisher of the International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database, The Greenroof Directory, greenroofs.tv, Greenroofs of the World™ 12-Month Wall Calendar,
and the Sky Gardens ~ Greenroofs of the World™ WebTV series. Visit us at www.greenroofs.com.

About the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN)
The objectives of World Green Infrastructure Network are to be a globally-important motivator of the use of green infrastructure in cities; expand opportunities for member organizations to learn about green roof infrastructure science, technology, practice, economics and environmental and social benefits; promote education in green infrastructure benefits particularly at university levels and trade school levels, to provide skills for the green roof industry that can be expected to develop more widely; promote green infrastructure research and extension in soundly-based green infrastructure development; provide sound networking and conference study opportunities for member organizations; and to publicize the global environmental and cost-saving advantages of green infrastructure, especially those related to reducing climate change problems.

For more information:

Aramis M. Velázquez, CEO
Greenroofs.com, LLC.
(888) 477-1326
media@greenroofs.com

If you’re interested, see the Press Release in English and in Spanish.  If you haven’t yet, I really hope you will join us!

~ Linda V.

Join Us at the VS2013 for Spanish Week Now to Celebrate the Work of Our Mexican and Spanish Colleagues!

February 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

As we enter Week #3 at our Virtual Summit 2013 registration continues to climb and we hope you decide to be cutting edge by participating, too!

Please support our work and commitment to keeping future fees low and accessible to all by registering now – use either the Greenroofs.com/ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities discount codes of GCOM or GRHC for only $39.  

Here’s the Agenda for Week #3 – with live Q & A’s to follow as noted.   Watch all of these videos in the Rare Earth Auditorium, sponsored by Tremco:

Monday, February 25, 2013 – now On Demand:

Investigación de Azoteas Verdes de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo – “Green Roof Research at the Chapingo Autonomous University by Dr. Gilberto Navas with live Q & A

The research professor describes the exposition of the main field of investigation and gives a description findings along with advice for other burgeoning research, in Spanish with English subtitles.

Tuesday, February 26:

Áreas Verdes de la Ciudad de México & Azoteas Naturadas – “Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs by Tanya Müller García – no live Q & A

Tanya is the Secretary of the Environment for the Federal District of Mexico City and provides an inventory of green areas of Mexico City as well as examples of future green roof projects in Mexico, in Spanish with English subtitles.

Expo Wednesday, February 27 at the Expo Pavilions:

VS2013: Expo Pavilions

Expo Wednesdays are Feb. 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 6 – four full days of live action where you’ll see leading companies and learn about their products and services.   Also peruse The Associates Pavilion, where you’ll learn about different world organizations.   Visit both all 30 days and leave them a message if it’s not a Wednesday!

Expo Wednesday February 27 in the Rare Earth Auditorium:

Panel Session La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España – “Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain – in Spanish with Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, Tanya Müller García (Moderator), Dr. Gilberto Navas, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer with live Q & A

You’ll find Tanya Müller García and Dr. Gilberto Navas in Mexico City discussing Urban Agriculture with their colleagues Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer in Madrid, in Spanish.

VS2013: Keynote Javier Senosiain

Keynote Address by Javier Senosiain: “Bioarchitecture (in Spanish with English subtitles) with live Q & A

What do Nautilus House (Nautilus), the Flower (la Flor), the Mexican Whale (la Ballena Mexicana), the Shark (el Tiburón), the Satellite Set (el Conjunto Satélite) and the Nest of Quetzalcóatl (el Nido de Quetzalcóatl) all share in common?   These fantastical spaces were all designed by Senosiain.   Prepare for a spectacular feast for the eyes as the green “organic architect” from Mexico City shares his sensuous, sinuous, ecologically informative works with us, in Spanish with English subtitles.


Thursday, February 28:

A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spainby Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano – live Q & A with Nacho Solano

Now on demand, this collaborative video features the innovative work of NEDLAW Living Walls from Canada in English and Paisajismo Urbano from Spain, in Spanish with English subtitles.   Connect today at the Q & A with Nacho Solano in Spanish.

Naturación Urbana en España” – Urban Greening in Spainby Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer with live Q & A

Four Spaniards from the worlds of academia and architecture share their views on the current situation in Spain, in Spanish with English subtitles.  Their videos serve as backgrounders for the Panel Session “La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España” – “Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain.”

~ Connect with Social Media Open 24/7 thru March 13!

 

Learn about all the presentations so far from Week #1 and Week #2 now On Demand along with their Q & A chat transcripts.

See the Agenda, Agenda-at-a-Glance, and Speakers pages for the complete list of dates and times.

Registration for the entire 30 days:
Regular Price $99

Discounts:

WGIN Members (including Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesGet GRP credits!) & Greenroofs.com Advertisers $39

Associates $59

Students/Staff/Faculty & Government $29

See our Registration Page and Register Here.

Greenroofs.com will be online throughout the 30 days of the Virtual Summit and hope to see you via video, audio or text chatting.     Come visit our booth – where we’ll be offering a Special Advertising Discount to participants to get listed in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.

Thank you to our Rare Earth Sponsor, Tremco, along with our growing list of exhibitors – by the way, it’s still not to late to exhibit!

If you haven’t yet, Register Now and support our work.   It’s a great way to see who’s doing What, Where, and How, not to mention all the networking opportunities to connect with your peers.

Win a chance for an Amazon Gift Card of $100 just for participating!

Plus, participate to win one of three $100 Amazon gift cards to attendees who visit the most booths and see the most videos.

See you online!

~ Linda V.

VS2013: Sponsors and Exhibitors

Don’t Miss the VS2013 this Week: Phytoremediation Panel #2; Keynote Steven Peck; Skyrise Ag; Hydroponic Living Walls; Vegetation Development; Hamburg; Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants, & More

February 18, 2013 at 11:01 pm

We had an exciting Week #1 at our Virtual Summit 2013 with a good amount of participation – thank you to all who have attended and participated so far!   Registration is open throughout the 30 days and we want to see you!

Once a video has played it becomes available On Demand, as well as the Q & A transcripts.   Q & A Sessions are live and while you can only participate in real time on the scheduled day and time, you can post questions and commentary for speakers to answer later.  

Learn about all the presentations so far from Week #1, now On Demand.

Please support our work and commitment to keeping future fees low and accessible to all by registering now – use either the Greenroofs.com/ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities discount codes of GCOM or GRHC for only $39.

Week # 2 started today with lots of exciting videos from your colleagues from across the world.   Here’s the entire Agenda for Week #2 – don’t miss these awesome presentations with live Q & A’s to follow each:

Monday, February 18, 2013 – now On Demand in the Rare Earth Auditorium, sponsored by Tremco:

Inspiration Nook*: “Upping the Urban Green. What is the Actual and Potential Role of Ecology in our Cities?by Dr. Mark Simmons and Christine Thuring

Inspiration Nook:Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients by João Manuel Linck Feijó

Tuesday, February 19:

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)

Expo Wednesday, February 20 at the Expo Pavilions:

VS2013: Expo Pavilions

 

Expo Wednesdays are Feb. 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 6 – four full days of live action where you’ll see leading companies and learn about their products and services, and The Associates Pavilion, where you’ll learn about different world organizations.   Visit them all 30 days and leave them a message if it’s not a Wednesday!

Expo Wednesday February 20 in the Rare Earth Auditorium:

VS2013: Steven Peck Keynote

Keynote Address  by  Steven Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA: “12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Productionwith Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin


Thursday, February 21:

A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spainby Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano


Friday, February 22:

Vegetation Development on Extensive Green Roofs Over Timeby Christine Thuring

Relaunch – Hamburg’s New Green Roof Strategy by Wolfgang Ansel

Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plantsby Kevin Songer

See the Agenda, Agenda-at-a-Glance, and Speakers pages for the complete list of dates and times.

~ Connect with Social Media Open 24 Hours all 30 Days!

 


Registration for the entire 30 days:

Regular Price $99

Discounts:

WGIN Members (including Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesGet GRP credits!) & Greenroofs.com Advertisers $39

Associates $59

Students/Staff/Faculty & Government $29

See our Registration Page and Register Here.

We here at Greenroofs.com will be online throughout the 30 days of the Virtual Summit and hope to see you via video, audio or text chatting.     Come visit our booth – where we’ll be offering a Special Advertising Discount to participants to get listed in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory   – or just connect with us in the Networking Lounge.

We greatly appreciate our Rare Earth Sponsor, Tremco, for supporting our efforts and also wish to thank our growing list of exhibitors – by the way, it’s still not to late to exhibit!

If you haven’t yet, Register Now.   It’s a great way to see who’s doing What, Where, and How, not to mention all the networking opportunities to connect with your peers – plus, participate to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Looking forward to chatting with you!

~ Linda Velazquez

VS2013: Sponsors and Exhibitors

* The Inspiration Nook is for under 3-minute videos – it’s not too late to submit yours!   Learn how.

Greenroof Project of the Week for February 11, 2013: Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden

February 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Greenroofs.com  Project of the Week: 2/11/13

Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden
Orlando, FL, USA
5,000 sf. Greenroof

Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden; photo courtesy of Tremco, Inc.

Project Description & Details

The MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando is the first and largest affiliate of the world-renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center located in Houston, Texas. In 2011, the Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden, originally built in 2001, was in need of repair and renovation from the roof membrane up. Tremco, Incorporated provided technical and diagnostic assistance and project management along with materials to repair and replace the roof membrane and all of the vegetated roof components.

Today, the new garden serves as an integral part of the Cancer Center’s unique integration of meditation into their cancer therapy. Every element lends itself to contemplation: quiet shaded alcoves for one-on-one patient/therapist discussions, 3 fountains linked by a rock-lined dry creek bed and the ever-present labyrinth used as a tool to instruct patients about finding their way through crisis with spiritual growth. For patients and staff, the garden is about the healing value of hope.

The Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden is featured in the month of November in the 2013 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Calendar.

See Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 Keynote Speaker Mary Ann Uhlmann, GRP, Environmental Horticulturist and Manager, Vegetated Roof Systems Program Development for Tremco this Wednesday, February 13. She’ll be presenting “Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect.”

Year: 2011
Owner: Orlando Health MD Anderson
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden; photo courtesy of Tremco, Inc.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape Architect & Designer of new garden: Paul Verlander
Construction Contractor: P & A Roofing and Sheet Metal
Greenroof System: Tremco
Plant & Hardscape Installation: ValleyCrest Landscape Development
Horticulturist and Project Support: Mary Ann Uhlmann, Tremco, Inc.

Also, visit Tremco at The Expo Pavilion in the  Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013.

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

Did we miss your contribution?  Please let us know to add you to the profile.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.