Now Playing at the Virtual Summit 2015: “Greening the World Inside and Outside” by Mark Paul

May 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm

In celebration of honoring Earth Day 2015 and our planet’s ecology through healthy, regenerative design, we are highlighting each of the 23 awesome videos from our 30+ spectacular speakers from Greenroofs.com‘s Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design, running through May 31st.

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Our hope is that by familiarizing you more with each presentation and its particular benefits, you will be enticed to join us during our wonderfully easy-to-navigate online Virtual Summit!  And, along with the speakers’ input, I will identify 5 Key Learning Objectives or “takeaway” bullet points that each video presentation provides to participants.

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VS2015-MarkPaul1Although we’ve been familiar with Paul’s excellent work, and have in fact highlighted several of his projects over the years as one of our “Project of the Week” features, we only met him last October in Sydney, where he and I both spoke at the wonderful World Green Infrastructure Congress 2014.

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He says “Greenwalls can be used to produce instant ‘greenspace’ both inside and out.  These beautiful structures of greenery bring new life and nature back into urban environments.”  This becomes very evident with this presentation!

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Sydney, Australia. “Over the past 25 years Mark Paul, founder of The Greenwall Company and a qualified horticulturist, has become a name synonymous with reclaiming the built environment, a passion he has had since childhood. Mark’s most recent achievements range from completion of one of the tallest greenwalls in Australia, implementation of a community schools program through to tailor-made residential installations in homes nation-wide. To date, Mark Paul has reclaimed thousands of sqm of the built environment.

Mark has pioneered a number of greenwalls and greenroof innovations with his formative landscape experiences and scientific background which has allowed for much experimentation, trial and testing with planting techniques, medias and methodology (and technology). These developments have put The Greenwall Company as a leader for greenwall and greenroofs in Australia. The Greenwall Company vision is to reclaim the built environment by clothing the facades of buildings with epiphytic and lithophytic planting to create a living, breathing architectural function to every building. ~ Read his complete bio here from the VS2015.

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You will benefit from these 5 Key Learning Objectives as Mark Paul shares on the subject:

1) Our affinity with plants: Learn about his love for plants and holistic approach to site planning, how he started with epiphytes, lithophytes, and others in Rio de Janeiro with amazing plants living on cliff faces, surviving on seasonal rain, inspirations from “Granny Gardens” in Brazil;

2) Appropriate species of plant types and associations found on rocks, granite boulders, sandstone escarpment walls and more from Brazil, Dominican Republic, Sydney, Panama; and the importance of biodiversity and how to encourage and conserve it; 

3) Typologies: Photos and discussions of various architectural applications and planting techniques including walls, roofs, balconies, terraces, boats, pocket plantings, and potted plants from Puerto Rico to Panama to China;

4) Many case studies of retrofits including gorgeous wetland and bog greenroof and greenwall projects with fish using recycled water and wastewater for irrigation in Sydney and Queensland and how to create a tiny ecosytstem on a mini scale;

5) In depth case study about a recent 10 sqm greenwall in a fabella in Rio where they collected, processed, planted, and linked 600 PEP bottles participating with school children; a collaboration with Landcare Australia will provide $3000 necessary for funding of future raw material and irrigation systems to allow 400 schools a year to do the same, including in Australia and New Zealand.

Watch the 21:12 video presentation “Greening the World Inside and Outside” by Mark Paul now playing at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015.  If you have not yet registered (only $49 or 25), please do:

Registration fee:

$49 – special discounted pricing;

$25 for students/faculty and government professionals

All Video Presentations, Q & A Transcripts, & Exhibitor Booths are On Demand +
Networking Live 24/7 through May 31, 2015

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Registration Open through May 31st for the Greenroofs.com Virtual Summit 2015

We hope you will support our work!  Please remember that these video presentations will not be made public for at least one year.

Happy watching and participating,

~ Linda V.

Learn more about these awesome video presentations and their 5 Key Learning Objectives at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015:

“A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy!” by Dr. Ken Yeang.

“Biodiversity in the Sky – How Green Roofs Can Be Designed as Wild Life Refuges” by Dr. Stephan Brenneisen.

Green Roofs to New Cities” by Dr. Diana Balmori.

“A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” by Elizabeth Hart.

“Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof” by Molly Meyer.

“Biosolar Roofs” by Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge.

“From Passive House to the Cold North—How Vegetative Envelope Components Impact Buildings” Panel with Dr. Bob Cameron, Dr. Allen Lee, Dr. Karen Liu, and Chris Wark.

“Greening Rooftops in Alberta: People, Place + Projects” by Kerry Ross.

Registration is Open through May 31st for the Greenroofs.com Virtual Summit 2015!

April 19, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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After enjoying the lively “Live Social Weekend Hangout” component concluding last Sunday, we are now in full gear for the second phase of our third biennial:

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Now all Video Presentations & Exhibitor Booths are On Demand + Networking Live 24/7
through May 31, 2015

We had great fun and lively participation over our just finished “Live Social Weekend Hangout.”  Although this scheduled time frame concentrated the extensive networking opportunities among attendees, speakers, and industry exhibitors, our entire virtual campus remains open 24/7 to continue the experience at your leisure.

Registration Open through May 31st for the Greenroofs.com Virtual Summit 2015!

Register here for only $49 or $25.  Earn CEUs including 10 GRP CEUs.

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Don’t wait for another two years for the opportunity to watch these 33 global experts and leaders online, in the comfort of your office, home, or on the run – any time you desire.  See the Agenda.

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Presentations will be on demand through May, 2015 where you can also continue to connect with your peers.  Read their Q & A Session transcripts and add your own voice to the conversation.  Everyone can add commentary at anytime.

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The Expo Pavilion featuring our Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Association Partners also will remain open on demand through May 31, 2015.  You can continue to learn about each company and organization, watch their videos, gather take home info, and connect with the reps.

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Thank you to our Sponsors: Tremco Incorporated, Bonar/Xero Flor, and Green Roof Outfitters.

Don’t miss this chance to delve deeply into these forward-thinking industry companies and professional associations!

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You can still join in on the conversation. Click on any of the Public Group Chats in the Sky Gardens Lobby, Rare Earth Auditorium, or the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge to chime in. Or invite your peers to a private chat anywhere, any time.

If you need assistance at any time, we’re here – just a click away.

Watch from any device

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AMV-small“Don’t miss this chance to see what the buzz is all about from international practitioners, thought leaders, and market trailblazers powering our virtual experience.” Aramis M. Velazquez, CEO, Greenroofs.com

Learn more about the Virtual Summit 2015.

We hope you and your colleagues will support our work and join us during this very special online event!

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~ Linda V.

Join Us Online Today for the “Live Social Weekend Hangout” through Sunday April 12, 2015 – See the Line-up of Speaker Q & As at the VS2015!

April 10, 2015 at 1:00 am

The Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12 has begun at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture!

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The long weekend kicks off with a bang with the lively Q & A Public Chat Sessions from these really dynamic speakers:

Friday

9:30 am EDT: The Great Green Roof Review: Success & Succession with Jenny Hill & Terry McGlade

10:30 am EDT: Two Extremes in Waterwise Design from Denver, Colorado and Athens, Greece with Andrew Clements and Karla Dakin

11:30 am EDT: Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems with Michael Furbish, Brad Garner, and Dr. Whitney Griffin

2:30 pm EDT: Pollinators on the Parapets with Angie Durhman

3:30 pm EDT: A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing with Elizabeth Hart

Saturday

11:00 am EDT: The Development of Revolutionary Large Scale Vegetated Infrastructure Projects in Latin America and the Foundation of a New Industry with Pablo Atuesta

12:00 pm EDT: Biosolar Roofs with Dusty Gedge

1:00 pm EDT: Soil Ecological Processes on Green Roofs: Research and Observation Meet Theory and Intuition with Christine Thuring

2:00 pm EDT: Biodiversity in the Sky – How Green Roofs Can Be Designed as Wild Life Refuges Keynote with Dr. Stephan Brenneisen

3:00 pm EDT: Greening Rooftops in Alberta: People, Place + Projects with Kerry Ross

4:00 pm EDT: Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof with Molly Meyer

Sunday

10:00 am EDT: Small Scale Green Roofs with Dusty Gedge and John Little

12:00 pm EDT: The Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015 with Haven Kiers and Linda Velazquez

1:00 pm EDT: From Passive House to the Cold North—How Vegetative Envelope Components Impact Buildings Panel with Dr. Bob Cameron, Dr. Allen Lee, Dr. Karen Liu, and Chris Wark

1:30 pm EDT: Versatile Living Walls & Roofs: International Applications for Agriculture, Energy Conservation, Pollution Attenuation, and Aesthetics with Dr. Bob Cameron

2:00 pm EDT: A Chat with Greenroofs.com’s Linda & Aramis Velazquez

4:00 pm EDT: Social Healing with Greening Panels Part 1 & 2 with Patrick Carey, Peter EnsignGeorge Irwin, and Darius Jones

7:30 pm EDT: Greenwalls in Middle Earth with Graham Cleary

8:30 pm EDT: Greening the World Inside and Outside with Mark Paul

* Also coming on Sunday is the Q & A Session from Marc Grañen, TBA

Unsure of how it works?  Check out our aptly named “How It Works” page at the Virtual Summit, in particular the Live Q & A Sessions (Public Group Chats) for the Live Social Weekend Hangout, visuals below:

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Of course, don’t miss the spectacular Expo Pavilion, opening on Saturday & Sunday!

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Learn from industry experts, watch videos, download tons of info ~ and best yet, chat with them live!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Learn about all of our Sponsors and Exhibitors here.

Register here for only $49 or $25.

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It’ll be fun chatting with you!

~ Linda V.

See the Virtual Summit 2015’s Agenda-at-a-Glance!

April 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

It’s been fun chatting with attendees and speakers so far at the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge at the Virtual Summit 2015!  Everyone is just starting to get acquainted with our campus and watch the varied video presentations.

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Need a quick refreshing of who’s here and what’s when at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture?

Check out the Agenda-at-a-Glance:

Opening Day: Monday, April 6, 2015; Greenroofs.com Opening Address from Linda Velazquez

The Live Social Weekend Hangout: Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12, 2015

The Live Expo Pavilion: Open Saturday & Sunday April 11 & 12, 2015

The JobLinks Fair in the Networking Lounge: Opens Saturday April 11 9:00 am thru Sunday April 12 5:00 pm EDT

KEYNOTES:

A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy!Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview by Linda Velazquez

Biodiversity in the Sky – How Green Roofs Can Be Designed as Wild Life Refuges” Keynote by Dr. Stephan Brenneisen

Green Roofs to New Cities” Keynote by Dr. Diana Balmori

Individual, Collaborative, & Panels:

A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” by Elizabeth Hart

Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof” by Molly Meyer

Biosolar Roofs” by Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge

From Passive House to the Cold North—How Vegetative Envelope Components Impact Buildings” Panel with Dr. Bob Cameron, Dr. Allen Lee (Moderator), Dr. Karen Liu, and Chris Wark

Greening Rooftops in Alberta: People, Place + Projects” by Kerry Ross

Greening the World Inside and Outside” by Mark Paul

Greenwalls in Middle Earth” by Graham Cleary

Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman

Small Scale Green Roofs” by Dusty Gedge and John Little

Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 1 with Patrick Carey (Moderator), Peter Ensign, and George Irwin

Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 2 with Patrick Carey (Moderator) and Darius Jones

Soil Ecological Processes on Green Roofs: Research and Observation Meet Theory and Intuition” Inspiration Nook video by Christine Thuring

Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems” by Michael Furbish, Brad Garner, and Dr. Whitney Griffin

The Development of Revolutionary Large Scale Vegetated Infrastructure Projects in Latin America and the Foundation of a New Industry” by Pablo Atuesta

The Great Green Roof Review” by Jenny Hill and Terry McGlade

The Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015” by Haven Kiers and Linda Velazquez

Two Extremes in Waterwise Design from Denver, Colorado and Athens, Greece” by Andrew Clements and Karla Dakin

Using a Climate and Ecological Template Approach for Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs by Ed Snodgrass

Versatile Living Walls & Roofs: International Applications for Agriculture, Energy Conservation, Pollution Attenuation, and Aesthetics” by Dr. Bob Cameron

Greenroofs.com Closing Address from Linda Velazquez

Register here for only $49 or $25.

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Thank you to our Sponsors:

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See you soon, hopefully,

~ Linda V.