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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Expo Pavilion

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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Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

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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Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

Come join us and partake of the conversation!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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See you soon, hopefully,

~ Linda V.

The Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 is Open – only $49 or $25!

April 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture is open!  I’m sharing my short Opening Address from yesterday with everyone:

Watch videos from 30+ international speakers including keynotes from landscape designer Diana Balmori, PhD, FASLA, IFLA in New York; environmentalist and researcher Stephan Brenneisen, PhD in Basel; and bioclimatic architect & eco-master planner Ken Yeang, PhD in London.  See them now during the week so that you can engage with the authors during the Live Social Weekend Hangout.

Held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12, our Live Social Weekend Hangout is when you’ll connect at the:

  • Rare Earth Auditorium for live Q & A Sessions with our speakers
  • Expo Pavilion and visit with industry professionals and see their projects and products on Saturday & Sunday
  • “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge where you can join different chat groups including the informal JobLinks Fair on Saturday & Sunday to learn about job opportunities
  • Tremco Meeting Room and learn much more about our wonderful Rare Earth Sponsor for the 3rd time running!

Earn various CEUs at The Classroom, and up to 10 GRP CEUs for watching the awesome speaker videos. As an attendee you can also further your own work by sending us a 3-minute “Inspiration Nook” video which can be uploaded at any time.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Where: Online… on the Internet!

Pre-Register (pay) here:  http://www.greenroofs.com/virtualsummit/virtualsummit-registration.htm

When: Monday April 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT to Sunday April 12, 2015 at 11:00 PM EDT and Archived On-Demand through the end of May, 2015.  Social Networking Spaces are All Live.

Registration Cost: Fee is only $49 and $25 for students/faculty & government

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Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015
Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

Please join us now to make new connections from across the globe and connect with our online community of living architecture enthusiasts!

Warm regards, 

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Design Consultant
www.greenroofs.com
(770) 772-7334 office
(888) 477-1326 toll free & fax

Video & Project of the Week for January 26, 2015: 41 BOND

January 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 1/26/15

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41 BOND
New York, NY, USA
3,000 sf. Greenroofs and Planted Terraces & Boxes

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Project Description & Details

Developed, designed, constructed and property managed by DDG, 41 BOND is a small boutique residential building situated in Manhattan’s exclusive Noho district, steps away from Soho, Greenwich Village, the East Village, and Nolita. Elegant residences consist of townhomes with floor-through residences and duplexes with extensive landscaped exteriors. Integrating historic details with modern design innovations, each home in the 8-story luxury residential building offers open living spaces with abundant natural light and 32-foot long landscaped balconies for private outdoor space.

Working on an interdisciplinary team led by DDG, Future Green Studio provided landscape design and installation for the building façade, entrance canopy, a rear garden, a patio garden, extensive green roof and several landscaped terraces. Each of these pieces was carefully articulated to be seamlessly interwoven with the architecture rather than functioning as separate, disparate elements. Using several growing media blends from rooflite®, plantings from the deep set window boxes and parapet planters – plus the building’s top-floor greenroof and its small street-level cantilevered marquee – reveal how 41 BOND celebrates nature inside and out and is a welcome respite from the city’s dense built environment.

Find more photos and additional information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Year: 2011
Owner: DDG
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Custom
Size:
3,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1% – Varies
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Provider & Consultant: Future Green Studio
Plant Supplier: Atlantic Nursery
Plant Installation: Future Green Studio
Lead Architect: Peter Guthrie, DDG
Waterproofing Membrane: Division 7 Inc.
Structural Engineer: Silman Engineering
General Contractor: DDG Construction
Architect of Record: H. Thomas O’Hara (HTO Architect)
Growing Media: rooflite®

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Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the 41 BOND Project of the Week Video below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.