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Grey to Green Conference // May 8-10, 2017 // Toronto
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As a proud Media Sponsor, we at Greenroofs.com encourage you to listen to conference organizer Green Roofs for Healthy Cities:

Join colleagues at the most engaging green infrastructure conference this year. Technical sessions and keynote speakers will highlight the latest in green infrastructure policy, design and economics – you won’t want to miss this!

Attend the Grey to Green Conference May 8, 9 & 10 to see over 50 green infrastructure experts speak, attend training courses to enhance your career, and tour Toronto’s finest green infrastructure projects.

See the full conference agenda here. Register for your Grey to Green experience here.

Can’t attend Grey to Green? Order the May 9th webcast here and see the following green infrastructure expert speakers:

CLIMATE CHANGE: OCEANS, FORESTS AND LOCAL FOOD

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THE ART TO INTEGRATE BLUE, GREEN AND SOCIAL
Herbert Dreiseitl, Director, Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab

What is livability in today’s context and how can we achieve this in dense urban spaces? Blue-green infrastructure will become a necessity as a survival and success strategy for Cities faced with the challenges of climate change and urbanization. This presentation talks about how to implement these technologies for liveable cities, using the example of innovative and award-winning blue-green infrastructure projects, including Bishan Park in Singapore, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, and Queens Botanical Garden in New York.

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HOW INVESTING IN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CREATES JOBS
Tony DiGiovanni, Executive Director, Landscape Ontario

Most people do not realize the size of the current living green infrastructure industry. It is a major employer. It is a huge economic impact generator. This session will outline the economic benefits of green infrastructure and highlight job opportunities for the future.

 

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Exploring the Benefits and Lessons Learned of the Proposed Rail Deck Park Project through DIALOG’s “Carleton University Architectural Studio”
Craig Applegath, Architect, PPOAA, AAA, AIBC, NSAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP, Principal, DIALOG

The Rail Deck Park is a proposed urban park that will enclose the current active Railway Lanes in Toronto and when constructed, will be 21 acres. Craig Applegath will discuss the planning and design process that was done in partnership with a group of a group of 15 graduate students from Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at DIALOG’s Toronto studio. Students worked alongside DIALOG architects, engineers, and urban planners ensuring a multidisciplinary approach, designed by those who are passionate about the future of Toronto.

The Rail Deck Park has the potential to significantly improve community well-being by reconnecting isolated neighbourhoods and create a downtown environment where people will live play and work.

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Exploring the Lowline – New York’s first underground park: Lessons from the Lowline Lab 
Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.

Explore the Lowline’s history and context with historic images, site plan, and existing conditions photos. Nielsen will discuss the current plan and programming options along with the lessons learned from the community outreach process and Lowline Lab surveys. Learn more about the role of plants in the Lowline and the innovation design that allows them to grow underground by bringing daylight underground and using photometrics. Signe Nielson will also discuss how the Lowline will cultivate community.

Plus MANY more! See the full Webcast agenda here.

Grey to Green Conference Webcast is approved for up to 7.5 Continuing Education / Professional Development Hours by LA CES, AIA CES, APLD, and pending approval by BOMI and RCI.

Attending Grey to Green?

Enhance your professional practice with these educational opportunities:

Plant the seed for your professional growth by attending workshops at Grey to Green. Many of these training workshops include afternoon tours!

Learn more about these comprehensive courses here.

Exclusive Green Infrastructure Tours!

At this year’s Grey to Green, explore green roofs, rooftop gardens, LID projects and sustainable buildings with our expert guides. Tours include:

  • Green Walls Walking Tour: Discover the Corus Quay’s five-story living wall and how it acts as a biofilter and indoor air purifier and visit the Robertson Building where you will learn about the native and exotic green and flowering plants that were all selected for their ability to reduce indoor air contaminants.
  • Sustainable Buildings Tour: Tour two of Toronto’s most efficient buildings and explore how 25 York Street and RBC Waterpark seamlessly integrate sustainable technologies to maximize efficiencies.
  • Three Mississauga Low Impact Development Projects: Led by CVC experts, you’ll tour Credit Valley Conservation’s Head Office, Elm Drive, and Wychwood sites in Mississauga.
  • Urban Agriculture Tour: Explore Ryerson University’s quarter-acre rooftop farm and tour Scadding Court Community Centre which has piloted a sustainable urban agriculture and aquaponics system.

Fantastic Networking Opportunities

Mingle with international and local Green Infrastructure experts, and catch up with colleagues at the Grey to Green Evening Reception on May 9th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Tickets are included with every conference registration. A la carte registration is available for only $49.

Take advantage of the Canadian dollar, and learn for less at Grey to Green!

Register now as rates increase 10% at the door!

Grey to Green Conference is approved for Continuing Education / Professional Development Hours by LA CES, AIA CES, BOMI, APLD and RCI.

To register visit greytogreenconference.org

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We know it will be a wonderful conference!

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

Register now and join us online for our 2017 Virtual Summit on demand with live events through December, 2017!

Happy Earth Day 2017 Watch March Science Earth Day Network

Watch Green Infrastructure Specialists at the 2017 Virtual Summit

April 18, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Watch Green Infrastructure Specialists 2017 Virtual Summit

Watch Green Infrastructure Specialists 2017 Virtual Summit

We hope you’ll join us for our 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture. Highlighting excellence and lessons learned in green living architecture, the 4th biennial web-based Virtual Summit is being held from April 9 through December 31, 2017.

We’ll have a variety of live events scheduled though December 2017 – all with the backdrop of our fantastic speaker videos you can watch on demand from across the globe.  But up first is the Long Earth Day Weekend this Friday, Saturday and Sunday – don’t miss watching these videos in time for their Q & As!

Watch Green Infrastructure Specialists at the 2017 Virtual Summit!

Watch Green Infrastructure Specialists 2017 Virtual Summit

For Earth Week we’re highlighting these awesome colleagues and practitioners and their engrossing videos:

Keynote Joanne Rodriguez, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, Tremco Director, Sustainable & Strategic Initiatives:

Roofing BMP’s for Low-Impact Development Projects

Adrienne Aiona, PE, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Stormwater Management Manual Manager and Henry Stevens, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services:

Credits for Stormwater Management: A Survey of North American Cities with a Focus on Portland, OR

David L. Aponte, MSCE, GRP, PRGD Inc. Founder & Principal:

Managing Stormwater with the Use of Green Infrastructure in the Caribbean Region

Jörg Breuning, Green Roof Service LLC / Green Roof Technology Founder:

Green Tea 4 Two with Patrick Carey & Jörg Breuning” – a talk along with architectural designer Patrick Carey, GRP

Dusty Gedge, European Federation of Green Roof Associations (EFB) President and Livingroofs.org Founder:

Green Roofs and Walls – a View from London

Elizabeth Hart, CDT, GRP, Tremco, Inc. Manager, Sustainability Program Development and Green Roof Info Think-tank (GRiT) Executive Director:

Extended Lifecycle Green Roofs – Avoiding Failure of Roofing and Vegetation

Thomas W. Liptan, FASLA, Green Infrastructure Specialist:

Sustainable Stormwater Management: A Landscape-Driven Approach to Planning and Design

Eyal Mirelman, BLDVEG – Building Vegetation Co-Founder & Owner:

Hardware and Software – Balancing the Ingredients for the Middle East

Charlie Miller, PE, Roofmeadow Founding Principal and President:

The Second City – Elevated, Grounded, Inspired”- along with landscape architect Laura Hansplant, RLA, LEED AP

Amy Norquist, GRP, Greensulate Founder & CEO:

Experience Gained: Lessons Learned by a Decade-old Green Roof Company

James Ramsey, raad Founder & Principal, Lowline Designer:

The Lowline

See the entire Agenda.

Speaker Q & As this Long Earth Day Weekend

Watch Green Infrastructure Specialists 2017 Virtual Summit

Don’t miss our upcoming first live event over the Long Earth Day Weekend for Speaker Q & As – see the Agenda for dates and times.

FREE Global Social Media Event

This is a FREE global Social Media Event!  Connect with your favorite speakers and we’ll see you online soon!

Thank you to our Partners, and please contact Aramis if you’re interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at aramis@greenroofs.com:

Watch Green Infrastructure Specialists 2017 Virtual Summit

Watch Green Infrastructure Specialists 2017 Virtual Summit

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

Register now and join us online for our 2017 Virtual Summit with live events over the Long Earth Day Weekend: April 21, 22, & 23 – and through December, 2017!

Watch Green Infrastructure Specialists 2017 Virtual Summit

Watch Architects, Designers & Landscape Architects at the 2017 Virtual Summit

April 17, 2017 at 5:19 pm

Watch Architects Designers & Landscape Architects 2017 Virtual Summit

Watch Architects Designers & Landscape Architects 2017 Virtual Summit

We hope you’ll join us for our 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture. Highlighting excellence and lessons learned in green living architecture, the 4th biennial web-based Virtual Summit is being held from April 9 through December 31, 2017.

We’ll have a variety of live events scheduled though December 2017 – all with the backdrop of our fantastic speaker videos you can watch on demand from across the globe.  But up first is the Long Earth Day Weekend this Friday, Saturday and Sunday – don’t miss watching these videos in time for their Q & As!

Watch Architects, Designers & Landscape Architects at the 2017 Virtual Summit!

Watch Architects Designers & Landscape Architects 2017 Virtual Summit

For Earth Week we’re highlighting these awesome colleagues and practitioners and their engrossing videos:

Keynote Emilio Ambasz, Emilio Ambasz & Associates Founder & Principal, Architect, and Author:

The Green Over the Gray

Keynote Patrick Blanc, PhD, Vertical Garden (Mur Végétal) Inventor and Designer, Botanist, Researcher, and Author:

Field Trip with Patrick Blanc in West Sumatra

Patrick Carey, GRP, Hadj Design Principal, and Admiral at the Lake Green Roof Maintenance & Groundskeeper:

Green Tea 4 Two with Patrick Carey & Jörg Breuning” – a talk along with green infrastructure specialist Jörg Breuning

Lance Davis, AIA, LEED Fellow, U.S. General Services Administration Sustainability Architect:

Expanded Use for the Green Roof (a US Government Perspective)

 Chris DeVolder, AIA, LEED AP, HOK Sustainable Design Leader, Sport + Recreation + Entertainment | Vice President, Architect:

Building Healthy Communities through Green Roofs and Walls

Laura Gatti, Studio Laura Gatti Landscape Consultants Principal, Agronomist and Landscape Designer:

Greening the Vertical City – the Bosco Verticale and a Look into the Future of Urban Living

Laura Hansplant, RLA, LEED AP, Roofmeadow Director of Design and Landscape architect:

The Second City – Elevated, Grounded, Inspired” along with green infrastructure specialist Charlie Miller, PE

Aslan Jonoubi, Khato & Safhe Founder, Architect and Chief Director; and IGIN President:

Elevated Greenery in Mega Projects

Meg Needle, AIA, GRP, LEED AP B+C, CDT, Lord, Aeck & Sargent architect:

WHY Green Roofs – An Architect’s Perspective

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, GRP, LEED AP, Greenroofs.com Founder/Publisher & Sky Gardens Design Consultant:

Top 10 Green Infrastructure Eco-Agents in a Climate-Changing World

Diana Wiesner, Diana Wiesner Arquitectura y Paisaje EU – (Ecología Urbana) – Architecture & Landscape Architecture Urban Ecology, Principal:

From Planning to Action, Design and Social Commitment

John L. Wong, FASLA, FAAR, SWA Managing Principal, Chairman, and Landscape Architect:

The Design of Green Roofs in the Urban Public Realm

See the entire Agenda.

Speaker Q & As this Long Earth Day Weekend

Watch Architects Designers & Landscape Architects 2017 Virtual Summit

Don’t miss our upcoming first live event over the Long Earth Day Weekend for Speaker Q & As – see the Agenda for dates and times.

FREE Global Social Media Event

This is a FREE global Social Media Event!  Connect with your favorite speakers and we’ll see you online soon!

Thank you to our Partners, and please contact Aramis if you’re interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor at aramis@greenroofs.com:

Watch Architects Designers & Landscape Architects 2017 Virtual Summit

Watch Architects Designers & Landscape Architects 2017 Virtual Summit

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

Register now and join us online for our 2017 Virtual Summit with live events over the Long Earth Day Weekend: April 21, 22, & 23 – and through December, 2017!

Watch Architects Designers & Landscape Architects 2017 Virtual Summit

Project of the Week for February 6, 2017: B. Bylon @ B. Amsterdam

February 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/06/17

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B. Bylon @ B. Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
23,681 sq. ft. Greenroof Park

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

B. Amsterdam is the biggest startup ecosystem in Europe, a creative co-working and event space for innovation, education, and growth located in the former IBM Headquarters. In 2014 De Dakdokters (The Rooftop Doctors) and GrownDownTown designed and installed an elevated park and edible rooftop garden on the 5th floor as a place accessible to all office workers for relaxation, breaks, and meetings. In 2016 the roof park expanded with a hip industrial restaurant and bar, Bureau, with its own outdoor patio on the roof. As a result, the 5th floor B. Bylon @ B. Amsterdam intensive greenroof park is accessible to everyone.

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

As an underlayment the designers used a Polder Roof® system to retain water. The greenroof was planted entirely with self-sustaining crops within 90 cubic meters of growing media. At the edge of the pond a small mint meadow grows with eight different flavors of mint, a Mediterranean herb garden as well as a variety of vegetables such as lettuce, bok choy, and leeks. The roof also bears pear trees, grapevines, and ten kinds of berry bushes. Most restaurant products come straight from the rooftop park and are homemade, from mayonnaise to cheesecake. Bureau’s chef Niels Veenvliet changes the menu every two months so patrons can enjoy the ever-changing fresh menu from the roof garden year-round. B. Bylon @ B. Amsterdam is a beautiful rooftop park overlooking the city, and Bureau has been added to the list of Amsterdam’s rooftop hotspots. The result is an edible rooftop park equipped with freshly grown produce, a restaurant, large water feature, two pétanque courts, chicken coops, a compost full of worms, rainwater storage system, plenty of seating, and even two decorative Trabant cars nestled on the roof to be enjoyed by resident employees, Amsterdam residents, and city visitors.

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Year: 2014
Owner: B. Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Building Type: Corporate/Commercial
Type: Intensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 23681 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Design: De Dakdokters & GrownDownTown
Greenroof Underlayment: Polder Roof® System
Greenroof Installation: De Dakdokters & GrownDownTown
Greenroof Growing System: Rooffood
Grower: Lindenhoff

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

View the B. Bylon @ B. Amsterdam PROJECT PROFILE to see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about this particular project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the B. Bylon @ B. Amsterdam Project of the Week Video below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 2/06/17 video photos courtesy of De Dakdokters and B. Amsterdam.

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By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher