Special Greenroofs.com Discount: Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, Brooklyn on June 20-21, 2018

June 6, 2018 at 2:48 pm

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Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit

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Since Greenroofs.com is a Marketing Partner for the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit and the Future Food-Tech Summit in New York, you can use the discount code GRS300 to register and save $300 on a delegate pass!

Six Technology Innovators Pitching Live at Indoor AgTech

Greenroofs.com Discount Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit 2018The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit on June 20-21 in Brooklyn, New York will focus on the role that vertical and indoor farming can have in serving local, regional and national food systems, and new opportunities for investment and collaboration.

If you’re looking for breakthrough technologies in indoor and vertical farming, don’t miss the opportunity to meet six dynamic agtech start-ups who will pitch their solutions live.

Technologies in the spotlight include robotics, automation and machine-learning, sensors and software, plant science and fertilizers.

Meet the Start-Ups

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Each start-up will have 7 minutes to present their technology and business strategy to the panel of investor ‘Sharks’, including John Dombrosky, Micki Seibel, and high profile summit audience of leading international operators and agrifood businesses, major food retailers and investors.

Keynote Nate Storey, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Plenty

Hosted by Rethink Events, the company spoke to Keynote Nate Storey, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Plenty to discuss the company’s meteoric rise and its ongoing mission to make affordable fresh produce accessible to everyone.

What changes are needed to the current distribution model for this to happen, and what are the new technologies and approaches that will support the growth of indoor farming?

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Nate joins the stellar line-up of major operators, investors and technology innovators as the industry is welcomed to Brooklyn in two weeks.  Read the full interview.

Join These Decision Makers

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Don’t Miss the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, June 20-21, 2018 at the New Lab, Cumberland Gate in Brooklyn

Dates: June 20-21, 2018
Venue: The New Lab, Cumberland Gate, Brooklyn, New York, USA
https://indooragtechnyc.com/
@IndoorAgTech #IndoorAgTech

Download the full program, and for full information visit: https://indooragtechnyc.com/

Delegate places are filling fast.  Secure your place now and register with Discount Code GRS300 to maximize your networking opportunities and start connecting with potential new partners!

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

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week for June 4, 2018: Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls

June 4, 2018 at 4:22 pm


Greenroofs.com Project Tag Sultan Generator Room Green WallsTag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls
Cairo, Egypt
25,833 sf Greenwalls

Greenroofs.com Project Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: June 4, 2018

After I spoke at the recent 5th International Green Roof Congress in Kuwait City, last February, Aramis and I had the pleasure of meeting Tarek Hosny, one of the founders of Schaduf, based in Cairo.  My presentation was entitled “2018 Top 10 Living Architecture Trends in Dry & Hot Regions” and Tarek wanted to introduce me to his work.

But I told him I was already familiar with some of it due to my research of the MENA area, and was looking forward to receiving more info so we could feature some of their projects.

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Schaduf has been involved with sustaining Cairo’s low income communities through rooftop farming and other sustainable landscapes since 2011.  In fact, the Arabic word “schaduf” refers to an ancient irrigation tool, which lifts water to irrigation canals.

The company says, “In our case, we lift water, sunshine, and life to barren concrete walls and roofs.”  Very appropriate!

By the way, there are many living architecture projects in Egypt, and the ones I highlighted in my presentation were from RISE (Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment) at the American University at Cairo, whose work we’d also like to showcase in the future.

Greenroofs.com Project Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls

Mini Description & Details

Developed by Madinet Nasr for Housing & Development (MNHD), Tag Sultan in Cairo is the first phase of the visionary Teegan Development.  Tag Sultan offers a unique living experience with diverse residential unit types to suit all tastes and needs: apartments, duplexes and villas with distinguished contemporary designs and a wide range of spaces, spread over 300,000 square meters.

Built with the purpose of a lively and healthy lifestyle, the colorfully planted compound is centered on a large landscaped public park.

Greenroofs.com Project Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls

Tag Sultan photo and illustration from Madinet Nasr for Housing & Development.

Greenroofs.com Project Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls

But due to electrical needs, 11 generator rooms were placed in spaces originally allocated for green areas and obstructed the landscape view.  The Schaduf team came up with the idea to cover all those rooms that dot the flowing design of the compound with hydroponic green walls.

Designed by Schaduf landscape architects, the challenges faced were that the green walls, the irrigation system, and water pipes had to be built with proximity to electrical wires.

Greenroofs.com Project Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls

Completed in five months, they designed a three layered model: the first layer is made of steel studs to form the base, the second is an isolation layer, and the final layer is the geotextile where the plants are placed. The last part of the process was deciding on the type of the plants depending on the sun direction, amount of natural light during the day, the climate, color combination, and water needs.

As the Egyptian climate is hot and sunny, plants like the Spanish cactus and Schefflera that can retain water and tolerate sun were chosen.

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The objectives of the Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls were to cool the micro climates around the generators, reduce sound pollution, blend the buildings with the landscape, and improve the experience through design and nature.

The result is an inspired urban green solution which created sustainable spaces and elevated the quality of life for all of the Tag Sultan residents.

Greenroofs.com Project Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls

Year: 2018
Owner: Madinet Nasr Housing Development
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Living Wall
System: Custom
Size: 25833 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Developer: Madinet Nasr for Housing & Development (MNHD)
Greenwall Designer & Landscape Architect: Schaduf
Greenwall System: Schaduf
Greenwall Installation & Maintenance: Schaduf

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All the Info:

View the Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls project profile to see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about this particular project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls Project of the Week Video below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 6/04/18 video photo credits: Courtesy of Schaduf, Madinet Nasr for Housing & Development (MNHD) and MNHD’s Facebook page.

Did we miss your contribution? Please let us know to add you to the Tag Sultan Generator Room Green Walls profile.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!

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

Inaugural Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in Brooklyn, June 20-21, 2018: Special Greenroofs.com Discount

May 18, 2018 at 4:33 pm

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Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit

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The inaugural Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in Brooklyn, NY on June 20-21, 2018 will focus on the role that vertical and indoor farming can have in serving local, regional and national food systems, and new opportunities for investment and collaboration. Use the registration code GRS300 for the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit Special Discount for Greenroofs.com Readers.

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit 2018 Special Greenroofs.com DiscountThe Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit presents new opportunities for investment and collaboration in the fast-growing fields of indoor and vertical farming.

Focused on the role of indoor agriculture in local, regional and national food systems, the summit will connect a unique mix of operators, food producers, technology developers, plant scientists, food buyers, retailers, financiers, utility operators and city planners. Join us as we explore the innovation, business models and partnerships that are needed to scale this fast-emerging industry.

The Summit will share best practice from around the world and uncover how advances in AI, automation, lighting, environmental control and plant science are set to transform these systems in the future. Indoor AgTech will offer new opportunities for networking and partnerships with senior-level innovators and business leaders in the sector.

Our events are geared to maximize networking opportunities with breakout networking space, social drinks, a 1:1 meeting tool and dedicated meetings room.

Building Sustainable, Profitable and Healthy Food Systems

The theme of this year’s Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is:

Building Sustainable, Profitable and Healthy Food Systems.

The program will explore the building and investing in more sustainable, profitable and healthy food systems.

Why attend?

The Role of Indoor & Vertical Farming as Part of the Regional & National Food System:

• Matrix of Success: Operations & Systems that are Set to Scale Rapidly
• Opportunities in Global Markets (Middle East, China & Asia)
• Commercial Collaborations & Partnerships for Succeeding in a Crowded Market
• Crops, Robotics & Automation: Engineering Systems for Enhanced Efficiency
• Plant Science: Optimising Traits to Indoor Systems
• Matching Capital & De-Risking Early Stage Investment
• Future Markets: Nutraceuticals & Pharmaceuticals
• Nurturing the Innovation Ecosystem & Entrepreneurial Spirit
• Technology Showcase of Innovative Solutions for the Sector

Industry leaders from around the globe will explore the commercial strategies, business models and partnerships needed to scale this emerging industry, and unveil the latest innovations in automation, lighting, environmental control and plant science.

Launching June 20-21, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY, the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is part of the acclaimed World Agri-Tech Innovation Series organized by Rethink Events and is co-located with the Future Food-Tech summit.

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Confirmed Speakers

Eric Leroy Adams, Borough President, BROOKLYN, USA
Dave Rosenberg, CEO, AERO FARMS, USA
Dave Vosberg, CFO & SVP Strategy, FRESH BOX FARMS, USA
Tim Heydon, CEO, SHENANDOAH, CANADA
Arama Kukutai, Managing Director, FINISTERE VENTURES, USA
Sanjeev Krishnan, Managing Director and CIO, S2G VENTURES, USA
John Reich, Scientific Programme Director, FFAR, USA
John Purcell, Global Vegetables R&D Lead, MONSANTO COMPANY, USA
Osnat Michaeli, Co-Founder & CMO, INFARM, GERMANY
Viraj Puri, Co-Founder & CEO, GOTHAMGREENS, USA
Abby Craig Prior, Vice President of Business Development, BRIGHT FARMS, USA
Tobias Peggs, CEO, SQUARE ROOTS URBAN GROWERS, USA

See the entire list of Speakers and the full Agenda.

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Use the discount code above as part of the Greenroofs.com readership to register for the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit and the Future Food-Tech Summit in New York.

Don’t Miss the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, June 20-21, 2018 at the New Lab, Cumberland Gate in Brooklyn

Dates: June 20-21, 2018
Venue: The New Lab, Cumberland Gate, Brooklyn, New York, USA
https://indooragtechnyc.com/
@IndoorAgTech #IndoorAgTech

For full information and to book please visit: https://indooragtechnyc.com/

~ Rethink Events

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About Rethink Events:
Bringing together the best minds in the industry, Rethink Events’ international series of conferences identify and assess new technology investment opportunities in agriculture, food, water and waste. We address the issues most crucial to investors and developers. After extensive research, we create hard-hitting agendas, rich in content, and featuring the industry’s most influential figures. Through intensive debate and valuable networking, key contacts are made and deals are struck, while new business ideas take root and flourish.

www.rethinkevents.com
+44 (0)1273 789989

Grow. Smarter. Cities. The City of Atlanta’s 2nd Annual AgLanta Conference March 27th & 28th

March 21, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Atlanta, GA. – (March 21, 2018) – Global thought-leaders in urban and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) will convene in the City of Atlanta on March 27th and 28th at the 2nd Annual AgLanta Conference to share new technological advances in the field and discuss how cities can better plan for the future by making local food systems more resilient worldwide.

Smart Ag for Smart Cities AgLanta Conference 2018

“Atlanta is honored to host some of the best and brightest minds in the urban and controlled environment agriculture sector,” said Mario Cambardella, Director of Urban Agriculture for the Mayor’s Office of Resilience. “We believe new and innovative ideas come from these gatherings which help our city become more resilient in an ever changing world.”

This year’s theme “Smart Ag for Smart Cities”, comes at a time when cities are facing major challenges with aging infrastructure, technology and transportation systems. A rise in the interest of “Smart City” resilience strategies is sweeping the world as leaders look to mitigate the effects of complicated problems like global warming coupled with catastrophic weather events and food insecurity. Rather surprisingly, local food production through urban and controlled environment agriculture have been largely left out of the conversation.

“Urban agriculture has the ability to solve many of the challenges that cities are facing today,” said Henry Gordon-Smith, founder of Agritecture Consulting, the firm that organized the AgLanta Conference. Agritecture Consulting is developing structured frameworks for urban agriculture production and distribution in an effort to make cities more resilient. “Part of our mission at Agritecture for the next few years is to help cities see the critical role urban agriculture can play and conferences like AgLanta accelerate the discussion.”

Featured speakers include Otis Rolley, Regional Director of North America 100 Resilient Cities, a global initiative supported by the Rockefeller Foundation that assists cities to become stronger in an increasingly challenging world environment; Vonnie Estes, 2017 winner of the Rosalind Franklin Award in Biotechnology and an expert in Ag innovation; Ambassador Andrew Young; Robyn Metcalfe, Director of Food + City; Jeff Bisberg, CEO of Illumitex; Mark Korzilius, Founder of Farmers Cut and Viki Radden, CEO, Honor Harvest, to name only a few.

The Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience is hosting the conference and expecting 300 attendees representing a wide range of disciplines including urban planners, architects, entrepreneurs, technologists, business owners, and urban farmers for this premium networking and knowledge sharing opportunity.

Atlanta is the perfect location for agribusiness to set root. It is home to a business-friendly environment with abundant and affordable workers, innovative technology resources, and thought-leaders in the burgeoning urban agriculture industry. Aggressive population growth projections coupled with the quality of life benefits the City of Atlanta has to offer creates the ideal setting for work in the urban agriculture industry. As of December 2015, Atlanta is one of a handful of cities with an Urban Agriculture Director, dedicated to working on food access generating policy, advocacy, and development.

Furthermore, Southern Company, the nation’s 2nd largest utility company, will again be a banner sponsor for the AgLanta Conference. Southern Company believes that locally sourced produce is not only healthier and more sustainable, but also that it can also be highly marketable and lucrative. Thus, Southern Company and the Mayor’s Office of Atlanta are proud to recognize and support the positive health and community outcomes from this budding industry.

Join us next week on March 27th and 28th at the South’s only CEA focused conference. For press passes or to interview the organizers please contact Mario Cambardella (Mcambardella@atlantaga.gov) or Jessica Toledano (jessica@agritecture.com).

For more information about the AgLanta Conference, please visit http://www.aglanta.org.
Follow the AgLanta Conference on Facebook. Follow the Mayor’s Office of Resilience on Twitter.
Follow Agritecture Consulting on Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram

Mario Cambardella
Director of Urban Agriculture
Mayor’s Office of Resilience
Mcambardella@atlantaga.gov

Jessica Toledano
Director, External Affairs
Agritecture Consulting
jessica@agritecture.com

 

 

 

 

NOTE: As Media Partners, Greenroofs.com invites you to join the AgLanta Conference 2018 on March 27th and 28th with a special offer to their social media network. Use the Promo Code “greenroofs” when you register for a 15% discount!