Announces the Third Greenroofs & Walls of the World(TM) Virtual Summit 2015 on April 6-12!

March 2, 2015 at 2:28 pm

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about our upcoming Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015, but just in case here is our latest Press Release:

The World Wide Web. – (February 27, 2015) – Building on the success of our inaugural Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit in 2011 and our our second foray in the world of virtual conferences in 2013, it is with great pleasure to announce our third biennial:

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


LindaVelazquez-small“Building upon’s legacy of innovative, groundbreaking online conferencing, the 2015 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit guarantees visionary speakers, exemplary information sharing, and lively commentary from leading trendsetters and experts in our industry of living architecture.” ~ Linda S. Velazquez, Founder & Publisher,

Keynote Speakers


Creative thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers sharing project-focused organic “vegitecture” – green infrastructure ideas.
Friendly and knowledgeable exhibitors on hand live at the Expo.

International icons of sustainability demonstrating early successes plus current & visionary case studies of excellence in design.

Proven standards of diverse green technologies plus dynamic, cutting edge, forward thinking schemes for greening the planet with building integrated greenery.  Bioclimatic design promoting biodiversity, biomimicry & chic sustainability meet high-tech and low-tech approaches.


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 conference, you have an incredible opportunity to meet and greet awesome experts and practitioners in our field – without leaving your office or increasing your carbon footprint.  Every day, the new ubiquity of architectural greening gains new advocates, designers, and specifiers – be a trailblazer by connecting and participating online!

When?  Live event on April 6 – April 12, 2015 with all video presentations available on demand.

The fun part is the interactive online socializing, held during the Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12!  Join us for live Speaker Q & As, chat hangouts at the Sponsor Lounge, the Inspiration Nook, the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” Lounge, and the spectacular Expo Pavilions.

Presentations will be on demand through May, 2015 where you can also continue to connect with your peers.

VS2015-AttendeeProfileWhat?  We’re shining a virtual international spotlight on vegetative roofing and greenwalls integrating technology, multimedia, along with the limitless global reach of the Internet.  World renowned speakers and experts are just a click away during the long weekend of lively Q & A sessions, with plenty of social networking and virtual fun!

To inform, share, and create a global social media experience for imagining, learning & networking via the power of the Internet.

Raising awareness of our burgeoning market and industry, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 continues as an interactive platform for the interchange of ideas through a combination of keynote speakers, expert panel sessions, moderated chat sessions with live Q & As, on-demand presentations, plus live chatting at the Sponsor Spaces, Social Media Areas, and the spectacular Expo Pavilions showcasing vendors and organizations from across the world.

Participants:  Network and connect with your peers in real time, be inspired by our featured presenters, and learn about new companies, products, and projects on our live Expo dates.

Speakers:  Share your project, sustainable vision, and experience on a global platform.

Exhibitors:  Enhance your live trade show experience by spotlighting your company to our highly targeted international audience, increase your exhibiting ROI’s, and reduce your carbon footprint in our eco-friendly environment.

Visit our AboutSpeakers, and Agenda pages and contact us for Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunity InformationRegistration will be available soon.

Event Platform Provider
In 2015 the Virtual Summit will be powered by 6Connex.


AramisVelazquez-small“6Connex has been a leader in the virtual environment space since 2009, powering Virtual Destinations for career fairs, corporate universities, product launches, onboarding, user conferences and other applications. You’ll truly enjoy their virtual technology immersion from any device.” ~ Aramis M. Velazquez, CEO,

For more information:

Aramis M. Velázquez, CEO, LLC.
(888) 477-1326

Please stay tuned for additional speakers and the final Agenda!  Registration will be opened soon – it will be great to connect with everyone online once again!

Happy surfing,

~ Linda Velazquez

Download the IGRA Guidelines for Green Roofs “Bridging Trades – Safe Section Changeover: Roofing Technology – Vegetation Technology”

January 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Our colleagues over at IGRA – the International Green Roof Association – have just released their free downloadable 36-page PDF entitled IGRA Guidelines for Green Roofs “Bridging Trades – Safe Section Changeover: Roofing Technology – Vegetation Technology.”


Editors Roland Appl, Wolfgang Ansel, and Sabine Frueh of IGRA say even the best laid greenroof plans can go wrong if the underlying roof is not prepared to meet demands.  This issue lead IGRA to develop the new guidelines, “Bridging Trades – Safe Section Changeover: Roofing Technology – Vegetation Technology”:

“The content of the IGRA Guidelines is made up of two main modules:

– A checklist that provides a clear and concise overview of current examination criteria for the roof and vegetation technology interface.
– A commentary volume that provides further explanations and graphic material of all technical terms and questions in the checklist.

The guideline is not only designed for Green Roof installers and roofers. It is also designed for architects, planners, and developers who can take advantage of the practical and legal references.” ~ IGRA


At the interface of roofing and vegetation technology, don’t miss reading this thoughtful and extremely informative greenroof resource!  The online version of the brochure is available as a free download, just visit

If you have any comments, please send them to the publisher, IGRA at or visit


~ Linda V. 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,, 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,

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.

Associates $59 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!


Since 1999, 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. is the publisher of the International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database, The Greenroof Directory,, Greenroofs of the World™ 12-Month Wall Calendar,
and the Sky Gardens ~ Greenroofs of the World™ WebTV series. Visit us at

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, LLC.
(888) 477-1326

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.

Register Now for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2013 – Contact Us for Your Discount!

January 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm

We are so excited about our 2nd annual  Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013!  It’s going to be awesome!

As you surely know by now, this year our Virtual Summit 2013 is presented in association with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), and we here at are happy to have them on board as a partner.

There is simply not a greener conference model out there.

Plus, here’s your chance to not only see over 30 video presentations from leading experts, but network with them, too!  Participate in the many Social Media options like participating in the live Speaker  Q & A Sessions and live video, audio and text chatting during the entire 30 days of scheduled activities.


  • Creative innovators and trailblazers sharing organic green infrastructure ideas and lessons learned.
  • Friendly and knowledgeable exhibitors on hand live at the Expo.

Keynotes – thinkers, designers, trend setters, leaders, eco-luminaries:

“¢ Dusty Gedge, President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations and Co-Founder of
“¢ Steven Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities  and Founding Member of the  World Green Infrastructure Network
“¢ Dr. Aditya Ranade, Senior Analyst on the Lux Research Intelligence team
“¢ Javier Senosiain, Architect, Principal of Arquitectura Orgánica
“¢ Mary Ann Uhlmann, GRP, Environmental Horticulturist and Tremco, Inc. Manager, Vegetated Roof Systems Program Development

Visit the Speakers page to see all of our outstanding presenters!

See the Preliminary Agenda to read about the Keynotes, Individual and Collaborative Presentations, Expert Panel Sessions, and “Inspiration Nook” topics.

Expo Wednesdays:

Visit our fantastic  Sponsors and Exhibitors  at the cool  Expo Pavilions and see all the new products and services in our industry from leading manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers as well as learn about different world organizations on  4 dedicated days!

We’ve lowered the price, too, in case you’re considering getting a booth:  only $600.  This year the live Expo will be held on all 4 Wednesdays during the Virtual Summit – on  February  13, February 20, February 27 & March 6, 2013.  Our Expo Trade Show Wednesdays will each be anchored by a Keynote Presentation and a Panel Discussion from leading authorities.

Our mission embraces information sharing across the globe at extremely affordable pricing.  Registration includes access to the entire virtual environment – all the keynote, speaker and panel session videos, Q & A’s, social media networking, Sponsor Spaces, Prize Center, JobLinks Lounge, and the spectacular Expo Trade Show – for the entire 30 days.

How much?   Regular Price $99


WGIN Members & Advertisers $39
If you are an advertiser of ours contact us  for the Discount Code.  Contact your organization if you are a member of one of the following from the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN):

Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesGet GRP credits!
Association pour le Développement et l’Innovation de la Végétalisation Extensive des Toitures (ADIVET)
Green Roofs Australasia
International Rooftop Landscaping Association (IRLA)
Korea Green Roof & Infrastructure Association

Associates $59
Available to participating non-WGIN organization members including ASLA, AIA, USGBC, IGRA, SGRI, EFB, NRCA, etc.  Contact each organization for your Promo Code.  Contact us to get your organization listed as an Associate.

Students & Government $29
You do not need a Promo Code.  But your email extension needs to be approved, including: .edu, .gov,  If you qualify but have a different extension, contact us.

See our Registration Page and Register Here.

By the way, we’d like to thank  Tremco  for once again committing their greenroof industry leadership through our highest level of  Sponsorship  – the  Rare Earth Sponsor!

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities:
See how you, too, can be a Sponsor or Exhibitor and reach our highly targeted greenroof & greenwall market – contact us  at

Join your internationally recognized peers and industry leaders for our dynamic 30-day Virtual Summit 2013 and explore the world of greenroofs & walls – all from the comfort of your office, home, laptop, tablet, or phone – wherever you are and however you like to connect.

Visit  to stay up to date.

We hope to see you online for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013  on  February 12 through March 13, 2013!

~ Linda V.