Only Two Weeks Left for the Greenroofs.com Virtual Summit 2015! See the “Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015” by Haven Kiers & Linda Velazquez Now

May 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm

We hope you have you been participating and gaining insight from our third biennial:

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

You still have two weeks to engage with your fellow living architecture colleagues and watch over 12 hours of informative and high-spirited video presentations from 33 global experts and leaders online:

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

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

New!  As you probably now by now, in celebration of the Virtual Summit 2015 we are highlighting each of the 23 awesome videos from our spectacular speakers on our Sky Gardens Blog by gauging their 5 Key Learning Objectives.  If you haven’t yet, peruse the New Series to see each one’s crucial benefits and find out if you just can’t miss watching the entire video, for example with Dr. Ken Yeang, one of our distinguished Keynotes:

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1. Ken’s philosophy, ecological design agenda, and specifics regarding architectural devices of the Solaris, National Library of Singapore, and the EDITT Tower (the Ecological Design in the Tropics) among others;

2. How he was influenced early on from studying under Ian McHarg at the University of Pennsylvania;

3. The concept of “ecomimicry”…  See the rest here.

See the Agenda to learn about all of the presentations.  Once in the virtual environment, just 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.

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Register to support our work!  These video presentations will not be made public for at least one year – with one exception:  Watch the collaborative 43:43 video “Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015” by Haven Kiers and me on our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 channel on YouTube or below, now public:

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So what are our own 5 Key Learning Objectives?

1. Become familiar with the latest design trends in living architecture!;

2. Regarding built projects, understand highlights of the project drivers and the design process;

3. If conceptual, explore the design inspiration and local context – feel the energy of the designer for the design!;

4. Receive additional designer resources and information for each project;

5. As usual, be dazzled and inspired by the amazing projects and have fun!

The Expo Pavilion featuring our Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Association Partners remains open on demand through May 31, 2015.  Continue to visit each company and organization, watch their videos, gather take home info, and connect with the reps.

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Thank you for the support from our visionary Rare Earth Sponsor Tremco Incorporated plus our:

Diamond Sponsors: Bonar/Xero Flor and Green Roof Outfitters

Exhibitors: Green Living Technologies International and Sunlite Science & Technology

Industry Partners: AEC Daily, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, and the International Green Roof Association

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Learn more about the Virtual Summit 2015.

We feel the virtual sharing platform is so important and beneficial to our community and industry. By removing the barriers of travel, huge investments of time and money – not to mention your carbon footprint – the financial playing field is leveled, allowing easy access to awesome people, projects, and design at your leisure.

Don’t miss joining in on the conversation. It’s about connecting and social networking across the entire globe, and the Virtual Summits are the wave of the future!

We hope you and your colleagues will support our work and join us during this very special online event through May 31st – the next Virtual Summit will be in 2017!

~ 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.

“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, Peter Ensign, and George Irwin.

“Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 2 with Patrick Carey 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: Success & Succession” by Jenny Hill and Terry McGlade.

Only Two Weeks Left for the Greenroofs.com Virtual Summit 2015! See the “Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015” by Haven Kiers & Linda Velazquez Now.

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

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.

Have You Registered Yet for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015?

March 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm

We have one week for the start of our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture!  Have you registered yet?

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

Brought to you by Greenroofs.com and supported in 2015 by our Rare Earth Sponsor Tremco and our Diamond Sponsor Green Roof Outfitters, we are committed to delivering unparalleled “bang for your buck.” In order to encourage participation across the globe and provide a more level financial playing field to offer as open a platform as possible, we have always striven to keep attendance fees low.

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Where: Online… on the Internet!

Pre-Register 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 9:00 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

As an attendee you have many opportunities available not only to enhance your understanding of our fast-paced world of greenroofs & greenwalls but also to share your own thoughts and experiences with colleagues – it’s a two-way street on this information highway!

Where else could you meet up with people located around the world at one time?  Here are some of your benefits of registering:

  • Watch and re-watch video presentations from 30+ international speakers on many different subjects in the Rare Earth Auditorium through May 31, 2015.  See the Agenda.  And earn up to 10 GRP CEU’s from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities!  See the rest online.
  • Better yet, participate in the speakers’ live Q & A Sessions during The Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12.  Interact and create a dialogue via video (first come, first served) and text chatting.  Ask these far-flung experts and practitioners questions that you might never be able to see at a physical conference!  See the Agenda-at-a-Glance for times – more to be finalized.
  • Create your own under 3-minute video about your work, research, ideas, etc., and highlight it in the Inspiration Nook – become a thought leader yourself!  It doesn’t need to be fancy or complicated – just get the word out about you.  You may even have something all ready to go.  Submit it in time for The Live Social Weekend Hangout and we’ll add you to the Agenda and Speakers pages.  Where else could you have the opportunity to expose your work to hundreds of people?
  • Learn about awesome people, products, and services in the Expo Pavilion on Saturday & Sunday during the Live Social Weekend Hangout.  Visit and chat with our wonderful Sponsors and Exhibitors in their booths, watch their videos, download their info and pick their brains.
  • Connect with friends and make new ones at the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge – which, by the way, is actually open 24/7 through May 31st.  Start a public chat and see what happens.  Tell your colleagues to join you there at a specific time and day for a private chat and connect via video if you want to.  Looking or a job or do you have one available?  Network here at the JobLinks Fair on Saturday & Sunday during the Live Social Weekend Hangout.  Meet some of the Greenroofs.com Contributing Editors!
  • Visit personally with insightful industry leaders and reps at the Tremco Meeting Room in an exclusive, private setting.
  • Do all this with any computer or mobile device.  Take the Virtual Summit 2015 with you!

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Read much more online about the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015.  We’re going to have lots of fun and hope to see you there!

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~ Linda Velazquez