Watch the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Video: “A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” by Elizabeth Hart

May 26, 2016 at 9:01 am

If you are interested in learning about some amazing results of connecting people to nature with greenroofs in healthcare facilities, make sure to watch the “A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” video by Elizabeth Hart from our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design above or on our VS2015 Virtual Summit 2015 playlist on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.

It’s been almost a year since we concluded our third Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit, and as promised, we are now releasing the 23 videos from our 30+ international speakers to the general public.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video A Higher Purpose by Elizabeth Hart

Passionate about greenroofing with a decade of hands-on experience behind her – plus a degree in phytoremediation – Liz says a living roof’s societal benefits are often overlooked – yet humans may be the species with the most to gain.

Portland, OR, USA. As the Manager of Tremco’s North American Green Roof Program, Elizabeth Hart promotes environmental and economic sustainability through green roofs and living walls. She works closely with architects, contractors, and building owners on the design, installation, and maintenance of over 100 green roofs. Elizabeth received a B.S. in Sustainable Development and Botany from Appalachian State University, focusing on phytoremediation of polluted sites. Her years of working in a medical clinic led to her inspiration for changing the “nature” of healthcare facilities.

She is a founding and active member of the Green Roof info Think-tank (GRiT), a network of over 400 businesses, government agencies, researchers, and community members committed to growing the collective knowledge base for on-structure vegetation. She loves nothing more than sharing her passion for green roofing through speaking, teaching, and ultimately making more green roofs happen.” ~ VS2015

Virtual Summit 2015 Video A Higher Purpose by Elizabeth Hart

Read about the “A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” video’s 5 Key Learning Objectives which I identified for participants of the Virtual Summit 2015.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video A Higher Purpose by Elizabeth Hart

We welcome your input and suggestions to make our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2017 more accessible, interactive, and a just better all around global social media experience!

~ Happy watching,

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEEP AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

~ Also enjoy these released videos available now from our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design:

“A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy! Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview by Linda Velazquez.”

The Greenroofs.com 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2015″ by Linda Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

Greenroofs.com’s VS2015 Opening Address from Linda Velazquez.”

Promos:

The Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Speakers.

Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015.

VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2015 teaser from Groncol.

Small Scale Green Roofs at the Virtual Summit by Dusty Gedge and John Little.

Now Playing at the Virtual Summit 2015: “A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” Video by Elizabeth Hart

April 27, 2015 at 3:37 pm

In celebration of honoring Earth Day 2015 and our planet’s ecology through healthy, regenerative design, we are highlighting each of the 23 awesome videos from our 30+ spectacular speakers from Greenroofs.com‘s Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design, running through May 31st.

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Our hope is that by familiarizing you more with each presentation and its particular benefits, you will be enticed to join us during our wonderfully easy-to-navigate online Virtual Summit!  And, along with the speakers’ input, I will identify 5 Key Learning Objectives or “takeaway” bullet points that each video presentation provides to participants.

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After finishing our keynote videos on Friday, today we start with the Individual, Collaborative, & Panels and are spotlighting the individual presentation “A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” from the lovely Elizabeth Hart, CDT, GRP, Manager of Tremco’s North American Green Roof Program.

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Liz is such a gentle, highly knowledgeable, and personable being with a quick smile and elegant sense of others as well as self – and she is passionate about greenroofing!

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Liz learned a lot about the patient experience during her years of working in a medical clinic while in college and led to her inspiration for changing the “nature” of healthcare facilities.  As a result, she has centered many of her efforts within this industry and shares how greenroofing helps to heal both the environment and humanity.

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 Portland, OR, USA.  “As the Manager of Tremco’s North American Green Roof Program, Elizabeth Hart promotes environmental and economic sustainability through green roofs and living walls. She works closely with architects, contractors, and building owners on the design, installation, and maintenance of over 100 green roofs. Elizabeth received a B.S. in Sustainable Development and Botany from Appalachian State University, focusing on phytoremediation of polluted sites.

She is a founding and active member of the Green Roof info Think-tank (GRiT), a network of over 400 businesses, government agencies, researchers, and community members committed to growing the collective knowledge base for on-structure vegetation.”  ~ Read her complete bio here from the VS2015.

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You will benefit from these 5 Key Learning Objectives as Elizabeth Hart shares on the subject:

1) Her ICU Revelation: Green spaces have the power to heal. Learn how the atmosphere of a healthcare facility can truly affect patient outcome and about the numerous opportunities to actively heal environments and people through introduction of vegetation;

2) How her degree in phytoremediation prompted her entrance into greenroofing; 

3) Research: Roger Ulrich, PhD studied how the access to nature affects the healing process. Evidence covers 3 measures: Clinical Indicators, Subjective Measures, and Economic Measures – hear the specific, measurable benefits of green spaces;

4) Healthcare has a unique advantage with many opportunities for greenroofs & walls because of how they are built and with so much dead roof space. Why many hospitals are choosing greenroofs: Sustainability: Making hospitals greener; Longevity: Extending the membrane life; Positive market identity with a greenroof;

5) Case studies: Providence St. Mary’s in Walla Walla met sustainability goals and learned what is good for the earth is good for the patient by adding value for the patients, family & staff; hear from the Director of Plant Operations, a former nurse and Chair of Green Team, and a current patient.  Edison Language Academy, Los Angeles added 5 greenroofs, 4 accessible: Garden-based learning offers students many advantages. Habitat roof gardens were designed by a school mother and landscape architect – hear from her how kids take lessons outside of the classroom, see cycles of nature, and benefit from vegetative roofs.

Watch the 23:19 video presentation “A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” now playing at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015.  If you have not yet registered (only $49 or 25), please do:

Registration fee:

$49 – special discounted pricing;

$25 for students/faculty and government professionals

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

Earn CEUs including 10 GRP CEUs.  Register here.

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Registration Open through May 31st for the Greenroofs.com Virtual Summit 2015

We hope you will support our work!  Please remember that these video presentations will not be made public for at least one year.

Happy watching and participating,

~ 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.