Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit 2011 Episode 21: Green Roof Technology Sails Around the World
Today we have the pleasure to air JÃ¶rg Breuning’sÂ videoÂ presentation “Green Roof Technology Sails Around the World” from our inauguralÂ 2011 Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit onÂ greenroofs.tv and ourÂ GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.
OriginallyÂ from Germany,Â JÃ¶rg has been living in the U.S. since the later 1990’s, starting his businessÂ Green Roof Service (now Green Roof Technology) along with former business partner Peter Philippi. Â His company has greened or consulted on many award-winning greenroofs here in the U.S. and in Germany. Â We’ve known him for almost a decade and his warm smile matches his expertise and workmanship pertaining to greenroofs.
Back in the summer of 2008 he told me about the first cruise ship that Celebrity Cruises had greened – theÂ Solstice -Â and we were happy to publish his Guest Feature Article about this unique experience, “Modern Green Roof Technology Literally Shipped from Germany!,” in November, 2008. Â It was such as novel idea that Haven Kiers and I featured it in our 2008 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof Design.
Our readers weren’t the only ones impressed with this gorgeous sea-faring greenroof – in 2009, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities awarded theÂ Celebrity Solstice Cruise Ship – Lawn Club aÂ Special Recognition Award for its many green features and corporate leadership. Â Since then, Celebrity Cruises has more ships with greenroofs – hence the topic ofÂ JÃ¶rg’s presentation!
JÃ¶rg Breuning is the principal of Green Roof Technology (previously Green Roof Service) which offers a full range of design services to meet green roof, green wall, and natural swimming pool/bio-filtration pool needs. Â JÃ¶rg began working with green roofs in 1980 and brought the first modern green roof technology to the U.S. in 1999 with the Chicago City Hall project.
His expertise is known by universities, architects, manufacturers and installers across the U.S. and in Europe. Â He is especially recognized for his ability to bridge the gap between theory and practice offering the most efficient green roof solutions. Â Also, he co-founded Green Roof Safari.
In “Green Roof Technology Sails Around the World”Â JÃ¶rgÂ points out that playing golf, croquet or bocce in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean may sound like a far fetched dream. Â However, Green Roof Service LLC in Bel Air, Maryland made this dream come true for Royal Caribbean and their half a million guests.
In this seminar JÃ¶rg Breuning explains the engineering and installation of live grass on Cruise Ships that face some of the most extreme environmental challenges. Â Nice, green, and beautiful, it is the ultimate green roof experience.
Enjoy! Â Visit greenroofs.tv to see “Green Roof Technology Sails Around the World” or click below:
Episode #19: Â “Green Roofs Without the Hype” Panel PresentationÂ withÂ Patrick Carey,Â Dr. Robert Berghage,Â Charlie Miller, andÂ Ed Snodgrass.
Episode #15: “E = MC2 of Green Roofs: Ranking Energy Benefits by Mission, Climate and Construction”Â byÂ Christopher Wark.
Episode #14: “The Work of ATVBrasil”Â byÂ JoÃ£o Manuel Linck FeijÃ³.
Episode #13: “Green Roof Policies – An International Review of Current Practices and Future Trends”Â byÂ Wolfgang Ansel.
Episode #10:Â “The Vertical Garden – from Nature to Cities: An Interview with Patrick Blanc” byÂ Patrick Blanc andÂ me with an introductionÂ byÂ Caroline Menetre.
Episode #9:Â “Sloped and Complex Green Roofs” byÂ Richard Hayden.
Episode #8:Â “The Portland Ecoroof Program: A Cross-section of the Green Roof Movement in Portland, Oregon” withÂ Tom Liptan,Â Matt Burlin,Â Amy Chomowicz,Â Casey Cunningham, andÂ Alice Meyers.
Episode #7:Â “Constructing Gardens in the Sky” byÂ Terry McGlade.
Episode# 6:Â “Sky Meadows – Integrating People and Nature: Sustainable Green Roofs and Roof Gardens” byÂ Dr. Nigel Dunnett.
Episode #5:Â “Greenroofs & Walls for Educational & Social Equity in the Bronx” Panel Session withÂ New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera,Â Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.,Â Robert Bieder,Â Jon Beuttler,Â Jess Dannhauser,Â Javier Lopez andÂ Steve Ritz.
Episode #4:Â Keynote Address “CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility â€“ The Who, What, Where, When and How” byÂ Ralph Velasquez.
Episode #3:Â “CDA Leads the Way for Incorporating Green Roof Space in an Airport Environment” byÂ Rosemarie Andolino.
Episode #2:Â “2011 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” byÂ Haven Kiers andÂ me.
Episode #1:Â Opening Keynote Address “A New Place” byÂ Charlie Miller.
VS2011 Opening AddressÂ by Linda Velazquez (me!).
Check back next week on GreenroofsTV for our 22nd installment from the Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit 2011!
~ Linda V.