Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: New Inspiration Nook Video

April 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Happy Spring, or Fall for those of you in the southern hemisphere!

You still have about 12 days to catch up on any of the over 30 videos you haven’t seen yet, or watch your favorites again during the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 – now all on demand.

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Remember, you can still:

  • ·  Visit Exhibitors in The Expo Pavilion and Associates Pavilion, download material, request a chat, send them emails, etc.;
  • ·  Add commentary to any Q & A Session;
  • ·  Add commentary in the Auditorium, Networking Lounge, etc.;
  • ·  Use all the social media features including the video, audio or text chatting options plus sending each other emails, etc.

New Inspiration Nook Video and Q & A Tomorrow:
Green Roofs on Lean-tos in Adirondack Wilderness Areas

VS2013: Alison Liedkie and Lean-To Greenroofs!

Alison Liedkie, a senior at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack State Park, NY, is looking at the feasibility of putting green roofs on lean-tos in wilderness areas in the Adirondacks.   She invites your input on design options – watch her short under 3-minute video on demand now in the Auditorium under “Inspiration Nook.”

Join Alison for her live Q & A tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3 @ 10:00 am EDT!

Remind Colleagues to Join Us!

Please continue to spread the word that everyone can still register for the Virtual Summit 2013 through April 13 – tell them to see all of the Discount Codes and register here.   We appreciate your support!

VS2013: Extension

Still not registered?

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Thank You to Our Rare Earth Sponsor: Tremco, and all our Exhibitors:

VS2013: Thank you to all of our Exhibitors!

Best regards & happy greening!

~ Linda V.

See the Virtual Summit 2013 Highlight Reel & Special Offer

March 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

As you surely know by now, our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013, presented in association with WGIN, has been extended through April 13 – we’ve prepared a Highlight Reel so you can see some of what you’re missing:

Click to see the VS2013 Highlight Reel!

  • State-of-the Market & Potential: According to Lux Research, the global market size for greenroofs and walls has burgeoned into a projected $7.7 billion market in 2017.  What are the drivers leading our industry?   What are our challenges?   Hear from the author of this report and other influencers.
  • Sustainability Strategies: Business leaders, ecology in our cities, and the new urban agriculture paradigm shifts must all optimize resources including people, places, and design.   Examine the successes and challenges from folks across the U.S., Toronto, Vancouver, B.C., Singapore, Hamburg, Mexico City, London, Malmö, Copenhagen, Spain, Australia, and China as we learn together about our potential on a global scale.
  • Integrating Nature into Our Built Environment: Are mankind’s feelings about nature innate?   Organic architecture is on the rise and high-performance, building integrated greenery technologies relate to our inner sense of biophilia.  How can greenroofs and walls be used as phytoremediation?  What native plants can we use on coastal systems?  What are some of the different living wall systems and maintenance issues?   How has vegetation evolved over a 20-year time period?
  • Case Studies of Successful Projects: Learn from designers of the Marina Bay SkyPark in Singapore, the Royal York Condominium in NYC, The Ledge in Boston, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, Lufa Farms in Montreal, One Central Park and the sophisticated urban playground “ivy” in Sydney, Uncommon Ground in Chicago, Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm, the Food Factory in Rochester, Castle Medical Center in Oahu, the NYC Parks & Rec Department’s 5-Boro greenroof on Randall Island with 30 types of systems including solar, plus more about what cities are doing from around the world.

The VS 2013 has brought together some of the best and brightest in our international community of design professionals and thought leaders.   For less than the standard price of a 1-hour webinar, you can watch 20 hours of video presentations!


Check out all the Discount Codes on the Registration page.

Register Now thru April 13, 2013

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to see some of your peers and learn what’s new and exciting in our industry today!

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Thinking about advertising with, the #1 website in the world for greenroofs?   Now is the time with our best discount ever!   Save potentially hundreds of dollars by simply registering for the event of the year. Exhibitors and attendees of the VS 2013 will receive 25% off your listing in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Directory, banner ads, etc., now through April 13.

Contact Aramis for details.

VS2013: Extension

See you online!

~ Linda V.

Greenwall Project of the Week for March 18, 2013: Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) Green Wall

March 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm‘s Project of the Week: 3/18/13

Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) Green Wall
Rochester, NY, USA
320 sf. Greenwall

Project Description & Details

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a multidisciplinary academic unit at the Rochester Institute of Technology whose mission is to undertake world-class education and research programs in sustainability with major foci on sustainable production, sustainable energy, sustainable mobility and ecologically friendly information technology systems.

Sustainability Institute Hall, the new world-class GIS headquarters, will be a living lab designed and constructed to exceed LEED Platinum standards. The recently completed massive green wall by Green Living Technologies International spans 8 feet wide and 40 feet tall near the building’s west entrance, containing 1,776 green plants that contribute to air quality as well as aesthetics. Additional sustainable features include fuel-cell power, water conservation, a geothermal system, and a 3,300 sf greenroof, part of Rochester’s Seneca Park Zoo Butterfly Beltway project.

Visit Green Living Technologies International (GLTi) at The Expo Pavilion in the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013, now through April 13, 2013!

Year: 2013
Owner: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 320 sq. ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Private

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: FXFOWLE in collaboration with SWBR
Design-Build Team Leader: LeChase Construction Company
Green Wall Specialist: George Irwin, Green Living Technologies International
Green Wall Specialist: Plant Designs (Rochester New York)
Green Wall System: Green Living Technologies International (GLTi)
Civil Engineering Consultant: Stantec
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: M/E Engineering

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

Greenroof Project of the Week for March 11, 2013: International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF)

March 15, 2013 at 1:43 pm  Project of the Week: 3/11/13

International Institute  of Tropical Forestry  (IITF)
San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
12,600 sf. Greenroof

The International Institute of Tropical Forestry Greenroofs; Photo courtesy of Peter Philippi, rooflite

Project Description & Details

Located in San Juan’s Botanical Gardens, the mission of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) is to develop and disseminate scientifically-based knowledge that contributes to the conservation of forests, wildlife, and watersheds of the American Tropics. Updating and restoring its headquarters complex, the new design will reduce the actual environmental footprint with a modern storm water management system that incorporates green roofs, grass parking, rainwater harvesting and retention ponds.

Architect Jeannette Rullan from RMA Architects, greenroof consultant David L. Aponte from PRGD, and USDA engineer Juan Vissepo designed the three green roofs as an experimental intervention that would further the understanding in hydrological, thermal and ecological behavior/benefits in a sub-tropical scenario. ZinCo‘s green roof material and rooflite extensive growing media was installed on all three green roofs. A total of 22 species where used – around 16,000 plugs were installed on the project.

Visit rooflite at The Expo Pavilion in the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013, now through April 13!

Year: 2012
Owner: USDA Forest Service
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
Building Type:  Municipal/Government
Type: Semi-Extensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 12,600 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

The International Institute of Tropical Forestry Greenroofs; Photo courtesy of Peter Philippi, rooflite

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Arquitect: Jeannette Rullan, RMA Architects and Engineers
Green Roof Specialist: David L Aponte, President, PR Green Design (PRGD) Inc.
Greenroof System: Nick Smith, ZinCo USA
Waterproofing: Firestone Waterproofing Products
Growing Media: Peter Philippi, rooflite

Click  here  to see  more information  about this project in  The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.