The Expo Pavilion is Open – Join Us at the Virtual Summit 2015!

April 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us today and tomorrow, Saturday & Sunday April 11 & 12 at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture for the live Expo Pavilion Trade Show!


The Expo Pavilion is the exhibit hall with access to all of the individual booths, and they are open now for the Live Social Weekend Hangout through tomorrow.  Visit with the Virtual Summit 2015 supporters – chat with the wonderful industry reps, see what their companies have to offer.  In their booths you can checkout videos, project and material information and simply download tons of interesting info.

WHO’S HERE?  Our Sponsors:

Tremco Incorporated:


Tremco Incorporated has been our Rare Earth Sponsor for the 3rd Virtual Summit in a row – thank you!  Tremco Roofing is a leading supplier of sustainable roofing systems, including vegetative, cool roofing, and more.

“We are committed to building upon this base to create new mechanisms that improve sustainability and value for our customers.” ~ Tremco Incorporated

Bonar/Xero Flor:


Bonar/Xero Flor offers greenroof components and systems, German engineered for over 40 years. Enkadrain®, the most trusted name in subsurface drainage, also drains green roofs & reinforces roots.  XeroFlor’s Pre-cultivated Mat Technology – proven on thousands of vegetated projects worldwide.

Green Roof Outfitters®:


GRO modules from Green Roof Outfitters® are a versatile modular green roofing system combining design flexibility with cost effective installation.  GRO modules are designed for simple installation and ease of access for roof maintenance and repair.

And our Exhibitors & Association Partners:

Green Living Technology International:


Green Living Technology International (GLTi) is a global pioneer of Green Roofs, Green Walls, Vertical Agriculture, Edible Walls, Job / Education Training, National Learning Standard Aligned Education and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) based philosophy.

Sunlite Science & Technology: Pioneering LED Greenwall Lighting:


Sunlite Science & Technology: Pioneering LED Greenwall Lighting has been designing customized LED greenwall lighting systems since 2011. By the end of the year there will be 19.

International Green Roof Association (IGRA):


The International Green Roof Association (IGRA) is a global network, for the promotion and dissemination of information on Green Roof topics and Green Roof technology. Due to the status as multi-national, non-profit organisation, IGRA offers the platform and infrastructure. They produce the bi-yearly International Green Roof Congress, this year in Istanbul on April 20-21, 2015.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC):


Green Roofs for Healthy Cities North America (GRHC) is a rapidly growing not-for-profit industry association working to promote the industry throughout North America. They produce the yearly Grey to Green Conference, this year held on June 1-2, 2015 and the CitiesAlive Conference, this year on October 5-8, 2015, as well as provide trainings, the GRP accreditation and much more.

AEC Daily:


AEC Daily is a developer of online education courses for the construction sector.  It is an e-learning provider for architects, engineers, and other construction professionals and serves over 450 companies.

And of course,!


After the Live Social Weekend Hangout, the Expo Pavilion will remain open on demand through May 31, 2015 where you can continue to learn about each company and organization, gather take home info, and connect with the reps.

Register here for only $49 or $25.


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

See you online!

~ 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?


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

Brought to you by 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.


Where: Online… on the Internet!

Pre-Register here:

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 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!


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!



~ Linda Velazquez

Registration is Open for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 – Get CEUs!

March 12, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Join online for our spectacular Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 – Registration is open!


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

When: Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT – Sunday April 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT.  All video presentations on demand.

Included: Live Social Weekend Hangout with live Speaker Q & As, chat hangouts at the Sponsor Lounges, the Inspiration Nook, the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” Lounge, and the spectacular Expo Pavilions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12!

On-Demand: April 6 until the end of May, 2015


Registration Fee:

$49 – special discounted pricing;

$25 – for students/faculty and government professionals*

* Email address must have .edu, or .gov or other governmental domain name extensions.

Continuing Education Credits:

GRP-logoGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities, the North American green roof industry association, is offering credits for the GRP, Green Roof Professional, up to a total of:

GRP CEU (10)


Through AEC Daily, a developer of online education courses for the construction sector, these organizations have certified specific courses and will give their members credit upon completion up to one credit each for a total of:

AIA/CES (3), USGBC/GBCI CE (3), HSW (3), AIBD CE (2), AIC (2), BOMI CPD Hours (3), CCIDC CE (3), FBPE (3), InterNACHI (3), LA CES™ (2), NARI CEU (3), NAHB CE (3), RCEP PDH (2), RCI CEH (3), AAA (3), AANB (3), AIBC (3), CSC PDE (3), NLAA (3), NWTAA (3), OAA (3), OAQ (3), SAA (3).

Industry Luminaries:

Keynote Speakers


Engage with our awesome Keynotes, the brilliant:

Diana Balmori, PhD, FASLA, IFLA – “Green Roofs to New Cities”;

Stephan Brenneisen, PhD – “Biodiversity in the Sky – How Green Roofs Can Be Designed as Wild Life Refuges”;

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

And don’t miss over 30 more of some of the brightest and best professionals and practitioners in our world of living architecture gathered here from five continents.

Plus, see what’s new at our Expo Pavilions!  Thinking of exhibiting?  Showcase your products and services from the U.S. to across the globe to the greenroof & greenwall community.

Thank you to the continued patronage of Tremco Incorporated, our Rare Earth Sponsor, who has supported us from the beginning in 2011, 2013, and now for the VS2015:


Thanks also to Green Roof Outfitters, our Diamond Sponsor!

Visit our AboutSpeakers, and Agenda pages and contact us for Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunity Information.

At your convenience, participate and connect with industry experts and your peers at our Virtual Summit from the comfort of your own computer, laptop, or any mobile device.


Register now for our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015!



Happy virtual fun & learning,

~ Linda Velazquez Makes “Where Landscape Architects Go: The Top 10 Landscape Architecture Websites for 2013”!

July 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm

It came out of the blue, but there’s no denying that we here at are very excited to share this news with our readership:

On July 17, 2013 Global Site Plans (GSP) released their second annual Top 20 International Landscape Architecture Websites 2013 and made it into the Top 10!


GSP says a mix of sites from last year’s list, along with new names – including, joined the ranks this year.

“We have searched through the world-wide web, near and far, to compile a brand new list that reveals where Landscape Architects are receiving and sharing information.  With the help of Alexa International Rankings, Global Site Plans found this select group to be the Top 20 International Landscape Architecture Websites for 2013.

Greenroofs enters our 2013 list at number 10…For those new to Greenroofs, their most popular section, “Greenroofs 101,” is a great place to start, as it provides thorough background information on the topic.  There are plenty of ways to learn more about the green roof movement on this site.” ~ Global Site Plans’s focus on greening the world’s roofs and façades is a perfect fit for landscape architecture professionals who strive to honor the environment through sustainable design.

We are very happy to have made the Top 10 List for 2013!  Being a member of the American Society for Landscape Architects (ASLA), I am especially proud of’s website presence among our profession.  In fact, landscape architects, along with architects, designers, and other greenroof professionals looking into including a vegetated roof or greenwall into their next sustainable project are our top demographic of international readers.

As we continue to grow, we’ll certainly strive harder to move up in position – check back next summer 2014 for our new ranking!

Living architecture requires multi-disciplinary teamwork and enjoys an equally diverse audience of allied professionals.

Congratulations to the entire Top 20 websites honored this year!  The Global Site Plans Top 10 List out of their Top 20 International Landscape Architecture Websites for 2013 are:

  1. Places / @PlacesJournal
  2. Landscaping Network / @LandscapingNews
  3. American Society of Landscape Architects / @landarchitects
  4. Garden Visit / @gardenvisit
  5. The Landscape Design Site / @landscapingman
  6. Landscape Juice Network / @LandscapeJuice
  7. Land8 / @Land8
  8. Landezine / @Landezine
  9. Landscape Online /
  10. Greenroofs / @greenroofs

For the complete list, see the rankings here on Global Site Plans.

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About Global Site Plans
Global Site Plans (GSP), branding for environmental design, specializes in website design, internet marketing, social media, branding, and content services tailored to the unique qualities of architecture, engineering, environmental non-profits, landscape architecture, and urban planning companies. For more information visit their website:

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 & Greenwall Directory,, Greenroofs of the World™ 12-Month Wall Calendar,
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~ Linda V.