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.

See the Virtual Summit 2015’s Agenda-at-a-Glance!

April 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

It’s been fun chatting with attendees and speakers so far at the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge at the Virtual Summit 2015!  Everyone is just starting to get acquainted with our campus and watch the varied video presentations.

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Need a quick refreshing of who’s here and what’s when at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture?

Check out the Agenda-at-a-Glance:

Opening Day: Monday, April 6, 2015; Greenroofs.com Opening Address from Linda Velazquez

The Live Social Weekend Hangout: Friday, Saturday & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12, 2015

The Live Expo Pavilion: Open Saturday & Sunday April 11 & 12, 2015

The JobLinks Fair in the Networking Lounge: Opens Saturday April 11 9:00 am thru Sunday April 12 5:00 pm EDT

KEYNOTES:

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

Biodiversity in the Sky – How Green Roofs Can Be Designed as Wild Life Refuges” Keynote by Dr. Stephan Brenneisen

Green Roofs to New Cities” Keynote by Dr. Diana Balmori

Individual, Collaborative, & Panels:

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 (Moderator), 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 (Moderator), Peter Ensign, and George Irwin

Social Healing with Greening” Panel – Part 2 with Patrick Carey (Moderator) 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” by Jenny Hill and Terry McGlade

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

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

Using a Climate and Ecological Template Approach for Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs by Ed Snodgrass

Versatile Living Walls & Roofs: International Applications for Agriculture, Energy Conservation, Pollution Attenuation, and Aesthetics” by Dr. Bob Cameron

Greenroofs.com Closing Address from Linda Velazquez

Register here for only $49 or $25.

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

Come join us and partake of the conversation!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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See you soon, hopefully,

~ Linda V.

The Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 is Open – only $49 or $25!

April 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture is open!  I’m sharing my short Opening Address from yesterday with everyone:

Watch videos from 30+ international speakers including keynotes from landscape designer Diana Balmori, PhD, FASLA, IFLA in New York; environmentalist and researcher Stephan Brenneisen, PhD in Basel; and bioclimatic architect & eco-master planner Ken Yeang, PhD in London.  See them now during the week so that you can engage with the authors during the Live Social Weekend Hangout.

Held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12, our Live Social Weekend Hangout is when you’ll connect at the:

  • Rare Earth Auditorium for live Q & A Sessions with our speakers
  • Expo Pavilion and visit with industry professionals and see their projects and products on Saturday & Sunday
  • “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge where you can join different chat groups including the informal JobLinks Fair on Saturday & Sunday to learn about job opportunities
  • Tremco Meeting Room and learn much more about our wonderful Rare Earth Sponsor for the 3rd time running!

Earn various CEUs at The Classroom, and up to 10 GRP CEUs for watching the awesome speaker videos. As an attendee you can also further your own work by sending us a 3-minute “Inspiration Nook” video which can be uploaded at any time.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Where: Online… on the Internet!

Pre-Register (pay) 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 11:00 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

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

Please join us now to make new connections from across the globe and connect with our online community of living architecture enthusiasts!

Warm regards, 

Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Design Consultant
www.greenroofs.com
(770) 772-7334 office
(888) 477-1326 toll free & fax

Delve into the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 – Watch “The Virtual Experience Video”!

April 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

So you know by now why you should attend and participate and who will be speaking at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture starting next week, but what does the actual virtual environment look like?  Where do I go?  How does it work?

See the spaces and learn to navigate through our beautiful campus.  Get all of these questions answered with our lively and very informative “The Virtual Experience” video:

Be a part of this avant-garde yet easy and fun way to get in touch with your colleagues from your own city or across the globe.

Don’t miss our Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12 where you’ll connect at the Rare Earth Auditorium and the “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere!” Networking Lounge, visit with industry professionals at the Expo Pavilion, learn about job opportunities at the JobLinks Fair, earn up to 10 GRP CEUs from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities plus others at The Classroom – and much more.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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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 11:00 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

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

See you online soon at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015!

~Linda V.