Watch the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Video: “Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman

August 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm

If you are in the market for creating ecologically diverse greenroofs with butterflies and other beneficial insects, make sure to watch “Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman 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 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.

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Angie Durhman of AD Greenroof (and previously Tecta America), is an excellent example of early female leadership and entrepreneurship in our living architecture community.  Although her Master’s studies in horticulture at Michigan State prepared her for green roof plant performance and environmental sustainability, she is just as masterful all aspects of the greenroofing industry, from the green arts through the black.

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In her 2015 Virtual Summit video Angie defines pollinators (honeybees, butterflies, and native bees, among others) and discusses the problems they have been facing over the last few years (such as pathogens, pesticides including neonicotinoids, loss of habitat and more).  She also presents a wide range of research including irrigation options and offers an in-depth case study of semi-intensive greenroofs covering over two acres on two areas on a building outside of Omaha, Nebraska.

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Minneapolis, MN, USA. Angie Durhman runs an exclusive green roof consulting firm based in Minneapolis, AD Greenroof. They focus on design assistance, contractor oversight, and promoting GREENFORMATION(R), a customized maintenance program for existing green roofs.

In the course of her 13 years in the industry, Angie has been involved in over 400 projects of all sizes across the country. She received the GRP designation from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in 2009 and is often sought to present on sustainability topics to a variety of audiences. 

Read about “Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman video’s 5 Key Learning Objectives which I identified for participants of the Virtual Summit 2015.

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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:

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

“Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof” by Molly Meyer.

“Greenwalls in Middle Earth” by Graham Cleary.

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

“Biosolar Roofs” by Nathalie Baumann and Dusty Gedge.

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

“Greening Rooftops in Alberta: People, Place + Projects” by Kerry Ross.

“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.

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

“From Passive House to the Cold North—How Vegetative Envelope Components Impact Buildings Panel Session with Dr. Bob Cameron, Dr. Allen Lee, Dr. Karen Liu, and Chris Wark.”

A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing by Elizabeth Hart.

“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: “Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman

May 7, 2015 at 2:43 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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Today we are spotlighting the individual presentation “Pollinators on the Parapets” by the very personable Angie Durhman, GRP, a real go-getter from AD Greenroof and previously Tecta America.  We’ve actually known for many years, while she was still a master’s student in horticulture at Michigan State where she studied green roof plant performance and environmental sustainability.

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Angie wrote a September 2004 Guest Feature article about her research on Greenroofs.com – you can see it in archives here: Encompassing the Whole Program: Michigan State University.

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Angie has been at the forefront of greenroof implementation and design for years now, and has been an excellent model for female leadership in our field, especially from the “dark arts” side of roofing (funny, since her degree is in horticulture – that’s how well-rounded she is!).  She has numerous greenroof projects from across the U.S. under her belt, and she is a true team player.

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Minneapolis, MN, USA. “Angie Durhman runs an exclusive green roof consulting firm based in Minneapolis, AD Greenroof. They focus on design assistance, contractor oversight, and promoting GREENFORMATION(R), a customized maintenance program for existing green roofs. In the course of her 13 years in the industry, Angie has been involved in over 400 projects of all sizes across the country. She received the GRP designation in 2009 and is often sought to present on sustainability topics to a variety of audiences. ~ Read her complete bio here from the VS2015.

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You will benefit from these 5 Key Learning Objectives as Angie Durhman shares on the subject:

1) Definition of pollinators (honeybees, butterflies, native bees, among others) and problems they have been facing over the last few years (such as pathogens, pesticides including neonicotinoids, loss of habitat and more); discussions on a wide range of research; irrigation;

2) Pollinator needs are identified and just a few are nesting sites, clean water sources, and pollinator sources; native bee flight categories; expanding corridors;

3) Evaluation of desired plant species, native as opposed to cultivated, and cultivars’ morphology; a large selection of specific plants are cited; texture; source from neonicotinoid-free nurseries;

4) How to design greenroofs to encourage pollinators on the roof; asking for more structural dead load capacity early on to accommodate greater growing media depths; discussion on the importance of maintenance plans; ask for a greater design palette than just succulents; 

5) In-depth case study: Over 2 acres of semi-intensive greenroofs on 2 areas on a building outside of Omaha, Nebraska in an agricultural community; roof plan; build up of material layers; bermed areas; had 70 lbs of dead load to play with; tight construction schedule; seeded (coverage for long & short term) and hand strewn sedum cuttings, plugs, natives, forbs and grasses; irrigation system; bees are loving the blazing star, and Monarch larvae are eating the milkweed; weed issues and discussion; maintenance.

Watch the 25:28 video presentation “Pollinators on the Parapets” by Angie Durhman 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.

“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.

Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week for August 15, 2014: Greenrise Technologies

August 18, 2014 at 10:11 am

New feature on Greenroofs.com!

Our Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week is an exclusive benefit for companies listed in our Directory, highlighting their business to our audience of stakeholders, professionals, and decision makers:

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Greenrise Technologies is a full-service green infrastructure firm that delivers innovative, reliable and precise engineered turnkey systems in Greenroofs, Stormwater Management, Growing Medium, Componentry and Maintenance.

GreenriseTechnologies-logoGreenrise Technologies offers a full spectrum of products and services which include the highest quality components, technologically advanced installation methods, an extremely safe and knowledgeable crew, as well as superior maintenance capabilities to ensure long-term viability.

Successful living architecture, or thriving architecture, as Greenrise Technologies puts it, is about more than the convenience of a single-source supplier. It’s also about depth of expertise, from the way they custom-blend a soil mix to meet load-bearing requirements to the way they select plants that are as hardworking as they are beautiful. With Greenrise, a complete turnkey system means proven performance, and ultimately, complete peace of mind.

Greenroofs are better for the environment by preserving water and energy, sustaining microhabitats, reducing pollutants and mitigating the urban heat-island effect. But in addition to the many economic and environmental benefits of greenroofs, Greenrise Technologies honors the human tendency to interact or be closely associated with nature, also known as Biophilia. Increasing evidence suggests that this desired connection does have measurably positive effects, psychologically and physically.

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For more detailed information about Greenrise Technologies, please visit their company profile in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.

In addition to the eNews blast to our 10,000+ opt-in subscribers, we have created a prominent position on the Homepage for this weekly spotlight as well as posted on all our social media sites…  And, the centerpiece of this premier feature is the original video!  This exclusive video (about 2:00 min.) of each firm is also included inside their company profiles – see below.  For additional exposure, these videos will also be playing on various playlists in our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.

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