Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review

January 1, 2018 at 5:19 pm

Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review

Happy New Year 2018!

As we enter 2018 we look forward to renewed strategies for promoting green living architecture, which is the embodiment of Greenroofs.com.  Our focus has always been People, Projects, and Design, and we’re excited to feature many of your new awesome accomplishments in 2018.

Watch the “Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review” for auld lang syne.

Project of the Week: January 1, 2018

Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review

Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review
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2017 Projects of the Week

In 2017 we highlighted some inspiring and wonderful greenroofs and greenwalls from across the globe.  Many different types were showcased, some with both features included.  Additional green infrastructure elements in the projects incorporated were:

Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review

38 Dolores in San Francisco and LABAU (Bioclimatic Architecture and Urban Agriculture Laboratory) in Madrid.

Bioretention ponds, underground cisterns and more water harvesting techniques, water recycling systems, daylighting, solar and other alternative, renewable energy technologies, edible and stormwater gardens, and more.

Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review

Potsdamer Platz in Berlin and Van Dusen Botanical Centre in Vancouver, B.C.

It’s heartening to see developers, governments, and building owners listening to environmentally progressive architects and designers.  The collaborative efforts are not only proposing projects that are more holistically designed, but getting them built as well.  Kudos to all!

Join us for a quick look at just some of these interesting, important, or just fabulous projects in our Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review!

Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review

Independence Blue Cross Living Wall in Philadelphia and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle.

Projects of the Week Gallery

To learn more about each project, visit our Projects of the Week Gallery page.

Click on each photo to go more in-depth in the post, with links to its Project Profile in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.  Then you can see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about each particular project.

Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review

The Hellenic Treasury – Constitution Square in Athens and Macy’s Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof in Cincinnati.

The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database

Also visit our Projects page to search for examples of living architecture in your neck of the woods or anywhere on Earth.  Find projects from all continents except Antarctica.  Send us your own profiles to share with the world!

Greenroofs.com 2017 Projects of the Week Video in Review

Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center and Edmonton Federal Building Living Wall Biofilter.

Would you like to see your own project featured?  We must have a Project Profile first!  Submit Your Project Profile.

2017 Projects of the Week in Review Video Feature

I’d like to thank Aramis for putting the 2017 video together ~ plus taking over the recording and editing of all of our Projects of the Week videos since our son, Joseph (Joey) Velazquez, left for law school in August.

And, especially, thank you to all of you designers, product manufacturers/suppliers, organizations, etc., who submit your projects to us for our international readership to learn from and enjoy!

Watch the Greenroofs.com Projects of the Week 2017 Video in Review below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

For individual video photo credits, please see each video commentary or the Project Profile.

Aramis and I wish you all a wonderful New Year in 2018, and remember to:

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits Host

Project of the Week for January 2, 2017: Greenroofs.com Projects of the Week 2016 in Review

January 2, 2017 at 1:02 am

Greenroofs.com Projects of the Week 2016 in Review Video

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 1/02/17

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Greenroofs.com Projects of the Week 2016 in Review
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2016 Projects of the Week

In 2016 we featured many different varieties of greenroofs and greenwalls from across the globe.  Join us for a quick look at these interesting, important, or just fabulous projects in our Greenroofs.com Projects of the Week 2016 in Review video!  And except for Antarctica, we covered all of the remaining six continents.

Greenroofs.com Projects of the Week 2016 in Review Video

To learn more about each project, visit our Projects of the Week Gallery page where you can click on each photo to go more in-depth in its Blog feature, with links to its Project Profile in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Greenroofs.com Projects of the Week 2016 in Review Video

Greenroofs.com Projects of the Week 2016 in Review Video

Also visit our Projects page to search for examples of living architecture in your neck of the woods or anywhere on Earth ~ and please send us your own profiles to share with the world! Submit Your Project Profile.

Greenroofs.com Projects of the Week 2016 in Review Video

Greenroofs.com Projects of the Week 2016 in Review Video

2016 Projects of the Week in Review Video Feature

Thank you to our son, Joseph (Joey) Velazquez for putting this and all of our Projects of the Week videos together!  And thank you to all of you designers, product manufacturers/suppliers, organizations, etc., who submit your projects to us for our international readership to learn from and enjoy!

See it below or watch it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

Aramis and I wish you all a wonderful New Year in 2017, and always, we say:

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

How Do We Select the “Project of the Week” Feature on Greenroofs.com?

September 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

We’re very pleased that our international readership loves our “Project of the Week” feature!

We feel it’s a great way to get everyone interested in a variety of different types of greenroofs and greenwalls from across the world.  And, the weekly eBlast to our 10,000+ opt-in eNewsletter subscribers is meant to give everyone just a bit of info – tantalizing enough so people click it to see the entire profile in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Our Projects Database has been up and open to the world since 2004, evolving from the “International and North American Case Studies” portion of my initial 1999 independent UGA research study “Greenroof Technology: A Viable Roofing Alternative” that was the basis for Greenroofs.com.  The initial 30 or so profiles have grown to over 1,600 and counting, and we feel sharing these is an important learning experience for us all.

The Philips Eco-Enterprise Greenroof in Minneapolis, MN; photo courtesy The Kestrel Design Group.

Our Project of the Week feature started in March, 2006 when we selected the Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center (PEEC) – now Greenway Office Building – profile, above, submitted by Peter MacDonagh of The Kestrel Design Group.  In 2008 we displayed our first Greenwall Project of the Week, Anthropologies, below, submitted by George Irwin of Green Living Technologies.

Anthropologies' Greenwall in Hunstville, AL; photo courtesy GLT

As you probably know, we now create an exclusive 2 to 2.5 minute video for each “Project of the Week” where it not only plays on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube as well as the actual weekly eBlast, but we also blog about it, and highlight it on our site – plus on all our Social Media sites.

Since we get so many requests about how we actually select our “Projects of the Week” here on Greenroofs.com, plus it’s been over 10 years since I last blogged about it, here we go again:

So, what do we need before we select the “Project of the Week” feature? 

  1. First of all, we have to have a profile for it in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database!  If we don’t have it, we don’t know about it.  Submit Yours using the easy online form, a Word doc, Excel Sheet, or more.
  2. The profile needs to be complete, with LOTS of information – the more, the better!  Try not to leave anyone’s participation out.
  3. We need a minimum of 15 – 18 hi-res photos of different angles, including close-ups and at least one building shot (unless it’s private and you just don’t want it shown).  While each profile only holds up to 11 photos and/or graphics, we need at least 4 – 7 more for the video.  Regarding photos: you MUST have permission to use them – do NOT send us copyrighted material unless you have permission from the photographer/owner in writing.  There are many “photo trolls” out there – lawyers pouncing on people because they thought they had permission or inadvertently “borrowed” photos off the web without explicit permission; Greenroofs.com cannot be held liable for unapproved photo usage.  Please include credits, too.

How do we select the “Project of the Week” feature?  Once we have all of the above, these are the general guidelines:

  1. The project needs to be visually interesting, appealing, or important in some way!  Aesthetics are taken into consideration as this is living architecture!  Remember the living part – the actual plants of the greenroof or wall – and showcase the best features.  And people want details!
  2. We try and vary between greenroofs and greenwalls – but since we have so many more living roof projects, the ratio of greenroofs to greenwalls is much greater.
  3. We try to vary: the location in the world, size, type of project (extensive, intensive), building application (commercial, educational, research, municipal, multi/single-family residential, etc.) , system (built-in place, modular, custom or living wall vs. green facade, etc.), designers, manufacturers, providers, etc., plus drivers and more.
  4. When possible, I’ll highlight a project that has something going on that week or month.  For example, we’ve been showcasing New York City projects in anticipation of CitiesAlive next month in The Big Apple.
  5. We try to highlight the people who support our work more by selecting our advertisers about 4:1 over non-advertisers.
  6. But everyone is welcome!  The point is to continue to create a free global resource for greenroof and greenwall projects worldwide – and spotlight one really awesome one per week.

Believe it or not, sometimes it just boils down to having a 100% completed profile!  If you think it’s hard for you to get all of these photos and info together for one project, imagine how we stressed we get sometimes trying to have a project ready to go with all of the bells and whistles – every week.

We appreciate everyone’s time and commitment to making The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database as complete, and open and accessible as possible – why not showcase one of your own projects?

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To see all of the projects we’ve chosen since January, 2013, check out our Projects of the Week Gallery page.  To watch the videos, which we started in February of 2014, visit Greenroofs & Greenwalls Projects of the Week on our YouTube channel.

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The Greenroof/Greenwall Project of the Week feature on Greenroofs.com is a great way to have readers – design professionals, media, stakeholders, government, researchers, students, and potential clients – see what’s been done, where, how, and by whom.  Search  The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database for yourself!

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If you have any questions, just email us at projects@greenroofs.com or call 888.477.1326 or 770.772.7334.

Happy greening!

~ Linda V.