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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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
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Watch My Short Video “Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 from Linda Velazquez”

March 21, 2015 at 3:25 pm

With a little more than 2 weeks to go to the start of our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015 ~ Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture starting on April 6 through May 31, 2015, we are extremely proud of our super diversity of exceptional international visionaries, practitioners, and movers & shakers.

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Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

Our awesome lineup of speakers for 2015 includes our Keynotes Diana Balmori in New York City; Stephan Brenneisen in Basel, Switzerland; and Ken Yeang in London, where I just interviewed him last month.

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Over 30 more esteemed speakers from 5 continents will be hand, and new this year is that all of the video presentations will be on demand starting on opening day, April 6, 2015.

That means that you can make sure to watch your favorite videos in time for the really fun part of the Virtual Summit: The Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday April 10, 11 & 12.  That’s when we’ll be concentrating all of our social networking and when we’ll hold the live Speaker Q & A Sessions via video and texting.

Please watch my new short video “Invitation to the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 from Linda Velazquez”:

And, don’t miss the spectacular Expo Pavilion on Saturday & Sunday during the Live Social Weekend Hangout – here you can visit and chat with our wonderful Sponsors and exhibitors in their booths.

There’s a lot more going on like the “It’s O’clock Somewhere” Networking Lounge, the Tremco Meeting Room, the Inspiration Nook, Bookstore, the JobLinks Fair, and the Classroom.  Did you know you can earn different CEU’s?  GRPs from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities can get up to 10 credits – see the entire list online.

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 9:00 PM EDT and Archived On-Demand through the end of May, 2015. Social Networking Spaces are All Live.

Registration Cost: Fee is $49 and $25 for students/faculty & government

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I certainly hope I get to connect with you and our international community for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2015!  See you soon, and remember, “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof – or a Wall”!

~ Linda V.

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

March 12, 2015 at 3:18 pm

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

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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

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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)

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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:

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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:

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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.

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

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Happy virtual fun & learning,

~ Linda Velazquez

Ecoroof Incentive Deadline – One Week Away!

May 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm

By Matt Burlin

Portland is preparing for the deadline of the sixth round of the Ecoroof Incentive.  The City offers $5 per square foot of ecoroof (extensive green roofs) on all approved projects, and the next deadline is June 1, 2011.

Since 2008, the ecoroof incentive has been awarded to 125 projects for 8.3 acres.  In total there are close to 300 ecoroofs in Portland covering 14 acres, and 421 green roofs (extensive and intensive) totaling nearly 30 acres.  Here are a couple of Portland ecoroof incentive recipients:

On a smaller scale, the project above is a Portland State University Bike Shelter with a total of 1,120 ft ² of ecoroof.

On a considerably larger scale, above you can see The Ramona – Affordable Housing in Northwest Portland with 31,000 ft ².

The incentive round follows a successful month of March – designated “˜Ecoroof Month‘ by Portland City Council.  One great outcome was the completion of ecoroof test plots designed for habitat and biodiversity, below:

The project evolved from discussions with  Stephan Brenneisen during his visit in March, and the test plots were installed with the help of his colleague Raphael Schneider during April.

Finally, the Greenroof Information Think-tank, a network of businesses, organizations, and green roof professionals in the Pacific Northwest, has grown to 270 since 2009.  This past year, the group consulted with Gunderson Manufacturing in the design of a pilot habitat ecoroof on their industrial property in Northwest Portland, seen above.

~ Matt Burlin

Matt Burlin is the Outreach Coordinator for Sustainable Stormwater Management with the City of Portland Environmental Services (BES). Contact Matt at 503.823.7863 or his new email address: matt.burlin@portlandoregon.gov. Visit the City of Portland’s website for complete info. You can also stay up to date by liking their facebook page.