Don’t Miss the VS2013 this Week: Phytoremediation Panel #2; Keynote Steven Peck; Skyrise Ag; Hydroponic Living Walls; Vegetation Development; Hamburg; Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plants, & More

February 18, 2013 at 11:01 pm

We had an exciting Week #1 at our Virtual Summit 2013 with a good amount of participation – thank you to all who have attended and participated so far!   Registration is open throughout the 30 days and we want to see you!

Once a video has played it becomes available On Demand, as well as the Q & A transcripts.   Q & A Sessions are live and while you can only participate in real time on the scheduled day and time, you can post questions and commentary for speakers to answer later.  

Learn about all the presentations so far from Week #1, now On Demand.

Please support our work and commitment to keeping future fees low and accessible to all by registering now – use either the Greenroofs.com/ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities discount codes of GCOM or GRHC for only $39.

Week # 2 started today with lots of exciting videos from your colleagues from across the world.   Here’s the entire Agenda for Week #2 – don’t miss these awesome presentations with live Q & A’s to follow each:

Monday, February 18, 2013 – now On Demand in the Rare Earth Auditorium, sponsored by Tremco:

Inspiration Nook*: “Upping the Urban Green. What is the Actual and Potential Role of Ecology in our Cities?by Dr. Mark Simmons and Christine Thuring

Inspiration Nook:Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients by João Manuel Linck Feijó

Tuesday, February 19:

Panel Session “Theory & Field Studies: An Interview with Dr. Ian Balcom from Lyndon State College of Vermont & Dr. Robert Cameron from Penn State – Phytoremediation Chapter 2 with Patrick Carey (Moderator)

Expo Wednesday, February 20 at the Expo Pavilions:

VS2013: Expo Pavilions

 

Expo Wednesdays are Feb. 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 6 – four full days of live action where you’ll see leading companies and learn about their products and services, and The Associates Pavilion, where you’ll learn about different world organizations.   Visit them all 30 days and leave them a message if it’s not a Wednesday!

Expo Wednesday February 20 in the Rare Earth Auditorium:

VS2013: Steven Peck Keynote

Keynote Address  by  Steven Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA: “12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Productionwith Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin


Thursday, February 21:

A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spainby Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano


Friday, February 22:

Vegetation Development on Extensive Green Roofs Over Timeby Christine Thuring

Relaunch – Hamburg’s New Green Roof Strategy by Wolfgang Ansel

Coastal Green Roof Design and Native Plantsby Kevin Songer

See the Agenda, Agenda-at-a-Glance, and Speakers pages for the complete list of dates and times.

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Registration for the entire 30 days:

Regular Price $99

Discounts:

WGIN Members (including Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesGet GRP credits!) & Greenroofs.com Advertisers $39

Associates $59

Students/Staff/Faculty & Government $29

See our Registration Page and Register Here.

We here at Greenroofs.com will be online throughout the 30 days of the Virtual Summit and hope to see you via video, audio or text chatting.     Come visit our booth – where we’ll be offering a Special Advertising Discount to participants to get listed in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory   – or just connect with us in the Networking Lounge.

We greatly appreciate our Rare Earth Sponsor, Tremco, for supporting our efforts and also wish to thank our growing list of exhibitors – by the way, it’s still not to late to exhibit!

If you haven’t yet, Register Now.   It’s a great way to see who’s doing What, Where, and How, not to mention all the networking opportunities to connect with your peers – plus, participate to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Looking forward to chatting with you!

~ Linda Velazquez

VS2013: Sponsors and Exhibitors

* The Inspiration Nook is for under 3-minute videos – it’s not too late to submit yours!   Learn how.

Greenroof Project of the Week for February 11, 2013: Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden

February 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Greenroofs.com  Project of the Week: 2/11/13

Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden
Orlando, FL, USA
5,000 sf. Greenroof

Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden; photo courtesy of Tremco, Inc.

Project Description & Details

The MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando is the first and largest affiliate of the world-renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center located in Houston, Texas. In 2011, the Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden, originally built in 2001, was in need of repair and renovation from the roof membrane up. Tremco, Incorporated provided technical and diagnostic assistance and project management along with materials to repair and replace the roof membrane and all of the vegetated roof components.

Today, the new garden serves as an integral part of the Cancer Center’s unique integration of meditation into their cancer therapy. Every element lends itself to contemplation: quiet shaded alcoves for one-on-one patient/therapist discussions, 3 fountains linked by a rock-lined dry creek bed and the ever-present labyrinth used as a tool to instruct patients about finding their way through crisis with spiritual growth. For patients and staff, the garden is about the healing value of hope.

The Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden is featured in the month of November in the 2013 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Calendar.

See Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 Keynote Speaker Mary Ann Uhlmann, GRP, Environmental Horticulturist and Manager, Vegetated Roof Systems Program Development for Tremco this Wednesday, February 13. She’ll be presenting “Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect.”

Year: 2011
Owner: Orlando Health MD Anderson
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden; photo courtesy of Tremco, Inc.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape Architect & Designer of new garden: Paul Verlander
Construction Contractor: P & A Roofing and Sheet Metal
Greenroof System: Tremco
Plant & Hardscape Installation: ValleyCrest Landscape Development
Horticulturist and Project Support: Mary Ann Uhlmann, Tremco, Inc.

Also, visit Tremco at The Expo Pavilion in the  Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013.

Click  here  to see more information about this project in  The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

Connect with the $7.7 billion 2017 global market now at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2013!

February 12, 2013 at 1:15 am

Today is the start of our Virtual Summit 2013 – don’t miss our exciting Opening Keynote Address “Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage?” by Dr. Aditya Ranade, Senior Analyst on the Lux Research Intelligence team leading the Sustainable Building Materials Intelligence service.

What does this have to do with living architecture?   Plenty!   Aditya is the lead author of the recent and much extolled Lux Research report on the potential of our burgeoning greenroof and wall market.   Armed with an Engineering degree, MBA, and PhD in Macromolecular Science, Aditya has enjoyed a long and varied career in science-driven innovation and emerging technologies.

Aditya Ranade Keynote

Lux Research states that greenroofs will account for $7 billion of the market, presenting a $2 billion opportunity to suppliers of polymeric materials such as geosynthetic fabrics and waterproof membranes. Greenwalls will swell to a $680 million market, using $200 million worth of materials such as self-supporting polyurethane foam growth media.

The full contents are only available to clients of the Sustainable Building Materials Intelligence service…But want to learn more?   Don’t miss Aditya’s in-depth, exclusive research Keynote this morning, Tuesday, February 12 @ 10:00 am EST (15:00 GMT), followed by his live 15-minute Q & A Session.

New this year are the Expo Wednesdays – Feb. 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 6 – four full days of live action at The Expo Pavilion where you’ll see leading companies and learn about their products and services, and The Associates Pavilion, where you’ll learn about different world organizations.   Visit them all 30 days and leave them a message if it’s not a Wednesday!

Expo Pavilions at the VS2013

The entire Agenda for this week, with live Q & A’s to follow each:

Opening Day, Tuesday, February 12, 2013:

Opening Remarks from Linda Velazquez and Prof. Dr. Manfred Köhler

Opening Keynote Address by Aditya Ranade, PhD, MBA:Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage?

Panel Session Green Wall Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck (Moderator), and James Sable

 

Opening Expo Wednesday, February 13:

Mary Ann Uhlmann

Keynote Address by Mary Ann Uhlmann, GRP:Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect

Visit the Expo Pavilions live and see our wonderful exhibitors!

 

Thursday, February 14:

The Greenroofs.com 2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2013 by Linda Velazquez and Haven Kiers



Friday, February 15:

Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned” with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts

Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way with  Barbara Deutsch,  Lexie Hain  and  Marguerite Wells;  Vanessa Keitges; and  Joy Schmidt

Panel Session  “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One  with  Patrick Carey  (Moderator),  Dr. Alan Darlington,  Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, and  Dr. Clayton Rugh

 

See the Agenda and Speakers pages for the complete list.

~ Connect with Social Media Open 24 Hours all 30 Days!


Registration for the entire 30 days:

Regular Price $99

Discounts:

WGIN Members (including Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesGet GRP credits!) & Greenroofs.com Advertisers $39

Associates $59

Students/Staff/Faculty & Government $29

See our Registration Page for the Discount Codes and Register Here.

Registration is open through the entire 30 days.   Once a video has played it becomes available On Demand, but Q & A Sessions are live and you can only participate on the scheduled day and time.   Transcripts will be available On Demand, too.

We here at Greenroofs.com will be online throughout the 30 days of the Virtual Summit and hope to see you via video, audio or text chatting.     Come visit our booth – where we’ll be offering a Special Advertising Discount to participants – or just connect with us in the Networking Lounge.

Once again, thank you to our Rare Earth Sponsor, Tremco, and to our growing list of exhibitors – by the way, it’s not to late to exhibit and join in the networking!

See you online!

~ Linda Velazquez

  VS2013-SponsorsandExhibitors

Greenroof Project of the Week for January 14, 2013: William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

January 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Greenroofs.com  Project of the Week: 1/14/13

William J. Clinton Presidential  Library and Museum
Little Rock, AR, USA
14,000 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

President Clinton imagined a park that would attract the local community as well as visitors from around the world to the Clinton Presidential Center, offering a space where families could come and enjoy the natural beauty along the Arkansas River. The William J. Clinton Presidential Library, a part of the National Archives, has been designated as one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly places to work in the United States by the USGBC.  Initially Silver LEED in 2004, in early November, 2007, it received Platinum certification for existing buildings (LEED-EB).

Using the Tremco vegetative roofing system, the 14,000 sf greenroof is located over a section of library devoted to presidential artifacts which doubles as a garden area and putting green for former President Clinton’s personal office and residence, irrigated by KISSS America.  More than 150 species include Arkansas bluestar, a perennial with needlelike leaves and blue flowers, and butterflyweed, a shrubby perennial with star-shaped orange flowers that attracts butterflies.  Supplied by Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants, Saul Nurseries, and others, over 90 species of plants were initially planted in approximately four truck loads of lightweight engineered growing media from ItSaul Natural.

Year: 2007
Owner: The Clinton Foundation
Location: Little Rock, AR, USA
Building Type: Library
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 14,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private  

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System: Tremco, Inc.
Plant Supplier: Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries
Landscape Architect: Heidi Natura, Living Habitats
Plant Supplier: Good Earth
Landscape Installer: Growild
Horticulturalist: Mary Ann Uhlmann, Tremco, Inc.
Growing Media: ItSaul Natural
Architect: Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership)
LEED Consultant: Leonardo Academy
Irrigation: KISSS America

Click  here  to see more information about this project in  The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.