Watch the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Video: “Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems” by Michael Furbish, Brad Garner, and Dr. Whitney Griffin

June 23, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Do you want to learn how one company has successfully developed and applied ecological and horticultural protocols for its clients?  Explore the changes that greenroofs encounter as they grow and evolve over time as you watch the “Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems” video by Michael Furbish, Brad Garner, and Dr. Whitney Griffin 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.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems Furbish

The team at Furbish ask, “What do YOU want your greenroof to be?” and “What does your greenroof WANT to be?”  A variety of scenarios shares the company’s experience with you, the viewer, and helps you understand how a greenroof is a living machine, an evolving ecology, and that change is the only constant.

Michael Furbish, LEED AP

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems Furbish

Pasadena, MD, USA. Michael Furbish is the President and Founder of Furbish. He founded the company in 2003 to specialize in aggressively green building systems and development. Work has included straw-bale construction, natural plasters, solar thermal, passive solar, radiant HVAC, composting toilets, living roofs, and living walls.

Furbish specializes in development, design, installation, and stewardship of build of plant-based building systems. This specialty focuses on the ecosystem functionality of plants to deliver elegant engineering solutions to building performance. Living roofs deliver storm water management, heat island effect, energy efficiency, habitat creation, and aesthetic benefits. Living retaining walls reduce heat island effect, mitigate storm water, facilitate nonpoint-source nutrient discharge, create habitat, and improve aesthetics. Interior living walls remediate VOC’s to improve indoor air quality while delivering dramatic aesthetic feature.

Michael has given many speeches and lectures about plant performance throughout his career, speaking at Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University and the Delaware Nature Society to name a few. He earned his BSIE from Georgia Tech and his MBA from Harvard. Michael maintains his LEED AP designation from USGBC and serves on the Executive Committee of ULI’s Baltimore District Council.

Brad Garner, RLA, GRP

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems Furbish

Washington, DC, USA. Brad Garner is the Director of Operations of Furbish. Brad is a registered landscape architect with 18 years experience in on-structure and at-grade landscape design, construction, contract administration and maintenance.

Brad is active in all aspects of the living roof and living wall business, but focusing on specification writing, product development, system design, marketing and supply chain. Brad holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University.

Whitney Griffin, PhD

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems Furbish

Baltimore, MD, USA. Whitney Griffin is the Director of Stewardship of Furbish. Prior to joining Furbish full-time, Whitney collaborated with Furbish during her doctoral research at the University of Maryland from 2010 to 2014 on development of EcoCline, Furbish’s proprietary living roof system, developed to provide high stormwater management and a low carbon footprint.

At Furbish, Whitney directs and manages the Stewardship division, which includes initial plant establishment for new projects, and long-term stewardship and care for approximately 150 living roof and living wall projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Primary responsibilities involve developing ecological and horticultural protocols to ensure success, as well as listening to clients to understand their needs and respond in ways that best serve building owners, managers and occupants.

Whitney received her bachelor of science degree as well as her Masters of Science in Horticulture from Auburn University before attending the University of Maryland for her Ph.D. in Plant Science.

Read about “Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems” by Michael Furbish, Brad Garner, and Dr. Whitney Griffin video’s 5 Key Learning Objectives which I identified for participants of the Virtual Summit 2015.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Stewardship of Rooftop Ecosystems Furbish

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:

“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.

Watch the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Video: “A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” by Elizabeth Hart

May 26, 2016 at 9:01 am

If you are interested in learning about some amazing results of connecting people to nature with greenroofs in healthcare facilities, make sure to watch the “A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” video by Elizabeth Hart 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 almost 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.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video A Higher Purpose by Elizabeth Hart

Passionate about greenroofing with a decade of hands-on experience behind her – plus a degree in phytoremediation – Liz says a living roof’s societal benefits are often overlooked – yet humans may be the species with the most to gain.

Portland, OR, USA. As the Manager of Tremco’s North American Green Roof Program, Elizabeth Hart promotes environmental and economic sustainability through green roofs and living walls. She works closely with architects, contractors, and building owners on the design, installation, and maintenance of over 100 green roofs. Elizabeth received a B.S. in Sustainable Development and Botany from Appalachian State University, focusing on phytoremediation of polluted sites. Her years of working in a medical clinic led to her inspiration for changing the “nature” of healthcare facilities.

She is a founding and active member of the Green Roof info Think-tank (GRiT), a network of over 400 businesses, government agencies, researchers, and community members committed to growing the collective knowledge base for on-structure vegetation. She loves nothing more than sharing her passion for green roofing through speaking, teaching, and ultimately making more green roofs happen.” ~ VS2015

Virtual Summit 2015 Video A Higher Purpose by Elizabeth Hart

Read about the “A Higher Purpose – Benefits to Human Health and Education through Green Roofing” video’s 5 Key Learning Objectives which I identified for participants of the Virtual Summit 2015.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video A Higher Purpose by Elizabeth Hart

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:

“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.

Watch the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Video: A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy! Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview

May 19, 2016 at 2:05 pm

If you are interested in the musings of green architecture, hear about it from one of the planet’s consummate green architects!  Watch “A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy!” 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.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview

It’s been almost 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 – starting with our “A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy! Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview.”

While still a somewhat fledgling worldwide event, our biennial Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summits have grown since our inaugural online event in 2011, and we are committed to this extremely far-reaching, sustainable, carbon-friendly, and inclusive virtual conference platform.  We are commencing work on our 4th Virtual Summit in 2017, so please stay tuned!

The Mission of the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits is to inform, share, and create a global social media experience online for learning and networking via the power of the Internet. In addition to raising awareness of our market and industry, the Virtual Summits are an interactive platform for the interchange of ideas through a combination of keynote speakers, expert panels, moderated chat sessions with live Q & A, on-demand presentations, plus the spectacular Expo Pavilion showcasing vendors and organizations from across the world. ~ Greenroofs.com

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview

Our first highlighted video is from the affable Dr. Ken Yeang, of Ken Yeang Design International and Hamzah & Yeang, with offices in Malaysia, UK, and China.  Our son, Joey, and I visited with Ken at his offices in London in February, 2015 and had a fantastic time interviewing him.

London, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Best recognized worldwide as the green architect and creator of the “bioclimatic skyscraper” itself, Ken is also a sensitive ecologist and planner, “known for his authentic ecology-based work on the theory and signature ecoachitecture and ecomasterplanning that have a distinctive hirsute verdant green aesthetic, carrying out design and research in this field since 1971.  He graduated from the AA School (London) and received his doctorate in ecological design and planning from Cambridge University (UK).

Ken has completed over 12 bioclimatic eco high-rise buildings, several thousand dwellings (terraced houses), over two million sq. ft. of interior design space, numerous eco-masterplans and eco-city designs, and has overall completed over a hundred building projects of all types worldwide.  Yeang lectures extensively in over 30 countries at conferences and schools of architecture on his ideas and work on ecological design and masterplanning.” ~ Read his complete bio here from the VS2015.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview

Read about the “A Green Building Should Look Green, Which Means Hairy!” video’s 5 Key Learning Objectives which I identified for participants of the Virtual Summit 2015.

Virtual Summit 2015 Video Dr. Ken Yeang Keynote Interview

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:

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.