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Greenroofs.com Announces the “2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design”

The World Wide Web. - October 16, 2012 - 2012 marks the sixth year of our "Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design."  Compiled by Publisher Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP, and Design Editor Haven Kiers, MLA, LEED AP, GRP, we are proud to share the Top 10 List at the following conferences:

10th Annual CitiesAlive Green Roof & Wall Conference in Chicago, IL on October 17-20, 2012;
WGIN World Green Roof Conference 2012 (WGRC) in Hangzhou, China on October 22-26, 2012;
International Green Conference 2012 in Bangalore, India on November 26-28, 2012;
Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 on February 12 - March 13, 2013.

Starting with trends that we’ve seen in previous years that have either refused to go away or have sprung back with new vigor within the last year, we continue to see amazing integration of urban agriculture into new and existing structures, the use of vegetation to create soothing and healing gardens within hospital settings, and the design of schools that incorporate living architecture into their basic curriculum.  As always, we doff our caps to the fantastic skyscrapers that spiral up through the clouds and the client specific boutique greenroofs that defy categorization.

We are also excited to highlight new trends in green infrastructure.  This year, museums embraced their inner green goddesses and began highlighting living art both in and outside of their walls (and roofs).  Another rising trend features elevated walks.  Capturing everything from bridges, railways and promenades, this category features stunning expanses of elevated greenery.  And new this year, we’re incorporating two of the greenest cities in the world as categories in and of themselves, starting with tropical Singapore, a “herban” oasis that has started a green revolution on the island nation.

We culminate our Top 10 List of Hot Design Trends with a look at Chicago, an early trendsetter in city greening and now the definitive leader in living and green infrastructure and our #1 spot for 2012.

The Greenroofs.com Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design for 2012:

10) Client Specific "Boutique" Greenroofs
9) Green Museums: Art Living Inside & Out
8) Educational Facilities as Green Living Laboratories
7) Upward Spirals of Green
6) Hospitals Healing through Living Architecture
5) Gardens in the Clouds: Stacking & Stepping with Vegetation
4) Sky Farms on the (High)Rise
3) Singapore: A City within a Sky Garden
2) Green Elevated Walks: Bridges, Railways & Promenades
1) Chicago’s Trend-Setting Style: A “Miracle Mile High” City of Plants & Leadership

If you can't make it to one of the fabulous physical conferences listed above, please join us in  February and March 2013 for our second Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013, this time presented in association with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN).  Haven and Linda always have a great time showing amazing examples of living architecture and will be available afterward for a live Q & A session - right from the convenience of your desktop, laptop or mobile device.


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Since 1999, Greenroofs.com has been the international greenroof industry's resource and online information portal.  We inform, promote and inspire through the interchange of ideas, projects, news, videos, events, research, people, company and community updates and marketing opportunities; exclusives include the Sky Gardens ~ where cool green meets lofty blue Blog, Contributing Editor Columns, and Guest Features.  Greenroofs.com is the publisher of the International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database, The Greenroof Directory, greenroofs.tv, Greenroofs of the World™ 12-Month Wall Calendar, and the Sky Gardens ~ Greenroofs of the World™ WebTV series.  Visit us at www.greenroofs.com.


For more information:

Aramis M. Velazquez
Greenroofs.com, LLC.
(888) 477-1326
media@greenroofs.com

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