press release Announces the “2013 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design”

The World Wide Web. - September 25, 2013 - Entering our 7th year of compiling outstanding category trends and projects to showcase and kindle our industry's fire, has put together quite an array of avant-garde greenroofs and greenwalls from across the world in our "2013 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design."

Compiled annually by Publisher Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP, and Design Editor Haven Kiers, MLA, LEED AP, GRP, we recently inaugurated this year's Top 10 Hot List in Nantes, France at the WGIN World Green Infrastructure Congress held on September 9 - 13. is also proud to share the Top 10 List at the upcoming 11th Annual CitiesAlive Green Roof & Wall Conference in San Francisco on October 23 - 26, 2013.

Drawing inspiration from the ever-growing body of work from trend-setting architects, landscape architects, and other ecological design professional forerunners, today’s creators of living architecture continue to push the limits and inform our industry with their projects that run the gamut from congratulatory to spectacular to incredulous.  In many cases, multiple passive and active systems co-exist and support each other to create self-sustainable living machines.

As our environments become more degraded, we continue to see an overall trend in mitigating these effects with a combination of sustainable strategies.  Greenroofs and walls as vehicles of phytoremediation schemes are certainly up and coming

For the first time in a few years, the "Tyrannosaurus rexes" of our green infrastructure world - towering skyscrapers flowing with edibles and greenery - were bumped out of the #1 position by what arguably some would say are building typographies with a more ecological footprint:  Complexes of sustainable mixed-use with abundant building integrated greenery meant to provide an enduring legacy for thousands - both high in the sky and closer to the ground.

The Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design for 2013:

10) Client Specific ‘Boutique Greenroofs’

9) Wineries Enveloped in Greenery

8) Small Projects, Big Results

7) Need Vacation Inspiration? The Hottest Green Destination Escapes

6) Innovative Greenwalls: Stretching Design & Our Imagination

5) From Hippies to Techies: California as an Up and Coming Leader in
Greenroofs & Walls

4) Local Government Acting Globally with Building Integrated Greenery

3) Social Responsibility: Putting Your Greenroof or Wall Where Your Mouth Is

2) The Influence of Architects - Taking a Leadership Role in Greenroof Design:
Ando, Yeang & Ambasz

1) Greening Mixed Use: Sustainable Urban Living with Man-made Ecosystems

In honor of this year's Top 10 Hot List, we are releasing the "The 2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + a Look into 2013" video from this year's Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture.  See it below or on our Top 10 webpage.

Watch all of the videos from the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 starting in 2014!  Stay tuned on


Since 1999, 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. is the publisher of the International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database, The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory,, Greenroofs of the World™ 12-Month Wall Calendar, the Sky Gardens ~ Greenroofs of the World™ WebTV series, and the bi-annual
Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit.  Visit us at

For more information:

Aramis M. Velazquez, LLC.
(888) 477-1326

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