The World Wide Web. - September 26, 2011 - 2011 marks the fifth year of our "Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design." Compiled by Publisher Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA Associate, LEED AP, GRP, and Design Editor Haven Kiers, MLA, LEED AP, GRP, we are proud to share the Top 10 List at Greenroofs.com's inaugural Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 held on September 27th & 28th, 2011.
An amazing amount of development has occurred over the past five years in the vegetative roofing industry. Projects that were once scoffed at and considered impossible to get built are popping up all over the globe, and greenroofs are no longer considered fringe architecture, destined to be the first sacrifice to value engineering. To honor the new ubiquity of architectural greening, this year our Top 10 will focus on greenroofs at all different scales, from micro to macro.
The Greenroofs.com Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design for 2011:
10) Client Specific "Boutique" Greenroofs
9) Mobile Gardens & Temporary Green Spaces and Exhibitions
8) Interior Plantings: Indoor Building Integrated Greenery
7) DIY Greenroofs and Living Walls for Small Projects
6) Affordable Greenroofs: Solving Environmental & Social Issues
5) Green + Blue Roofs = Integrated Water Management
4) Over the Top Residential Wonders, or Greenroofs of the Rich & Famous
3) Living Architecture & Cybertecture Fueled by Clean Technology
2) The Chinese Connection: Rise of the Green Giant
1) Skyscraping Sky Gardens on Roofs, Walls & Skybridges
Living architecture is thriving – from the smallest cracks in an urban sidewalk to the fruiting trees perched atop a towering sky garden. The list below captures the mini and mega spirit of 2011.
Look for the 2011 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design PowerPoint in December posted on the Homepage.
Join us tomorrow with over 50 speakers from around the world at the Virtual Summit. Our Keynote Speakers are thinkers, designers, trend setters, eco-luminaries:
“Imagine a world of green: What are we doing to create organic architecture?”
Andrew Grant, Landscape Architect, Principal, Grant Associates, presenting: "Gardens by the Bay, Singapore"
Charlie Miller, P.E., Principal, Roofmeadow, presenting "A New Place"
Ed Snodgrass, Farmer, Author, Co-owner, Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants, presenting "Right Plant, Right Place"
Ralph Velasquez, Executive Director of Sustainability, Tremco, presenting "CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility - The Who, What, Where, When and How"
Watch our 3-minute fun Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 Trailer at virtual.greenroofs.com. See the Agenda and Speakers page for all of the outstanding participants!
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Visit our Rare Earth Sponsor Tremco and Emerald Sponsor American Hydrotech along with all of our exhibitors at the International North American and Associates Pavilions at the Expo.
See you online tomorrow!
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.
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