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February 6-8: NRCA's Annual Convention & International Roofing Expo, New Orleans, LA

The International Roofing Expo [IRE] is the preeminent roofing construction and maintenance event where roofing professionals gather to see, compare and learn about the newest products, best practices and innovations essential to your success. The expansive show floor and extensive educational program provide the best opportunity to discover the latest trends, advances in technology and best practices for business growth. Everything to expand your customer base, improve your bottom line and increase your sales is waiting for you right here. From top suppliers and unique resources to unbeatable networking and the best educational conference in the business — the IRE brings it all together for you like no other event can.


Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#733, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#1917, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#921.


February 6-8: Sustainable Communities Conference, Ottawa, Canada

Join us in the nation's capital next February as sustainability leaders from coast to coast to coast come together for Canada's premier municipal sustainability event: FCM's Sustainable Communities Conference - where innovation meets action. This revamped 2018 edition offers three days of must-attend workshops, study tours and plenary sessions that showcase the latest in municipal green innovation and best practices. Connect and network with sustainability leaders from across the country. Be inspired by local green successes and celebrate them with the presentation of the 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards. Find solutions to your municipality's needs with the help of our industry-expert exhibitors.



February 1-3: New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, San Francisco, CA


The conference will draw a national audience of local elected officials and city and county staff; state and federal agency leaders; professionals in planning, transportation, public health, landscape architecture, architecture, public works, parks and recreation, and crime prevention and the arts; realtors, developers, builders and bankers; advocates for equity and environmental justice, youth, older adults, and walking and biking; labor representatives; school leaders and staff; environmentalists; and all others committed to building safer, healthier and more livable communities everywhere.





January 31 - February 1: Landscape Industry Show, Ontario, CA

The Landscape Industry Show is the leading green industry show in the west! The show provides you with the ultimate customer connection — bringing you face-to-face with green industry professionals eager to learn about the latest and greatest products and ready to make decisions. Participate, learn, ask questions and see new products and services being featured by our exhibitors and speakers. We will be adding the show-floor demos as we secure them, so keep checking back for the most current information. You will not want to miss these! Want to meet face-to-face with key decision makers? Build your influence with green industry professionals? Positively influence sales? By exhibiting at the Landscape Industry Show, you can position your company's products and services as the solution needed by green industry leaders.



January 22-25: US Composting Council Conference & Trade Show, Atlanta, GA

The USCC’s Annual Conference and Trade Show is the largest composting conference and exhibition for the composting, wood waste and organics recycling industry in North America. The only national composting conference and exhibition run by and for composting and organics recycling professionals, it is the premier event of the Composting and Organics Recycling industries, providing industry professionals with educational, networking, and career advancement opportunities.


Don't miss exhibit by Naturcycle - Booth#114.



January 18-19: Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Trade Show, Chicago, IL


Attend this year’s CRCA Trade Show and Seminars! As CRCA Attendees and Exhibitors will tell you, this show continues to deliver great education and the best in roofing and waterproofing exhibits in the USA. This year’s show is also an important venue for Architects, Specifiers, Engineers, Roof Consultants as well as Building Owners/Engineers and Building Code and Fire Officials for navigating the latest in Roofing, Energy and Green Code Requirements, plus Systems Technology Advancements that affect the final product delivered to the end user…. a roof for the building owner.


Don't miss exhibits by Columbia Green Technologies - Booth#811, LiveRoof - Booth#304, Omni Ecosystems - Booth#707, and Sika Sarnafil - Booth#711.


January 9-11: Landscape Ontario Congress, Toronto, Canada

Landscape Ontario’s Congress is Canada’s largest green industry trade show and conference – and it's rated as one of the country’s top 10 shows. With over 600 cutting-edge suppliers exhibiting on more than eight acres of show floor, it’s the perfect place to find new products, ideas, equipment, tools, services and connections to make your business grow and prosper. Dozens of inspirational and educational sessions run throughout, making Congress a once-a-year opportunity to learn about emerging industry trends, access products and build new relationships.


Don't miss exhibits by A.M.A. Plastics Ltd - Booth#2417, and Sedum Master - Booth#1962.






Held previously in 2015, 2013 and 2011, our biennial Virtual Summits have been very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our fields of green infrastructure and living architecture via the power of the Internet – and we have new speakers and cool special features to make 2017 the best to date!


December 19, 2017: Green Roof Failures – What is to Blame? Webinar

Sponsored by Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing and presented by Rick Buist and Maha Nagra. This course will walk through the typical causes of green roof failures and offer remedies to improve the quality of vegetated roofing system designs by focusing on detailing and system performance.

Be sure to end the year with earning AIA credit when you register for this Webinar.




November 29 - December 1: CONSTRUCT Canada, Toronto, Canada

The 29th Annual Construct Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 29th - December 1st, 2017 will be held concurrently with PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Pavilion in the South Building, and IIDEXCanada in the North Building. All shows combined will create The Buildings Show, North America’s largest exposition, networking and educational event. Visit 1,600+ exhibits, including 100+ international exhibitors, bringing the latest in design and construction innovation in products, technologies, best practices and applications.


November 29-30: EUGIC 2017 - European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference, Budapest, Hungary

EUGIC 2017 Budapest brings together leaders in urban green infrastructure to share nature-based solutions for resilient 21st century cities. It will explore how urban centres across Europe and beyond are addressing climate change and biodiversity loss, managing water, air quality and energy, and designing for health and wellbeing by working with nature. Registration is now open – Early Bird tickets are available until 31 May 2017 and there are discounts for Municipalities, Public Authorities, Endorsing Organisation Members and EUGIC 2015 Vienna Participants.



November 29: Healthy Design - Healthy Places Conference, London, UK

Solving the practical challenges of green infrastructure in building design. From ‘green roofs’ and ‘living walls’ to ‘sky gardens’ and even ‘forest towers’ the incorporation of living plants into the fabric of building interiors, exteriors, and surrounding infrastructure is taking root in cities around the globe. But increasing the amount of green infrastructure in new developments presents technical and other challenges which can deter clients. Healthy Design, Healthy Places is all about how we can resolve those challenges and meet the growing demand for healthier places to work and live.



November 21-22: Build2Perform, London, UK

Coming to London’s Olympia on 21 – 22 November 2017, Build2Perform Live is the biggest, most significant two-day interactive event dedicated to helping built environment professionals and the wider supply chain improve efficiency and save money through effective building services. Evolving from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineer’s (CIBSE) Building Performance Conference and Exhibition, this new event offers more interactive features and multiple seminar streams encompassing an entire floor at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre.

The Third Annual Green Infrastructure Design Challenge is set to be launched by CIBSE and UKCIP at CIBSE’s Build2Perform Live event on 21 November, at Olympia, London.



November 15: Annual Citywide LTCP Public Meeting, New York City, NY

Join representatives from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection for the annual Citywide Long Term Control Plan meeting. While the City has held waterway specific meetings throughout the year, this meeting will focus on the whole CSO Program.

Read Blog Post "Attend the NYC DEP Long Term Control Plan Annual Citywide Meeting November 15 to Support Green Infrastructure" for more information.

To register for this event visit:



November 15: Educational Green Roof Conference, New York City, NY

An informal Session on How to Create and Use Green Roofs on Schools as Outdoor Classrooms. Learn from elected officials, industry and educational leaders: The benefits of green roofs, case studies of educational green roofs, budgets/fundraising & project development, construction & maintenance, and how to engage different constituencies. The conference will include a question & answer session and networking with industry professionals.

To register for this free event visit:



November 9-11: GreenUrbanScape Asia 2017, Singapore

GreenUrbanScape Asia, an International Exhibition and Conference on Landscape, Greenery Design, Construction and Technology, Returns for its Third Edition on 9 – 11 November 2017 at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. GreenUrbanScape Asia serves as a platform for policy makers, property developers, landscape architects and contractors, consultants and engineers, service providers and others, to exchange knowledge on latest greenery and urban design methods and evaluate current cutting edge solutions and technology. The exhibition is complemented by the 4th International Skyrise Greenery Conference, which is expected to draw over 700 top level delegates from Asia.


November 8-10: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Boston, MA

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events. Greenbuild is a perfect opportunity to meet with green building colleagues, network with leading industry professionals and learn from international representatives from around the world. Each year, Greenbuild and its host committee develops a robust roster of events to complement the conference and expo.


Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#924, Carlisle SynTec Systems - Booth#2017, LiveRoof & LiveWall - Booth#1357, and ZinCo USA - Booth#2525.


November 7: WaterBuild Summit - The Many Facets of Water Resilience at Greenbuild, Boston, MA

First launched in 2016 at Greenbuild in Los Angeles, Waterbuild is a one-day summit that convenes multi-disciplinary leaders for dialogue, knowledge sharing and problem solving to address water issues such as scarcity, security, quality, efficiency and site water management. Waterbuild 2017 in Boston will take a closer look at what it means to be resilient in the face of ever-changing conditions.





October 20-23: ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting & EXPO, Los Angeles, CA

This premier event for landscape architecture professionals will be the largest gathering of professionals in the world. More than 6,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors are expected to participate. ASLA annual meeting attendees consistently rate this EXPO as the “most valuable event” of the entire conference. Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions—all under one roof. With more than 450 exhibitors, the ASLA EXPO is the largest trade show in the industry and the best-attended event of the annual meeting. The average attendee spends four to six hours test-driving products in the EXPO. Full registrants will receive complimentary beverage coupons good for one drink at each of the EXPO receptions on Saturday and Sunday. For your convenience, a number of popular activities will be located in the EXPO.


Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#1329, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#349, LiveRoof, LLC - Booth#526, Rooflite - Booth#207, and Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#747.


October 19: Living Roof Symposium by SOPREMA, Hayward, CA

SOPREMA will be hosting their first Living Roof Symposium, on October 19, 2017, for architects looking to expand their knowledge on green infrastructure and earn continuing education units. The event will be held at the SOPREMA Hayward Training Center in Hayward, California. The symposium will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a coffee and networking session, and conclude at 2:00 p.m. The educational day will include product-specific presentations, as well as explanations of real-world applications of green infrastructure.




October 16-25: World Design Summit 2017, Montreal, Canada


The Summit will be an occasion for design professionals to enhance the visibility of their respective disciplines, to promote design as a key social and economic driver, and to engage with decision-makers, industry representatives, the media and the general public. The Summit will take place in the Palais des congrès de Montréal, the city’s convention and exhibition centre.






October 3-5: AIA | DesignDC - Rooted in Resilience, Washington, DC

DesignDC is the premier regional conference focused on the unique challenges posed by working in Metropolitan Washington for architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in the DC Metropolitan area. This three-day conference features two days of educational sessions and trade show exhibits at the Washington Convention Center, and a third day full of opportunities to tour projects across DC metro area. Earn AIA, AICP, ASLA, GBCI, IIDA, and PDH credits at all three days of DesignDC.

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#217, Columbia Green Technologies - Booth#320, LiveRoof - Booth#123, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#321, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#303.




September 28: Designing Green Roofs & Plazas Conference, Hartford, CT


The Connecticut Chapter of ASLA presents a full-day continuing education program on the planning, design, and realization of unique amenity spaces above the street level. The day also includes walking tours of nearby Constitution Plaza, Traveler's Plaza, and Phoenix Plaza, part of the growing i-Quilt network providing connectivity to the exceptional assets of downtown Hartford - including parks, museums, public art and performance spaces, historic landmarks, modern architecture, and the Connecticut River. With a dozen exhibitors and six hours of training, this event will demonstrate how these exciting green pedestrian spaces are helping to rejuvenate Connecticut's Capitol City.



September 25-27: Outdoor Design & Build Trade Show, Dubai, UAE


This exhibition is dedicated to showcasing a wide range of hard and soft landscaping products and services including landscape contractors, outdoor lighting, recreation and park equipment, water features, playground equipment, flooring solutions, horticulture, planning and design services and much more. This event focuses purely on the design, build & supply for all private and public spaces. It is fully backed by Dubai Municipality and is the only dedicated platform in the Middle East that caters to the landscaping requirements of all industries in the space: hotels, municipalities, public parks, urban areas, property developers, schools, sports stadiums, golf courses, hospitals, leisure destinations and more.


September 23: Kingsland Wildflower Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Kingsland Wildflowers is a Greenpoint community project committed to providing the neighborhood with living and growing infrastructure to support native NYC wildlife. The project is also focused on developing educational programming in the space related to sustainable conservation practices and wildlife protection. The Festival will invite local residents to explore the 22,000 square foot green roof while adding an educational component with community organizations tabling and running activities to engage families and children. The festival offers access for many Brooklyn residents to learn about environmental initiatives while exploring green infrastructure dedicated to native plants and birds.

Read Blog Post "Supporting Native NYC Wildlife: Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof Festival September 2017."


September 18-21: CitiesAlive 2017 Conference, Seattle, WA


Cities Alive is an annual national green roof and wall conference held in major markets across North America. This multi-day event features presentations, panel discussions, trade show, tours, sustainability events, awards presentations and networking opportunities working to influence policy discussion, development and implementation. CitiesAlive is North America's leading forum to discuss benefits and strategies of green roof and wall design, installation, and maintenance. This interdisciplinary conference features presentations on research, design, and policy. Ever year this conference focuses on a specific sustainability topic that can be addressed with green roofs and walls. This event also serves as host to the annual Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence program, celebrating outstanding green roof and wall design projects, ground-breaking research, influential sustainability advocates, and supportive organizations.


Aramis and Linda will be in Seattle, where Linda will present her "2017 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design."


Read these posts:

Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle SynTec Systems - Booth#3, Etera - Booth#30, Firestone Building Products - Booth#24, Green Roof Technology (Green Roof Service) - Booth#21&22, Jakob Rope Systems - Booth#14, LiveRoof - Booth#8, Rooflite - Booth#11, Sempergreen - Booth#1, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#15, Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#13, Xeroflor - Booth#25.


September 13-15: CONSTRUCT Conference, Providence, RI

CONSTRUCT is your most cost effective strategy for combining educational opportunities with practical, real-world, product and service solutions for your business success. This event is dedicated to the institutional, industrial and commercial building industry. If you design, build, specify, engineer, renovate or operate in the built environment, this is your event. CONSTRUCT offers a relevant, accredited education program, an expansive exhibit hall floor filled with the latest services, products and technologies, as well as a myriad of networking opportunities.


Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#704, Firestone Building Products - Booth#604, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#936, and Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing - Booth#1234.




August 27-31: StormCon - The Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Bellevue, WA


StormCon is the world's largest stormwater pollution prevention conference and trade show. Meet the world's leading stormwater experts on BMPs, low-impact development, program management, construction-site runoff, green infrastructure, monitoring, and research. Emerging technology, products and services will be on display in the exhibit hall. Get hands on experience at over 185 stormwater exhibits.


Watch presentation titled "Urban Stormwater Management Starts on the Roof: Computer Performance Modeling to Reveal Best Green Roof Design Requirements" by Jure Šumi, Knauf Insulation.


Read "Saving Municipalities Billions, Green Infrastructure to be Focus of National Water Quality Trade Show This August" Press Release by PR Newswire.


August 11-13: Boston Greenfest, Boston, MA

Boston GreenFest is a grassroots effort organized by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. and its dedicated team of community volunteers. Our goal is to educate and empower people to create a more sustainable, healthier world. We are actively building an interconnected, ever expanding network throughout our neighborhoods, city and region. From business to nonprofit, neighborhood association to academic institution, Boston GreenFest spans age, culture and industry. Celebrating our 10th anniversary, Boston GreenFest is excited to bring you this wonderful free three-day festival Boston City Hall Plaza is transformed into a fun interactive community classroom. This year Boston GreenFest will be a ZERO WASTE event thanks to the efforts of our friends at City Compost! Come join us for three live stages of dance and music along with a showcase of innovation, fashion, vendors, forums, films, cars, fitness classes, art, EcoKids Center, robots, Wine & Beer Garden, Casa Latina, and more!





July 15-18: Cultivate17, The AmericanHort Experience, Columbus, OH

Cultivate is the industry's preeminent event for business, networking, professional development, trends, industry research, and business growth. It's where the entire green industry gathers for an event that's unparalleled in quality of education, variety of exhibitors, and cross-channel networking and learning. So make time to make money this July and come to Cultivate.


Don't miss exhibit by AMA Plastics Ltd - Booth#2803 and Jelitto Perennial Seeds - Booth#120.




June 24-27: BOMA 2017 International Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN

At the BOMA Conference you'll find inspiring keynote sessions, important networking events, along with a variety of targeted education sessions that offer fresh approaches, practical direction and tactical strategies for optimizing asset values, embedding sustainability initiatives into operational practices, honing leadership skills, cultivating next-generation talent, and much more!


Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#1129, Green Roof Outfitters - Booth#144,  Firestone Building Products - Booth#615, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#240, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#652.



June 20-22: World Green Infrastructure Congress 2017, Berlin, Germany


This year, Berlin will play host to the World Green Infrastructure Congress WGIC 2017 from 20-22 June 2017, at which more than 80 speakers will provide information about topics related to roof, facade and interior greening and their possible applications. A particular focus lies on the topics of sustainable building, rainwater usage, green space white paper by the German federal government, biological diversity, urban strategies in building greening, care and maintenance, cost-benefit considerations and future city, among others. On the third day, excursions take place to various reference properties in Berlin.


Aramis and Linda will be in Berlin, where Linda will present her "2017 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design." It will be our first time here, and we can’t wait to see what Germany’s capital and largest city offers!

Read these posts:

Watch a film about the event:


Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Stand#2, Bonar Xeroflor GmbH - Stand#5, Jakob Rope Systems GmbH - Stand#18, Optigrun international AG - Stand#29, Sempergreen B.V. - Stand#7, and Sika Deutschland GmbH - Stand#33.


Here you find the lectures of the congress as pdf download and some impressions of the congress:



June 11-13: Western Roofing Expo, Las Vegas, NV

Plan to attend "The Largest Roofing Expo presented by Roofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry" – the Western Roofing Expo – your once-a-year opportunity to maximize your company’s productivity, efficiency and profitability. Known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together, WRE focuses on the western region of the United States and the specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in these areas.


Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle SynTec Systems - Booth#225, Firestone Building Products - Booth#615, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#240, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#652.



June 5: World Environment Day 2017

'Connecting People to Nature', the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. This year’s host country Canada got to choose the theme and will be at the centre of celebrations around the planet. World Environment Day is a day for everyone, everywhere. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests. This year’s theme invites you to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.



May 31 - June 2: Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway Green Infrastructure Conference, Detroit, MI

This conference will draw up to 1,000 engineers, landscape architects, water quality professionals, government officials at the local, state, and federal levels, developers, planners, academia, drain and road agencies, conservation and non-profit organizations, and interest groups from around the Great Lakes basin in Canada and the U.S. The last day of the conference offers tours of green infrastructure projects across Detroit.


May 29: Towards a Zero Carbon Economy Beyond 2030 - Sustainable Urban Centers, University of Malta, Malta

Climate-KIC and Paragon Europe are highlighting the climate challenges in the cradle of civilization, to create a world's first zero carbon economy solution in the Mediterranean by 2030 and issue an important Valletta Declaration from the conference that binds generations to come. By organising a conference around 3 important pillars, the challenges and solutions in green urban centres, circular economy and green finance, Climate-KIC will also showcase the key deliverables achieved so far on Smart Sustainable Districts and its plans to extend the flagship programme to the Mediterranean.


Read Malta’s Valletta Declaration on a Mediterranean Zero Carbon Economy by 2030 to Include Green Urban Infrastructure blog post.



May 17-19: Living Future 2017, Seattle, WA


Living Future unConference is an annual event that attracts disruptive design leaders. For many of us it has been hard to cling to a sense of hope when we see basic human rights such as clean water, clean air, and freedom of religion under attack. Our work here at the Institute often requires courage as we seek to create a Living Future for all. Join a cross-industry collaborative network that is creating a healthy built environment.


Don't miss exhibit by Columbia Green Technologies.



May 15-16: Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2017, Dubai, UAE


Middle East Smart Landscape Summit will witness industry experts showcasing and discussing innovative solutions to make. Providing a platform to network and create lucrative business opportunities, the event will attract more than 400 senior landscape engineers, architects, developers, contractors, technology providers and government authorities. Expotrade Middle East is looking forward to meeting senior professionals committed to the sustainable growth of the region’s landscape sector and cordially invite you to register.



May 12-14: Roof & Façade & Waterproofing Exhibition, Guangzhou, China


Roof China is a only trade show located in south China specialized for roofing industry since 2011. Advocating the popularization of the Quality Warranty & Being a Platform seizing opportunities are what we have been focusing since its first edition. Every year Roof China attract exhibitors from many countries in Asia, Europe and America with their advanced products, make it a fabulous show for visitors. Roof China is a place of adventure for who want to start their business, and a place of discovery for who need some fresh ideas. In a word, It’s an event you can not miss always.



May 11-12: OCC Climate Symposium, York University, Toronto, Canada


In May 2017, the Ontario Climate Consortium will be co-hosting its 5th Annual Ontario Climate Symposium with York University and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. This event is the premier forum for sharing cutting-edge research and initiatives that address climate change in the province. The aim of the 2017 Ontario Climate Symposium is to facilitate discussions across research disciplines, as well as policy and practice communities, about Ontario’s future as we collectively address climate change through mitigation and adaptation strategies.



May 8-10: Grey to Green Conference by GRHC, Toronto, Canada


The Grey to Green Conference in Toronto, ON is about helping us understand the value of green infrastructure (bioswales, green roofs and walls, urban forests, etc.) as an important tool in the fight to both mitigate against and adapt to climate change. Grey to Green is Ontario's leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and more to discuss the benefits of the important green infrastructure industry, and how to grow it even further. The interdisciplinary conference will explore the latest science on green infrastructure performance, economic valuation and public policy developments, new technological developments, and best practices in design, installation and maintenance. The conference also includes a trade show, cutting edge training courses, and tours of outstanding projects.


Read Near or Far, Register for the Grey to Green Conference Now!, and Register Now for the 2017 Grey to Green Conference: Quantifying Green Infrastructure, May 8-10 in Toronto posts.


May 3-5: DesignBUILD Expo, Sydney, Australia


Over the past three decades, DesignBUILD has supported Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design communities. DesignBUILD brings together Australia’s architects, building professional, contractors and designer community together with manufacturers, suppliers and service providers who work across the residential and commercial industry sectors, for 3 days of unrivaled networking and inspiration.






April 27-29: AIA 2017 National Convention & Design Exposition, Orlando, FL

The AIA National Convention will explore how innovative approaches to planning, design, and construction, along with revolutionary approaches to practice and collaboration, can create more resilient urban ecosystems. Through this innovation, cities of all scales can contribute to a region's sustainability and regeneration.



April 22: Earth Day 2017


The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Support Earth Day. Your support enables Earth Day Network to power the environmental movement and ensure a healthy and sustainable planet for all of us.


April 20-22: ROOF INDIA 2017, Mumbai, India

India is the 2nd fastest growing major economy in the world and in spite of the global economic scenario, the Building Construction & Infrastructure industry in India continues to boom. Pre-engineered Buildings/Factories, Airport modernization/new airports projects, Metro Rail, New Hotel/Resorts, IT Parks, Retail Malls, Hypermarkets, Multiplexes, Integrated Townships etc are still buzzwords today in India's booming Building Construction & Infrastructure industry. And it is this scenario that ROOF INDIA Exhibition - Asia's Largest Roofing & Allied Products Event, provides the ideal platform for the building construction and infrastructure industry fraternity to converge, network and strike lucrative business deals and establish business partnerships & joint ventures.



April 4-7: Green Infrastructure Conference - Nature Based Solutions for Sustainable and Resilient Cities, Orvieto, Italy


The main objective of the Conference is to show how a trans-disciplinary approach to urban planning based on Green Infrastructure as Nature Based Solutions will enable maximization Ecosystem Services provision making future cities more resilient and sustainable. The Conference will bring together urban foresters, landscape architects, arborists, plant physiologists, ecologists, economists, epidemiologists, sociologists, students, urban planners and managers and enable different communities such as researchers and academics, practitioners, policy makers, administrators, and the private sector to exchange knowledge and insights.





March 29: Making Stormwater Work for You - 2017 Green Infrastructure Webcast Series


EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant program funds research grants in numerous environmental programs, including stormwater management. This webcast will feature the work of two STAR grantees who are working to achieve new insights and promote continued green infrastructure implementation and innovation in communities across the country. Don Katnik and Amanda Shearin with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will illustrate how urban planners can use geospatial information systems (GIS) to map regional development for the purpose of preserving and enhancing green infrastructure. Robert Traver and Cara Albright with Villanova University will focus on the performance monitoring of urban green infrastructure practices in Philadelphia.



March 28: Jornada sobre "Naturacion y Agricultura Urbanas en la ciudad inteligente" [Urban Greening & Agriculture in a Smart City Seminar], Madrid, Spain


El próximo día 28 de marzo de 2017, se desarrollará un doble acontecimiento en el Salón de Actos de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos de Madrid: Jornada sobre “Naturación y Agricultura Urbanas en la ciudad inteligente”, y Entrega de la III edición de los Premios de Naturación y Agricultura Urbanas de Foro Agrario. Inscripciones, hasta completar aforo, obligatoriamente a través del siguiente formulario:


Download "Brochure" here:


Watch Video on YouTube:



March 25: Earth Hour at 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time, Worldwide


There is no doubt about it: the world is facing some of the most critical environmental challenges in its history. That may make the journey to a sustainable future seem difficult to imagine, but it is far from impossible. Change this big needs you. It needs every one of us. Together our individual actions add up to make a difference collectively. In fact, change is already underway. Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.



March 16-21: RCI International Convention and Trade Show, Anaheim, CA


The Annual Convention & Trade Show will be the premiere event for roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants and related professionals. We invite you to contribute to that experience by submitting an abstract for presentation in such areas as: materials performance, forensic investigation, research, business management, case studies or environmental effects. You will receive continuing educational hours, recognition in Interface, and international acknowledgment of your knowledge and expertise. The Annual Convention will be of interest to roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall consultants’, architects’, engineers’, facility managers’, developers’, property owners’ and managers’, construction managers’, code officials’, policy makers; and general contractors.


Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#529, Barrett Company - Booth#711, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#201, Firestone Building Products - Booth#415, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#539, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#343.


March 15-16: New York Build 2017, New York, NY

New York Build will be attended by 150+ exhibitors and thousands of quality attendees from developers, architects, designers, contractors etc across New York and the wider area. New York Build will be covering all the latest construction & infrastructure opportunities, projects and contracts in New York and surrounding states. Many analysts are forecasting a new construction boom in New York - being driven by a surge in housing & infrastructure projects. If you are interested in construction opportunities in one of the world's most promising construction markets then make sure you attend New York Build - the leading new construction exhibition for New York.


March 14-26: Environmental Film Festival, Washington D.C.


The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Through our annual festival, year-round events, and online resources, we seek to advance public understanding of the environment through the power of film. Each March in Washington, DC, we host the largest environmental film festival in the United States, presenting more than 100 films to an audience of over 30,000. Often combined with thematic discussions and social events, our films screen at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters. Many of the screenings are free, and all are open to the public.



March 8: CEU Credits @ AIA Miami Center for Architecture & Design, Miami, FL

Join us to learn about the latest Commercial and Residential Roofing Technologies & Code compliance. Waterproofing above & below grade. LEED and Cool roofs. Colors & Paint. Lighting. Green Walls. Metals & Panels. GAF in collaboration with other Vendors (including Jakob Rope Systems) invite you to a day of CEU credits and Exhibit of products for your Commercial & Residential designs.



March 7-9: Ecobuild, London, England

The Ecobuild conference focuses on emerging issues, new thinking, challenging ideas, and the new policy priorities of the coalition government responding to the need for budget cuts. It examines the key issues surrounding sustainability, construction and the built environment, from big picture debates on international political co-operation, global economic models, and the psychology of climate change, through to more domestic challenges such as how the UK construction sector needs to change, refurbishing the existing stock, and the impact of localism and the big society on planning.



March 7-8: GREENPRINTS Conference & Trade Show, Atlanta, GA


Greenprints is a high-level forum for the sustainability-driven conversations that define our times. A gathering place for regionally and nationally renowned building science and design experts, as well as building industry professionals, Greenprints facilitates conversations between researchers and on-the-ground practitioners. Our goal is to advance collaborative solutions to our toughest environmental challenges. Come see what we’re about!





February 16: Climate & Health Meeting - How the Climate Crisis Affects Public Health, Carter Center, Atlanta, GA

In an effort to provide a crucial platform for the diverse stakeholders in the public health and climate communities to come together around solutions, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, the American Public Health Association (APHA), The Climate Reality Project, Harvard Global Health Institute, the University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment and Dr. Howard Frumkin, former director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, will host this meeting.

Read this blog post for more information.


February 15-16: BUILDEX Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada


BUILDEX Vancouver is one of Canada's largest tradeshows and conferences, welcoming over 13,500 Design, Construction and Real Estate Management professionals each year. Over 600 exhibits and more than 50 educational seminars impact THREE distinct professional markets, all under one roof: Interior design and architecture, Property and real estate management, and Construction and renovation. We invite you to join us again this at the Vancouver Convention Centre to enjoy two days of product launches, problem-solving, education and the year's best networking opportunity!


Don't miss exhibit by Next Level Stormwater Management (Xeroflor) - Booth #846.




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