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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:


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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!



March 1-3: NRCA's Annual Convention & International Roofing Expo, Las Vegas, NV

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 Bison Innovative Products - Booth#1875, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#851, Firestone Building Products - Booth#531, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#1905, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#1039.




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.


February 2-4: New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, St. Louis, MO


The 2017 New Partners Conference is heading back to the Midwest, to the gateway to smart growth – St. Louis, MO. Its iconic Gateway Arch honors the 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America’s westward expansion, and today is a beacon for the region’s 21st-century innovations in technology and sustainability. If you haven’t been to St. Louis lately, the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in February 2017 will give you a fresh look at what’s new. See first-hand why Popular Mechanics called St. Louis the #1 Startup City in America.



February 1-2: 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 23-26: US Composting Council Conference & Trade Show, Los Angeles, CA

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.





January 19-20: 2017 Western (Western Nursery & Landscape Association) Conference, Kansas City, MO

Arrive at the 2016 Western early to join a special afternoon tour of green building projects. See projects in Kansas City, Missouri, that are “pushing the boundaries” with sustainability while you connect with colleagues for a facilitated conversation on sustainability and its role in and impact on the horticulture industry.


January 19-20: 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 Carlisle SynTec - Booth#105, Eco-Roofs - Booth#707, LiveRoof - Booth#304, and Sika Sarnafil - Booth#711.


January 16-21: BAU 2017, Munich, Germany

BAU is the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems. It has proven itself as an efficient international contact and business platform for the construction industry. Practice-oriented innovations and interdisciplinary solutions for commercial and residential construction and interior work for both new-build and renovation and modernization are presented here every two years.

Don't miss exhibits by Jakob GmbH - B2.213, Optigrün international AG - A3.420, Sempergreen BV - A3.132 and ZinCo GmbH - A3.119.



January 10-12: 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.


January 10-12: NAHB International Builders' Show, Orlando, FL


The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting 50,000 visitors from more than 100 countries. IBS brings together the industry’s most important global manufacturers and suppliers and showcases the latest products, materials and technologies involved in all types of buildings – including wood, concrete, stone and brick. See more than 400,000 net square feet of exhibits and 1,300 manufacturers and suppliers of the latest and most in-demand products and services.








December 16: Miami Green Roof & Wall Symposium, Miami, FL

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, University of Miami, and the City of Miami invite you to attend the Miami Green Roof and Wall Symposium. This one-day event will feature industry experts and local leaders presenting on green roofs and walls, local standout projects and the importance of strong green roof and wall policy. The Symposium will also feature a trade show for local green roof and wall companies, interactive panel discussions and workshops to help develop policy locally.


December 13-14: Global Solutions Summit 2016, Little Rock, AR

The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA), the P80 Group Foundation (P80), and the Global Technology Deployment Initiative (GTDI) are convening a Global Solutions Summit (GSS) around the theme of “Daunting Challenges and Dazzling Opportunities: Scalable Technology Deployment for Sustainable Development.” The Summit will convene on December 13-14, 2016 at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.




November 30 - December 2: CONSTRUCT Canada, Toronto, Canada

The 28th Annual Construct Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 30th - December 2nd, 2016 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.


Don't miss exhibit by Xeroflor Canada - Booth#1219.


Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Now Accepting Proposals for CitiesAlive 2016

November 1-4: CitiesAlive 2016 Conference, Washington, DC

Rising to the stormwater challenge. Professionals from across North America gather in Washington, D.C. for CitiesAlive. Breathtaking cities like Toronto, Philadelphia and New York have aging infrastructure that, when burdened with heavy downpours, can send trillions of gallons of stormwater into surrounding lakes, rivers, and estuaries. Along its journey, water picks up sediments, toxic substances and pathogens from lawns, construction sites, parking lots, roads and even traditional rooftops, often combining in older cities with sanitary sewage. This year's CitiesAlive Conference, being held in the city that is leading the charge, Washington, D.C., November 1-4, will focus on rising to the stormwater challenge by examining policies, technologies, design and best management practices. Stormwater is a challenge. It's a 10 trillion gallon a year challenge.


Read "Inaugural Green Wall Industry Survey Report from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities by Kara Orr", "Today is the Last Day for the CitiesAlive 2016 Early Bird Discount!", "5 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Attend CitiesAlive in Washington, DC, this November by Kara Orr", "GRHC Members: Extended CitiesAlive Early Bird Deadline Ends Today!" and "Hurry, CitiesAlive 2016 Early Bird Ends June 30 and Submit Your Awards Project by July 1!" Blog Posts.


Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#17, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#30, Carlisle SynTec Systems - Booth#31, Etera - Booth#20, Firestone Building Products - Booth#14, Green Roof Technology (Green Roof Service) - Booth#24&25, Kawasaki Greenhouses - Booth#35, LiveRoof - Booth#40&41, Moerings USA Sempergreen - Booth#22&23, Oly-Ola Edgings - Booth#27, Rooflite - Booth#32, Sedum Master - Booth#34, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#42, Tremco Roofing - Booth#21, Vegetal i.D. - Booth#28, Xeroflor - Booth#8, and ZinCo USA - Booth#19.


Registration is now Open!





October 28: Climate-KIC CLIMATHON, Valletta, Malta

Cities set up local climate change challenge reflecting their local urban challenges in areas including: Urban Planning, Infrastructure, Housing, Water Use, Waste Removal, City Satellite Data and more. Participants come with their ideas & develop them during 24 hours or ideate with coaches on the day & develop their solutions; 24 intense hours of collaboration, excitement and solution-finding, jury of relevant local stakeholders will select best idea in each city.



October 24-25: 3rd Annual Future Landscape & Public Realm, Doha, Qatar

Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar 2016 will bring government representatives, landscape architects, urban designers, contractors and service/solution providers across the value chain to discuss upcoming projects, innovations, technologies and best practices in support of Qatar’s 2030 vision to develop the city’s public realm. In the lead up to FIFA World Cup 2022, there are a number of opportunities associated with transforming Qatar’s public realm and will review the opportunities associated with the development of parks, airports, ports, metros, stadiums, hospitality and mega real estate developments. The third edition of Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar will discuss topics including streetscaping, hardscaping, softscaping, landscaping and other exciting innovations to develop Qatar into one of the most livable cities in the world.


October 21-24: ASLA 2016 Annual Meeting & EXPO, New Orleans, LA

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#701, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#1502, Firestone Building Products - Booth#402, Hanging Gardens - Booth#1700, LiveRoof, LLC - Booth#1509, Oly-Ola Edgings - Booth#313, Rooflite - Booth#737, and Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#831.



October 19-21: World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016, Bogota, Colombia

After years of accumulated experience and learning alongside World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), our capital city Bogotá is ready to host the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016, with the theme: “Ecoservices and Well-being: The Next Green City1”. This topic pushes Green Infrastructure forward to meet the aspirations of Bogotá’s planning policy (POT), but also addresses the future global development aspirations (MEA), a concern shared by all the world cities. We are pleased to welcome overseas experts and institutions; and honor them with the best infrastructure, warm people, economic opportunities and cultural richness of one of the leading hubs in Latin America.


Enter Your Project in the World-Class Competition: THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards! by August 19, 2016.


Read "Congrats to the Winners of THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards from the WGIC 2016!",  "Only Two Days to Register for the World Green Infrastructure Congress, Bogota 2016 with the Last Early Bird Discount, By Andrés Ibáñez" and "Come to Bogota for the 2016 WGIC: Awards Program & Early Bird Discount Due This Friday!" Blog Posts.


Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech, Rooflite, Sempergreen, and Sika.


October 17-18: Building Envelope Technology Symposium, Houston, TX

The Symposium on Building Envelope Technology is a two-day educational program offering cutting-edge information regarding design, construction, maintenance and repair of modern and/or older building envelopes. The event's open, inclusive environment encourages attendees to ask questions and stimulates dialogue. Speakers offer relevant solutions by referencing real-world examples and specific case histories. Each registrant will receive a comprehensive proceedings book detailing program information. Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be catered daily. There will be an informal social reception the first evening.



October 5-7: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Los Angeles, CA

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#1614, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#1624, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#2001, Firestone Building Products - Booth#1655, Green Roof Outfitters - Booth#2620, LiveRoof & LiveWall - Booth#2306, and Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing - Booth#2700.


October 4-5: Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, Dubuque, IA

The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest standing sustainability conference in the Midwest and is co-hosted by the City of Dubuque and Sustainable City Network. This year's conference will include workshop speakers with a wide range of expertise, including representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Wildlife Federation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp., the New Mexico State Energy Office, the Iowa Economic Development Authority and businesses such as General Electric, Burns & McDonnell, HDR, Shive-Hattery, and many others.

Don't miss the exhibit by Hanging Gardens.



October 2-3: Ecoroof Symposium 2016, Portland, OR

As the vegetated roofing industry continues to grow and mature, the Ecoroof Symposium will showcase the most up-to-date research on the economic and environmental impacts that green roofs provide to buildings and cities. We are honored to host London’s own Dusty Gedge as our keynote speaker, as well as a research medley on topics such as enhanced real estate value, energy impacts, and biodiversity. Panels of experts and breakout sessions offer a wealth of experience on best practices to avoid concerns, and to extend the service life of the roof membrane and vegetation. Green roof tours can provide insight into a variety of systems and approaches.

Read "See the Agenda for the Portland Ecoroof Symposium 2016 on October 2-3 & GRP Course on October 4", and "Come to the Portland Ecoroof Symposium 2016 on October 2 & 3!" Blog Posts.






September 24: Kingsland Wildflower Festival, Brooklyn, NY

The festival will celebrate the opening of a new green roof and community engagement space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Visitors will explore three newly installed roofs that have been planted with a mix of indigenous grasses and wildflowers native to the New York landscape. Kingsland Wildflowers is a Greenpoint community project committed to expanding natural habitat and green corridors native to the New York City landscape. The vision, conceived through partnerships between property owner, Broadway Stages, wildlife experts at New York City Audubon, Greenpoint local landscaping company, Alive Structures and other community partners will provide the neighborhood with living and growing infrastructure to support native New York City wildlife.

Read "Come to Brooklyn on Sept 24 for the Kingsland Wildflower Festival and the Grand Opening of a Green Rooftop!" Blog Post.


September 14-17: GaLaBau2016 International Trade Fair for Urban Green and Open Spaces, Nuremberg, Germany

The European trade fair for landscaping and maintenance and construction of sports grounds 2014 closed with a triple record: 1,320 exhibitors, including 23 per cent international, took part at the exhibition – for the first time in 13 exhibition halls. And around 66,500 trade visitors travelled to the event to source information on products and trends in green design, construction and maintenance. This is over 7 per cent more visitors compared to the previous exhibition.

Don't miss exhibits by Jakob GmbH - Hall2#415, Optigrün international AG - Hall4#129, Sempergreen BV - Hall3#621 and ZinCo GmbH - Hall3A#133.


September 7-9: Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Singapore

Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia is Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the green building market to source, network, learn and grow at a single, convenient platform. A must-attend annual event in Singapore that brings together the regional building community and the best and latest green building solutions from around the globe for a transformative experience that will propel you and your business to the forefront of the market.

Don't miss the presentation "Green Roofs - Why and How the Work? by Jure Sumi and  Darja Markovic of Knauf Insulation (Urbanscape Green Solutions).



September 7-9: CONSTRUCT Conference, Austin, TX

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. In conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, the event is coupled with technical tours, activities and special events. CONSTRUCT is the only dedicated national event specifically designed to provide the commercial building team real-world, practical products and education solutions.


Don't miss exhibits by Bison Innovative Products - Booth#455, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#443, Firestone Building Products - Booth#334, Knauf Insulation - Booth#841, and Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing - Booth#253.




August 24-26: AIA | DesignDC: From The Ground Up, 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, MD, and VA. Earn AIA, GBCI, AICP, ASLA, IIDA, LACES, and PDH credits at all three days of DesignDC.

Don't miss exhibits by Columbia Green Technologies - Booth#320 and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#302.


August 22-25: StormCon – The Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Indianapolis, IN


Stormwater management is a fast-changing discipline and StormCon is the only professional conference and exposition where you can learn about the latest stormwater program management innovations, BMPs performance case studies, research, technology, and services. Take advantage of StormCon's early bird registration rates and register today. StormCon is the alphabet soup for solutions to meet all of your stormwater needs. From Ammonia to Zeolyte -- erosion control, funding, modeling, permitting, rainwater use, treatment and watershed management plans -- you will find products, services and decades of expertise. Phase I or II, small or large populations, ag or urban, StormCon provides it all under one very LARGE roof. The brainpower of our industry at your personal service for a concentrated four days. If you've got questions, at StormCon you'll find the answers. At a time of evolving regulations, StormCon evolves with the regulatory and technical needs, ensuring the state of the art in stormwater management.


Don't miss exhibits by Firestone Building Products - Booth#203, LiveRoof - Booth#506, and Vegetal i.D. - Booth#539.


August 19-21: Boston Greenfest, Boston, MA

This is the region's largest multicultural environmental music festival. Boston GreenFest is a celebration of life and possibility, providing you with ideas and experiences that can shape your life and the life of your community. Our goal is to inform EVERYONE as to the many ways green living can make a positive impact on our world, city, neighborhoods and each of us. The three days have something of value for everyone - the festival is convenient, and free. Individuals, friends, families and groups are encouraged to be at this FREE event. Be part of this community for green change. Have fun, meet people, learn, and be inspired!



August 11-12: Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science and Technology Symposium, Kenneth Square, PA

If you are located in the U.S.’s Mid-Atlantic region, be sure not to miss the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science and Technology (MGRST) Symposium on August 11 & 12, held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Dissemination of information pertaining to the enhancement of green roof performance through scientific research and technological development.

Selected Presentations: "Selecting Plant Palettes to Maximize Stormwater Management" by Ed Snodgrass of Emory Knolls Farm, "An Enhanced Stormwater Management Design for Green Roof Systems" by Brad Garner of Furbish and Panel Discussion including Charlie Miller of Roofmeadow and Clayton Rugh of Xeroflora.

Register here.





July 9-12: OFA - Cultivate16, The AmericanHort Experience, Columbus, OH

AmericanHort announces that its annual convention and trade show has been renamed to Cultivate – An AmericanHort Experience. Formerly known as OFA Short Course, Cultivate'16 will continue to offer premier educational and networking experiences, and more than 7 acres of trade show exhibits including technology, new products and services, and new plant varieties. This year also sees an expansion of products and services for retailers, nursery production, and landscaping. Thousands of attendees from more than 20 countries are expected this year.


Don't miss exhibit by AMA Plastics Ltd - Booths# 1521 & 1525.



July 2-4: IRLA World Green Roof Congress 2016, Kunming, China

The “International Rooftop Landscaping Association” (WGIN member organization) will be hosting the next international green roof event of China on July 2nd to 4th. The location will be the ever-spring City of Kunming, China. In 2014, the Nanjing World Green Roof Congress had more than 1,000 delegates - we hope that Kunming will follow this success. The theme this year is Building Sponge City to Fulfill Our Chinese Dream. New themes, like more urban gardening, climate change and new solution in a thriving modern urbanism guides the way to a better living in a greener surrounding. This can be helpful for nearly all Cities around the world. Let us gather in China and exchange knowledge to prepare perfect and local adapted solutions. The conference will give the opportunity to exchange knowledge with international speakers.






June 25-28: BOMA 2016 International Conference & Expo, Washington, DC

Commercial real estate is a competitive, high-stakes business. Success requires results: heightened asset performance; increased NOI; profitability and efficiency at every level of building and portfolio management. Achieving those results takes innovation, know-how and new information to stay ahead of the curve. CRE professionals who are serious about their success attend the industry’s most important event of the year to give themselves the advantage. You can, too. Make every effort to be here. The most comprehensive education conference in the industry. Expert-led sessions offer the opportunity to increase knowledge, build skills and earn continuing professional development credits while addressing the topics and issues that are vital to your success.



June 17-19: Green Roof Design & Building Class @ The Foundry, Buffalo, NY

For three days, The Foundry is offering to teach people the ins and outs of green roof building. From the choices of materials, to hands on installation, to plant selections, the class participants will learn exactly what it takes to design and construct a green roof.

Learn about: Selection of green roof materials, Types of green roof systems, Hands on installation, Plant selection for green roofs, and Theory behind green roofs (water retention, decreased demand on combined sewer system, insulating properties).



June 12-14: Western Roofing Expo 2016, 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#441, Firestone Building Products - Booth#204, Sika Sarnafil Corporation - Booth#237, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#1006.


June 8: Staten Island Green & Clean Festival, Staten Island, NY

The Green & Clean Festival is a lively and spirited day-long marketplace where sustainable businesses and organizations showcase their services and where environmentally conscious individuals gather to learn how to incorporate sustainability into their lives. This powerful forum connects local businesses, non-profits associated with sustainability, industry, manufacturing and emerging industries with potential consumers in order to gain exposure for their brand and to learn what other products are available in the sustainable marketplace.



June 1-4: Grey to Green Conference by GRHC, Toronto, Canada


The Grey to Green Conference, held on June 2nd and 3rd 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.


Make sure not to miss the "Top 10 Green Infrastructure Eco-Agents in a Climate-Changing World" by our very own, Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, GRP, LEED AP, Publisher & Design Consultant of





May 23-25: Outdoor Design Build & Supply 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.


May 19-21: AIA 2016 National Convention & Design Exposition, Philadelphia, PA

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.


Don't miss exhibits by Bison Innovative Products - Booth#2215, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#2846, Firestone Building Products - Booth#3514, Hanging Gardens - Booth#701, Jakob Rope Systems - Booth#1261, LiveRoof & LiveWall - Booth#3549, Sika Corporation - Booth#901, Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#3814, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#3111.


May 18-20: Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Building Opening Celebration and Symposium, Princeton, NJ

This special three-day event will showcase the stunning new Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment building and will feature some of the center’s latest research in innovative energy and environmental technologies. The building – with its gardens, green roofs, natural lighting and ventilation, water recycling, radiant heating and cooling, high-tech facilities, and collaborative spaces – is a physical reminder of the center’s mission to preserve the planet through cross-disciplinary research on sustainable energy and environmental solutions.



May 13-15: 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 10-12: Alabama Storm Water Symposium, Auburn, AL

Polluted storm water runoff is a major contributor to water pollution in our state and across the country. Several groups here in Alabama have joined forces to minimize the impacts through education. The three-day meeting, hosted by several groups, is designed to place valuable information in the hands of participants. Storm water remediation technologies, low impact development practices and erosion and sediment control methods were just some of the topics covered.


May 4-6: DesignBUILD Expo, Melbourne, Australia


Over the past three decades, DesignBUILD has supported Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design communities and in 2016 we’re bringing a new look to Melbourne. 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.





May 3: National Compost Organizations Highlight Philadelphia Green Infrastructure Project for International Compost Awareness Week

A green roof project at Cira South enhanced by the use of certified compost will be the national focus of the theme, Compost-The Soil and Water Connection for this year’s International Compost Awareness Week recognized in the U.S. May 1-7, 2016. Representatives of the US Composting Council (USCC), Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF), Mayors Office of Sustainability, Rooflite Soils, Roofmeadow and others will officially kick off the week in Philadelphia at the Cira South’s Green Roof project.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cira Green, Cira Centre South garage roof, 30th Street between Chestnut and Walnut streets Philadelphia, PA 19104
WHAT: Brief summary of how the project was constructed and the role of compost in its success

International Compost Awareness Week Project Manager/Marketing Communications Manager:
Linda Norris-Waldt 301-897-2715 x4,






April 25-26: Middle East Smart Landscape Summit 2016, 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.



Green Roofs: How to Add This Value-Enhancing Amenity in Multifamily Housing

April 21, 2016 | 1:00pm EDT | Webinar Duration: 1 Hour, Including 15 Minutes for Q&A

This one-hour live webinar will discuss how multifamily property owners, managers, and developers can install “green roofs” to help improve water run-off, air quality, and residents’ well-being; enhance the overall value of their properties; and comply with new and ever-stricter “green” requirements that cities across the country are mandating. While local governments and utilities often offer generous incentives for installing green roofs, some cities are now requiring building owners to meet green roofing standards—or be fined. Presented by sustainability and affordable housing expert Carolyn Zezima, and green roofs expert Mike Curry. For more information and to register, click here:



April 20-22: International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, Turin, Italy

IFLA, the International Federation of Landscape Architects, is the global body of professional Landscape Architects, with members from over 60 countries in all continents. It represents the profession of Landscape Architecture in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO, UIA., etc. IFLA is a non-political, non governmental and non-profit democratic organization with the following objectives: to develop and promote the profession and discipline of Landscape Architecture, together with its related arts and sciences, and throughout the world. An IFLA World Congress is an ideal opportunity to share and learn from diverse cultures, with attendees from 63 IFLA member countries.



April 12: The Center for Watershed Protection’s National Web Conference on Stormwater and Watersheds


Join them for a unique conference uniting in-person discussion at various locations around the U.S. (East Hartford, Baltimore, and Omaha) with online participation that concurrently addresses local and national watershed issues and tools. Major conference topics include pollution prevention, IDDE, post-construction stormwater management, and special MS4s. Learn about case studies, special regional considerations, and recent research from experts around the country highlighting effective tools and innovations. The Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit watershed organization dedicated to improving the nation’s waterways through education, research and engineering. They assist local governments with their stormwater management programs in ways that include developing their stormwater design manuals, and assisting with state stormwater permits, watershed plans and stream restoration.


April 7-30: The "Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Month 2016 Photo Contest


In celebration of Earth Day & Earth Month, once again is happy to announce our “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Month Photo Contest for 2016! Submit your favorite picture on our special Facebook Contest tab of a beautiful greenroof or greenwall project by noon Eastern Time on Earth Day, April 22 and win a $100 Amazon Card.



April 7-10: Next Generation Buildings Conference, Bucharest, Romania

Join in person or a live webcast with experts from the International WELL Building Institute, Square Gain Associates, Interface, COS, CUNDALL Engineering, Saint-Gobain Rigips, the first Research Center for Indoor Building Comfort in Romania (EFdeN), and the Romania Green Building Council for "Happy, Healthy & Productive Buildings!"; a special event dedicated to exploring the latest ideas and solutions for creating buildings that are better for people. Topics include biophilic design, the WELL Building Standard, bio-climatic design for Indoor Environmental Quality, and how design and operations of buildings affect well being. For those unable to join the event in person, you may join the "Happy, Healthy & Productive Buildings!" conference and other "Next Generation Buildings" conferences without cost via live webcast.





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