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2014

 

APRIL

April 15: Green Living Walls Knowledge Transfer Day, London, UK
Living Walls are an exciting new and emerging technology. This one day seminar forum will reveal and share the latest information about the different types of available living walls from a range of perspectives including academia, designers, plant specialists, installation and maintenance experts and living wall system manufacturers. Highlights include a review and discussion of the latest research in living walls, recent developments in living wall systems, ecosystem services and case studies. The key manufacturers and installers will also exhibit and present their living wall systems and attendees will be able to inspect and ask questions about the systems on the day.
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/hosted-by-the-university-of-greenwich-green-roofs-and-living-walls-centre-3634157265?s=21679841


April 8-11: 2014 WASLA & WRPA Joint Conference and Trade Show, Seattle, WA
Engage with us at the 2014 WASLA & WRPA Joint Conference and Trade Show at Magnuson Park April 8-11, 2014. Experience three full days of stellar educational sessions, empowering keynote speeches and innovative social experiences in a campus setting. Enjoy a unique event blending art, recreation, and landscape architecture into integrated indoor/outdoor experiences. Columbia Green, rooflite and Swanson Bark & Wood Products will be exhibiting.
https://www.wasla.org/conference/


April 8-9: Water & Environment 2014, CIWEM's Annual Conference, London, UK
After the success of the 2013 event, in April 2014 the CIWEM Annual Conference will return to the fantastic Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London. The conference programme will have one stream of offered and invited papers, plus inspiring keynote speakers, covering the practical reality of sustainably delivering water and environmental management. We will be building on the successes of previous events to make this the must attend event for the water and environment sector. The aim of the conference is to challenge and inspire the water and environment community by sharing knowledge and best practice, which is at the heart of meeting key global challenges.
http://www.ciwem.org/events/annual-conference.aspx


April 1: AIPH International Green City Conference, London, UK
Green planting in urban areas is good for public health, good for the environment, good for society and good for the economy. The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Green City Conference comes to London, UK for 2014 to highlight what can be achieved in terms of urban greening and why it matters so much. This conference will help delegates in building a case for change in this important area. The conference theme ‘Growing green and healthy places’ features speakers from three continents who have been deeply involved in greening cities. The conference is aimed at landscape architects, green space experts, landscapers, horticulturists, planners, local authorities and health authorities. Other topics include green planting and public health, domestic gardens, calculating the financial benefit of green planting and the future for the UK’s Green Infrastructure Partnership.
http://greencity-events.org/

 

MARCH

March 31 – April 2: Outdoor Design Build & Supply Trade Show, Dubai, UAE
The second Outdoor Design, Build and Supply Show takes place from 31st March – 2nd April 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 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. For more information, please contact us on +9714 4475357 or odbs@theoutdoorshow.ae.
Follow @theoutdoorshow on Twitter.
http://www.theoutdoorshow.ae/


March 31 – April 2: Urban Agenda 2020 Conference, Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE
Dubai is hailed as one of the world’s most attractive cities to live in, with an ever-expanding number of businesses and people streaming in to make it their home. The Emirate has also been identified as one of the most innovative and disruptive cities on the planet, leading change and developing at an unprecedented rate. But how can Dubai and such other ‘power cities’ continue to manage such growth while being attractive places to live in? URBAN AGENDA 2020 (31st March – 2nd April 2014, Dubai World Trade Centre) will examine the factors that go into making a developing city livable and understand how cities can develop dynamically and ensure economic growth – while maintaining a great living environment. Attending the event will give you the tools you need to plan for new city developments, understand new technologies, benefit from hands-on workshops and network with Dubai government officials and their consultants. For more information, please contact us on +9714 4475357 or info@urbanagendaforum.com
Follow @UrbanAgenda2020 on Twitter.
http://www.urbanagendaforum.com/

March 29: Earth Hour at 8:30 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.

 

The arrival of the globe’s respective vernal and autumnal equinoxes always heralds the coming of Earth Hour and Earth Day. We hope you join along with us for Earth Hour this Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 – 9:30 PM local time, where ever you are, as we turn off the lights for sixty minutes to help generate environmental awareness of our planet.


Follow @earthhour on Twitter.
http://www.earthhour.org


March 27: Grand Rapids Green Roof Market Development Symposium, Grand Rapids, MI
On March 27, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, in partnership with several local partners, will host a Green Roof Market Development Symposium in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Grand Rapids Green Roof Market Development Symposium will bring together stakeholders from the public, private, and NGO realm to explore how to turn this opportunity into reality. This event will set out a green roof road map for the municipality that takes into account the objectives of these stakeholders. This event is presented in partnership with American Rivers, the Western Michigan Environmental Action Coalition, and the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds.
http://bit.ly/1kkr7S0


March 26-30: Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Melbourne, Australia
Another successful year for the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show has passed and we were once again blown away by the stunning array of Floral Displays and breathtaking Show Gardens. The world renowned flower and garden Show will be entering its 19th year in 2014 and is regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. Featuring the best landscape and floral talent that Australia has to offer along side an extensive array of garden retail products, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is a celebration of Australian lifestyle and our great outdoors. Staged within the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens, this prestigious Show is well established in the psyche of Australians as a "must see" event.
Follow MIFGS1 on Twitter.
http://melbflowershow.com.au/


March 26-27: North East Roofing Contractors Association's Convention & Trade Show, Atlantic City, NJ
NERCA is the regional roofing contractors association covering the northeast part of the country including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Delaware. We host the largest regional roofing trade show in the country. Over 2500 roofing professionals from the northeast are expected to walk through the doors of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. These professionals include roofing contractors, distributors, manufacturers, building owners, architects, engineers, government and specification writers, consultants, designers, building inspectors, and construction users.
http://www.nerca.org/convention.htm


March 20-25: 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.
http://www.rci-online.org/international-convention.html


March 19-23: San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, San Mateo, CA
Redesigned from the ground up, the 2014 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show 2.0 will bring a new vision to the gardening world. Not content to rest on its past laurels, the version of this world-class show will be packed with new ideas, new perspectives and fresh ideas. You won't want to miss it! The show will feature four acres of inspiring gardens, floral displays, free seminars, and workshops for all gardening levels - as well as shopping opportunities at the finest gardening, floral, and outdoor-living exhibits relevant to the San Francisco/Bay Area and California. Don't miss this chance to be part of this world-famous venue that offers thousands of attendees a glimpse at the latest in garden innovation and beauty in design.
Follow @SFGardnShow on Twitter.
http://www.sfgardenshow.com


March 18-30: Environmental Film Festival, Washington D.C.
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital seeks to further the public’s understanding of environmental issues – and solutions – through the power of film and thought-provoking discussions with environmental experts and filmmakers. The Festival is a platform that fosters environmental awareness and action. Our films will address the complex relationship between the environment and human health and look toward solutions to ensure a healthy population and environment with the understanding that whatever we do to the environment, we do to ourselves. The theme of the 2014 Festival, Our Cities, Our Planet, will examine the challenges posed by Earth’s urban environments and the efforts of the world’s cities to balance environmental and economic needs. Sustainable DC, a city-wide initiative to make Washington, D.C. the greenest, healthiest and most livable city in the nation, will be highlighted through films on the city’s Bikeshare program, green roofs and the DC sewer system with discussion by D.C. government officials, including Mayor Vincent Gray and Keith Anderson, Director of the District Department of the Environment.
Follow @DCEnviroFilm on Twitter.
http://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org


March 18-19: Green Cities 2014, Melbourne, Australia
Australia’s premier built environment sustainability event is returning to Melbourne on the 18 - 19 March 2014. Green Cities 2014 will be the ultimate forum for discussion, demonstration and debate on how to go beyond. Beyond market challenges. Beyond green wash. Beyond the baseline. Green Cities is an annual conference co-hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia and Property Council of Australia. Focusing on sustainability within the built environment, Green Cities’ exciting program features international keynote speakers, networking events, green building site tours and education master classes. In 2014, Green Cities returns to Melbourne. Based around the key theme of ‘Beyond the Baseline’, Green Cities 2014 will be the ultimate forum for discussion, demonstration and debate on how to go beyond. Beyond market challenges. Beyond green wash. Beyond boundaries. Join us!
Follow @GreenCitiesConf on Twitter.
http://www.greencities.org.au


March 15-23: Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Chicago, IL
The 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show is on the move - on the calendar! Look for our magnificent gardens, educational workshops, cooking demo's and kids activity March 15 - 23, 2014. A renewed focus on gardening and landscape take center stage in the 2014 Marketplace. New exhibitors from across the US will be amongst those selling and promoting green products and services...plus many of your returning favorites! Top horticulture experts and professionals from academia, business and garden centers are among the bevy of experts who will share insights at free seminars held daily. Also visit the How To Garden and take part in hands-on workshops and learn tricks of the trade during demo's on the Gardening Live Stage.
Follow @ChicagoFlower on Twitter.
http://www.chicagoflower.com/


March 14-23: Canada Blooms, The Flower & Garden Festival, Toronto, Canada
Canada Blooms has grown to be one of Toronto’s most successful events, drawing volunteers, visitors and participants from all across Canada and the United States. Already a popular destination with tour groups, gardeners from Bermuda, France, the United Kingdom and the United States now rank Canada Blooms as being one of the top five shows of its kind. We rely on our dedicated team of volunteers, staff and board of directors to make our events a success. Our volunteers share an unmatched passion and love for gardening, while our staff and board of directors are committed to creating the most stunning and spectacular floral and garden show you have ever seen! Don’t miss this year’s brilliant spectacle – visit Canada Blooms! Canada Blooms Unilock Celebrity Stage will host the bold, brazen and entertaining Green Living Technologies International (GLTi) President George Irwin, Green Living Walls: Uncovering the Truth. A rock star in his own right, Irwin is known for his no-fluff position in the green roof and living wall industry.
Follow @canadablooms on Twitter.
http://canadablooms.com/


March 12-16: Boston Flower & Garden Show, Boston, MA
The Boston Flower & Garden Show returns to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 17, 2013. The theme – Seeds of Change – will showcase how the region’s best green thumbs are fearlessly embracing new plants, methods and materials to increase the beauty, the bountiful harvest and the ecological friendliness of their gardens and outdoor spaces. Set to the backdrop of spectacular garden displays by cutting-edge landscape professionals and area nurseries, the 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show features hours of lectures and demonstrations by top garden writers, industry experts and creative local chefs, shop from a wide marketplace featuring thousands of plants and hundreds of the newest gardening products, and new special events designed to illustrate the changing landscape of gardening.
Follow @bosflowershow on Twitter.
http://www.bostonflowershow.com


March 12-13: 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!
Follow @SouthfaceEnergy on Twitter.
http://www.greenprints.org


March 4-6: Ecobuild, London, England
New thinking, challenging ideas and renowned speakers, our acclaimed conference, in association with the UK-GBC, returned to the heart of the exhibition. 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.
Follow @Ecobuild_Now on Twitter.
http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/


March 1-9: Philadelphia International Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA
You are invited to attend the world's longest-running and largest indoor Flower Show. Join a Philadelphia tradition and make incredible memories. Experience the combination of art and horticulture as the 184th PHS Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates everyone from Michelangelo to Monet, Picasso to Pollack, and da Vinci to Dali. ARTiculture will be unveiled March 1, 2014. Tickets will be available in the fall.
Follow @PhilaFlowerShow on Twitter.
http://theflowershow.com/

 

FEBRUARY

February 26 - March 1: 10th Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS), Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
The National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD) is proud to organize the tenth Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS) taking place from February 26 - March 01, 2014 at the Bahrain International Convention & Exhibition Centre. This much-awaited annual garden show will be held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain and the support of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain, President of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development.
http://www.bigs.com.bh/


February 26-28: 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 #2533, Carlisle SynTec Systems #543, Columbia Green Technologies #1928, Sika Corporation #1721, & Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance #934.

Follow @RoofingExpo on Twitter.
http://www.theroofingexpo.com/


February 26-27: ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace, Springfield, MA
Planting a roof in February? In Springfield, MA? Why not when it’s part of ELA’s 20th Conference & Eco-Marketplace? On February 27th, George Irwin, President of Green Living Technologies International (GLTi), and Trevor Smith, owner of Land Escapes and ELA President, offer a hands-on demonstration of a living roof installation. George and Trevor will also demonstrate how to plant larger material such as shrubs and trees and how to lay a patio directly on top of the living roof. Whether conference goers take advantage of the early morning workshop, or stop by later in the day to check out the results, they’ll be able to closely inspect the current green roof technology. Sponsored by GLTi and Land Escapes, the completed roof will be donated to an organization still to be determined. To attend the workshop, register for the ELA Conference. Details at:
http://www.ecolandscaping.org


February 19-20: 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 next year on February 19 & 20, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre to enjoy two days of product launches, problem-solving, education and the year's best networking opportunity!
Follow @BUILDEXshows on Twitter
http://www.buildexvancouver.com


February 13-15: New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, Denver, CO
The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is known as the premiere smart growth conference of the year: For more than a decade, New Partners has guided a strong and diverse movement grounded in the values of sustainable communities. This “must-attend” conference has become a place where smart growth, itself, transforms and changes to tackle today’s most pressing challenges. And according to John Frece, Director of the U.S. EPA Office of Sustainable Communities, “There simply is no other single place where one can meet and learn from so many people knowledgeable about — and dedicated to — approaches that will help our nation grow in smarter, more sustainable ways.”
Follow @NewPartnersConf on Twitter.
http://newpartners.org/


Feb 11 & 12: Free Online Seminar, “The Biofiltration of Indoor Air: Putting nature to work indoors” by Nedlaw Living Walls
You are invited to a free online seminar, hosted by Nedlaw Living Walls founder, Dr. Alan Darlington. This seminar will be of special benefit to architects, developers, building managers, and anyone looking for ways to improve the indoor living environment. This seminar will discuss how Living Wall Biofilters actively improve the indoor environment, and how they can effectively be integrated into your space.

Date/Time #1: Tuesday February, 11, 2014, 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET
Date/Time #2: Wednesday February, 12, 2014, 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET

Click here to register for this free online seminar today!

For a course description and additional information, please visit our website: http://www.naturaire.com/online-seminar

Questions or Comments? Contact Jasmine Vesque, Communications Marketing Manager, Nedlaw Living Walls & Living Roofs, P: 613-898-2563 or jasmine@nedlaw.ca.


February 8: Concordia Transitions - a conference on sustainable change, Montreal, Canada
A series of speakers and discussion panels will be held on the 7th floor on the Hall building to provide students with information on ways they can help transition Concordia’s food system to be more affordable and sustainable. Ben Flanner; head farmer, CEO and co-founder of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms based in New York City, will also be present to speak to students. Flanner’s organization pioneered an urban farm operation producing vegetables, herbs and honey on green rooftops in Brooklyn. Widely recognized for transforming rooftop agriculture, The Brooklyn Grange received the Green Business Award in 2010, the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Award of Excellence in 2011, and Queens Community Business Award in 2012. Flanner will be speaking on both the challenges and rewards of creating a small farm and the importance of developing local food systems.
https://www.facebook.com/events/271642289655007


February 5-9: Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, WA
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has been heralding the start of spring since 1989, as gardening enthusiasts from around the Northwest flock to this annual celebration, held in the beautiful Washington State Convention Center for five magical days. Your gardening desires will blossom when you gaze at the spectacular Show Gardens, created by the most respected garden designers and landscapers of the region. Our full acre of show gardens are brimming with ideas that will get your garden projects blossoming. No matter your style or needs, you’ll find inspiration for outdoor living, edible gardening, sustainability, and more. If you’re looking for something to jazz up a small urban space, our colorful Small Space Showcase, Floral Competition, and Funky Junk features will show you how to blend art with functionality.
Follow @nwfgs on Twitter.
http://www.gardenshow.com


February 4-6: NAHB International Builders' Show, Las Vegas, NV
During the peak of the housing boom, IBS attracted more than 100,000 visitors and 1,900 exhibiting companies. Despite the economic downturn, IBS still attracts nearly 50,000 visitors and over 900 exhibiting companies. By any measure, IBS still delivers the biggest buying audience and the biggest selling environment. Over 50,000 home builders, remodelers, architects, building material dealers and distributors. Professional trade only. IBS exhibitors get more national press, more international marketing and more online promotional opportunities than any other building industry event. All free!
Follow @IBSVegas on Twitter.
http://www.buildersshow.com/Home/

 

JANUARY

January 29-30: California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) Landscape Industry Show, Los Angeles, 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.
Follow @CLCAbarbara on Twitter.
http://www.clca.org/lis/


January 27-29: 2014 Utah Green Industry Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
The theme for this year's trade show and conference will be "Branching Out". Join us for 3 days of seminars and a 2 day trade show to branch out and network with your friends in the green industry of Utah. Click here for registration online or print out the Utah Green Industry Conference Registration Schedule.
http://www.utahgreen.org/


January 26-29: US Composting Council Conference & Trade Show, Oakland, 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.
Follow @USCompostingCou on Twitter.
http://www.compostingcouncil.org/conference


January 23-24: CRCA - 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.
http://www.crca.org/crca_events/trade.htm


January 20: Build It Green Workshop, Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, Atlanta, GA
The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is hosting special activities Jan. 20 in which guests can explore the green features of the 65,000-square-foot multi-use building in Buford. The event, Build It Green, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. Participants will construct a model building using recycled materials, learn what architecture and ecosystems have to do with each other and look at the importance of green building methods in relation to watersheds. Green features of the facility include LEED certification, a green roof that is the largest sloped vegetative roof in the Southeast region, a water feature that plays an integral role in heating and cooling the building, pervious pavement and energy-efficient lighting.
https://gwinnettehc.org/event-registration-2/?ee=766


January 14 & 15: Green Infrastructure & Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas Conference, USF, Tampa, FL
Join experts from around the U.S. and the world for a comprehensive discussion around Green Infrastructure and Water Management in Growing Metropolitan Areas. Keynote presentations and conference papers will tackle a wide range of related topics from both technical and policy angles and the program will feature a two part Transition from Gray to Green workshop.
For more information and to Register, please visit:
http://psgs.usf.edu/patel-center/2014-green-infrastructure-conference/


January 7-9: Landscape Ontario Congress, Toronto, Canada
This Congress is the gathering place that attracts close to 13,000 industry professionals who continue to build an active and energetic community that mentors each other, promotes professionalism, encourages competency and is committed to building a green industry that is valued, recognized and trusted by the public. It provides suppliers, ideas, expert advice, network connections, and professional development opportunities that allow for renewal and continuous improvement. Take advantage of all that Landscape Ontario’s Congress offers to help you enter the market and expand your business. Let us help you to remain relevant, vital, top of mind and ahead of the curve in a dynamic and growing market.
Follow @locongress on Twitter.
http://locongress.com/


January 5-6: National Green Centre Trade Show, Overland Park, KS
2014 begins the Western Nursery & Landscape Association's 125th Anniversary. For more than a century, our association has continued to serve our members in countless ways - facilitating commerce, providing education and most importantly allowing relationships to begin, grow and flourish. As we enter our anniversary year culminating in our annual event in January 2015, we are excited to celebrate our roots! These days it's all about heritage and reconnecting with history by reengaging with regional businesses and talent. We are excited to announce that your Trade Show will go back to its roots and once again take the name The Western. The event will be held in Overland Park, Kansas in January of 2014 and 2015, and in the Kansas City are for the foreseeable future.
Follow @NatlGreenCentre on Twitter.
http://www.nationalgreencentre.org/

 

2013

 

DECEMBER

Dec. 11: Lux Research to Host Free Webinar on the Future of Construction
Lux Research will be hosting a complimentary webinar on December 11th, titled “The Future of Construction: Influence of Megatrends.” The first decade of the 21st century has revealed three major megatrends at play- aging population in developed countries, rapid urbanization in developing countries, and climate change. All three will have a significant influence on buildings and construction. In this webinar we will estimate market size, identify leading innovators and unearth growth opportunities in: H
ousing for senior citizens in developed countries, Coastal infrastructure opportunities and Smart cities in emerging economies.
Register here: http://bit.ly/17Lbxu4

 

NOVEMBER

November 20-22: Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA
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. In November of 2013, the City of Philadelphia will host the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. To begin celebrating the spirit of Greenbuild — inspiring world class speakers, a focus on design innovation, and unparalleled networking opportunities — DVGBC will be offering a year-long series of Host City events accessible to our entire community. The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Support Greenroofs.com's advertisers by visiting them on the Trade Show floor this year: American Hydrotech - Booth#3028, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#907, CETCO - Booth#3827, Conservation Technology - Booth#3148, GreenGrid/Weston Solutions - Booth#1625, LiveRoof - Booth#1051, Moerings USA/Sempergreen - Booth#2720, Rooflite - Booth#2119, Roofmeadow - Booth#2507,  Tremco - Booth#913, and XeroFlor America - Booth#2824.

Follow @Greenbuild on Twitter.
http://www.greenbuildexpo.org


November 15-18: ASLA 2013 Annual Meeting & EXPO, Boston, MA

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. Jim Mumford of GreenScaped Buildings is presenting the "Green Roofs and Living Walls" CEU program.

Support Greenroofs.com's advertisers by visiting them on the Trade Show floor this year: American Hydrotech - Booth#836, Eco-Roofs - Booth 942, LiveRoof, LLC - Booth#711, Optigreen North America - A Division of Green Roof Service LLC - Booth 1051, Read Custom Soils - Booth#812, Rooflite - Booth#1039, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#2010, Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#1021, and ZinCo-USA, Inc. - Booth#1452.

Follow @ASLAMeeting on Twitter.
http://www.asla.org/2013meeting/


Nov. 15: Ecoroof Seminar, Portland, OR
The City of Portland Environmental Services is again offering FREE technical workshops for practicing or aspiring professionals interested in learning more about ecoroofs in Portland. Material in this seminar will be specific to Portland, Oregon, and will cover fundamental and technical information on the following topics: Ecoroof fundamentals, Ecoroof design/construction/permitting, Ecoroof structure & materials, Vegetation & soil, Operations & maintenance, and Monitoring & research. To register, please send an email to BESEcoroof@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-7863. You'll receive a confirmation email with further details as we approach the event dates.
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/50716


Nov. 14: Curso Cubierta Verdes, Barcelona, Spain
La Asociación Española de Cubiertas Verdes (ASESCUVE) organiza una jornada en Vitoria-Gasteiz el 14 de Noviembre de 2013 en la sede del Centro de Interpretación de los Humedales de Salburua - Ataria, Paseo de la Biosfera, 4 de Vitoria-Gasteiz. La Asociación Española de Cubiertas Verdes se ha creado para llevar a cabo la promoción y difusión de todos los conocimientos y la tecnología, relacionados con las cubiertas y fachadas verdes. Ofreciendo soporte y cursos de formación a todas aquellas entidades, profesionales y particulares, que precisen información y asesoramiento.
http://www.asescuve.org/formacion/programa-del-curso/


November 7-9: GreenUrbanscape Asia Conference, Singapore

With 50% of Asia’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2020 (United Nations 2012), the need for livable and sustainable cities is intensifying. The congestion and pollution that have accompanied rapid urbanisation across Asia have made creating spaces conducive for life, work and play, a paramount issue. With the spotlight trained on city planning and the integration of green and open spaces, the Asian landscape and urban greenery is set for unprecedented growth. Against this backdrop, GreenUrbanScape Asia will be a dynamic marketplace for delegates and trade visitors from the region to discover the very best and latest landscape and urban greenery solutions from around the world. They will also be able to learn the best practices, discuss the latest industry trends and network with academics, practitioners and policymakers at the International Skyrise Greenery Conference and the International Landscape Industry Association Summit. Read article from Channel NewsAsia "Record number of winners in NParks' Skyrise Greenery Awards."
http://greenurbanscape.asia/

http://greenurbanscape.asia/international-skyrise-greenery-conference

 

OCTOBER

October 28-31: Eco Expo Asia 2013, Hong Kong, China
Recognised as the leading trade fair for green business in Asia, Eco Expo Asia serves as the most influential event, for bringing together both government bodies and various enterprises to share, acquire and implement innovative green-tech solutions. The fair is geared towards showcasing green products, services and technologies. Exhibitors can meet quality buyers from government departments and various industries, particularly industrial, building and manufacturing. Held alongside Eco Expo Asia, the annual Eco Asia Conference brings together some of the most influential industry experts and academics across the globe, to share news on the latest industry trends and technologies in relation to climate change. The conference is attended by senior government officials as well as industry professionals. It keeps audiences up-to-date with market intelligence, successful case studies and networking opportunities.
http://www.hktdc.com/fair/ecoexpoasia-en/Eco-Expo-Asia-International-Trade-Fair-on-Environmental-Protection.html


October 23-26: CitiesAlive 2013 11th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference, San Francisco, CA

From October 23rd to 26th, join Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and the City of San Francisco as they co-host CitiesAlive, the 11th anniversary of North America’s green roof and wall conference. Programming will feature dozens of expert speaker sessions, a trade show featuring the leaders of the green roof and wall industry, the 2013 Awards of Excellence, interesting and informative tours, numerous networking opportunities, and more!

Read Linda's Blog posts:

Post-secondary students and recent graduates across North America are invited to imagine and create ‘resilient communities’ by using living architecture - green roofs and walls - to redesign a community center in central San Francisco, California. The CitiesAlive Student Design Challenge, hosted on landscape architecture social media platform Land8.com, is an academic element of the green roof and wall industry’s annual CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference.

Support Greenroofs.com's advertisers by visiting them on the Trade Show floor this year: Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#303 & 305, CETCO - Booth#307 & 309, Conservation Technology - Booth#205, Etera - Booth#411 & 413, Jelitto Seeds - Booth#216, LiveRoof, LLC - Booth#300, Optigreen North America - A Division of Green Roof Service LLC - Booth#212, Plant Connection, Inc. - Booth#100, Rooflite - Booth#113, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#400 & 301, SYMBIOS eco-tecture - Booth#407,  Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#202, Tremco - Booth#103 & 105, Turf Diagnostics & Design - Booth#209, Vegetal i.D. - Booth #317 and Xero Flor America - Booth#101.

http://www.citiesalive.org/


Oct. 23-25: IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, Orlando, FL
Experience the future in Orlando, Fla., at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textile Conference & Trade Show, co-locating with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) show. Take advantage of three days of connecting with producers, suppliers and manufacturers, promoting products and advancing ideas. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) is one of a dozen divisions at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). GMA is sponsoring the Green Roofs for Designers symposium during the Expo on Oct. 24, 5–8 p.m. This program is free for architects and landscape architects and is geared toward education about the geosynthetic materials used in the design and construction of green roofs. Don't miss the exhibit by Bonar - Booth #5823.
Follow @IFAIExpo on Twitter.
http://ifaiexpo.com/


October 17-20: Biophilic Cities Launch, Charlottesville, VA
Please join us October 17-20, 2013 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for the Biophilic Cities Peer Network LAUNCH. The event, which will be free and open to the public, will feature innovative planning and best practices from a host of international biophilic cities, cities that contain abundant nature and that strive to foster deep connections and daily contact with the natural world. Biophilic urbanists will be in attendance from Singapore; San Francisco, California; Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Wellington, New Zealand; Portland, Oregon; and Phoenix, Arizona, among others.
Follow @BiophilicCities on Twitter.
http://biophiliccities.org/launch/


October 11: Good Earth Plants & GreenScaped Buildings Fall Open House and Plant Sale! San Diego, CA
Come see what Good Earth Plants and GreenScaped Buildings has to offer for Fall! View two new Green Roof Systems, an Edible Garden, our new Aquaponics System and the latest in Living Wall Technology. Tour our Green Roof and preview new products around every corner! Come prepared to purchase nursery grade plants and pots at unbelievably discounted prices! Please RSVP by email to michele@goodearthplants.com and receive a free plant when you come!!
http://www.goodearthplants.com/events/event/fall-open-houseplant-sale-correct/

 

SEPTEMBER

September 25-27: CONSTRUCT2013 and the CSI Annual Convention, Nashville, TN
Welcome to CONSTRUCT, the commercial building show for architects, specifiers, engineers, facility managers, building owners, CSI members, project managers, general contractors, designers and thousands of diverse commercial, institutional and industrial building team professionals. Held in conjunction with the CSI Annual Convention, CONSTRUCT offers AIA and CSI accredited education and unparalleled networking. Explore the full exhibit hall floor offering the latest products, services and practical, real-world, commercial building solutions for the team that specs and sources building products.

Don't miss exhibits by Advanced Building Products - Booth#551, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#117, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#329, and Sika Sarnafil - Booth#830.

Follow @CONSTRUCTshow on Twitter.
http://www.constructshow.com


September 24: 5th International Conference on World Class Sustainable Cities 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 3 Joint Partner Organizations: the Real Estate & Housing Developers' Association Malaysia (REHDA) Kuala Lumpur (REHDA KL), the Malaysian Institute of Planners (MIP) and the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), will be co-organizing the ‘5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WORLD CLASS SUSTAINABLE CITES 2013’ (WCSC 2013) themed ‘LIVEABLE CITIES ARE CREATIVE & COMPETITIVE CITIES’ to be held on 24th September 2013, Tuesday at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since its inception in 2009, WCSC has gained recognition and prominence amongst the built-environment industry professionals, City Managers, Government agencies, residents’ groups and stakeholders on the benefits and challenges faced in becoming a World Class City. WCSC promotes a constructive platform to address issues and come up with innovative sustainable solutions to make cities more livable, creative & competitive for the people. WCSC 2013 is also officially supported & endorsed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). Further details available on www.rehda.com/events/wcsc2013.


September 19: CUGE Research Seminar, Botany Centre Function Hall, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
Once again, the Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology (CUGE) of National Parks Board is presenting to you its annual Research Seminar to showcase the highlights of recent research undertaken, as well as to share information on new research ideas and possibilities that can be applied to the fields of horticulture, landscaping and nature conservation. In addition to presentations by researchers of the National Parks Board, the seminar will also feature invited presentations by our research partners from the academia and external practitioners. At a nominal fee of $107 (includes GST), you will get to listen to at least 10 research projects ranging from skyrise greenery, design safety, native orchids, urban root system, urban soil study, hydro sprigging and coastal and marine conservation, etc. In addition, CEUs/CPD points/PDU points will be awarded to Certified Practicing Horticulturist, architect and engineer. We are in the process of applying for these CEUs/CPD points/PDU points. Should not be a problem judging from the same seminar for the past 2 years. At the web-page, scroll down to the box ‘Register here’, click on it. That will lead you to the ‘Course Registration (AXIS)’ page, Under ‘Unit Type’, select ‘Non-WSQ’, Under ‘Programme Name’, select ‘CUGE Research Seminar’, Click ‘Search’ then ‘Register’ and you can proceed to register for this seminar. Architects who attend this seminar will get 2 CPD points under the BOA-SIA CPD Programme. The application for PDU points for engineers is still pending.
https://www.cuge.com.sg/CUGE-RES-3001-CUGE-Research-Seminar


September 18-20: 21st Century Building Expo & Conference, Charlotte, NC
We invite members of the home building industry -- from builders and remodelers to realtors, architects and developers -- to join us at the premier industry trade show in the Southeast. LOOK at all the exciting products and services for the home building industry. One new idea can make the difference! LISTEN to seminars and classes taught by leading industry experts. One new insight can transform your company! LEARN from the experts and your peers as you network at the Expo. One new contact is often all it takes to make a big impact!
http://www.21buildingexpo.com


September 17-19: GREENBUILD ASIA 2013 Exhibition & Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The world of sustainable building, design and construction will once again converge in Kuala Lumpur for the GREENBUILD ASIA 2013 Exhibition & Conference – Southeast Asia’s Biggest Event on Sustainable Building, Design and Construction from 17-19 September 2013 at the Putra World Trade Centre. After its blockbuster inaugural event, GREENBUILD ASIA 2013 Exhibition is expected to be doubled in size and packed with more new innovations, product launches and business opportunities as it moves to a larger exhibition venue at the Putra World Trade Centre.
http://www.greenbuildasia.org/


September 15-18: 2013 World Green Roof Congress (WGRC), Nanjing, China

The WGIN member organization “International Rooftop Landscaping Association” is going to host the next international green roof event of China in September 15th to 18th. The location will be the metropolitan City of Nanjing, China. In 2012, the Hangzhou green infrastructure congress, as the official WGIN” event, was with 1,600 delegates the biggest green roof congress ever. We hope that also Nanjing will follow this success as far as possible. 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 learn from China and exchange knowledge to prepare perfect and local adapted solutions. The congress will give the opportunity to exchange knowledge with international speakers.

Read "Contributions Wanted for Green Award – an International Landscape Planning Competition & Photo Contest: Nanjing World Green Roof Congress 2013" and "IRLA’s Nanjing World Green Roof Congress 2013 Changed to September 15-18" blog posts by Linda Velazquez.

http://www.wgrc.cn/portal.php


September 12: Piedmont Triad Green Roof Market Development Symposium, Winston-Salem, NC
North Carolina, and specifically the Piedmont Triad region (including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point), now have the opportunity to reap the multiple benefits of green roofs. Piedmont Together, a HUD-funded project involving local and regional agencies, is creating a sustainable development plan for the future of the region. Now is the time to make sure that green roofs are a key solution that is discussed. With many green roof companies already represented in North Carolina, and the steady growth of the industry in-state, Piedmont Triad is poised for huge growth in green roofs.

Speakers Include: David Yocca, FASLA/AICP/LEED AP, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner at Conservation Design Forum, Chair of GRHC's Technical Standards Committee, Clayton Rugh, PhD, Manager & Scientific Director for Xero Flor America, Charles Friedrich, MLA, GRP, Director of Horticulture Research & Product Development for Carolina Stalite Company, Emilio Ancaya, GRP, Co-Founder of Living Roofs Inc., "Proper system + Proper Maintenance: Key components to green roof success in the Southeast" and Robert Long, Owner of Carolina Stonecrops, "Choosing Plant Species for a Southern Green Roof" and Oscar Warmerdam, President, Sempergreen USA.

http://bit.ly/15Mt5QJ


September 9-13: WGIN - World Green Infrastructure Conference, Nantes, France

The first world conference of its kind in France on green roofs. Training, talks, days out in the Loire Valley and Ile de France. An A La Carte programme (in preparation) for an unmissable professional event. Le premier congrès mondial du genre en France sur le bâtiment végétalisé. Formation, conférences, journées de visites en Pays de Loire et en Ile de France. Un programme à la carte (en cours) pour ce rendez vous professionnel incontournable. (The first world congress of its kind in France on the building vegetated. Training, conferences, days of sightseeing in the Loire and Ile de France.) The constant effort of a few stakeholder from the 90s and the one of ADIVET, combined with a growing awareness of environmental issues, has led France became a leading global markets regarding the green roofing. The greening of facades, for its part, took its rise in our country and spreads, through a variety of techniques, on all continents, from Santiago to Sydney via Mumbai. The program is now available online. You benefit from a preferential rate to register to the congress before June 30, 2013. We invite you to register directly online by clicking here. Please note that GROUP REGISTRATIONS are also available. Pre booked hotels rooms are available until August 6, 2013. After this deadline, rooms will not be guaranteed. To select your property, rates & availability or to reserve directly online please click here. For any further information please proceed to the congress website.

Read The World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes: A Key Feature of the Sustainable Cities of Tomorrow, a Guest Feature Article by Marc Lacaille of ADIVET (L'Association des Toitures Vegetales).

Read Linda's blog posts, Today is the Last Day for Discounts for the Nantes, France WGIC! and Early Bird Discount for the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes, France!

http://www.wgic2013.com/en


September 5: Greenfest Philly, Philadelphia, PA
Greenfest Philly is the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area. With over 100 exhibitors and vendors, Greenfest is the place to learn about living sustainably while having fun! This event has something for everyone: shopping for local green wares, great food, live music, live demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, and more. Greenfest Philly is will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 10am to 5pm in the historic Headhouse Square. The festival is free to attend and all are welcome!
Follow @GreenFestPhilly on Twitter.
http://www.greenfestphilly.org/


September 3 - October 29: Green Roof Design, Installation & Management Fall 2013, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Green roofs are a technology that can help solve a multitude of environmental concerns. The design, installation, and maintenance of green roofs is a complex process that requires an interdisciplinary approach to effectively complete. This course will cover the major environmental benefits of green roofs, the components required to build a sustainable green roof, the timeline required for installation, and the common pitfalls associated with maintenance. Read our guest blog post "New Online Green Roof Course Presented by Iowa State University" by Dr. Jennifer Bousselot, Iowa State University.
http://agonline.iastate.edu/courses/non-credit/green-roof-design-installation-and-management-fall2013

 

AUGUST

August 22-24: Farwest Show, Portland, OR
The Farwest Show is a complete trade show experience with nursery tours, seminars, exceptional nursery and allied supplier exhibitors, free workshops on the expo floor, new plants and products, networking and reconnecting. It's a rewarding experience attracting members of the nursery industry from across the country and internationally. Join us August 22-24, 2013 in Portland, Ore.
Follow @FarwestShow on Twitter.

http://www.farwestshow.com


August 21: An Evening with Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, MN Green Roofs Council, St. Paul, MN
Please join the Minnesota Green Roofs Council for a 2013 International Low Impact Development Symposium wrap-up lecture highlighting green roofs as a storm water tool. We are pleased to host Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, who will share her experience establishing the first retrofit green roof in Auckland, New Zealand and developing green roof design standards through a research program at the University of Auckland. Dr. Fassman-Beck will also present some highlights of her book-in-progress, which explores the best ways to foster communication between landscape architects and engineers during the design, construction, and maintenance of green roofs to manage stormwater runoff.
http://bit.ly/15Xbmpt


August 21: Green Roofs and Rainwater Harvesting for Stormwater Control, Dallas, TX
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, located at 17360 Coit Road in Dallas, will present a program on research, design, performance and maintenance of storm water controls that work in conjunction with existing building designs. The program, called Green Roofs and Rainwater Harvesting for Stormwater Control, will take place from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 in the Large Hall section of the center’s Building C. There is no cost to attend, and continuing education units and a certificate of attendance will be available to participants.
http://today.agrilife.org/2013/08/09/green-roofs-rainwater-dallas-program-on-august-21/


August 18-22: StormCon – The North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Myrtle Beach, SC
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. For more information, read "Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure, and Coastal Protection to be Focus of Water Quality Conference" Press Release on WSJ.com.
Follow @StormCon on Twitter.
http://www.stormcon.com


August 18-21: 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium, St. Paul, MN
The 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium is being hosted in the Midwestern United States through a collaborative effort between many states, universities, and organizations. From the Great Lakes to the Mississippi Watershed, every state in the Midwestern United States is addressing urban water quality issues from combined sewer overflows to stormwater runoff. The 2013 International LID Symposium will bring together over 1,000 professionals to share their research, implementation, policy, financing, and education strategies to build and restore cities while protecting our environment.
http://www.cce.umn.edu/2013-International-Low-Impact-Development-Symposium/index.html


August 15-17: Boston GreenFest 2013, Boston, MA

Boston GreenFest is organized by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. As the region's largest multicultural environmental festival, Boston GreenFest celebrates the many ways we can create a better world by greening our lives and our communities. We can have fun at the same time!
Follow @BosGreenFest on Twitter.
http://www.bostongreenfest.org


August 13-15: Plantscape Industry Expo 2013, Las Vegas, NV
The Plantscape Industry Alliance is an organization of professionals who design, install and maintain plants in the interior environment. Dedicated to bringing nature indoors, we advocate the use of living plants in interior landscapes to enhance human well-being. Living plants are an aesthetic improvement to any indoor area, and function to remove air pollutants from the interior environment. The largest trade show and conference dedicated to the interiorscape industry is a PIA production! We are in Las Vegas again this year at the South Point Hotel. Don't miss An Overview of Different Living Wall Systems; How to Design, Price and Plant Them! The presenters include among others; Plant Connection Inc., LiveWall LLC, and Tournesol Siteworks.
http://www.piagrows.org/PIE/seminar_info.htm


August 13-15: Ag Progress Days, Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Rock Springs, PA
Ag Progress Days features the latest technology and research exhibits, educational programs, and guided tours. Our exhibits showcase the latest in Penn State research, as well as information on best management practices and changing regulations in the agricultural industry. With over 400 exhibitors from 31 states and 4 provinces of Canada, we have something for everyone. Each year, farming families from across Pennsylvania and surrounding states attend this three-day event. Of the 45,000 expected attendees, over 60% are actively engaged in agriculture or related professions. Come and learn about the latest innovations in the agricultural industry and spend your day with Penn State Extension educators.
Twitter hashtag is #agprogress.
http://agsci.psu.edu/apd


August 11: 2013 Salt Spring Island Eco-Living & Home Tour, BC, Canada
Salt Spring Island will be showing off its green credentials on Sunday August 11, when eco-conscious homeowners open their doors for the 2013 Salt Spring Island Eco-Living & Home Tour. Held every two years, this day-long, self-guided Tour is the perfect way to find out about the latest green technologies and lifestyles being used by forward-thinking islanders. Tickets cost $20 from Salt Spring Books (250-537-2812), Windsor Plywood and Elements Home Design on Salt Spring, and online www.saltspringecolivinghometour.eventbrite.com.
For more information visit www.saltspringenergystrategy.org.


August 4-9: Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN
Sustainable Pathways: Learning From the Past and Shaping the Future. In anticipation of the 100th Annual Meeting in 2015, the 98th Annual Ecological Society of America Meeting will look to the past as guidance in understanding and predicting future trends in ecosystem dynamics and services. With the backdrop of the beautiful city of Minneapolis, this meeting will capture the long influence of the ESA on ecology, and will set the stage for events leading to the centennial meeting. Long-term data, from fossil and pollen records, environmental proxies and observations that date in some cases from the early 1900s, provide the historical context and an important baseline for future trajectories. However, the future of Planet Earth is far from certain or predictable based on its past.
Follow @ESA_org on Twitter.
http://www.esa.org/minneapolis/


August 2-4: APLD International Landscape Design Conference, Detroit, MI
The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Annual International Design Conference will be showcase some of the finest area gardens throughout the week. From top notch gardens to informative workshops, APLD is planning a spectacular conference focused on the latest developments in landscape design. APLD will also honor the annual International Landscape Design Awards program winners. Each year, APLD bestows the coveted title of “Landscape Designer of the Year” to the highest valued entry in this competition.  This event is open to professional landscape designers, landscape architects and all with a passion for design and horticulture. Our focus is on education and highlighting regional styles and practices.
Follow @APLD on Twitter.
http://apld.org/

 

JULY

July 31: New Jersey Green Infrastructure Forum, Hillsborough, NJ
In the Wake of Sandy, Conference Offers Green Solutions for New Jersey Communities; EPA and Rutgers University Co-Host Green Infrastructure Conference at Duke Farms - Public Encouraged to Attend. A conference to be held on July 31 in Hillsborough, New Jersey will highlight the critical importance of using green infrastructure to manage storm water and enhance treatment of sewage and better withstand storms like Sandy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rutgers University Cooperative Extension are co-sponsoring the New Jersey Green Infrastructure Forum July 31 at Duke Farms in New Jersey to help communities learn how to utilize green infrastructure. Experts at the conference will speak about practical issues such as how to finance projects and how to choose the best projects for a particular community. For information about the forum and to register for the forum, please visit: http://epa.gov/region02/njgiforum/


July 26: Good Earth Plants and GreenScaped Buildings Summer Open House and Plant Sale! San Diego, CA
Join us as we Celebrate Summer and offer some great deals on beautiful green plants and amazing pots and planters! We will have snacks available and tours of our demonstration garden… including our tropical fish aquaponics display. Our Good Earth Plants and GreenScaped Buildings staff will be on hand to show you how you can add living architecture to your business, home, school, church or any building—- indoors or outdoors! Receive a FREE plant when you RSVP Michele at Michele@goodearthplants.com by Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
http://www.goodearthplants.com/events/event/summer-open-house-plant-sale-3/


July 24: Our Built and Natural Environments Webinar by the USA EPA
Current patterns of land use, building, and travel behavior have affected the environment in many ways. EPA's Smart Growth Program invites you to participate in a webinar on Wednesday, July 24, from 2:00 - 3:00 Eastern that examines how we could reduce those impacts as our nation's population grows. The webinar will provide an overview of EPA's recent report, Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions among Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality. Dr. Melissa Kramer, the report's author, and John Frece, director of EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities, will discuss how development affects human health and the environment and land use and transportation strategies that yield better environmental results.
http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/webinars/index.html#obne


July 13-21: Green Roof Course Malmö, Sweden
During the summer of 2013, in middle of July, Scandinavian Green Roof Institute will host a 9 day (plus 2 days home study) green roof course event. The course gives a certification equivalent to level 3 (UK level 2) within the European Qualification Framework (EQF). Visit our course page for more information and registration!
http://greenroofcourse.wordpress.com/


July 13-16: OFA - The Association of Horticultural Professionals Short Course, Columbus, OH
The 2013 OFA Short Course will again prove to be the PREMIER educational and trade show experience serving the floriculture industry. The OFA Short Course is a “must attend” convention and marketplace for business owners and decision makers. Meet with horticulture’s top suppliers at the trade show. See what’s available so you can make the right buying decisions. The OFA Short Course provides an educational program that supplies information and inspiration needed to turn challenges into opportunities, and teaches you how to better manage a business in a complex environment. Catch up with colleagues, network, and share ideas. Catch up professionally with the top experts in horticulture and use the OFA Short Course experience to move your business forward.
Follow @ofashortcourse on Twitter.
http://ofashortcourse.org/


July 6-7: EPIC Sustainable Living Festival, Vancouver, Canada
EPIC, Western Canada’s largest sustainable lifestyle event for the eco-conscious consumer, returns July 6 & 7, 2013 to Vancouver; but this time, we’re taking the show outdoors for an incredible party at VanDusen Botanical Garden. EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival is Vancouver’s newest and grooviest outdoor summer festival celebrating sustainability, culture and community. Join us for an awesome weekend of live music, dozens of beer and wine vendors, delicious eats provided by Green Table restaurants and on-site food trucks, and a huge sustainable living marketplace. EAT Delicious Local Foods; DRINK Local Beer & Wines; SHOP the EcoMarketplace; LISTEN to Live Bands all day; LEARN from dozens of Visionary Speakers. Contact at: info@epicfest.ca

Follow: @EPIC_Fest on Twitter and Like them on EPICFestVancouver
http://epicfest.ca/


July 2-3: Curso profesional de Jardines Verticales en Madrid, Spain
Alicante Forestal, en colaboración con Urbanarbolismo y Verdtical, va a realiza una nueva edición del curso profesional de jardines verticales, con el fin de dar a conocer mejor esta técnica de jardinería y poder formar a profesionales de la jardinería en la creación e instalación de jardines verticales. El curso profesional de jardines verticales es una formación con contenido teórico y práctico que vamos a realizar los días 2 y 3 de Julio de 2013 en Madrid, en la Sede la Aje de Madrid (Jóvenes Empresarios de Madrid).
http://www.alicanteforestal.es/curso-profesional-jardines-verticales-madrid/

 

JUNE

June 26: Green Walls 101 - Introduction to Systems & Design, New York, NY
This course discusses design and construction best practices for green facades and living walls, as well as the latest research findings on the environmental benefits of these technologies.

  • Determine major functions and components of green walls.

  • Describe characteristics and assess advantages of different green wall systems.

  • Understand market drivers encouraging green wall implementation in North America.

  • Understand how to design green walls for maximum benefits and LEED points.

Instructor: Melissa Daniels, CNLP, Plant Connection, Inc.
http://bit.ly/1953HsM


June 20-22: AIA 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition, Denver, CO
The AIA 2013 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#2338, Carlisle Syntec Systems - Booth#1554, CETCO - Booth#2216, LiveRoof, LLC - Booth#1248, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#551, Tremco - Booth#4017, and ZinCo USA - Booth#4037.

Follow @AIANational on Twitter.
http://convention.aia.org


June 12-13: Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference, Boston, MA
ProExpos Group is proud to present the annual Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference. This event will feature over 300 exhibitors displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance and renovation of buildings and facilities in the greater New England region. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 28 individual one-hour talks covering a wide range of topics including: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Renovation Planning. IFMA - Boston produces, monitors and provides CEU credit for each conference talk attended.
Follow @NEBFM on Twitter.
http://www.proexpos.com/NEBFM/index.php


June 9-12: Western Roofing Expo 2013, Reno, NV
Plan to attend “The Largest Roofing Expo presented by Roofing Contractors for the Roofing Industry” – the Western Roofing Expo 2013 – 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 2013 focuses on the western region of the United States and the specific needs that roofing and waterproofing contractors face in these areas.
http://wsrca.com/wsrca-western-states-commercial-residential-roofing-waterproofing-contractors-association-convention


June 5: World Environment Day
World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.
Follow @UNEP on Twitter.
http://www.unep.org/wed/


 

MAY

May 31 - June 2: Resilient Cities 2013 - World Congress on Cities & Adaptation to Climate Change, Bonn, Germany
Building on the success of the first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is proud to announce that the second edition of this annual convention is already under preparation. Resilient Cities is the leading global forum on urban resilience and adaptation. Convened by ICLEI, the city of Bonn & World Mayors Council.
Follow @ICLEI_ResCities on Twitter.
http://resilient-cities.iclei.org


May 30-31: BuildGreen Atlantic, Halifax, Canada
The two most urgent perspectives on sustainability are building science and resilience. They are the relentless nature of physics and the relentless physics of Nature. These are two aspects of sustainability on which Peter Yost, Nadav Malin, and Alex Wilson have been focusing at BuildingGreen, looking for relationships and integrated solutions. Peter will make the case for this unique approach to sustainability, examining where we are and what we need to move forward. Don't miss Xeroflor’s soil biologist, Dr. Leanne Philip presenting "Digging Deep into Green Roof Soils" on May 31. If you are there, please drop by to say hello to Leanne or Sasha Aguilera of Xeroflor Canada.
http://buildgreenatlantic.org/


May 29 - June 1: CNU 21 - Living Community, Salt Lake City, UT
Living Community balances the demands of physical, social, economic, and environmental values by connecting people to place. It awakens a stewardship for our land and each other. It is measured by how well we care for the people around us, the places we make, and the land that hosts us. It is CNU 21: Living Community.
Follow @NewUrbanism on Twitter.
http://www.cnu21.org/


May 29: Building Envelope Forum, Toronto, Canada
This full day double concurrent conference program will examine common challenges and practical solutions that can be taken to deal with issues facing new and aging building envelopes. Learn the importance of building envelope renewal and ongoing maintenance that apply to all types of buildings: office, industrial, retail, apartment, condominium, medical, educational, and institutional. Don't miss "Myths and Realities about Roofing Decisions: Re-roofing, Green & High Performance Roofs, Installing Solar PVs." Property owners are becoming more involved in the selection of roofing products being installed. This session will review how the Canadian white and green roof markets have grown. Sasha Aguilera, Operations Manager, Xeroflor Canada Inc. and Don Moore, Key Account Manager, Sika Canada Inc. are presenting.
http://www.buildingenvelopeforum.com/index.html


May 24-26: ROOF INDIA 2013, Chennai, 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. The 12th edition - ROOF INDIA 2013 will be held during 24 - 26 May 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India. Be there to be part of India’s building construction & infrastructure boom! Maximise your opportunities at ROOF INDIA 2013!
Follow @RoofIndiaExpo on Twitter
http://roofindia.com


May 21-25: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, UK
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, officially the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held each year on five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. It is the most famous such show in the United Kingdom, perhaps the most famous gardening event in the world and part of London's summer social season. Popular parts of the Chelsea Flower Show include the show gardens designed by leading names and the centerpiece of the floral marquee.
Follow @The_RHS on Twitter.
http://www.rhs.org.uk/Shows-Events/RHS-Chelsea-Flower-Show/2013


May 21-22: Grey to Green - The Economics of Green Infrastructure, Toronto, Canada
The focus of the conference is to provide a unique learning environment to facilitate information on green infrastructure sharing on best practices, creative solution making, networking and joint ventures. It will engage participants in new ways of thinking about project design, utility regulation and infrastructure capital and maintenance expenditures. We will broaden the discussion from green roofs to encompass green infrastructure discussing the Urban Heat Island Effect, Life Cycle Costs & Benefits of Green Roofs and many more subjects ( see agenda for more details) on May 21st, and May 22nd will focus on training, tours, & education.
http://www.greytogreenconference.org/


May 20-24: 2013 APGA Conference - The Garden Evolution, Phoenix, AZ
The APGA Conference will place focus on the task of examining the demands and opportunities gardens are facing today, creating a place to pause… to make both difficult and radical choices, to reflect on the identity of the public garden, and to choose a proper path that leads to a truer, more focused mission. Together, APGA and garden professionals will ask tough questions, unearth new solutions, and forget new ways forward.
Follow @PublicGardens on Twitter.
http://publicgardens.org/


May 16: Green Roofs 2.0 - The Next Generation of Technology and Design, Portland, OR
Take a break from your day and join us for the 2nd edition of the Urban Green series. The experts at Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services are leading a noon-day tour of two of Portland’s signature green roofs. Via a walking tour of the roofs in the Pearl, we will explore burgeoning technologies and practices in green roof design while discussing the lessons learned from past projects. Don’t miss this opportunity to join fellow landscape architects and green roof experts to explore the green roof design, trends, and technologies that shape our building-top spaces. Read Event Recap via the ASLA Oregon Mt. Hood Chapter Section Chairs.
http://www.aslaoregon.org/events/articles/green-roofs-2-dot-0-event-details?cl=en


May 16: ASLA Event - Learn about Green Infrastructure Reception & Tour, Washington, D.C.
To celebrate High Performance Building Week, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is hosting a Congressional green roof reception and tour. Policymakers, design professionals, local media, and interested members of the public are encouraged attend. In a presentation, ASLA CEO / Executive VP Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, will be covering the economic and environmental benefits of green roofs and green infrastructure. Somerville will explain how green infrastructure is a less expensive solution for controlling stormwater runoff, conserves water and improves water quality, reduces the urban heat island effect, lowers building energy use, improves air quality, stores carbon, and creates biohabitat.
http://dirt.asla.org/2013/04/26/asla-event-learn-about-green-infrastructure/


May 13-15: 3rd International Green Roof Congress, Hamburg, Germany
The 3rd International Green Roof Congress will take place in Hamburg, Germany. The event will be organized by the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) from 13 – 15 May 2013 at the Empire Riverside Hotel. The port metropolis Hamburg already is part of the Premier League of German Green Roof Communities since the 80s. New challenges to be faced in the contexts of climate protection and urban living quality, put Green Roofs back on the agenda. Visitors can expect a high-class congress programme with lectures, workshops and excursions, including the International Garden Show and the International Building Exhibition – Building the City Anew (IBA), both taking place this year in Hamburg. The list of speakers includes sustainability experts from different disciplines like Kai-Uwe Bergmann (BIG), Prof. Herbert Dreiseitl (Atelier Dreiseitl), Wong Mun Summ (WOHA), Peter Busby (Perkins + Will), Prof. Dr. Manfred Köhler (University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg), Martin Haas (STUDIO 2050), Roland Appl (International Green Roof Association) and Ilya Mochalov (International Federation of Landscape Architects). The multidisciplinary platform for Green Roof applications in the field of architecture, landscape architecture, urban waterscapes and urban planning is under the patronage of the German Federal Minister of Transport (BMVBS), Building and Urban Affairs. Take advantage of a 20% Greenroofs.com Discount to the 3rd International Green Roof Congress in Hamburg http://conta.cc/11hdKa1.
http://www.greenroofworld.com/


May 9-11: Roof & Facade & Waterproofing China 2013, Guangzhou, China
Roof & Facade & Waterproofing China, one of the Asian’s distinguished and specialized industry fairs, plays an importance role in the industry. In Roof 2012, it attracted exhibitors from 19 countries and regions, such as America, Germany, Italy, Britain, France, and Denmark and so on. Now, Roof & Facade & Waterproofing China 2013 will again be constructed to be a more successful and influential fair. It provides the ideal platform for the building construction and infrastructure industry fraternity to strive to business deals, to establish business partnerships & joint ventures. Besides, it is also the perfect technology and information communication center. Many of the professionals and institutes in the industry will attend.
http://www.roofchina.com/index_e.asp


May 8-10: Greenbuilding 2013, Milan, Italy
The international exhibition and conference on energy efficiency and sustainable architecture has enjoyed constant growth and is gaining increasingly widespread respect among industry players. Greenbuilding has established itself as the premier event in Italy to promote technologies and products for low-carbon building. Greenbuilding is held in conjunction with the SolarExpo – the international exhibition and conference on renewable energy and distributed generation. These two events come together within a single strategic vision of offering the most complete overview of products, technologies and solutions from the field of renewables and sustainable architecture.
Follow @GreenbuildingIT on Twitter.
http://www.greenbuildingexpo.eu/GB/EN


May 8-9: Greenbuild EXPO 2013, Manchester, UK
The UK's newest sustainable building and refurbishment event, an essential and informative event for the construction industry covering everything from training opportunities and renewable technologies to sustainable materials and legislation updates.
Follow @GreenbuildExpo on Twitter.
http://www.greenbuildexpo.co.uk


May 4: Living Walls - How to Design, Plant & Price Them! San Francisco, CA
Look outside the box, or maybe not. Some great innovative living wall systems will be displayed and discussed at this informative class for plantscapers wanting to get the information to take their business to the next level. A living wall makes a beautiful and dramatic focal point that pleases clients, and highlights the abilities and professionalism of your company. Learn what you need to know about adding these popular interiorscape features to your company's list of accomplishments. Check out presentations by Tournesol Siteworks and GreenScaped Buildings.
http://pialivingwalls2013.eventbrite.com/


May 3, 2013: Advanced Design Seminar, Toronto Botanical Gardens, Toronto, Canada

A daylong seminar, this event is addressed to potential clients such as architects, landscape architects, and specifiers who are working with green roofs in Toronto and the surrounding markets. Topics will include: performance based specification writing, designing for wind uplift and common causes of failures. As well, some leading researchers will be speaking, from the University of Toronto Green Roof Innovation Testing lab and the Canadian National Research Council wind uplift testing facility.
http://bioroof.com/BR_tbgevent.html


May 2: Living Walls Presentation by Plant Connection, New York, NY
Attend the MCC Green Design & Construction Sub-Committee Meeting to hear an exciting presentation on Living Walls by Plant Connection. The MCC is a non-profit member organization, which serves as a primary resource and help for small and mid-size firms doing business in Manhattan. The MCC represents the voice of over 100,000 companies in Manhattan and partners with over 300 diverse business organizations. MCC’s mission is to advocate for, connect and educate the business community in Manhattan.
http://www.manhattancc.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=296


May 2: Portland Ecoroof Symposium, Portland, OR
Cities across the world are investing in green roofs to combat urban challenges. Portland is a leader in green roofs, and we’ve learned a great deal about their benefits for managing stormwater and greening our city. We’re learning more all the time about the true costs and benefits of green roofs and how they offer a better return on investment. On Thursday May 2, 2013, join the City of Portland for a series of presentations and case studies that detail current research examining the green roof bottom line. Who should attend? Architects, designers, developers, building owners and managers, planners, engineers, and practicing or aspiring green roof professionals. Registration to attend the Ecoroof Symposium is $25, and space is limited. Advanced registration is required. Register to attend. Follow event updates on the Event Website, City Green Blog or our Facebook page, and share with your friends and colleagues. For more information, contact Matt Burlin at 503-823-7863 or email at matt.burlin@portlandoregon.gov. Watch a video about the opening remarks provided by Linda Dobson, City of Portland BES in the 2013 Ecoroof Symposium at the World Trade Conference Center, Portland, Oregon on May 2, 2013. This video also includes an audio message from Wolfgang Ansel, International Green Roof Association, and the announcement of Portland winning the 2013 IGRA Leadership Award.
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/53845


May 1-3: ASLA Texas Chapter - Regional Conference & Expo, Grapevine, TX
The Texas ASLA Annual Conference hosts Texas’ most talented Landscape Architects each year for continuing education, and their annual Texas ASLA Awards Banquet; recognizing excellence in sustainable design. Industry suppliers and professionals from across Texas and surrounding states will join for 2 full days of networking and interaction with industry leaders.
Follow @Texas_ASLA on Twitter.
http://texasaslaconference.com

 

APRIL

April 24-25: BuildingsNY, New York, NY
BuildingsNY is a must-attend event for small to mid-size metro NY Building Owners and Managers with open projects. Find the best services at the best price. Building owners and managers can source products and services from hundreds of exhibitors designed to assist with every phase of their building's lifecycle including: Plan/Assess, Design, Construct/Build, Lease/Sell/Finance, Operate/Maintain and Renovate/Retrofit.
Follow @BuildingsNY on Twitter.
http://www.buildingsny.com


April 23-24: RoofTech 2013 - The Canadian Roofing Exposition, Mississauga, Canada
The 11th biannual ROOFTech has been planned by the roofing industry to provide a "hands on" educational experience on all aspects of roofing for architects, building inspectors, contractors, engineers, property managers, roofing consultants and specifiers. It will be much more than just a typical trade show. ROOFTech 2013 will be an informational forum that will provide considerable benefits for anyone who needs to stay apprised about the latest in roofing technologies. Don't miss exhibits by Bioroof Systems - Booth#1118, Carlisle Syntec - Booth#1525, Sedum Master - Booth#1618, Soprema Canada - Booth#1225, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance - Booth#1425, and Xeroflor Canada - Booth#1608.

On April 24 at 10:30am, there will be a Green Roof demonstration by Sasha Aguilera of Xeroflor Canada. This presentation will provide a better understanding of one of the most commonly discussed topics in commercial roofing today: The Green Roof. Utilizing a full sized sectional mock-up of a typical garden roof, attendees will be walked through the successive layers that comprise this type of assembly. Each component will be discussed as to their function and possible variations so that participants may obtain a first hand knowledge of this increasingly popular roof design.

http://www.rooftech.ca/2013/en/index.php


April 23: Free Seminar - Toronto's Eco-Roof Incentive Program, Mississauga, Canada
Have your say! The City of Toronto's Eco-Roof Incentive Program is under review. The City of Toronto is looking for ways to improve its Eco-Roof Incentive Program and increase the installation of green and cool roofs across Toronto. Please join us to share your experience with green and cool roofs, learn about the City's Eco-Roof Incentive Program and help us identify ways to improve this program which has successfully funded 80 green and cool roofs since 2009.

Facilitate discussion topics will include:

· Do the benefits of eco-roofs outweigh the costs?
· Are the City's incentives for green/cool roofs sufficient?
· Should the City expand the eco-roof program?

Also, find out what we learned through our survey of roofing contractors, suppliers and others. Help shape the City of Toronto's Eco-Roof Incentive Program and increase your business at this free session!

Date: April 23, 2013, Time: 4 pm – 6 pm
Place: RoofTech Expo, International Centre, Aviation Ballroom A
Address: 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
www.rooftech.ca

Questions? Please contact: Vicky McGrath, Environment & Energy Office, City of Toronto - vmcgrat@toronto.ca, 416-392-1826. Everyone welcome! Free registration to the RoofTech event for the first 50 participants! Find out more: toronto.ca/livegreen/ecoroofs
http://bit.ly/11AUnpC


April 22: Earth Day 2013
Building on the major achievements of Earth Day 2012 and A Billion Acts of Green®, Earth Day Network is working to reach even more people all over the world to promote environmental awareness. 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. Your contributions and purchases help mobilize communities, implement environmental education programs and support Earth Day events and actions around the world. From greening schools in post-Katrina New Orleans to improving water and sanitation services in a refugee community in Ghana, EDN supports and coordinates thousands of Earth Day events worldwide each year. Earth Day, April 22, is the largest secular holiday in the world, now celebrated by more than one billion people.
Follow @EarthDayNetwork on Twitter.
http://www.earthday.org


April 19: Spring Open House & Plant Sale, Good Earth Plant Company, San Diego, CA
Come see what Good Earth Plants and GreenScaped Buildings has to offer for Spring! View two new Green Roof Systems, an Edible Garden, our new Aquaponics System and the latest in Living Wall Technology. Tour our Green Roof and preview new products around every corner! Come prepared to purchase nursery grade plants and pots at unbelievably discounted prices! Please RSVP by email to alexa@goodearthplants.com and receive a free plant when you come!! Friday, April 19, 2013 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM - Parking is very limited. Please carpool if you can to 7922 Armour Street, San Diego, CA 92111.
http://www.goodearthplants.com/events/event/spring-open-house-and-plant-sale/


April 18-19: Green California Summit and Exposition, Sacramento, CA
A green revolution is unfolding, and California has the policy climate, public support, technology innovation and history of commitment to sustainability to remain at the leading edge of this revolution. The world's eighth-largest economy may have challenges, but it also has unmatched potential. And more than any other state, in California economy and environment go hand in hand. Whether setting aggressive renewable energy goals, enacting the nation's first mandatory green building code, or launching a pioneering effort to retrofit millions of buildings constructed before the state had energy standards, California continues to set the pace for policy, practice and green economic opportunity. What makes the Green California Summit unique is that it is the largest annual gathering of public sector decision makers - and their partners in the private sector - who are working to ensure a green future for the Golden State.
Follow @grn_tech on Twitter.
http://www.green-technology.org/gcsummit-2013/


April 16-17: Nuevo curso de jardines verticales con Alicante Forestal en Madrid, Spain
¿Quieres saber todo acerca de los jardines verticales? Alicante Forestal, en colaboración con el Colegio de Ingenieros Técnicos Agrícolas de Centro, Urbanarbolismo y Verdtical, va a realizar una nueva edición de cursos de formación, con el fin de dar a conocer mejor esta técnica de jardinería y poder formar a profesionales de la jardinería en la creación e instalación de jardines verticales. El curso previsto de Jardines Verticales, es una formación con contenido teórico y práctico que vamos a realizar los días 16 y 17 de Abril de 2013, en Madrid, en la Sede Central del Colegio de Agrícolas.
http://www.alicanteforestal.es/curso-de-jardines-verticales-en-madrid/


April 13-17: APA (American Planning Association) National Planning Conference, Chicago, IL
Open your eyes to new possibilities when you join thousands of planners from around the world at APA's National Planning Conference in Chicago. APA's National Planning Conference you can pick and choose from hundreds of sessions, workshops, mobile workshops, and networking events to build your own conference — one that's just right for you.
Follow @APA_Planning on Twitter.
http://www.planning.org/conference


April 11: Green Roof Workshop for Design Professionals, Syracuse, NY
This is a half-day event led by a multi-disciplinary team of design professionals, green roof industry leaders and educators for architects, engineers and landscape architects. The purpose of the event is to provide design professionals with the essentials needed to design residential green roof projects and the opportunity to apply what is learned. It is sponsored by Onondaga County Save the Rain and the Green Roof Working Group Advisory Committee. Please visit the registration webpage for more information or contact Amy Samuels of Onondaga Environmental Institute, asamuels@oei2.org, 315 472-1757.
http://greenroofworkshop.brownpapertickets.com/


April 10-12: 50th IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) World Congress 2013, Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand and Australian Institutes of Landscape Architects (NZILA and AILA) warmly invite you to be a part of the 50th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress (IFLA50) 10 - 12 April 2013. IFLA is the organization which represents the landscape architectural profession globally, providing leadership and networks supporting the development of the profession and its effective participation in the realization of attractive, equitable and sustainable environments. An IFLA World Congress is an ideal opportunity to share and learn from diverse cultures, with attendees from 63 IFLA member countries.
http://www.ifla2013.com


April 10-11: Water & Environment, CIWEM's Annual Conference, London, UK
In 2013 the CIWEM Annual Conference will take a different direction with a new venue - The Royal Geographical Society - and a new approach to the speaker programme. The conference programme will have one stream of offered and invited papers, plus inspiring keynote speakers, covering the practical reality of sustainably delivering water and environmental management. We will be building on the successes of previous events to make this the must attend event for the water and environment sector. The aim of the conference is to challenge and inspire the water and environment community by sharing knowledge, networking and best practice, which is at the heart of meeting key global challenges.
http://www.ciwem.org/events/annual-conference.aspx

 

MARCH

March 25-27: Outdoor Design Build & Supply Trade Show, Dubai, UAE
Outdoor Design Build & Supply is a trade show being launched in Dubai, UAE, focused on the design, build and supply for all private and public outdoor space - including public parks, municipal works, private and palace gardens, green areas within urban areas, major residential, commercial and leisure projects, agriculture, irrigation and landscaping. As your one stop shop in the region for the outdoor built environment, the exhibition has been carefully designed to fill a gap in the market for a dedicated showcase that caters for the design, build and supply for the regions fast expanding public and private green spaces. We will provide you with a new, fresh platform to network and do business in the wider Middle East region.
Follow @theoutdoorshow on Twitter.
http://www.theoutdoorshow.ae/


March 23: Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. local time, Worldwide

Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour. More than 6,950 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2013, sending a powerful message for action to save the planet. This year marked the continuation of the movement going Beyond the Hour, with more than 200,000 individuals accepting I Will If You Will challenges on YouTube to turn their symbolic action for the planet into an ongoing commitment to a sustainable future.
Follow @earthhour on Twitter.
http://www.earthhour.org


March 22-24: Better Living Show - Home, Garden & Lifestyle, Portland, OR
Compare, Shop, Try and Buy! Earth friendly products for you, your Northwest home & garden and your budget. From cutting edge solar technologies and eco-chic fashion to better energy efficiency and sustainable outdoor living, if it's green and it's beautiful - it's here at the Better Living Home Garden & Lifestyle Show! And best yet, admission is free. This show will introduce you to businesses and groups in our region that will help you make choices you feel good about. All presented in an entertaining way like you've never seen before. If you are looking for green products, this festival is simply too good to miss.
Follow @molfamily on Twitter.
http://www.betterlivingshow.org


March 20-24: San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, San Mateo, CA
When you first visit a world-class Flower & Garden Show, such as the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, the Chelsea Flower Show, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, or the Philadelphia Flower Show, you will be surprised by the size and magnificence of the garden landscaping. A Flower and Garden Show is a huge and complex production. Our San Francisco Flower & Garden Show uses 1,200 cubic yards of sawdust and mulch for the gardens (that's about 150 dump truck-loads) and 280,000 pounds of rock. The flowers and plants for the gardens come from all up and down the West Coast. More than 300 theatrical lighting instruments hang from the ceiling above the gardens. Creating the display gardens is a demanding task, and planning for them begins many months before the Show opens. Don't miss Lisa Lee Benjamin's "The Planted Roof" presentation about Green Roof design, she is a well-known landscaper architect on the design principals for large and small green roofs.
Follow @SFGardnShow on Twitter.
http://www.sfgardenshow.com


March 20-22: 2013 ASLA Central States Conference, St. Louis, MO
The ASLA Central States welcome the Arkansas Chapter! The Central States is comprised of SIX individual chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects. These six regional Chapters come together once a year for camaraderie, learning, advancing the profession and to celebrate their good work. The six ASLA Central States chapters are Arkansas, Great Plains, Iowa, Oklahoma, Prairie Gateway and St. Louis. These chapters encompass the eight US states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
http://www.aslacentralstates.org/


March 18-19: "Green Roof Systems" A Green Roof Research Conference, Sheffield, UK

This 2-day conference focuses on current activity at the very forefront of investigations into the performance and function of green roofs. Invited presentations from leading research groups around the world will provide an up-to-date overview of current key issues in the ongoing development of green roof systems. At the core of the meeting will be the final reporting of the results and outcome of the 4-year European Union-funded project ‘Green Roof Systems’. The lead Academics, Industry partners and researchers involved in the project will come together to discuss the main findings of the most scientific integrated green roof research of recent times. This conference will be of interest to all those with a scientific interest in green roofs with particular regard to plants, substrates, manufactured layers and their interaction with water.
http://www.green-roof-systems.co.uk/


March 14-19: RCI 28th International Convention and Trade Show, Orlando, FL
The 2013 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#922, Barrett Company - Booth#801, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth #301, CETCO - Booth#329, Colbond - Booth#427, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#307, Tecta America - Booth#429, Tremco - Booth#208, Vector Mapping / IR Analyzers - Booth#716, and ZinCo USA - Booth#630.

http://www.rci-online.org/international-convention.html


March 14: Greening My City Panel Discussion & Bus Tour, San Francisco, CA
Join the discussion of green roof policy in Switzerland and how to advance it in San Francisco. Then hop aboard the bus for a guided tour of the city’s best green roofs. Join us for a lunchtime panel discussion and slideshow of beautiful green roofs from all over the world, with highlights from Switzerland. Panelists address the potential for a San Francisco green roof policy and applications to increase the number and function of green roofs as an urban planning tool. The discussion is followed by a bus tour of the city’s best green roofs, including California Academy of Sciences, the Drew School, and 620 Jones. The tour is led by Dr. Stephan Brenneisen and Dimitri Meierhofer from Green Roof Competence Center at Zurich University of Applied Science, and Lisa Lee Benjamin from Evo Catalyst in San Francisco. All three are part of a collaborative group called UG Lab. The day closes with a drink at 620 Jones, a rooftop garden bar designed by architect Peter Strzebniok and Colleen Smith, and the book launch of The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs by Lisa Lee Benjamin, Karla Dakin, and Mindy Pantiel.
http://swissnexsanfrancisco.org/Ourwork/events/greeningmycity


March 13-17: Boston Flower & Garden Show, Boston, MA
The Boston Flower & Garden Show returns to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 17, 2013. The theme – Seeds of Change – will showcase how the region’s best green thumbs are fearlessly embracing new plants, methods and materials to increase the beauty, the bountiful harvest and the ecological friendliness of their gardens and outdoor spaces. Set to the backdrop of spectacular garden displays by cutting-edge landscape professionals and area nurseries, the 2013 Boston Flower & Garden Show features hours of lectures and demonstrations by top garden writers, industry experts and creative local chefs, shop from a wide marketplace featuring thousands of plants and hundreds of the newest gardening products, and new special events designed to illustrate the changing landscape of gardening.
Follow @bosflowershow on Twitter.
http://www.bostonflowershow.com


March 13-14: 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!
Follow @SouthfaceEnergy on Twitter.
http://www.greenprints.org


March 12-24: Environmental Film Festival, Washington D.C.
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital seeks to further the public’s understanding of environmental issues – and solutions – through the power of film and thought-provoking discussions with environmental experts and filmmakers. The Festival is a platform that fosters environmental awareness and action. Our films will address the complex relationship between the environment and human health and look toward solutions to ensure a healthy population and environment with the understanding that whatever we do to the environment, we do to ourselves.
Follow @DCEnviroFilm on Twitter.
http://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org


March 12-14: North/East Roofing Contractors Association's Convention & Trade Show, Boston, MA
NERCA is the regional roofing contractors association covering the northeast part of the country including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Delaware. We host the largest regional roofing trade show in the country. Over 2500 roofing professionals from the northeast are expected to walk through the doors of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. These professionals include roofing contractors, distributors, manufacturers, building owners, architects, engineers, government and specification writers, consultants, designers, building inspectors, and construction users.
http://www.nerca.org/convention.htm


March 11-12: Annual New York State Green Building Conference, Syracuse, NY
Join others in Syracuse at the Oncenter Conference Complex for the Annual New York State Green Building Conference hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter. Network with professionals in the field of green construction and sustainable building as well as those representing supporting disciplines. Attend sessions presenting current topics in the areas of commercial and residential construction and deconstruction.
http://www.esf.edu/greenbuilding/


March 9-17: Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Chicago, IL
The show's 20-plus gardens will draw inspiration from the art world as they present "The Art of Gardening". Local garden designers and contractors will present ideas and concepts that can make you the envy of your neighborhood! Get Inspired, Get Educated, Get Motivated. More than 100 vendors of gardening, landscape and horticulture products and services will showcase their green and eco-friendly wares at this show favorite. Top horticulture experts and professionals from academia, business and garden centers are among the bevy of experts who will share insights at free seminars held daily. Topics range from landscaping, annuals and perennials to planting techniques, organic gardening and much more. LiveWall® will feature their new vertical green landscape system at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show.  The show entrance will feature a 12 foot by 12 foot tropical vertical garden display created by LiveWall. In addition, LiveWall will display LiveScreen®, a fully assembled mobile living wall on wheels, throughout the show floor for visitor enjoyment.
http://www.chicagoflower.com/


March 6-7: Green Cities 2013, Sydney, Australia
This March, Australia's largest sustainable built environment event returns to Sydney, bringing together the nation's top sustainability professionals for three days of inspirational dialogue, innovative thinking and paradigm-shifting collaboration. Green Cities 2013 will challenge us all to build on our successes, construct new ways of thinking and join together to take sustainability beyond bricks and mortar..
Follow @GreenCitiesConf on Twitter.
http://www.greencities.org.au


March 6-7: GLOBALCON - Energy, Power, & Facility Management Strategies & Technologies, Philadelphia, PA
Decision makers from business, industry and government must now seek integrated energy solutions — solutions which assure both a secure and affordable energy supply to meet today's and tomorrow's needs, and effective management of energy and overall operational costs. Globalcon 2013, presented by the Association of Energy Engineers, is designed specifically to facilitate those seeking to expand their knowledge of fast-moving developments in the energy field, explore promising new technologies, compare energy supply options, and learn about innovative and cost-conscious project implementation strategies.
Use hashtag #globalcon on Twitter.
http://www.globalconevent.com


March 5-7: NESEA BuildingEnergy 13 Conference and Trade Show, Boston, MA
BuildingEnergy (BE) is the most established, most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high-performance building conference and trade show in the northeastern United States. NESEA’s flagship program, it’s an annual intergenerational gathering of professionals for three days of networking, accredited educational sessions, collaboration, and a high-level trade show. It’s a place to shape a vision of a sustainable built environment and to do the whole systems thinking it will take to get there. It’s rigorous—no greenwashing here—and it’s a blast.
Follow @NESEA_org on Twitter.
http://www.nesea.org/


March 5-7: Ecobuild 2013, 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.
Follow @Ecobuild_Now on Twitter.
http://www.ecobuild.co.uk/conference.html


March 2-10: Philadelphia International Flower Show, Philadelphia, PA
In 2013, the PHS Philadelphia International Flower Show prepares for a British Invasion as the culture and horticulture of the United Kingdom takes center stage. Receive the royal treatment as you explore great gardens and learn from the world's most celebrated growers and designers. New in 2013, the Flower Show will be open for an extra day! Now you have more time to shop from more than 140 vendors, sample wine and spirits from around the world, and see floral and garden experts in their glory. Don't miss LiveRoof's own Amber Ponce speaking about Vertical Gardening. LiveRoof Business Development Manager, Amber Ponce will be giving a 45 minute presentation on planning a successful vertical garden. Amber's speech is Saturday March 9 at 5:30PM in Room 201B of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Follow @PhilaFlowerShow on Twitter.
http://www.theflowershow.com

 

FEBRUARY

February 27 - March 1: 2013 RESNET Building Performance Conference, Orlando, FL
The RESNET Building Performance Conference is the premier national forum on home energy ratings, commercial building energy modeling, and improving the energy efficiency of existing homes. RESNET's standards are officially recognized by the federal government for verification of building energy performance for such programs as federal tax incentives, the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program and the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America Program. RESNET standards are also recognized by the U.S. mortgage industry for capitalizing a building's energy performance in the mortgage loan, and certification of "White Tags" for private financial investors.
Follow @resnetus on Twitter.
http://www.resnet.us/


February 27-28: Cámara Panameña de la Construcción Jornada Tecnológica 2013, Panamá
La Cámara Panameña de la Construcción (CAPAC) realizará el 27 y 28 de febrero su Jornada Tecnológica, que este año tendrá como fin orientar a los diferentes profesionales de esta industria en los avances que se han suscitado en los últimos tiempos y que repercuten positivamente hacia el cuidado de la naturaleza. Enrique Asensio, presidente de CAPAC expresó que la jornada está guiada hacia la construcción sostenible enfocada en la protección del medio ambiente, en la que se abordará sobre las tecnologías, productos y qué metodologías constructivas se están utilizando no solo en Panamá sino en el resto del mundo, para animar a los promotores de proyectos a ingresar en este movimiento ecológico.
http://www.capac.org/


February 27: Living Architecture 101 - Educational Seminar & Trade Show, St. Louis, MO
This educational seminar is an excellent opportunity to learn more about modern living architecture and meet industry experts in the St. Louis area. Living Architecture 101 helps engineers, architects, landscapers, planners, etc. understand the design and application of living retaining walls, interior/exterior living walls, living fences, and green roofs. An in-house trade show will feature local vendors associated with living architecture and green building in the St. Louis area. Visit our event page for more information and updates. Green Roof Blocks is one of the sponsors.
http://livingarchitecture101stl.eventbrite.com/


February 21-23: GLT Institute Installer Certification Training in Rochester, NY
This workshop will teach you about the Green Living Roof systems, Green Living Walls, Urban Agriculture, waterproofing, irrigation and maintenance. The workshop is designed as the pre-courser to more advanced training. Advanced training includes authentic installations. The three day workshop will include a tour of local green walls ranging from the first to the most recent technology applications and a visit to the manufacturing facility and a 10,000 square foot green roof! Come see how the green walls are made!
http://agreenroof.com/news-events/training-info/


February 20-24: Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Seattle, WA
The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has been heralding the start of spring since 1989, as gardening enthusiasts from around the Northwest flock to this annual celebration, held in the beautiful Washington State Convention Center for five magical days. Your gardening desires will blossom when you gaze at the spectacular Show Gardens, created by the most respected garden designers and landscapers of the region. Our six acres of show gardens are brimming with ideas that will get your garden projects blossoming. No matter your style or needs, you’ll find inspiration for outdoor living, edible gardening, sustainability, and more. And if you’re looking for something to jazz up a small urban space, our colorful Container Show, Floral Competition, Funky Junk and ‘Living it Up’ features will show you how to blend art with functionality.
Follow @nwfgs on Twitter.
http://www.gardenshow.com


February 19: Wings of Knowledge - Weston Solutions (GreenGrid) Green Roof Technology, NHTI Library, Concord, NH
On Tuesday February 19th at 7:00 pm in the Library Living Room, NHTI presents the next event in its Wings of Knowledge lecture series, “Weston Solutions Green Roof Technology.” GreenGrid® is a modular green roof product offered exclusively by Weston Solutions, Inc., an industry leader in environmental, energy efficiency, and sustainability offerings to clients worldwide. Presenter Jim Ricker received his A.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology from NHTI in 1987 and a B.S. in Geology from UNH in 1994. He has more than 20 years of experience in environmental consulting, engineering, and “green” design/build construction services. He currently serves as the New England Operations Manager for Weston Solutions, where his duties include the management of Weston’s Northeast GreenGrid business.
http://www.nhti.edu/student-life/news/wings-knowledge-weston-solutions-green-roof-technology


February 19: Vegetated Roofs - A Sustainable Strategy Designs Webinar
Explore the opportunities associated with green roof systems including the types, benefits, components and related standards, as well as a discussion on how green roofs mitigate urban heat island effect and reduce stormwater run-off. Register now to earn 1 AIA HSW LU and 1 RCI CEH. Speaker: Richard Hayden, Garden Roof Department Manager at American Hydrotech, Inc.
http://thececampus.com/Courses/ARW-University


February 13-14: BUILDEX Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
BUILDEX Vancouver is one of Canada's largest tradeshow and conference, welcoming over 13,000 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, Construction and renovation. We invite you to join us on February 13 & 14, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre to enjoy two days of product launches, problem-solving, education and the year's best networking opportunity!
Follow @BUILDEXshows on Twitter
http://www.buildexvancouver.com


February 13-14: California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) Landscape Industry Show, Los Angeles, 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.
Follow @CLCAbarbara on Twitter.
http://www.clca.us/lis/


February 12 - March 13: Second Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013! Now On Demand mode thru April 13, 2013.

Building on the success of our inaugural Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011, it is with great pleasure to announce our important new international partnership!  Greenroofs.com, in association with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), is presenting:

The Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 -
Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design

As important as physical conferences are, the proliferation of international events makes it impossible to exhibit and attend them all in terms of time and money.  At a fraction of the cost of a physical conference, you have an incredible opportunity to meet and greet awesome experts and practitioners in our field - without leaving your office.  Every day, the new ubiquity of architectural greening gains new advocates, designers, and specifiers - be cutting edge by connecting and participating!

You can still register and
watch all the content On Demand thru April13, 2013!


February 7-9: 12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, Kansas City, MO
This year, the New Partners Conference makes its way to America’s heartland—Kansas City, Missouri. The Midwest is searching for a path to sustainability—what it means in the context of the region, and what it will take to achieve that vision. Like other parts of the country, Midwestern states are wrestling with the challenges of defining and achieving a future that transforms low-density, car-oriented communities into healthier, more walkable and economically vibrant places to live, work and raise a family. The 12th annual New Partners conference will explore practical strategies for identifying and overcoming barriers to more sustainable development in the Midwest and the rest of the nation. Come join us in this process.
Follow @NewPartnersConf on Twitter
http://www.newpartners.org


February 6-7: Better Buildings By Design Conference 2013, Burlington, VT
We are pleased to announce the 15th Better Buildings by Design Conference. Better Buildings by Design conference presentations focus on the latest techniques and technologies for building durability, superior performance, energy efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects. This year’s conference will focus on the latest in international design and build trends and how these trends can be incorporated into the Vermont/New England market.
Follow @EfficiencyVT on Twitter

http://www.efficiencyvermont.com/for_our_partners/bbd.aspx


February 5-7: NRCA's Annual Convention & International Roofing Expo 2013, San Antonio, TX
Begin 2013 at the first and largest roofing industry gathering – the International Roofing Expo® – your once-a-year opportunity to maximize your company’s productivity, efficiency and profitability. IRE brings all segments of the roofing construction and maintenance industry together for three days of face-to-face interaction, product review, education and networking. Join us deep in the heart of Texas, February 5-7, at San Antonio's Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for the 2013 Int’l Roofing Expo [IRE], the leading tradeshow and educational conference for the roofing construction and maintenance industry.

Don't miss exhibits by Colbond - Booth#888, LiveRoof - Booth#585, Sika Sarnafil - Booth #746, Tremco - Booth#1165, and Vector Mapping / IR Analyzers - Booth#686.

Follow @RoofingExpo on Twitter.
http://www.theroofingexpo.com

 

JANUARY

January 31 - February 1: MiaGreen Expo & Conference, Miami Beach, FL
The MiaGreen Expo & Conference, is the only event in the United States providing access to the ever-growing, non-stoppable green, renewable and sustainable markets for ALL the Americas. This annual, business-to-business event is one-of-a-kind and grows bigger and better every year. With its unique marketing mix (80% US + 20% Latin America & the Caribbean), MiaGreen has developed as the one-stop, all-inclusive, interactive conference and marketplace for SUSTAINABILITY, combining a major trade show with front edge extensive educational and networking programs. Are You Currently Working on a Green Roof Project, or Will You in The Near Future? Stop by Booth #632 and pick up a FREE Bamboo Thumbdrive (limited quantities available) with all rooflite specifications preloaded. It also includes a copy of "The rooflite advantage" and "rooflite success", two short videos about the benefits and success of green roofs using rooflite. Also, you can watch a presentation from Joe DiNorscia of rooflite titled GREEN ROOF WEIGHT Restrictions and Solutions on Jan. 31 at 3:15pm.
Follow @MiaGreenExpo on Twitter.
http://www.miagreen.com


January 28-31: US Composting Council Conference & Trade Show, Orlando, FL
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.
http://www.compostingcouncil.org/conference


January 28-31: 2013 Learning Environments & FETC Conference, Orlando, FL
Mark your calendar and plan to join your colleagues and peers who plan, design, construct, retrofit and manage public and private educational facilities at Learning Environments. Learning Environments is the face-to-face information resource for professionals serving the K-12 and higher education markets. Formerly the School and College Building Expo, our new name reflects a re-energized conference and expo event that fully integrates the latest in education and construction trends and technologies with the creativity and ideas of the design process, to provide you the information and tools you need to support and build the schools of tomorrow—today. Explore the Technologies that save, streamline and inspire! With more than 200 Concurrent Sessions and 100+ Workshops, FETC 2013 is the most comprehensive educational technology event in the nation—and an invaluable resource for innovation in your school and district! Attend FETC 2013 and take away dozens of student-motivating teaching and learning ideas you can implement immediately—many at little, or no cost!
Follow @LEXevent and @fetc on Twitter.
http://lexxpo.com/events/learning-environments/home.aspx
http://fetc.org/Events/Florida-Educational-Technology-Conference/Home.aspx


January 28-30: EUEC 2013 - Energy, Utility & Environment Conference, Phoenix, AZ
EUEC 2013 is the 16th annual conference, making it the USA’s largest, longest-running, professional networking and educational event of its kind. EUEC is an annual energy, utility and environment conference held in Arizona, where over 2,000 delegates including environmental business leaders, energy executives, NGO’s and government policymakers make presentations and discuss various issues including clean renewable and alternate energy solutions to secure energy independence from foreign oil, while protecting our environment.
Follow @EUEC2011 on Twitter.
http://euec.com/index.aspx


January 23-25: 9th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Hiroshima, Japan
The conference will work in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of sustainability. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.
http://onsustainability.com/the-conference


January 22-24: 2013 NAHB International Builders' Show, Las Vegas, NV
Have you heard about the changes we made to the 2013 NAHB International Builders’ Show? We revamped the education sessions! Introducing: Speed Learning and Master sessions! With new ways to learn and more than 100 high-quality education sessions across ten industry tracks, you can build the perfect IBS experience. We also brought back the Daily Keynote speakers! Not sure what the International Builders’ Show is all about? Check out what happened last year on IBSTV. Don’t miss your chance to build opportunity, knowledge and connections! Register now for the 2013 IBS!
Follow @IBSVegas on Twitter.
http://www.buildersshow.com


January 18-20: 8th Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show, Eugene, OR
America’s 1st Sustainable Home & Garden Show Celebrates 8 Years in Eugene! Over 250 Sustainable Exhibits for the Home, Garden & Life. Explore & shop Pavilions of Sustainable Good Earth Living: Home, Garden, Food, Transportation, Living & Wellness, and Recycle. Enjoy National Green Building Experts, Sustainable Living Experts, NW Authors, Live Music, Organic & Natural Eats, 75+ Eco-Friendly Seminars, Green Neighbors, and Our Signature Chickens Over the Aisle! FREE Admission with canned food donations benefitting Food for Lane County.
http://www.eugenehomeshow.com/Welcome_Eugene_Home_Show.html


January 17-18: CRCA - 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.
http://www.crca.org/crca_events/trade.htm


January 16-18: 2013 Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
The Mid America Horticultural Trade Show is the green industry’s premier upper Midwest market place. Each January, professionals in landscaping, parks and recreation, golf courses, retail garden centers, arborists, and more come together with the leading providers in landscape supply, equipment, outdoor living / hardscapes, fertilizer/ chemicals / seed, services, and growers to start their year-rounds business relationships. In fact, 3 out of 4, attendees conveyed that they will do business over the course of the coming year with a provider they spoke with at the show. Be a part of the dynamic dialogue. Participate in Mid Am 2013, January 16-18, at Navy Pier.
Follow @MidAmTradeShow on Twitter.
http://www.midam.org


January 15-18: ProGreen EXPO 2013, Denver, CO
Attend ProGreen EXPO and get a wealth of information.... professional training and education for you and your staff; new products, services and suppliers at the trade show; meet your fellow green industry professionals. Whether you are on your own or have a cast of thousands, ProGreen EXPO has something for you and your business. The latest trends in research...new irrigation assembly techniques...the best equipment...whatever your specialty within the industry, you can count on your time being well spent. See you at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver!
Follow @progreenexpo on Twitter.
http://www.progreenexpo.com


January 15-17: WORLD FUTURE Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost annual event, dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, WFES includes a world class summit, an international exhibition, the Project & Finance Village, Round Table Discussions, the Young Future Energy Leaders program, corporate meetings and social events. January 2013 will mark the first year of the International Water Summit which will be held in conjunction with the World Future Energy Summit. The International Water Summit is the only event that focuses specifically on the water energy nexus and the challenges of this within arid environments. The event will include a political summit, expert conference and exhibition for delegates and water experts from all over the world.
Follow @WFES2013 on Twitter.
http://www.worldfutureenergysummit.com/Portal/home.aspx


January 11-13: SPRI Conference and Annual Business Meeting, Indian Wells, CA
For thirty years industry competitors have come together under the SPRI umbrella and helped resolve industry-wide issues. Together they have taken the initiative and pushed for better, stronger roofing systems, installation methods and building codes. Together they have expanded the industry to provide ongoing opportunities for success. Come and hear what experts have to say about the economy, the political environment, and construction industry environment. On the technical side, learn how product category rules may impact your business and hear what is really happening on the roof with PV systems.
http://www.spri.org/conference2013/


January 8-10: Landscape Ontario Congress 2013, Toronto, Canada
A 40 year history of landscaping and beautifying Ontario is a milestone that the members of Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association and our vendor partners are proud to be celebrating, January 8 – 10, 2013. Congress is the gathering place that attracts close to 13,000 industry professionals who continue to build an active and energetic community that mentors each other, promotes professionalism, encourages competency and is committed to building a green industry that is valued, recognized and trusted by the public. This industry gives generously, believing that by working together our efforts are advancing the industry and in doing so, strengthening our community. The many benefits of participating in Congress 2013, one of North America’s largest horticultural, lawn and garden trade shows, range from the simplicity of rewarding an employee with a day at the show to making a sale that represents the equivalent of third quarter revenue goals. The effort exerted by your team will determine the magnitude of your reward.
Follow @locongress on Twitter.
http://s31.a2zinc.net/clients/ezlandscape/congress2013/Public/MainHall.aspx?ID=3806&sortMenu=101000


January 6-7: 2013 National Green Centre Trade Show, St. Louis, MO
The National Green Centre is dedicated to bringing you the education you need and want now and in the future, from the best plant speakers in the industry to the latest technology to the cutting edge developments in the industry as a whole! The Western Nursery and Landscape Association has been on the leading edge of the industry for 120 years. Our newly renamed and rebranded show, the National Green Centre (previously The WESTERN), continues to help shape the industry.
Follow @NatlGreenCentre on Twitter.
http://www.nationalgreencentre.org


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