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September 13-17: APLD 2018 International Landscape Design Conference, Toronto, Canada


Save the date for our 2018 conference and get your passports ready! If you're planning to join us in Toronto, don't forget to apply for or renew your passport before the dates of the conference. The Association of Professional Landscape Designers is dedicated to advancing the profession of landscape design and to promoting the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals. Members receive a myriad of benefits and opportunities that support that core mission. Through volunteer efforts by those who are committed to its growth, APLD includes members throughout the United States who support multiple state chapters as well as individual international members.



September 12-15: GaLaBau 2018 Conference, Nuremberg, Germany


The leading trade fair for landscaping, maintenance and construction of urban and green spaces and sports grounds, golf courses and playgrounds opens its doors for the 23rd time from 12 to 15 September 2018. It is the only exhibition to offer the entire range of products from plants to machines in one place. More than 64,000 visitors and more than 1,300 exhibitors in 13 halls underscore GaLaBau’s high standing in the booming gardening and landscaping segment. The trade visitors are companies from the horticulture, landscape gardening and open spaces construction sectors, landscape architects as well as planners from government, state and municipal authorities. GaLaBau features exciting presentation areas, special shows and lectures.


Don't miss exhibits by Buzon Pedestals International - Hall 2-102, Sempergreen - Hall 3-114, Elmich Pte Ltd - Hall 3-441 and Urbanscape Green Solutions - Hall 4-407.



September 4-5: ABC - Activating Biophilic Cities Conference, London, England

The University of Greenwich Green Roofs and Living Walls Centre and the Department of Architecture & Landscape are proud to announce their ABC: Activating Biophilic Cities London Conference on 4-5 September 2018. The aim of this conference is to bring together academics, built environment professionals (architects, planners, landscape architects, environmental specialists etc.), educational and health professionals in order to share the latest research and best practice in biophilic design and to kick-start the pace of change towards holistically providing healthy places and spaces that improve the quality of life for people in our cities.





August 16-17: 2018 4th Biannual Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science & Technology Symposium, College Park, MD

Green roof system research is a high priority for assured performance in urban low impact development. The MGRST symposium is dedicated to disseminating results of scientific research and technological developments that will lead to the establishment of green roof performance standards for the Mid-Atlantic region. The cost of this program has been reduced substantially from earlier years and general admission for the one-and-a-half-day program is now only $150. This includes a full day of talks on the latest research on green roof studies and technology. There will be light fare for breakfasts, a full catered lunch on the 16th and if you would like, you can travel to DC to visit a roof-top farming operation.



August 12-16: StormCon - The Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Denver, CO


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



August 3-5: Boston Greenfest, Boston, MA

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





July 21-22: Festival of Urban Landscapes for Nature and People, London, UK

Gathering to celebrate resilient cities filled with nature. The full weekend programme is below – a great line-up of UK and international experts and activists including Laura Gatti, Ed Snodgrass, Dusty Gedge, Arit Anderson, Gary Grant, Sara Venn, Wendy Allen, John Little and more. We will be celebrating ways to design city landscapes and buildings for nature and people – from plant selection, architecture and site design to the detail of green roofs and walls and good landscape management.




July 18-21: International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress, Singapore

Organised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA), the 55th IFLA World Congress will be held in Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on 18 - 21 July 2018. Held in conjunction with Singapore Garden Festival 2018 which will take place on 21 - 29 July 2018, National Parks Board is the Organising Partner of IFLA World Congress 2018. IFLA 2018 will be held in Singapore, the ‘City in a Garden’, which is also recognised as a Biophilic City. This vision reinforces the importance of landscape architecture, in partnership with other disciplines, in the continuous shaping of our living environment.


Read "IFLA World Congress 2018 Singapore" and "Enjoy the Early-Bird Rate Until May 31 for the IFLA World Congress 2018 in Singapore" for more information.


Don't miss exhibit by Elmich.



July 14-17: Cultivate18, The AmericanHort Experience, Columbus, OH

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


Don't miss exhibits by Jelitto Perennial Seeds - Booth #120 and Midwest Trading Horticultural Supplies Inc - Booth #2030.



June 28: Polypipe InfraGreen Conference, London, UK

Everything you need to know about Green Infrastructure straight from the industry experts in Water Management Solutions and alternative green drainage. Discover how you can make a difference by building Green Infrastructure and InfraGreen systems into your schemes and projects at Polypipe’s FREE and exclusive InfraGreen Conference. Esteemed specialists from across the industry will be there covering a range of topics, from Blue-Green roof design, urban heat island and passive irrigation to multifunctional benefits and how to make cities smarter to combat the effects of climate change. And there’ll be project case studies throughout the day, providing evidence of where Green Infrastructure has made a real difference.



June 28: Vertical Farming Conference, Venlo, The Netherlands

The continually-growing world populations, the global trend to urbanisation, climate change and pressure on natural resources are key drivers for policies on global food security. Vertical farming is an innovative methodology for vertical cultivation of agricultural products, which can also realize true zero-mile city food supply. Vertical farms can be built in new or existing buildings and provide significant benefits in environmental sustainability and human health, minimizing the need for water and nutrients, and eliminating pesticides and fungicides, which are no longer needed. Vertical farming and urban agriculture, if designed and implemented appropriately, could offer sustainable and innovative solutions for improving food security.



June 23-26: BOMA 2018 International Conference & Expo, San Antonio, TX

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


June 21-23: AIA National Convention & Design Exposition, New York, NY

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


Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#4002, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#4344, Carlisle SynTec Systems - Booth#4573, Jakob Rope Systems - Booth#4015, LiveRoof & LiveWall - Booth#4660, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#531, Tournesol Siteworks - Booth#4630, and Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing - Booth#4937.


June 20-21: The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, New York, NY

The Summit will focus on building and investing in more sustainable, profitable and healthy food systems and the role that vertical and indoor farming can have in serving local, regional and national food systems, the economy and new market opportunities. The Summit will share best practice from around the world and uncover how advances in AI, automation, lighting, environmental control and plant science are set to transform these systems in the future. Bringing together a unique mix of operators, food producers, technology developers, plant scientists, food buyers, retailers, financiers, utility operators and city planners, the Summit will explore the innovation, business models and partnerships that are needed to scale this emerging industry.


Read "Special Discount: Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, Brooklyn on June 20-21, 2018" and "Inaugural Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in Brooklyn, June 20-21, 2018: Special Discount" Post for more information.



June 18-19, Implementing Green Infrastructure: Building a Community of Practice, Toronto, Canada

On June 18 and 19, 2018, Ryerson Urban Water will host the "Implementing Green Infrastructure: Building a Community of Practice" workshop. This workshop aims to advance green infrastructure and low impact development (LID) by gathering interdisciplinary groups to collaborate and resolve obstacles to implementation.




June 10-12: Western Roofing Expo 2018, Las Vegas, NV

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


Don't miss exhibits by Carlisle SynTec Systems - Booth#427, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#235, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#654.


June 7-9: ROOF INDIA, Mumbai, India

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



June 7: The State of Green Roofs in New York City Conference, New York, NY

Rooftops in New York City are an underutilized space and represent critical opportunities for improving social life and ecological habitat in our dense city. Please join us on June 7th at The New School for the 1st Annual Conference of the NYC Green Roof Researchers Alliance to hear, respond, and interact with the latest research on the science, education, and policy of green roofs in NYC.


Read "June 7: What Green Roofs Can Do for NYC’s Environment and People" for more information.




June 5: World Environment Day

World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. Since it began in 1972, global citizens have organized many thousands of events, from neighbourhood clean-ups, to action against wildlife crime, to replanting forests. This year’s theme invites you to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.




June 4-6: World Green Infrastructure Congress 2018, Bengaluru, India


World Green Infrastructure Congress 2018 is presented by Indian Green Infrastructure Network (IGIN) in association with World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) and organised by IDE which focuses on greening buildings with a bigger picture of being for the nature. The event will feature world renowned speakers from all over the world with experts insights on building green structures when it comes to Green Roofs, Green Walls and other sustainability measures.


Read Blog Post "World Green Infrastructure Congress 2018 Bengaluru – Rethinking Sustainability: June 4-6" for more information.


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May 24-25: IGIC PORTO'18 - International Green Infrastructure Conference, Porto, Portugal

The International Green Infrastructure Conference is an interdisciplinary conference on sustainability and nature-based solutions for cities. The conference will bring together urban planners, landscape architects, geologists, agronomists and other professionals and policy makers from different nationalities to analyze and discuss Green Infrastructure, as well as the results and conclusions of relevant research and projects in the area.



May 19: 4th Annual FOOD ROCKS! Concert, Saint Louis, MO

Our 4th annual FOOD ROCKS! Concert transplants an outdoor experience right to the heart of the city. You can unwind atop the FOOD ROOF Farm or play sand volleyball in the courts below. Savor FOOD ROOF inspired cocktails, beer or wine and food by Mission Taco Joint while listening to live music by local bands Flatwoods and Modern Gold.


Read Blog Post "Join Urban Harvest STL at the 4th Annual FOOD ROCKS! on May 19" for more information.



May 16-18: Transforming Cities, Enhancing Well-being: Innovating With Nature-Based Solutions Conference, A Coruna, Spain

Connecting Nature and the coordination Platform Think Nature are pleased to jointly host the H2020 Clustering Action “Transforming Cities, Enhancing Well-being: innovating with nature-based solutions” which takes place from 16th -18th May 2018, in the University of A Coruna (Spain). Transforming cities into vibrant, sustainable and resilient living places has become a key global priority, reflected in numerous policy documents, city-to-city agreements, and calls for design and implementation of innovative solutions to tackle multiple problems.



May 15-16: Grey to Green Conference by GRHC, Toronto, Canada


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


Read Blog Posts "Discover Toronto’s First Vertical Forest, a 21-Acre Roof Park and More at Grey to Green 2018", "Reimagining Urban Infrastructure at Grey to Green 2018, by GRHC" and "Take Advantage of Grey to Green 2018’s Early Bird Rates and Save $100, by GRHC" for more information.


May 14-15: Middle East Smart Landscape Summit, Dubai, UAE


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



May 11-13: Roof & Façade & Waterproofing Exhibition, Guangzhou, China


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



May 2-4: DesignBUILD Expo, Melbourne, Australia


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





May 1-4: Living Future, Portland, OR


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



April 27-30: City Nature Challenge 2018


Over 60 cities will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the worldwide 2018 City Nature Challenge. Thousands of people from across the globe will get outside to look for nature in their cities! Results will be announced on Friday May 4th. Will your city win?

Follow @citnatchallenge and @inaturalist on Twitter #CityNatureChallenge



April 22: Earth Day


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


#TheGlobalGrid and #Greenroofs Twitter Chat Save the Date: April 18, 2018

April 18: #TheGlobalGrid & #Greenroofs Twitter Chat at 12:00pm PT

@TheGlobalGrid and @Greenroofs are Hosting a Twitter Chat Together about #Greenroofs. April is World Landscape Architecture Month, an international celebration of the profession. What better way to be part of the celebration? Get in on the action and voice your opinions about greenroofs! Participation is easy. Once you’re logged in using your Twitter account, follow @theglobalgrid, search and follow #TheGlobalGrid; a unique hashtag that identifies the chat and allows all of the chat’s questions and answers to be easily searched and found.


Please read "Green Roofs: A Sustainability Voucher for Cities? #TheGlobalGrid Chat Recap", "#TheGlobalGrid Pre-Chat Post – Green Roofs: A Sustainability Voucher for Cities?", "#TheGlobalGrid and #Greenroofs Twitter Chat Save the Date: April 18, 2018" and "Your Guide to Joining The Global Grid Monthly Twitter Chat #TheGlobalGrid" for more information.



April 17-18: Greenbuild Europe International Conference & Expo, Berlin, Germany

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference & expo for green building. Founded in 2002, Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building, making Greenbuild the ideal space to learn about groundbreaking green building products, services and technologies. In April 2018, the award-winning event will be held in Berlin, Germany.





April 10: 2018 Sustainable Landscape & Architectural Solutions Event, Dubai, UAE

The event will focus on applications and solutions, designed specifically for arid areas, and will respond to the following issues: Challenges posed by extremely dry climates, Opportunities for greening cities, Water-saving techniques and opportunities, and Sustainable landscaping concepts for arid areas. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the 1-day event and network with your colleagues and industry professionals.







March 27-28: The AgLanta Conference 2018 - Smart Ag for Smart Cities, Atlanta, GA

After a hugely successful inaugural 2017 event (270+ attendees, 96% would recommend to a friend), Agritecture (formerly Blue Planet Consulting) has again partnered with the City of Atlanta and Southern Company to produce the most dynamic and innovative controlled environment agriculture conference to date. Over the past few years, we have seen an increasing pattern of cities and conferences focusing on the "Smart City". Conversations amongst these gatherings encompass everything from IoT (the Internet of Things) to AI to automation, but they almost always leave agriculture out of the picture.


Read "Grow. Smarter. Cities. The City of Atlanta’s 2nd Annual AgLanta Conference March 27th & 28th" and "Special 15% Discount to the Aglanta Conference 2018 on March 27 & 28!" for more information.



March 24: Earth Hour at 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time, Worldwide


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



March 22-27: RCI International Convention and Trade Show, Houston, TX


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


Don't miss exhibits by American Hydrotech - Booth#236, Barrett Company - Booth#817, Bison Innovative Products - Booth#713, Carlisle Construction Materials - Booth#701, Sika Sarnafil - Booth#801, and Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance - Booth#540.


March 22: World Water Day

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods. Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.



March 19-20: New York Build, New York, NY

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


March 15-25: Environmental Film Festival, Washington D.C.


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



March 15: GRHC Open Forum - PACE Financing Program Webinar

This month, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is joined by Lance Mald, CMO of Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate to discuss the new PACE financing program for green roofs. The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program established by Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate is a focused effort to provide a nationwide funding platform for green roof projects. Learn the details about this program, what projects are eligible, and how to secure funding for your next green roof project.




March 12-14: 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!



March 8: 15th International FBB Green Roof Symposium, Ditzingen, Germany


On March 8, 2018, the FBB Green Roof Symposium will take place in Ditzingen near Stuttgart for the 15th time. Thus, the successful symposium series will be continued after the "break" in 2017 due to the World Congress Building Green. The Fachvereinigung Bauwerksbegrünung eV (FBB) as organizer is looking forward to many participants. The Green Roof Symposium is once again divided into various thematic blocks such as "Law & Guideline", "Research & Education", "Out of Practice", and focuses on many interesting current topics that are presented in short lectures. The FBB Green Roof Symposium sees itself as an information platform for current research results, new guidelines and standards and special developments.



March 6-8: Ecobuild, London, England

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





February 28 - March 2: SKYBERRIES Conference on Food Security, Urban Agriculture and Vertical Farming, Vienna, Austria


The international conference SKYBERRIES explores the emerging topic of vertical farming and green building solutions for the first time in the German-speaking region. SKYBERRIES presents the state-of-the-art of vertical farming, urban agriculture and urban gardening on and in buildings and invites all participants to take part in this future business field. Both conference days define knowledge baselines, raise current and future challenges of food security, outline possible solutions and bring them into action.




February 20: FBB Symposium on Green Building, Berlin, Germany


On February 20, 2018, the FBB Symposium Building Green takes place in Berlin within the framework of the green building during the Bautec trade fair. The Fachvereinigung Bauwerksbegrünung eV (FBB) as an organizer looks forward to many participants. The FBB symposium, planned again in the tried and tested constellation for building greening with roof, façade and interior greenery, is a sort of basic information supplemented by practical examples. Thus, the event starts with the positive effects of green roofs and facades and goes beyond the planning principles to the presentation of reference objects. In addition, there will be a presentation on planning principles and practical examples of indoor greening. Planners, builders, Cities and other participants in the project are presented within a short time the most important information of the different forms of building greenery. And after the event, FBB members will present their product and system solutions at the FBB booth and will answer all interested parties and there will still be enough time for a walk through the fair.



February 17-18: 5th International Green Roof Congress, Kuwait City, Kuwait


Save the date for this exciting congress which will be held from February 17th to February 18th 2018 in the Al Shaheed Park Kuwait, a new icon of Green Roof architecture. The fifth edition of IGRA´s prestigious congress series deals with the special challenges of Green Roofs in dry climates. More than one third of the world population already lives in these expanding regions, without considering the global metropolitan areas which often are grappling with the same problems. The performance of Green Roofs in these special environments is strongly connected with the availability and scarcity of water & the limited types of plants, which are able to tolerate these harsh weather conditions - therefore the water & plantation issue is a common thread of the congress presentations and discussions. Join us for a top-level program focusing on innovative new technologies, stunning architecture, pioneering urban development projects and many opportunities to network with international leaders in the field of Green Roofs.


Read "The Urban Oasis Experience – 5th International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait (17 – 18 February)", "Three Weeks to Go – Register Today for the 5th International Green Roof Congress in Kuwait (17th-18th February 2018)" and "Patrick Blanc to Speak at the International Green Roof Congress in Kuwait (17-18 February)" by Wolfgang Ansel for more information.



February 14-15: BUILDEX Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada


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


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



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

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


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


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

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



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


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





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

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



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

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


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



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


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


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


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

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


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






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


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

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

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




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

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


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

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



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

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



November 21-22: Build2Perform, London, UK

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

To register for this free event visit:



November 9-11: GreenUrbanScape Asia 2017, Singapore

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


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

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


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


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

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





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

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


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


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

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




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


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






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

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

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




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


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



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


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


September 23: Kingsland Wildflower Festival, Brooklyn, NY

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

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


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


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


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


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


September 13-15: CONSTRUCT Conference, Providence, RI

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


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




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