Today we have the pleasure to air Xianmin Wang’s video presentation “The Current Situation and Future of Green Roofs in China” from our inaugural 2011 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit on greenroofs.tv and our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.
The esteemed Wang Xianmin is the Vice Chairman of the International Rooftop Landscaping Association (IRLA) and a board member of the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN). Aramis and I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Wang and his friendly delegation of Chinese associates including William Wei, Secretary-general of IRLA (whom we saw in Philadelphia last December for the 9th annual CitiesAlive Conference), at the International Skyrise Greenery Conference in tropical Singapore in November where Professor Wang was also a presenter. I have to say how wonderful it was meeting them all!
Speaking of WGIN, this year’s World Green Infrastructure Network‘s World Green Roof Congress will be held in beautiful Hangzhou, China from October 22 to October 26th, 2012. Aramis and I are going – I’ll be a speaker here – and we are really looking forward to this monumental trip, as we’ve never been to China!
Look for Professor Wang’s Guest Feature Article “You’re Invited to Hangzhou, China for the 2012 World Green Roof Congress” coming up tomorrow. Learn more about the WGIN 2012 Hangzhou China World Green Roof Conference here.
There is so much green development in China involving greenroofs and walls that for 2011, Haven Kiers and I chose to highlight their greening efforts in our Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design in the #2 spot – The Chinese Connection: Rise of the Green Giant (see our 2011 Top 10 video here).
Wang Xianmin is Deputy Chief of the Vertical Greening Academic Group of China Green Building Council; Vice Chairman of the International Rooftop Landscaping Association; Secretary-general of the 2012 Hangzhou China”¢World Green Roof Conference; Founder and former Secretary-general of the Beijing Rooftop Greening Association; former Secretary-general of the Great Wall Green Engineering Organizing Committee and Former Deputy Dean of the Asia-Pacific Education Centre of Peking University.
He graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics. Xianmin Wang is the author of China 2010 Shanghai World Expo venue three-dimensional Green, 2011 and Roof Garden, 2007.
Wang Xianmin’s presentation is very unique and informative as it is professionally filmed in Chinese with English subtitles. He gives the participant an overview on China, and says, “Nowadays, China concerns itself more and more about how to make a better life and how to resolve modern city diseases such as environmental pollution, heat island effects, and increased energy consumption.
“Therefore, it began to adopt various skills of vertical planting such as the green roof, living wall, and indoor greening to build an environment encouraging energy savings and low carbon features. Recently, the construction of green roofs in China has stepped into the lane of fast development with Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Chengdu taking the leading roles.”
Enjoy! Visit greenroofs.tv to see “The Current Situation and Future of Green Roofs in China” or click below:
Episode #15: “E = MC2 of Green Roofs: Ranking Energy Benefits by Mission, Climate and Construction” by Christopher Wark.
Episode #14: “The Work of ATVBrasil” by João Manuel Linck Feijó.
Episode #13: “Green Roof Policies – An International Review of Current Practices and Future Trends” by Wolfgang Ansel.
Episode #10: “The Vertical Garden – from Nature to Cities: An Interview with Patrick Blanc” by Patrick Blanc and me with an introduction by Caroline Menetre.
Episode #9: “Sloped and Complex Green Roofs” by Richard Hayden.
Episode #8: “The Portland Ecoroof Program: A Cross-section of the Green Roof Movement in Portland, Oregon” with Tom Liptan, Matt Burlin, Amy Chomowicz, Casey Cunningham, and Alice Meyers.
Episode #7: “Constructing Gardens in the Sky” by Terry McGlade.
Episode# 6: “Sky Meadows – Integrating People and Nature: Sustainable Green Roofs and Roof Gardens” by Dr. Nigel Dunnett.
Episode #5: “Greenroofs & Walls for Educational & Social Equity in the Bronx” Panel Session with New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Robert Bieder, Jon Beuttler, Jess Dannhauser, Javier Lopez and Steve Ritz.
Episode #4: Keynote Address “CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility – The Who, What, Where, When and How” by Ralph Velasquez.
Episode #3: “CDA Leads the Way for Incorporating Green Roof Space in an Airport Environment” by Rosemarie Andolino.
Episode #2: “2011 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” by Haven Kiers and me.
Episode #1: Opening Keynote Address “A New Place” by Charlie Miller.
VS2011 Opening Address by Linda Velazquez (me!).
Check back next week on GreenroofsTV for our 21st installment from the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011!
~ Linda V.