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12-Month Wall Calendar in time for the holidays!
Our glossy Calendar features beautiful living roofs
from around the world at many scales - from 52 to
almost half a million sf - highlighting various project
types, from residential to commercial to industrial and
more. And the Calendar is chock full of international
green building events, too. Check back soon for
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Upcoming Events in 2008 will include an even
range of international green building happenings, as
greenroofs continue to proliferate our ever-budding
collective green consciousness. Continue to send us
your 2008 Upcoming Events by name, date, and
location notices for inclusion for free!
Greenroofs.TV - have you visited yet? See
profiles on YouTube ranging from the progress of the
CA Academy of Sciences to the world's new largest
modular greenroof in PA. Hear from the likes of
Charlie Miller of Roofscapes and Maureen Connelly
from BCIT. See a quick Fox TV interview of Linda
Velazquez and her "boutique" greenroof in downtown
Atlanta in Additional Video Links and learn
about an AZ desert greenroof from ABC's Extreme
Makeover Home Edition.
W.P. Hickman Systems and Earth
Partnership Aims to Install 200 Green
Roofs by 2010. The Viridian urban sustainable
development partnership program's goal is to design
and install 200 green roofs by 2010, specifically
targeting low income housing developments and
educational institutions across the country. Sixteen
major metropolitan areas have been chosen for green
roof installations, including Cleveland, Chicago,
Atlanta, Boston, New York, Seattle, Portland and many
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities: GRHC's new
and Growing Media 401 will be launched at the 6th
annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable
Communities Conference in Baltimore, MD, April 30 -
May 2, 2008. The full preliminary Conference Program
will be available online by December 1, 2007. And in
January 2008, the Green Roof Infrastructure Monitor
will be relaunched as the Living Architecture Monitor
with four issues a year.
PREFAB FRIDAY: Construisons Demain
Inhabitat's Ali posts brilliant modular designs and
photos about French designers who continue to put
the "fab" in prefab with prefabricated wooden modules
espousing low-energy living and living roofs, too.
Rappahannock County, VA.
What is the proposed Stormwater Management
Beverly Hunter summarizes questions and answers
to the Rappahannock County Planning Commission
on how and why Low Impact Development techniques
are emphasized in the new ordinance. Examples of
LID site design cited in the draft ordinance include
capturing rain water on a greenroof.
Green roof at new Guardian HQ 'dull,
bland and cheap'
The ecological effectiveness of a "low diversity"
sedum greenroof is questioned at the Guardian
newspaper's new seven-story building at King's
Cross. Dusty Gedge, one of the UK's foremost
greenroof experts, gives his opinion along with
commentary from some of the dissidents. Peter
Gruner from the Camden New Journal reporting.
Roof group gets grants for plants
City gets energy grant to build 'living'
Tom Knapp and Ad Crable of Lancaster Newspapers
write how greenroof grants will provide some but not
most of the $1 million needed to build the city's
planned 79,000 sf of vegetated roofs on seven
buildings in Lancaster County, including the new
YMCA, the former city police station, and more. [11.15
D.C. offers up cash to buildings to go green on
The Washington Business Journal article explores
how the city's Department of Environment is coaxing
landlords and homeowners to make the tops of their
buildings more green by extending a five-year subsidy
program for building new greenroofs. Vandana Sinha
Green Roof Blocks introduces our newest
green roof innovation, Green
Paks, the easiest and most affordable way to own
a green roof. These knitted polyethylene green roof
modules are pre-filled with lightweight engineered
soil. Simply cover the roof area with Green Paks,
insert the plants of your choice, and start enjoying your
green roof. Green Paks are fast, easy, and affordable
and carry a twenty year limited warranty.
Click here for the full page color brochure in
The Greenroof Directory
Ralph Velasquez, our ASTM Editor, has returned from
the Fall Meetings. Learn about the new
ASTM Fall updates and how two of the most
critical issues that continue to prove to be a sticking
point are those of fire
Read our new Guest
Feature from Jim Lindell
entitled "Stormwater Runoff Issues." Jim discusses
how waterborne illnesses may actually increase in the
future because of climate change, population growth,
and shifting land use, and opens up another case for
Patrick Carey, our Architecture Editor, has a new
posting and issues a Call
for Research. Read his
long awaited "A View from the Sky Trenches"
commentary entitled "The Minions Project: A
Bio-Regional Greenroof Research Call."