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February 2013

In This Issue
What's New
2013 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Calendar
Industry News
Upcoming Events
Sky Gardens Blog Posts
Advertiser Press Releases
What's New

We're a little past the middle of our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013, in collaboration with the Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), taking place now through March 13th.

Here are the take-away points:

  • It has been awesome so far!
  • You still have just under 2 weeks to register and join us!
  • Once a video has played it is available on demand through March 13.
  • Where else can you watch 56 speakers who have created 5 keynotes, 5 Panel Sessions, 7 Collaborative Videos, and 15 Individual presentations - plus several in our "Inspiration Nook" from the comfort of your office or home?

You can now see 24 outstanding videos and Q & A transcripts on demand from panelists, collaborative teams, individuals and Keynotes from:

  • Dr. Aditya Ranade, Senior Analyst, Lux Research Intelligence Team
  • Mary Ann Uhlmann, Horticulturalist and Vegetated Roof Systems Program Development Manager for Tremco, Inc.
  • Steven Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and Founding Member of WGIN
  • Javier Senosiain, Architect, Principal of Arquitectura Orgįnica

Some of the best are scheduled live next, and just to name a few are:

  • Keynote Dusty Gedge, Green Roof Campaigner and Designer, and President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations - this Brit is a perennial favorite!
  • Panel Session "Sky Parks in the Public Realm - Elevating Green Ways and Urban Connectivity" with Dr. Maureen Connelly (Moderator), Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Randy Sharp, and Dr. Tan Puay Yok.  Join the awesome Maureen from BCIT with Deputy City of Vancouver Manager Sadhu Johnston (formerly Mayor Richard M. Daley's Chief Environmental Officer), and award-winning landscape architect Randy Sharp in Vancouver, B.C., along with their colleague Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture of the National University of Singapore Dr. Tan Puay Yok (formerly of the National Parks Board) in Singapore for a lively discussion!
  • "How Green Roofs in Copenhagen Create New Opportunities, Climate Adapt Our City and Transform Our Living" by Dorthe Rųmų, biologist and Project Manager for the City of Copenhagen.

Read all about these wonderful world-renown speakers on the Speakers page, and see the Agenda, too, to stay up to date.


So have you registered yet? Get GRP credits and take advantage of the many discounts available to everyone around the world:

Regular Fee: $99 Advertisers
and Readers: $39 - use Discount Code GCOM
WGIN Members
: $39
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Members use Discount Code

Associates: $59
Students/Staff/Faculty and Government Employees: $29  


See all of the Discount Codes available here.


2013 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Calendar

features the Cuartel De Ballajį (Ballajį Infantry Barracks) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Built by the Spanish army from 1854 to 1864, the biggest challenge for the Cuartel de Ballajį green roof was sourcing the highest quality lightweight engineered soil in the Caribbean for the last example of monumental Spanish military architecture in the Americas. rooflite® soils exceeded the demands of the historic building, manufactured locally in Puerto Rico under license by PRGD. David Aponte carefully selected and installed 60,000 plants in 2" of rooflite® drain with drain channels and a 4" average of rooflite extensive mc. Also installed were water features, living walls, and solar.


The Greenroofs & Walls™ of the World Calendar series combines two of our most popular destinations on The Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database and Upcoming Events.  

Industry News


The City of Portland is in the process of setting its budget priorities for the 2013 - 14 fiscal year. There is a possibility that the ecoroof incentive will be discontinued. Environmental Services is accepting ecoroof incentive applications but may not award incentives pending budget discussions over the next few months. Environmental Services will evaluate applications against available resources. The 2013 -14 fiscal year begins July 1, 2013. [1.31.13]  


For more information please visit our Industry News section of our website.



New Google campus planned, turning the Googleplex into a megaplex 

Los Angeles Times, by Jessica Guynn
San Francisco, CA. "... Google Inc. is preparing to break ground on a 42-acre campus called Bayview that promises to elevate the pampering of its hard-driving, type-A workers to a whole new level. Bayview is to have nine structures, most of which will be four stories tall. The structures will be shaped like bent rectangles to make room for courtyards and will be connected by bridges, one of which will lead to a green roof with an outdoor cafe..." [2.22.13]  


For more News, please visit Newslinks section of our website.

Upcoming Events

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Read what we've been blogging about in our latest Sky Gardens posts:

Linda Velazquez

Editor & Publisher, GRP


Which Cities Are Embracing the Green Revolution?

Greenroof Project of the Week for February 25, 2013: Torre Murano

CitiesAlive San Francisco Call for Papers due March 4th!

Greenroof Project of the Week for February 18, 2013: Atlantic Wharf (Russia Wharf)

Greenroof Project of the Week for February 11, 2013: Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden

Greenroof Project of the Week for February 4, 2013: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center  


See more Blog posts... 


Contributing Editor:  

Read Patrick Carey "A Guide to Phytoremediation: A Symbiotic Relationship with Plants, Water & Living Architecture." Patrick, our Architecture Editor, leads two of our panels on phytoremediation at the Virtual Summit 2013 and his guide is a great compilation of resources for all of us. [2.12.13] 








 is hiring a Civil Engineer in Philadelphia, PA. [2.8.13]    


Columbia Green Technologies is seeking to hire a Technical Director/Landscape Architect based in the Portland, OR, USA area. [12.18.12] 


See other Jobs Available and Positions Wanted in our Joblinks page. 


Speaking of Joblinks, we have a Joblinks Lounge at the Virtual Summit.  As an attendee/exhibitor you can post your Jobs Wanted or Jobs Available and network! 

Advertiser Press Releases







Green Roofs Unveiled at National Building Museum Exhibition by LiveRoof. [2.25.13]

GreenScaped Buildings Builds an Edible Wall for New Seasons 52 Restaurant in Santa Monica. [2.25.13]

Green Roof, Green Wall, and Vertical & Roof Top Agriculture Workshop and Training from GLTi. [2.18.13]

Green Roof Technology Becomes North America's Premier Supplier of Solar Green Roofs. [2.7.13]

Xero Flor Green Roof System Selected for Massive Green Roof on the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. [2.4.13]

American Hydrotech Offers Free Resources for Industry Professionals to Learn About, Specify and Innovate Green Roof Assemblies. [2.1.13]    


See more Advertiser Press Releases in our APRs page.  





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