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              May 2013

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2013 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Calendar
Industry News
Advertiser Press Releases
Upcoming Events
What's New

2013 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Calendar

May features The Lincoln Center Theatre, LCT3 in New York, NY. The rooftop addition of the Eero Saarinen-designed Lincoln Center Theatre is the home of LCT3, an initiative devoted to producing the work of emerging playwrights, directors, and designers. When the elevators doors open at rooftop level, visitors see a grand view of the outdoor terrace and greenroof. Pre-grown for two years prior to delivery, 1,356 (2ft x 2ft) Green Roof Blocks contain native plants and multi-species of Sedum. Anticipating a LEED Silver rating, the building features efficient systems and sustainable strategies, including the greenroof that covers 44% of the site footprint.


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

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities' (GRHC) The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest. Submit your ideas of how living architecture can create more resilient communities in face of climate change, resource shortages, natural disasters and environmental degradation and win a free delegate pass to CitiesAlive in San Francisco, October 23-26, 2013. [5.29.13]
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected six recipients to receive the 2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. Biennially, representatives from the AIA and the American Library Association (ALA) gather to celebrate the finest examples of library design by architects licensed in the U.S. The 2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Award Winner with a green roof is the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in Raleigh, North Carolina by Snøhetta and Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee. [5.29.13]

GRHC announced a 24 percent growth rate in installed green roofs in 2012 as part of the results of the Annual Green Roof Industry Survey. On the heels of a huge 115 per cent growth rate in 2011, the green roof industry still grew by 24 per cent in 2012. Green roofs are being embraced around North America, by policy makers, designers, building owners and developers because they deliver multiple proven public and private benefits. [5.1.13]


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Columbia Green is seeking a Project Manager for their Washington, DC, USA office. [4.30.13] 


Furbish is looking for a Technical Sales Engineer located in Baltimore, MD, USA. [4.26.13] 

Capitol Greenroofs
is seeking a Project Manager, an Estimator and a Laborer to work in Washington, DC, USA
. [4.21.13]

Sedum Master is looking for a Sales person in Toronto, Canada. [4.19.13]

Moore Farms Botanical Garden is seeking a Research Assistant in Lake City, SC, USA. [4.18.13]     


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

Advertiser Press Releases


Sika Sarnafil Announces Recycling Project of the Year Winner. [5.23.13]


Xero Flor Green Roof System from Xero Flor America (XFA) Named a Money-Saving Product by BUILDINGS Magazine. [5.14.13]

Green Living Technologies International (GLTi) Names 7 New Team Members. [5.13.13]

US Manufacturer Brings Rooftop Gardens to China - LiveRoof. [5.8.13]

Skyland USA announces Emilia Marin as the new rooflite® Fulfillment Director. [5.1.13]

Providence St. Mary Medical Center Greens Up with First Green Roof in Walla Walla, WA by Tremco & Xero Flor America. [5.1.13]  


See more Advertiser Press Releases in our APRs page. 



Green Roofs Collective: An In-Depth Exploration of Green Roofs from the Details to their Global Context | Spacing, by Pietra Basilij. [5.27.13]

Traumatized veterans seek comfort in the soil | Beaumont Enterprise, by Marc Ramirez. [5.26.13]

York landscape architects earn gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show | The York Press, by Mike Laycock. [5.25.13]

London: City of Urban Honey and Green Ideas | National Geographic, by Dan Stone. [5.22.13]

Colleges conduct construction research in addition to teaching | Journal of Commerce, by Peter Caufield. [5.20.13] 


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

Upcoming Events

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What's New
Linda Velazquez
Editor & Publisher, GRP
It sure is heating up here in Atlanta - how about in your area?  We returned from Hamburg a couple of weeks ago where I had the distinct pleasure of moderating the 3rd International Green Roof Congress hosted by IGRA.  It was great to enjoy some cool days mixed in with a couple of sunny ones and visit lovely Hamburg as well as spend some time in Munich.  The Congress was excellent - awesome speakers, very professional and extremely well run; we saw a lot of our greenroof friends there from around the world!

Speaking of events, the spectacular RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London just ended - our colleague Nigel Dunnett is writing an article about it and his gorgeous medal-winning RBC Blue Water Roof Garden: rainwater for a living roof.

Here at we are updating our Sky Gardens Blog, so please be patient as we grow - plenty of great new postings coming soon! 

Contributing Editors:


Read "Irrigation on Extensive Green Roofs - Facts Study" by Jörg Breuning, The Green Roof Patroller. [5.31.13]  



See "Indoor Living Walls: Psychological Therapy, Airborne Cleansing & My Favorite Plants, by George Irwin, our Green Wall Editor. [5.30.13]   





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