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             July 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

July features the Bellême Hospital green roof in Bellême, France. Located in Normandy, the design intent on the extension of the Bellême Hospital was to provide a LEED certified (HQE) sustainable building. According to various research, a greenroof underneath solar panels can increase the productivity of electricity by up to 15% as the greenroof is limiting temperature fluctuation on the roof as well as decreasing the temperature in the summer. The all-in-one Vegetal i.D. Hydropack tray system includes the Vegetal i.D. Standard Plant Mix of Sedum (4 types), Allium, thyme, Antennaria, Armeria, Campanula, Gypsophila, Hieracium, Petrorhagia, and many varieties.


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Industry News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has invited the 22 largest U.S. Great Lakes shoreline cities to apply for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding for green infrastructure projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality. Eligible cities can use the grants to cover up to 50 percent of the cost of rain gardens, bio-swales, green roofs, porous pavement, greenways, constructed wetlands, stormwater tree trenches and other green infrastructure measures installed on public property. [7.26.13]
The EPA has launched a National Stormwater Calculator to help property owners, developers, landscapers and urban planners make better land-use decisions to protect local waterways from pollution caused by stormwater runoff. The calculator, which is phase I of the Stormwater Calculator and Climate Assessment Tool package announced in President Obama's Climate Action Plan, is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of stormwater runoff from a specific site, based on local soil conditions, slope, land cover, and historical rainfall records. [7.24.13]
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's Commission has approved a Regional Green Infrastructure Plan. Milwaukee is already a recognized national leader in infrastructure, and this plan will keep them at that forefront. Green infrastructure mimics Mother Nature by storing and infiltrating stormwater on the land where the rain falls, making it a resource rather than a nuisance. This can be done with porous pavement, green roofs, rain gardens, rain barrels and bioswales. [7.22.13]

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) has finalized a new regulatory framework for stormwater management by large development sites in the District of Columbia. The new framework includes stormwater retention performance standards that will dramatically reduce stormwater runoff's harmful impacts to the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, Rock Creek, and their tributaries. [7.19.13]

Post-secondary students and recent graduates across North America are invited to imagine and create 'resilient communities' by using living architecture - green roofs and walls - to redesign a community center in central San Francisco, California. The CitiesAlive Student Design Challenge, hosted on landscape architecture social media platform, is an academic element of the green roof and wall industry's annual CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference. [7.19.13]


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

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


Nedlaw Living Walls and Living Roofs are looking for technicians to join their maintenance and installation team in Canada.

Compost Supply is now hiring a Green Sales Hero in Glen Ellyn, IL, USA.


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

Advertiser Press Releases


American Hydrotech Hires Rob Erklin and Rick Kile as Garden Roof Technical Sales Coordinators. [7.29.13]

Skyland USA announces new rooflite® authorized blending facility in Colorado. [7.29.13]

West Irondequoit High School Kicks Off STEM Institute with GLTi Unit Plan for Green Roofs and Walls. [7.23.13]

Green Roof Designer & Author of EAT UP | The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture Holds Book Launch & Exhibit at Uncommon Ground. [7.19.13]

Eco-Roofs Donates Green Roof Eco Trays to Solar Decathlon Entry. [7.16.13]

GLTi Patented Green Roofs One System for All Green Roof Applications. [7.16.13]

200ft Long Living Wall by Plant Connection Creates Lasting Impression. [7.12.13]     


See more Advertiser Press Releases in our APRs page. 



South Boston rooftop farm raising its first crops | Boston Globe by Gail Waterhouse. [7.30.13]

Sutton develops methods to introduce native grasses, flowers to green roofs | Scarlet News Blog by Troy Fedderson. [7.26.13]

Phyto Kinetic: Green Roofs for City Buses and Improved Urban Ecosystem | Urban Gardens by Robin Plaskoff Horton. [7.24.13]

How to get ahead of the storm with green infrastructure | Toronto Star by David Suzuki and Faisal Moola. [7.13.13]

Downtown Market starts to shows signs of life as staff moves in, walls and roof show green | MLive by Jim Harger. [7.3.13]    


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

Upcoming Events

 August 2-4:  APLD International Landscape Design Conference, Detroit, MI

August 4-9:  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN

August 11:  2013 Salt Spring Island Eco-Living & Home Tour, BC, Canada

August 13-15:  Plantscape Industry Expo 2013, Las Vegas, NV

August 13-15:  Ag Progress Days, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, Rock Springs, PA

August 18-21:  2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium, St. Paul, MN

August 18-22:  StormCon - The North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo, Myrtle Beach, SC

August 21:  An Evening with Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, MN Green Roofs Council, St. Paul, MN

August 22-24: Farwest Show, Portland, OR

Sep. 9-13: WGIN - World Green Infrastructure Conference, Nantes, France
For a complete listing of Events, visit Upcoming Events and Educational Courses.
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Linda Velazquez
Editor & Publisher, GRP
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On July 17 Global Site Plans (GSP) released their second annual Top 20 International Landscape Architecture Websites 2013 and made it into the Top 10!  Very cool, read about it below.

Haven Kiers and I are finishing up our 7th annual 2013 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design - if you have any suggestions for categories and projects, send them now to:

Sky Gardens Blog Posts: 

Greenroof & Greenwall Projects of the Week: Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility, The Republik Building/ Xero Flor America HQ Green Roof, 360 State Street, U.S. EPA Region 8 HQ, Denver Office and One Premier Place.  

Guest Feature Articles & Blog Posts:


Learn about the New Online Green Roof Course Presented by Iowa State University by Dr. Jennifer Bousselot. [7.24.13]


See our latest Guest Feature Article "New Corporate Green Roof is First on a Commercial Building in Historic Durham, N.C. Downtown District" By David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller. [7.22.13]
Read "The World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes: A Key Feature of the Sustainable Cities of Tomorrow" by Marc Lacaille of ADIVET (L'Association des Toitures Vegetales). [7.10.13]  






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