eNewsletter                          February 2014

Linda Velazquez
Editor & Publisher

ASLA, LEED AP, GRP

Hello colleagues,

Here in the colder climes of the northern hemisphere, I’ll bet most of us are yearning for the warming winds and promise of spring – rebirth, renewal, and regrowth. Actually, this is a wonderful time to review and start implementing your 2014 maintenance plans and get ready for the resurgence of the most visible feature of living architecture – the beautiful, living, breathing plants!

Earth Week, Earth Day, and Earth Hour will soon be upon us in April, and one small measure we’re doing to honor the spirit is we’re bringing back our “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Photo Contest. New this time is the addition of planted walls of any kind; look for a blog post soon, but start gathering – or planning for taking some new springtime - favorite photos of stunningly gorgeous greenroofs and/or walls. The Contest will be open for voting by everyone and the winner will have their project highlighted as Project of the Week and win a $100 gift certificate.

Please vote for the Green Bronx Machine in the Real Food Media Challenge by March 2, don't forget that March 3rd is the deadline for submitting abstracts for the CitiesAlive Conference in Nashville, TN, and support “Treeson: The bottle that can save the planet!” at Kickstarter!


Calendar Project of the Month

Nashville Music City Center

February: Nashville Music City Center by rooflite®, Roofmeadow, Sika Sarnafil, Sempergreen and more...

The Nashville Music City Center is a 1,200,000 square foot convention finished in June, 2012 in the SoBro (South of Broadway) district in Nashville, Tennessee. A wide green pavilion will encircle the building on all sides, calling Nashvillians and visitors to enjoy the area’s newest landmark and serve as public space for art and music.

Soon to be LEED Silver certified, a prominent feature of the Music Center is the 175,000 square-foot wavy green roof. Designed to mimic the rolling hills of Tennessee, three independent green roof sections boast 14 types of sedum. A 360,000 gallon rainwater collection tank stores rainwater from the roof which is then used to irrigate outdoor landscaping and flush the hundreds of toilets in the building. Other sustainable features include a 211 kilowatt solar panel system, LED lighting, comprehensive mixed recycling program, green purchasing, and high-efficiency HVAC system.



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Support “Treeson: The bottle that can save the planet!” at Kickstarter and Change an Industry
Support “Treeson: The bottle that can save the planet!” at Kickstarter and Change an Industry

Vote for the Green Bronx Machine in the Real Food Media Challenge Now!
Vote for the Green Bronx Machine in the
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Projects of the Week

Greenroof & Greenwall Project of the Week for February 24, 2014: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Greenroof Project of the Week for February 17, 2014: Whole Foods Market – Lynnfield, MA
Whole Foods Market
 – Lynnfield, MA

Greenwall Project of the Week for February 10, 2014: Neskuchnyi Restaurant
Neskuchnyi Restaurant

Greenroof Project of the Week for February 3, 2014: Duke University Marguerite Kent Repass Ocean Conservation Center (OCC)
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