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  2. 2. IntroductionGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities is very pleased to present you with the program for CitiesAlive 9th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference with our co-hosts, the City ofPhiladelphia and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). These organizations have been North American and World leaders in moving toward the widespreaduse of living green infrastructure to help address water challenges and to build a more sustainable community. The City is planning to invest more than $2 billiondollars over the next twenty five years to create more than 9,000 Green Acres to manage storm water, which will include technologies such as green roofs, greenwalls, urban forests and other forms of green infrastructure.Join us in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, as we celebrate and support their progress towards restoring urban waters.For more information and to register please go to: www.citiesalive.orgConference HotelCome join us at the beautiful Sheraton City Center Hotel located in downtown Philadelphia – the official hotel and venue for CitiesAlive2011! Book by Tuesday,November 15, 2011 to take advantage of the discounted conference room rates: $159 (single and double), $199 (triple), and $219 (quad) per night.Sheraton Philadelphia City Center (Downtown) Hotel, 201 North 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA. To make your registration and take advantage of the$159.00 rate, call 1-800-325-3535.Full Delegate PassesIncluded with your full delegate pass is access to the Trade Show, Poster Sessions, Technical Sessions, Opening Plenary Reception, Lunch on Thursday, Cocktails onThursday, Local Host Committee Reception Thursday evening, the Awards of Excellence Luncheon on Friday, and a discounted rate for Pre-conference ProfessionalDevelopment, and on entire Philadelphia Conference Proceedings (web based audio synched to PowerPoint presentations and technical papers).Conference delegates can also receive over 10 CEUs from ASLA, USGBC, APLD, AIA and GRHC.Exhibitor registration includes two full delegate Passes. Student rates and day passes are also available. See Registration page 20 for details.Pre-Conference Tours and Professional DevelopmentTours and Pre-Conference Professional Development Sessions and the GRP Exam require additional registration and fees. Conference delegates receive discountedrates for pre-conference training sessions. See Registration on page 20 for more registration details for pre-conference events and delegate passes. Additional CEUsfrom ASLA, AIA, USGBC and GRHC are available for most professional development courses and the conference.Wednesday November 30 – PRE-CONFERENCE LEADING EDGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTPre-Conference Training Pushes the Boundaries of Living Architectural Design and Maintenance PracticesGet an edge through knowledge – leading edge knowledge! The pre-conference training sessions on November 30th provide you with opportunities to learn fromexperts the latest in design theory and practice. Net zero water, green walls, maintenance - all of our courses are peer reviewed - and except for the two newestcourses we are launching, provide you with continuing education credits from AIA, ASLA, APLD, RCI, GRHC and the USGBC. Full delegates to CitiesAlive are providedwith a reduced rate for pre-conference training courses, all of which include valuable resource manuals, with the exception of the new integrated design workshop.This year we are offering two brand new courses, and a number of courses that were just launched over the past twelve months.8:30 – 12 noon New Peer Reviewed Professional Development Courses - Earn CEUs from GRHC, APLD, AIA, ASLA, and USGBC Advanced Green Roof Maintenance Andy Creath, LEED AP, President, Green Roofs of Colorado and Nathan D. Griswold, ASLA, GRP, Senior Garden Roof Technical Sales Coordinator, American Hydrotech, Inc. This peer reviewed course was launched in Washington DC in the spring of this year. It addresses one of the key long term issues for the green roof industry – ensuring proper maintenance. One of the primary reasons for plant failure is improper maintenance. The course explores the reasons to invest in maintenance, the cost relationships between design attributes and maintenance, maintenance budgeting, maintenance contracting and various procedures. Andy Creath is the Owner of Green Roofs of Colorado, a firm which provides green roof design, installation, maintenance and consulting. He sits on the board of the Green Infrastructure Foundation and is a founding member of Green Roofs of the West, GROWWEST. Nathan Griswold earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Landscape Architecture. Having always had a passion for green and sustainable development he specialized in landscape architecture’s role in sustaining and developing a healthy environment. He also has Associates Degrees in plant science as well as landscape and nursery development. He has worked on hundreds of green roofs and has been active in Green Roofs for Healthy Cities since its inception, is co-chairing the Advanced Green roof Maintenance committee, is a long time member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, was one of the nation’s first to achieve his GRP accreditation. thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 2
  3. 3. LAUNCH Integrated Design Workshop Paul Kephart, GRP, President, Rana CreekThis new workshop focuses on the economic benefits of integrated design through project case studies, presented by Award Winning designer and biologist, PaulKephart. Paul’s projects include a wide range of buildings that exemplify leading edge practices associated with understanding the performance of livingarchitectural systems and integrating them into the design in a manner that makes both economic and ecological success. Projects he has consulted on include: TheGAP Headquarters, Vancouver Convention Center, California Academy of Sciences, Museum of Northern Arizona and Council District 9 City Hall. He is working onleading edge projects such as the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, California. Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites Jeffrey L. Bruce, President, GRP, FASLA, LEED, ASIC, President, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company, Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Developed jointly by GRHC and American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) committee members, this course provides technical and economic information on the design and performance of a fully integrated site and building water management system based on the “Net Zero Water” concept. This approach promises to significantly reduce the consumption of potable water in buildings, reduce discharge to municipal waste water systems, and save on municipal energy by reducing the amount of potable water treated at municipal facilities. The recognition of the connection between water management and energy conservation is emerging as a new opportunity in integrated management systems. Key concepts and terminology are illustrated by case studies and demonstration projects which identify issues and opportunities associated with costs and benefits, design and engineering practices, installation and maintenance requirements, and efficiency and performance of a fully functional integrated site and building water management system based on the “Net Zero Water” concept.9:30 – 4:00 pm Trade Show Set Up Time– Over 70 Exhibitors! See Page 6.10:00 – 12:00 noon Green Roof Professional (GRP) Examination (Must register before November 15, 2011)10:00 – 12:00 noon GRHC Committee Meetings (Members only)Corporate Members Roundtable Discussion, Oscar Warmerdam, Chair, President, SempergreenGreen Walls Group, Reuben Freed, Chair, greenscreenPolicy Committee, Hamid Karimi, Chair, District of ColumbiaGrowing Media Technical Committee, Chuck Friedrich, Chair, StaliteGRP Committee, Virginia Russell, GRP, Chair, University of CincinnatiResearch Committee, Bill Retzlaff, Chair, Southern Illinois University, EdwardsvilleGRP Networking Luncheon (GRPs only)12:30 – 4:15 pm New Peer Reviewed Professional Development Courses – Earn CEUs from GRHC, AIA, ASLA, APLD and USGBC Integrated Water Management for Sites and Buildings 201: Case LAUNCH Studies in Performance Jeffrey L. Bruce, President, GRP, FASLA, LEED, ASIC, President, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company, Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesThis new course is the second part of Integrated Site and Water Management education series, the first course provided in the morning. Achieving net-zero waterutilizes the concepts of the using and reusing water multiple times on site and to provide to the greatest degree possible a closed loop of water. There are sevensteps associated with this integrated water cycle. While this concept may not be achievable in certain projects, incorporation of its principals can lead to reduction ofdomestic water and sewer dependency. This course will focus on a number of case studies from different regions and explore in detail the design, installation,maintenance, policy and economic realities of these net zero water systems. Jeffrey L. Bruce is an award winning designer who is pioneering new approaches todesign for net zero water. He has worked on award winning projects such as Millennium Park in Chicago, Citygarden in St. Louis, 909 Walnut Street. This course wasdeveloped in partnership with the American Society of Irrigation Consultants with generous support for Ewing and Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company.Ecological Design WorkshopDr. Brad Bass, University of Toronto/ Environment CanadaWith each passing year, we come to understand that there are enormous possibilities to design and maintain green roofs and walls in a manner that supportsbiodiversity. With the recent collapse of bee populations, we are slowly beginning to realize that the preservation of biodiversity is inextricably linked to our speciesself-preservation. Ecological Design is a specialized course that teaches participants how they can achieve maximum biodiversity benefits from their green roofproject and covers such topics as how to design a green roof to support native flora and fauna and provides case studies that illustrate these principles.Dr. Brad Bass has been a leading researcher of green roofs and walls for more than a decade and he recently developed a Biodiversity Research Protocol to supportbiodiversity research with colleagues from around the world. thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 3
  4. 4. Introduction to Rooftop Agriculture Keith Agoada, President, Urban-Ag As peak oil increases the cost of food production and transportation, the economics of urban agriculture will continue to improve steadily. This course – the first of its kind in North America – recognizes the enormous potential of rooftop urban agriculture. This peer reviewed course was launched in December 2010 and provides information on multiple approaches to growing food on rooftops through design and maintenance principles, and case studies drawn from across North America. Learn about: - The diversity of physical applications of urban agriculture and the growing technologies that apply. - The social, environmental and economic benefits of urban agriculture and rooftop farming. The governance, personnel and economic options for implementing urban agriculture and rooftop farming systems and operations. - The conditions that lead to a successful urban agriculture project. - Strategies for overcoming common challenges associated with developing an urban agriculture/rooftop farming project. - Basic installation and maintenance principles. Keith Agoada founded Sky Vegetables in 2008 upon graduation from the Wisconsin Business School after winning a business plan competition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and second prize in the statewide competition for Wisconsin for the Sky Vegetables Business Plan. Over the past four years Keith has gained hands-on experience and researched or visited many of the USAs top urban agriculture projects. Keith currently serves on the board of directors at Sky Vegetables Inc and does sustainable agriculture, urban agriculture and green business consulting under his company, Urban-Ag. Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design (2nd Ed) Randy Sharp, BCSLA, FCSLA, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP, Principal, Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Green Walls 101 was developed through an industry committee with technical peer review from various design professionals and it was recently updated with new technical information in 2010. The course presents an overview of different types of green wall systems, and the many related tools and techniques needed to satisfy your green wall project objectives. You will learn how to identify green wall costs and benefits, different types of products and performance criteria, major design principles, and how to avoid the types of mistakes that might lead to an unsuccessful project. Randy Sharp is a principal with Sharp & Diamond, Landscape Architects. He is a recognized expert on green walls having consulted in projects such as the YVR Canada Line, Van Dusen Botanical Garden, and the Award Winning Vancouver Public Aquarium Living Wall.8:30 – 4:15 pm Green Roof Professional (GRP) Accreditation Training Courses (Full day, includes lunch, and resource manual)Join more than 500 GRPs worldwide by taking professional training classes at CitiesAlive. Discounted course rates are provided to full delegates. Those collecting AIA, RCI, ASLA, USGBC or APLD credits for application toward local/ regional associations or for license renewal can acquire continuing education credits by completing these courses and attending the conference.Green Roof Design 101 – Costs, Materials and Basic Design PrinciplesGreen Roof Design 101 introduces participants to the numerous public and private benefits of green roofs and presents many of the tools and techniques needed tomeet your green roof project objectives. Participants will learn about major design principles, types of green roof products and systems and their relevance, and theprofessions and competencies that are necessary for a successful green roof projectGreen Roof Design and Installation 201 – Design and Installation Best PracticesGreen Roof Design and Installation 201 is immensely practical course that provides participants with in-depth information on the multitude of green roofimplementation issues from the first client meetings through scheduling, insurance and permit issues, site analysis, construction considerations, sub-contracting,building a qualified project team, post construction maintenance and more.Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 301 – Ensuring Water TightnessGreen Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 301 presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to meet green roof waterproofing and drainage projectobjectives. This includes: understanding waterproofing and drainage terminology for better communication with the various professions involved, understandingwaterproofing and drainage assemblies and systems, an overview of major design principles, Best Management Practices and a review of the professions andcompetencies required for delivering a successful green roof project.Green Roof Plants and Growing Media 401 – Keeping Plants Healthy for the Long TermThe Green Roof Plants and Growing Media 401 course provides participants with an overview of plants and growing media design considerations and maintenancefor green roof assemblies. In addition to establishing design and implementation best management practices, the course covers the principles of plant physiology andsoil sciences as they apply to green roofs, identifies applications of various plant and growing media, teaches the technical requirements for growing media and plantlife and gives an understanding of the potential implementation issues related to plant care and growing media contamination. thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 4
  5. 5. 1:00 – 5:00 pm Tours - Check Out Philadelphia’s Finest Green Roofs and Walls!Sign up now because space is limited. See additional tours on Saturday.Center City SectionTour coordinators: Julie Snell, PHS; Kristen Knese, OLIN; Hal Welch, Center City DistrictTour sites and speakers;Sculpture Garden at Philadelphia Museum of Art- Susan K. Weiler, Partner, OLIN Sister Cities Visitors Center - Bryan Hanes, Principal, Studio Bryan Hanes; Hal Welch, Senior Director of Capital Projects,Center City DistrictPECO Main Office Building Green Roof - Kathy Martinelli, Manager Facilities Operations, PECORace St. Pier - David Elliott, Landscape Architecture Program Manager, PHSSlice across Center City Philadelphia from the Rocky Steps to the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge. This tour will take youto the PMA Sculpture Garden where you’ll hear from project designer Sue Weiler (Olin) about how she and her projectteam gracefully integrated a parking structure into the existing landscape. Next visit Pennsylvania’s largest retrofit greenroof at the PECO Main Office Building. Just over an acre of extensive / intensive green roof that manages more than 80% PECO Green Roofof the stormwater on site and provides stunning views of the city. From there we tour the just-completed Sister Cities Courtesy of PHS and PECOVisitors Center at historic Logan Square to hear from the project designer about Philadelphia’s newest extinctive greenroof. At dusk, we’ll arrive at the Race St. Pier in time to see the lightscape of this wildly popular new Philadelphiadestination, designed by critically acclaimed, James Corner Field Operations.Campus GreenTour coordinator: Jeanne Waldowski, Philadelphia Water DepartmentTour sites and speakers;Fagin Hall & Radian Apartments, University of Pennsylvania - Daniel Garofalo, Environmental Sustainability CoordinatorPapadakis Intergrated Sciences Building, Drexel University - Alan Darlington, NEDLAW Living Walls; Chris Baccash, DrexelSmart HouseThe Campus Green tour will school you about innovative green projects at two of Philadelphia’s key universities. Ourfirst stop will be the University of Pennsylvania’s Fagin Hall, which boasts an environmentally conscious roof garden thatreplaced a concrete atrium. Next stop is the University of Pennsylvania’s Radian Apartments, featuring curb cutouts,pervious pavers, an underground water retention cistern, and a green roof. Next up, Drexel University’s just-completed,Integrated Sciences Building— the first Silver LEED-certified building by the U.S. Green Building Council— UPenn Nursing School Green Roof for a presentation by the designer of the university’s Bio Wall, Alan Darlington (NEDLAW Living Walls) You will also enjoy Courtesy of Roofmeadowa presentation on Drexel’s “Smarthouse”, which is a student-led, multidisciplinary project to construct an urban home thatserves as a “living laboratory.” Students and faculty will conduct research and design in the areas of environment, energy,interaction, health, and lifestyle with the ultimate goal of improving quality of life in the urban residential setting.4:45 to 6:00 pm CITIESALIVE – OPENING PLENARY – NOVEMBER 30, 2011Master of Ceremonies – Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, GRP, Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy CitiesWelcoming Address - Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia and Drew Becher, President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City of Philadelphia th Michael Nutter is the 98 mayor of the City of Philadelphia. Though the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Mayor Nutter has launched Greenworks Philadelphia, ambitiously pursuing 15 sustainable targets in the areas of energy, environment, equity, economy, and engagement with the goal to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015. Moving forward with this opens opportunities to train Philadelphians in green collar jobs and reduce the city’s carbon footprint. Drew Becher, President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Drew Becher has been the president of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) since June of 2010 making him PHS’s 36th president. Before joining PHS, Mr. Becher was the Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project, partnering with NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg launching MillionTreesNYC which has led to more than 375,000 trees in New York City’s five boroughs. He has also served as Deputy Director of Washington D.C.’s Office of Planning where he led the creation of the Department of the Environment.Key Note Speakers thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 5
  6. 6. “Green Infrastructure and the Promise of Restorative Waters” Steven Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Steven W. Peck has invested more than a decade in the development of the North American green roof and wall industry. Over the past four years he has worked to strengthen the international green roof industry as co-founder of the World Green Roof Infrastructure Network. He is currently in the process of developing a Green Infrastructure Strategy for the Province of Ontario, having co-founded the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition in 2010, to lobby for a massive increase in green infrastructure investment. For more than twenty five years he has volunteered to restore the Don River Watershed which feeds into Lake Ontario. “The Future of Green Buildings – Perspectives from General Services Administration”, Kevin Kampschroer, Director, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, US General Services Administration Kevin Kampschroer has created the framework for which GSA responds to the challenges of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s mandate to move GSA’s Federal building inventory toward high-performance green buildings. Mr. Kampschroer was the Project Manager for the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, and he has lectured at various universities such as MIT, Harvard and Yale. His most recent publication as a contributing author is the first medical study showing the link between building characteristics on office worker stress and heart function-which showed the beneficial results of good lighting, natural light and IEQ. He has worked for GSA for over 35 years and is a graduate of Yale University.6:15 – 9:00 pm CITIESALIVE - TRADE SHOW OPENS – COCKTAIL RECEPTIONLearn about the latest green roof and wall products and services and gain valuable design and installation tips from the experts on our trade show floor.Our exhibitors currently include:Advanced Building Products Green Roof Blocks Permaloc CorporationAmerican Hydrotech Green Roof Service PHSBarrett Company Green Roofs for Healthy Cities RoofliteCarl Stahl DecorCable Greenscreen RoofmeadowCetco Greensulate SempergreenColbond Greenwalls, LLC Sika SarnafilConservation Technology Hunter Industries SkyGardenCosella-Dorken Products Huntsman SkyscapeEco Roofs Infra-red Analyzers SopremaEmory Knoll Farms International Leak Detection The City of PhiladelphiaEtera KISSS America, Inc. TremcoExpress Blower Landscape Architecture Foundation Turf Diagnostics and DesignGreen Plants for Green Buildings Nedlaw Xero Flor AmericaEach trade exhibit includes two full delegate passes to the conference, which includes access to all technical sessions, the opening plenary, lunch on the trade showfloor, local reception at the Art Museum, Awards Luncheon and discounts off the regular price for pre-conference training sessions, and the conference proceedings.For trade show exhibition information, contact Norma Meneguzzi Spall ( or 416 971 4494x229)Space is limited so book early!Thursday December 1 – CITIESALIVE TECHNICAL SESSIONS, TRADE SHOW AND RECEPTIONThere are four concurrent sessions featuring expert speakers on policy (P), design (D) and research (R) topics. The ‘On the Roof With’ sessions provide an opportunityto learn from expert panelists and discuss emerging issues and opportunities with experts. All of the sessions will be audio recorded and made available for purchasewith technical papers through the Living Architecture Academy. Conference delegates receive a discount on CitiesAlive Conference Proceedings.8:30 am to 10:00 am - SESSION 11P – The Emerging Green Transformation of Philadelphia - How to Invest More Than $2 Billion in Green Infrastructure andTransform A CityHoward Neukrug, Commissioner, Philadelphia Water DepartmentMr. Neukrug is a local and national leader in the drinking water, water resource and wastewater utility industry, recognized as a builder of regional and inter-agencycoalitions and trust-based relationships with regulators, legislators, and communities. His strong environmental ethics combine with his ability to inspire staff andcolleagues to implement effective and innovative water management strategies. He seeks to lead his utility - and by example, the water industry - into a new era ofcustomer service, regionalism, upgraded asset management and infrastructure renewal, and increased operational and financial efficiencies while improvingcustomer satisfaction, the region’s economy and environmental quality. Mr. Neukrug is an instructor in the Department of Environmental Science of the University ofPennsylvania, and an advisor to numerous environmental and water industry organizations and agencies. thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 6
  7. 7. Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability, City of PhiladelphiaKatherine Gajewski is the Director of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia. She leads the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and is responsible for overseeing theimplementation of Greenworks Philadelphia. Previously, Katherine served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Mayor’s Office. In this role she managed anumber of major citywide projects, including the Philly Spring Cleanup, and led a number of the Nutter Administration’s community outreach efforts. She served asan advisor to Mayor Nutter, Chief of Staff Clay Armbrister, and senior members of the Nutter Administration on a wide range of policy issues. Prior to joining theAdministration, Katherine worked on the Nutter for Mayor campaign and was the Campaign Coordinator for the Breathe Free Philadelphia Alliance, the coalition thatled the successful grassroots campaign to pass smoke-free legislation in Philadelphia.Fredda Lippes, R.A., LEED AP, City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Property/ Mayor’s Office of SustainabilityFredda Lippes has a Masters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, a BFA in Design from Carnegie-Mellon University and a certificate in IndustrialDesign from Stockholm Sweden Konstfackskolan. As Philadelphia’s Green Project Manager for the City of Philadelphia she is involved in many aspects of makingPhiladelphia environmentally sustainable.1D – Designing for Water Management and Water Scarcity… Leading Edge Approaches1. Waterproofing and Drainage for Vegetative Roofs over Critical SpacesThe paper will cover the methodologies that should be considered when designing a vegetative roof application over critical spaces such as hospital operating roomsor other equally important spaces to provide the utmost protection from a waterproofing and drainage perspective. Although vegetative roof applications range fromsmall residential applications to large intensive applications, the performance of the waterproofing, drainage, and water management system is critical to thesuccessful growth of the industry. The paper will illustrate the design principles to achieve an enhanced waterproofing and drainage systems for vegetative roofapplication through a few case studies of vegetative roofs over operating rooms.Amy L. Hackney, GRP, P.E., LEED AP / Senior Staff Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH)Amy joined SGH in 2005. Her primary emphasis is design consultation and construction administration of new design with extensive project management experienceon a wide range of structures from residential to high-rise construction. She has consulted on the waterproofing and drainage of vegetative roofs on condominiums,hospitals, hospitality, and residential.2. Seeking Water IndependenceWhile there are no certified Living Buildings in Houston, our Gulf Freeway building serves as a local example that begins to exemplify tools and technologies thatcome close to meeting the requirements of strategies in the Living Building Challenge.Joe Douglas Webb, AIA, Webb ArchitectsJoe Douglas Webb, AIA, is the principal of a small Houston based architecture and planning firm that specializes in commercial architecture, planning and city designprojects. Registered to practice architecture in 14 states, he is currently chair of Blueprint Houston, a past president of AIA Houston, a member of APA, USGBC, ULIand a NCARB Certificate holder.3. Green Roof Integrated Stormwater Management vs. Traditional Approach: A Case Study in PerformanceJeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, GRP, Principal, Jeffrey L. Bruce and CompanyJeffrey L. Bruce is an award winning designer who is pioneering new approaches to design for net zero water. He has worked on award winning projects such asMillennium Park in Chicago, Citygarden in St. Louis, 909 Walnut Street.1R – Stormwater Management Performance Research1. Green Roof Stormwater Performance in a Southeastern U.S. ClimateThis paper describes a controlled experiment designed to test the effect of substrate depth and slope on the stormwater retention ability of extensive green roofs inthe Southeastern U.S. Results suggest that green roofs in this climate can be a useful tool for controlling runoff.Robert M. Anders, Mississippi State UniversityGraduate student in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Mississippi State University.2. Stormwater Retention Findings from Unirrigated Green Roofs in TexasUnirrigated modular green roof trays in south-central Texas were investigated over six months in 2010 for stormwater retention. The modules retained 37 to 99percent of individual rain events and captured 55.4 percent of overall rainwater during the entire study period.Bruce Dvorak, Texas A&M UniversitiesBruce Dvorak is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University where he initiated the Interdisciplinary Green Roof Research Group. He has worked with green roofssince 1999, including the Chicago City Hall Green Roof. His research interests include green roof heat gain reduction, stormwater management and performancestandards. thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 7
  8. 8. 3. Stormwater Runoff from Green Retaining Wall SystemsGreen wall systems have become an innovative way to green the urban environment. The study reported here reports on a replicated experiment evaluating thestorm water runoff green retaining wall systems.Mark Ostendorf, Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleMr. Ostendorf is an environmental sciences graduate student at SIUE and a student member of G.R.E.E.N.1G – Towards Growing Medium Standards that Reflect Regional Climate Differences and Keep Plants HealthyGrowing medium is a critically important component of a green roof assembly, which must be able to support the long term health of plants and accomplish multipleadditional objectives. GRHC members have been working to devise a set of growing media standards that reflect the unique climates across North America. Thissession provides an opportunity to learn more about their work and to participate in the discussion.Chair: Chuck Friedrich, GRP, Carolina Stalite, Chair, Growing Media CommitteePanelists: Clayton Rugh, Xero Flor America; Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, GRP, President, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company; Ed Snodgrass, President, Green Roof Plants; SamFerror, Turf Diagnostics; Michael Curry, GRP, Midwest Trading10:30 to 12:00 Noon – SESSION 22P - Learning from International Speakers1. Adapting London to Climate Change - Retrofitting Ecosystem Services : The Green Infrastructure Audit of the Victoria BusinessImprovement DistrictAdapting London to climate change through retrofitting ecosystem services: The Green Infrastructure Audit of the Victoria Business Improvement District.Dusty Gedge, President, Green Roof Consultancy Ltd., President, European Green Roof FederationSince being involved in protecting the Black redstart in London in the late 1990’s Dusty Gedge has been involved in green roofs. Although specifically interested inBiodiversity, he has become an advisor on policy, is Director of, and the current President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations.2. Green Roof Mapping System for BerlinDeveloping an instrument to count the exact number of existing green roofs via diffeent arial data sets. Aims of the study are two: To get an information about thereal size of all green roofs. Second to develop an instrument to manage rain water inside of cities.Dr. Manfred Kohler, Vice Dean, Faculty of Landscape Architecture Surveying and Civil Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, President, World GreenInfrastructure NetworkEducation: Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Diploma Degree 1981, PhD: 1987: about “Eco effect of vegetated facades”.Professional activities:- 1981 – 1990: Scientist; Institute of Ecology, Berlin. (Main interests: Urban ecology; Green facades and Green roof systems. Teaching in the academic education ofLandscape planner)- 1990 - 1994: Executive Director of the Research Centre of Landscape Ecology, Bremen. Working themes: Environmental impact assessment studies and restorationprojects during Harbour development and extension planning. Restoration planning of wetland areas.- Since 1994 Professor of Landscape ecology at the University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg.- Since 2008: Vice dean of the Department Landscape Architecture, Surveying, Geoinformatics and Civil engineering at the University of Applied Sciences.3. Whats Needed to Transform our Grey Cities to Green Cities Covered with Green RoofsBeyond and behind the green roofs policy. Whats needed to go though the transformation from grey cities to the green cities covered with green roofs? It will beabout whats needed for the main developer and decisions maker to realise the potential of green roofing!Dorthe Romo, Manager, M.Sc. Biology, City of CopenhagenDorthe is a biologist who has been working on environmental issues with water, particularly in lakes and streams, for many years. She has the responsibility asentrepreneur on the maintenance and operation of the freshwater system in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dorthe has been working with planning and as Project Manageron the Citys Wastewater Plan. In the last 4 years, Dorthe has been working on promoting green roofs as part of future city development this has included strategiccommunication planning, political work, and quite a lot of networking nationally as well as internationally. Dorthe has also been lecturing about green roofs at DanishUniversities and has acted as supervisor and censor for students with green roofs projects. thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 8
  9. 9. 2D – Its’ Not Easy Being a Green Wall – Invaluable Lessons from the Field1. Living Walls: Integration of Water Re-Use SystemsAesthetics are often the primary motivation for inclusion of living walls in interior environments but more emphasis is now placed on the functional attributes of thisform of living architecture. As buildings move towards net zero waste and innovative water re-use systems, designers must focus on the conservation of water viasustainable options for landscape irrigation. Vertical landscapes and water containment mechanisms can assimilate to offer creative solutions for water reuseapplications; ultimately creating the option for a more sustainable living system.Ryan M. Burrows, Principal, EcoWallsMr. Burrows is a founding principal of EcoWalls, a NJ-based living wall design, installation, and maintenance company. Mr. Burrows heads the R&D division, receiveda BA in Biology and is completing a graduate degree at Rutgers University in the Department of Ecology and Evolution.2. It’s Not Always Easy Being Green: Constructing Longwood’s Green WallCome hear the story of how Longwood Gardens embarked on a journey that resulted in the design and construction of North Americas largest indoor living wall.From start to finish, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the ideas, inspirations, planning, and hard work that went into it.Casey Sclar, Plant Health Care leader, Longwood GardensCasey is the Plant Health Care Leader at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. His team directs the IPM program, composting operations and steward 700+ acresof natural areas/farmland. Longwood’s recycling and environmental sustainability efforts are key objectives of their work. Casey has B.S. degree from CaliforniaPolytechnic State University, S.L.O., and advanced degrees from Colorado State University.3. Green Facades for Big Box RetailGreen walls are part of a strategy by major retailers, developers, and mall managers to transform shopping centers. Water management, drip irrigation, verticalstructures, and underground planting systems support vibrant climbing plants. Handouts: Matrix Top 25 Climbers Temperate Climates, Soil Volume ChartRandy Sharp, BCSLA, FCSLA, ASLA, GRP, Principal, Sharp & Diamond LandscapeIn 1980, Randy Sharp established a practice in Vancouver that has grown into Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc., committed to ecological based solutionsfor site development and designs that blend nature and architecture. The firm designed and coordinated the installation of over 100 green roofs in British Columbiaas well as several living walls and green facades. The Vancouver Aquarium won the first ever Green Wall Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in2009. Mr. Sharp developed the course Green Walls 101, an introduction to the design and installation of green facades, living walls and vertical gardens, which istaught in cities across North America. Randy is a sessional instructor at BCIT and assisted in the preparation of the course GROW 1000 focusing on the design andconstruction of green roofs2R – Understanding Factors That Influence Green Infrastructure and Water Performance1. Vegetated and Conventional Roof Storm water Runoff and Thermal PropertiesIn this study, an integrated monitoring system of sensors within green and conventional roof layers are used to evaluate stormwater runoff and thermal properties.The paper provides a comparative analysis of runoff for various precipitation events and soil moisture profiles. Seasonal data are also provided to address theeffectiveness of green roofs in decreasing energy demands for heating and cooling and savings in building life cycle costs.Eileen Zerba, Princeton University, Princeton Environmental InstituteEileen Zerba received her B.A. and M.S. in Biology at Occidental College, and Ph.D. in Zoology at Arizona State University. She joined the Department of Physiology atThe University of Michigan as a postdoctoral fellow. Eileen is currently a Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University.2. Water, Energy and Capillary Films in the Growth of Green InfrastructureThis paper aims to show how functional components of plant/soil systems connect water holding, growth and development, and cooling capacity to favorablychannel energy and material (water) flows to enhance environmental quality and economic benefits.Paul S. Mankiewicz, The Gaia InstituteDr. Paul S. Mankiewicz, Director of the Gaia Institute, received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York/New York Botanical Garden Joint Program in PlantSciences. He holds patents on a modular, in-vessel composting system, GaiaSoil- the only carbon-neutral green roof plant growth medium, and others. He is pastpresident of the Torrey Botanical Society & board member of the NYC Soil & Water Conservation District.3. Evaluating a Residential Green Roof SystemGreen roof systems have been tested and evaluated experimentally in many model systems, but few have been evaluated for residential use. The study reportedhere reports on a replicated experiment evaluating the storm water runoff and thermal benefit of residential green roof systems. thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 9
  10. 10. Dr. Bill Retzlaff, Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleDr. Retzlaff is the co-founder and co-director of the Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network at SIUE and Chair of GRHC’s Research Committee.2G – Measuring Policy Performance: Towards a Common Method of Tracking and Reporting Green Roof InstallationsThis session will explore issues related to tracking green roof developments and evaluating the effectiveness of policies.Chair: Hamid Karimi, District of Columbia, Chair, Policy CommitteePanelists: Joel Banslaben, City of Seattle; Michael Berkshire, City of Chicago; Tom Lipton, City of Portland; Peter C. Lowitt, Devens Enterprise Commission.12:00 Noon – 7:00 pm TRADE SHOW OPENS – LUNCH ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR (Included with full delegate registration)12:00 Noon – 3:00pm Poster Presentations on the Trade Show FloorPlant Viability Study: A comparison of plant establishment methods and maintenance regimes for a single plant community over 125 mm substrate.Energy efficiency and the cost effectiveness of extensive green roofs depend on successful plant establishment and optimal coverage during the plant establishmentphase. Set B of the Elevated Research Platform (ERP) Dual Track Research Project has been established to study regional plant viability results from establishmentmethods and maintenance regimes for a single plant community of sedums and bulbous species over a 125 mm substrate depth . The study will focus on twovariables: planting methods (pots vs. plugs vs. cuttings), and maintenance (weeding) frequency. This project will study plant viability results for the total, plantedspecies and spontaneous coverage for each research subplot.Nicolas Rousseau BSc, MSc, Horticulture Engineer, Research Assistant, Centre for Architectural Ecology, BCIT School of Construction and the EnvironmentNicolas Rousseau is a research assistant at the Centre for Architectural Ecology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver and the Presidentof Urban Foliage Inc. Nicolas developed his own methodologies and worked on many projects related to green roof and living wall plant viability.Enhancing roof coverage of green roof systems.Using Sedum plugs as an establishment method can be expensive. This study evaluated the use of cuttings and 406 plugs to supplement an established green roof.Supplemental cuttings and 406 plugs were shown to increase green roof coverage.Roxane Krutsinger, Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleMs. Krutsinger is a biological sciences undergraduate student at SIUE and a student member of G.R.E.E.N.Thermal performance of green retaining wall systems.Green wall systems have become an innovative way to green the urban environment. The study reported here reports on a replicated experiment evaluating thethermal performance of green retaining wall systems.Mark Ostendorf, Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleMr. Ostendorf is an environmental sciences graduate student at SIUE and a student member of G.R.E.E.N.Living walls, environmental restoration in Mining of Atacama DesertMining is necessary for human development; unfortunately their processes affect the environment and their employees directly. Green infrastructure in a coppermine in highlands of Atacama Desert is possible and is the answer to improve the quality of life, save energy and restore vegetation.Ignacio Espoz Babul, LatinGreen & Chilean Association of Green Infrastructure (ACHIVE)Engineer of UNIACC University in Santiago Chile. Latingreen Company founder. Speaker and expert in biological architecture and permaculture. Developmentprojects in Green roof and walls. Director of World Green Roof infrastructure Network (WGRIN). Director of Chilean Association of Green infrastructure (ACHIVE).Creation of Vertical Watersheds for the Urban Core EnvironmentsMy paper introduces the concept of vertical watersheds for water quality and management, improve green roof functions, facilitate blue roof applications and formurban habitat corridors for migratory species in the urban core environment.Domenico DAlessandro, D’Alessandro & AssociatesDomenico D’Alessandro is a regenerative design consultant (MLA University of Guelph) He is principal of D’Alessandro & Associates, Algonquin, Illinois. Domenico hasspecial interest in urban ecology and currently promoting his bioshaftTM and associated vertical watershedTM concepts for water quality management and habitatcreation in the urban core.Green Living Lungs: A Proposal for Sustainable Facades in Egypt.The paper argues the presentation of green walls and green technologies as a new architectural approach in Egypt. A proposal of a living wall system using lush greenplants and beneficial microbes producing high quality green air with an energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing manner within the highly polluted down townzones.Dr. Khaled Mohamed Dewidar, B Sc., M Arch., M Sc., PhD. Professor of Architecture – Ain Shams University, Cairo – Egypt, Head of the Architectural Engineering thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 10
  11. 11. Department, British University in EgyptProfessor of Theory, History, Technology and Architectural Design. Dr. Dewidar graduated from the Architectural Engineering department in 1983 from CairoUniversity, followed by M. Arch. in 1988 from the same school in Architectural Design. In 1990 he was awarded his M.Sc. from the University Pennsylvania inPhiladelphia in History and theories of Architecture. In 1993 he was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in the dialectics between Materials,Structures, Space and Architectural Style. He worked in several research projects and taught several engineering courses during his doctoral studies. He then joinedAin Shams University as a full time architectural staff member. After earning his Professorship Degree in 2003, Dr. Dewidar was awarded a teaching/research grant in2004 at the University of Pennsylvania where he taught architectural theory and philosophy of technology for one academic year and conducted his research onarchitecture in the age of information technology.Policy and socioeconomic analysis in the green urban marketThe paper analyses some of the more significant socioeconomic policies to incentive the expansion of green roof and green walls in urban areas of developed anddeveloping regions with the evaluation of the programs to applyJulian Briz , PRONATURProfessor at Universidad Politecnica Madrid. President of PRONATUR. The Spanish Association for greening cities.4:30 – 6:00 pm - SESSION 33P – Federal Policy – Driving Green Infrastructure Solutions1. Landscape Performance: Documenting Economic, Ecologic and Social ValueTranslating living architecture into measurable performance benefits has never been so important, but quantifying and communicating the environmental, economic,and social value can be challenging. This session will review the Landscape Performance Series, an online interactive set of resources for agencies, designers, andadvocates to quantify benefits and make the case for sustainable landscape solutions and integrated design and planning. Here we present case studies with greenroofs and green walls, tools and methods to calculate the benefits of built projects, and other resources to help you make the case and show the value of yourprojects.Barbara Deutsch, ASLA, GRP, Executive Director, Landscape Architecture FoundationBarbara Deutsch is the Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) whose mission is to achieve sustainability through landscape solutions.Prior to LAF, Barbara worked on re-greening cities from Hong Kong to Washington, DC, and served as a sustainability consultant for BioRegional to deliver ZeroCarbon, Zero Waste, Net-Zero Water communities. Barbara has also been a GRHC certified Trainer since 2007.2. Overview of Federal Government Procurement PoliciesDon Horn, Lance Davis, General Services Administration (Invited)3. Green Infrastructure and EPA’s New Storm Water RegulationsRobert Goo, Office of Water, US Environmental Protection Agency3D - Residential/Indoor Greening1. Residential Energy RetrofitA green roof with PV collectors retrofitted in a temperate environment was monitored two years before and two years after the retrofit. No changes to theheating/cooling plant, building insulation, or building envelope were made, except for the green roof and PV array.Patrick Carey, GRP, Principal, Hadj DesignPatrick Carey, principal hadj design: Green roof researcher, designer, installer, educator since 1999.2. Residential Green Roofing in the Urban EnvironmentThe paper will be discussing the application of green roof systems on residential buildings, specifically in dense urban environments. The incremental expansion ofurban environments calls for alternative building techniques. Green roofs are one of the key elements to a healthy urban environment.Amy Norquist, GRP, Greensulate LLC thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 11
  12. 12. Ms Norquist is the CEO and Founder of Greensulate, a company on the leading-edge of integrated design, engineering, installation and maintenance of Green RoofSystems for the residential, commercial, and industrial markets as well as public & private institutions. Amy has worked for overtwenty years in the environmentalresearch and education Prior to founding Greensulate, she spent three years as Deputy Director of the BEacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries overseeing researchand development efforts on major green and sustainable building initiatives. A guest lecturer at Columbia University and New York University Sustainability WorkingGroup and the nations most highly respected spokeperson for the green roof industry, Amys accolades include being named a "Top 5 Start-Up" at the OpportunityGreen Conference as well the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Design award from the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing.3. Gathering Intelligence from the Interior TrenchesFinding out what’s worked (and what hasn’t) in interior greenwall designChristopher Lyon, Tournesol Siteworks LLCChristopher Lyon has been an active participant in the development of the green wall market in the U.S., both exterior and interior. As president of TournesolSiteworks of Hayward, CA, they have been manufacturing and selling solutions for commercial landscaping since 1979, and for for green walls since 2008.3R – Green Wall Research1. Green Facades Research: Results from Water Balance Studies in VancouverMaureen Connelly, MAIBC, Center for Architectural Ecology, BCIT2. The Emerging Data on Thermodynamics of Green FacadesDavid Tilley, University of Maryland3. Living Wall Biofilters and the Indoor EnvironmentLiving wall biofilters have a substantial impact on indoor air quality ranging from lowering dust concentration, humidity modification to reduction in air bornechemicals.Dr. Alan Darlington, Nedlaw Living WallsDr. Darlington has received a number of awards for academic and entrepreneurial accomplishments and is the inventor of a number of patents integral to theapplication of plant based biofilters to the indoor space which has been his area of interest since 1994.3G - The Effects of Indoor Greening and the Current Research: Leading Experts from Around the Globe Panel Discussion.Co-Chairs: Joe Zazzera, LEED AP ID+C, GRP, Candidate, Biomimicry Regional Specialist; Amanda Culver, LEED AP ID+C, GRP, Account Executive, Gibson LandscapeServicesPanelists: Dr. Alan Darlington; Dr. Bill Wolverton, Former NASA Research Scientist; Dr. Margaret Burchett, Research Scientists, University of Technology, Sydney ; Dr.Judith Heerwagan, Environmental Pyschologist, GSA (Invited); Dr. Bode Pennisis, Associate Professor, University of GeorgiaSession sponsored by Green Plants for Green Buildings6:00 –7:00 pm COCKTAILS ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR (Included with delegate registration)7:30 pm – 10:00 pm LOCAL HOST RECEPTION – TO BE ANNOUNCED (Included with full delegate registration) Master of Ceremonies, Drew Becher, President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)10:30 pm – 12:00 The After Party – The Music of Philadelphia (TBD) thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 12
  13. 13. Friday December 2 CITIESALIVE TECHNICAL SESSIONS AND AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE LUNCHEON8:30 am – 10:00 am – SESSION 44P – Emerging Markets: Learning from International Experts and Develop New Market Opportunities1. Different experiences from Middle East countries of making policyDifferent experience from Middle East countries of how writing a good policy can stimulate many Green Roofs projects. Experiences the limits and stimulationprograms which ended implementing many Green Roofs in a mega city of Shiraz with of population almost 2,000,000 people.Aslan Jonoubi, Islamic Azad University-Shiraz BranchMaster degree in Architecture, 2001, Master degree in Urban design, 2004 ,University of Toronto. Taught at Shiraz University, Iran from 2005. Became a member ofGRHC, 2007. Started to do research and study about green roofs and green walls. Took all courses from 101 to 104 in Atlanta, Toronto and New York. Started tointroduce the benefit of GREEN ROOF and GREEN WALLS to Iranian Government and eventually commissioned to prepare policy and program for design andconstruction of Green Roof in one of large city, Shiraz with almost 2,000,000 population.2. Overview of South American Green Roof Policy DevelopmentsOverview of the rapidly growing South American green roof movement.Tanya Garcias Mueller, President, AMENA3. One Million Square Feet and Counting - Toronto’s Green Roof Bylaw – Progress to DateUpdate on the highly successful green roof by-law and plans for future improvements.Jane Welsh, City of TorontoSenior planner, City of Toronto, responsibly for the green roof initiative.4D – Urban Agriculture in Action: The promise of healthy local foods, green jobs and much more…1. Rooftop Farm Integrated with Multi-use Entertainment Complex in San FranciscoA detailed case study of a rooftop farm integrated with multi-use entertainment complex in San Francisco.Keith Agoada, President, Urban-AgKeith Agoada has researched and or visited many of the world’s top urban agriculture projects and is an internationally recognized leader in the movement to createsolutions to the global food, energy and water crises.2. The Gary Comer Youth Center – Rooftop Agriculture and Education in a Challenged Urban NeighbourhoodThe Gary Comer Youth Center is an extraordinatry project – Rooftop agriculture and education in a challenged urban neighbourhood.Anna Suardini, GRP, Garden Roof Technical Sales Coordinator, American Hydrotech, Inc.Anna Suardini spent 6 years in the planning and landscape architecture fields in both Chicago and the Detroit area before joining American Hydrotech’s Garden Roofdepartment as a Technical Sales Coordinator. Ms. Suardini received a degree in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University and is an accredited GRP.3. A Review of Multiple Designs for Urban Food Production on Green Roofs and Walls Which Incorporates Water Purification andBiofuelsConcerns for urban food security are growing as recent severe weather events, earthquakes and conflicts have show that cities can be completely isolated. Most willrun out of food in three days. The most efficient way of producing food in urban areas is to utilize space at grade. However, this space is often not available or inhigher-density urban areas, non-existent. Roofs provide opportunities for food production, but not all crops are amenable to every roof and depth of media,accessibility to people and other objectives for the green roof will limit food production opportunities. One underutilized space for growing vegetation in urbanenvironments is the wall. There are several available means of producing food on wall and opportunities for several types of crops. Robert Cameron took this a stepfurther and integrated a vertical food production system with biofiltration of water. Camerons system can work with grey water or black water. With black water,there are opportunities to also create biofuel that could be used for heat or small amounts of electricity. This integrated system could be modified further for raisingfish, rice and vegetables. A breathing wall could be modified for some food production, particularly fish. These various systems, along with some test results arepresented with some designs for integration at the home and at the neigbourhood scale. thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 13
  14. 14. Dr. Brad Bass, University of TorontoDr. Brad Bass has been a leading researcher of green roofs and walls for more than a decade and he recently developed a Biodiversity Research Protocol to supportbiodiversity research with colleagues from around the world.4R – Using Green Roofs and Walls to Maintain our Precious Biodiversity1. A Multi-building, Multi-jurisdictional Approach to Studying Bees on Green RoofsA mega-project examining the diversity of wild, solitary bees that find refuge on green roofs in cities throughout North America to determine which groups benefitmost from green roofs, in an effort to integrate uncomplicated and low cost habitat requirements into design standards.J. Scott MacIvor, York UniversityScott MacIvor is a PhD student at York University. His research is centered on biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships of novel, urban habitat – specifically,green roofs and their ecological contribution within city environments. Scott has authored several papers on plant selection and diversity, and their role in improvinggreen roof performance.2. An Assessment of Pollination Services on Chicago Green RoofsThe paper presents the findings from research conducted in the Chicago area during the field season of 2010. The results contribute to the understanding ofecological processes that occur on green roofs, including pollination and seed production.Kelly Ksiazek, Northwestern University & The Chicago Botanic GardenKelly Ksiazek earned her Master’s degree in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden in August 2011. She alsohas a Master’s degree in Science Education and was previously a high school Biology teacher in Illinois and Colorado.3. Challenging Sedum: Performance Analysis of Gramineae, Cyperaceae and MediterraneansA comparative analysis of three potentially viable green roof plant communities compared to Sedum. This study investigates the growth rates and patterns theseplant groups using two methods of performance indication for increased accuracy. Statistically analyzes using mean separation tests for comparisons and orthogonalpolynomials to compare growth patterns.Todd Nelson, GRP, Cuyamaca CollegeI received a B.S. in Agricultural Business from in 2005 and an M.S. from Cal Poly 2010. Since 2009, I have installed several green roof and living walls inSouthern California. I’m currently an instructor and research assistant in the Ornamental Horticulture Department at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California.4G – Selling Green Roofs and Walls: Making the Business Case for A Variety of Clients – Focus on PerformanceSelling Green Roofs and Walls… Learn from the experts on how to make the business case… the factors that can make or break a green roof project and how to addadditional value for customers.Chair: Michael Krause, Chair, Green Infrastructure FoundationPanelists: Barbara Deutsch, GRP, Executive Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation. Performance Measures for Landscapes; Adam Friedberg, Arup Engineering .Life Cycle Cost Benefit Tools for Green Roofs; Vanessa Keitges, President, Columbia Green10:30 am to 12 noon – SESSION 55P – Leading Edge Green Roof Policy Making: What’s Working and What Needs Work1. Evaluating various Green Roof Policies in Chicago and Using Satellite Imagery to Track ComplianceChicago is breaking new ground on tracking and monitoring their green roof infrastructure assets with satellite technology.Michael Berkshire, Senior Planner, City of Chicago2. Seattle’s Green Area Factor – Integrative, Flexible Green Infrastructure Policy MakingThe Green Factor is an exceptionally flexible and effect approach to increasing the level of green infrastructure for new and retrofit construction.Adapted from Germany, this award winning policy initiative is being replicated in several big cities.Steve Moddemeyer, Principal, Collins Woerman (Invited)3. Translating Research into Policy thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 14
  15. 15. Rebecca Stack, District of Columbia5D - A Detailed Case Study on How the PECO Green Roof, the Largest in Philadelphia, was designed and builtCompleted in 2009, the 45,000 square foot green roof at PECO headquarters in downtown Philadelphia sits on an eight-story building adjacent to the utilitycompany’s high-rise tower featuring the Crown Lights, a familiar Philadelphia landmark. In addition to keeping rainwater out of Philadelphia’s aged sewer system, thePECO roof is a powerful example for the business community in green technology, and is a great education tool for the community. This program features on thepartnerships that enabled implementation of the retrofit. Co-designed by Philadelphia-based companies Re:Vision Architecture and Roofmeadow, the PECO greenroof features a large "extensive" area covered with low-growing sedums, a family of succulent plants that can withstand harsh conditions. The roof also includes apaved observation deck and an "intensive" area with four large planters filled with native grasses and perennials. The green roof is now managed by the PennsylvaniaHorticultural Society, which also leads tours and educational programs on the roof.Kathy Martinelli, Manager of Facilities and Operations, PECOCharlie Miller P.E., Principal, Roofscapes, Inc.Michael Furbish, Furbish CompanyPat James, Education Director, PHS5R – The Next Generation of Green Roof Plant Research: How do we get more out of Plants, Plant Communities?1. Integrating Ecology and physiology to increase plant diversity on green roofsWe evaluated photosynthetic plasticity in eight species of green roof Sedum in response to changes in soil moisture. We then examined the potential for Sedum tofacilitate the growth of neighboring plants during summer water deficit. This research will help to inform plant choice for biodiverse green roofs.Colleen Butler, Tufts University, Department of BiologyDr. Colleen Butler received her PhD in Biology from Tufts University. Her dissertation explored the ecology and physiology of green roof plant communities. She is afounding member of the Tufts Green Roof Collaborative and oversaw the installation of an experimental green roof on Tufts campus.2. Green Roof Spontaneous Plant Succession Study in Vancouver, BCThis paper presents results of a three-year study assessing the seasonal spontaneous plant succession on an extensive green roof at the British Columbia Institute ofTechnology in Vancouver, BC.Nicolas Rousseau, B.Sc., M.Sc – eng., BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology)Nicolas Rousseau is a research assistant at the Centre for Architectural Ecology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver and the Presidentof Urban Foliage Inc. Nicolas developed his own methodologies and worked on many projects related to green roof and living wall plant viability.3. Importance of Long-term Plant Evaluations for Extensive Green RoofsThis paper examines the importance of long-term studies when evaluating plant species for use on extensive green roofs in order to avoid making prematureconclusions and recommendations. Results of a seven year study are discussed and compared to other short and longer term studies.Brad Rowe, Michigan State UniversityBrad began conducting research on green roofs at Michigan State University in 2000 and has focused primarily on plant selection, carbon sequestration, andstormwater runoff. He was the founding chair of the GRHC Research Committee and received the GRHC Excellence in Research Award in 2008.5G – Gaining Strategic Advantage through Integrated DesignLearn from the master’s techniques for winning integrated design approaches and implementing them successfully.Chair: David Yocca, ALSA, RLA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal Conservation Design ForumPanelists: Paul Kephart, GRP, President, Rana Creek; Ron Schwenger, President, Architek; José M. Almiñana, FASLA, LEED AP, Principal, Andropogon Associates. th12:00 noon –2:00 pm 9 Annual AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE LUNCHEON (Included with full delegate registration)Come celebrate and learn about the best green roof and wall projects in North America! thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 15
  16. 16. 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm SESSION 66P - New Developments with Standards and Regulations1. Introduction to Sustainable SitesSustainable Sites is a credit based system developed by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, the Ladybird Johnston Wildflower Centerand the United States Botanical Garden. It promises to transform the landscape profession.David Yocca, ALSA, RLA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, Conservation Design Forum2. Green Building Code and New LEED DevelopmentsJeremy Sigmon, USGBC3. Introduction to the new Fire and Wind StandardsLearn more about the nuts and bolts of these standards and the impact they will have on the industry.Kelly Luckett, GRP, President, Green Roof BlocksChair, GRHC Technical Committee.6D – From Spiders to Goats: More Extraordinary Projects and Top International Trends1. Where Did The Goats Go? A Look Into The Reconstruction of the Iconic Wisconsin Swedish Restaurant Green RoofIllustrating the reconstruction of a green roof to replicate an original without compromising quality. And simultaneously seeking a solution that won’t harm abusiness’ reputation, in this case, Al Johnson’s reputation for housing goats on their roof.Angie Durhman, GRP, National Green Roof Manager, Tecta AmericaAngie Durhman is the National Green Roof Manager for TectaAmerica. With over 150 green roofs installed, Durhman has managed a wide-variety of green roofsthroughout the country including tough climates, elaborate designs, and logistical challenges. Ms. Durhman acts as the liaison with the roof project managers to makesure all warranties, water proofing, and maintenance is managed and executed properly with the overburden and vegetation. She also works creatively within thescope of the project to select the proper sustainable materials. Several award winning projects include Target Center (Minneapolis), USPS- Morgan (NYC), and ALSAHeadquarters (Washington DC). Durhman frequently presents expertise utilizing a wide variety of speaking engagements and audiences: International Roofing Expo;local USGBC chapters; GRHC events, and AIA continuing education. She is a Green Roof Accredited Professional (GRP) and holds a Masters in Horticulture fromMichigan State University, where she studied green roof plant performance and environmental sustainability. Angie is an active member nationally and locally for theUSGBC, GRHC, NRCA, CEIR, and ANLA, and participates in UMN Extension courses. (acronyms: US Green Building Council, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, NationalRoofing Contractors Assoc, Center for Environmentally Innovative Roofing, American Nursery and Landscape Assoc.)2. Top 10 Hot Trends in Greenroof And Greenwall DesignThe greenroof industry grew almost 30% over the past year. As “vegitecture” increasingly becomes a mainstay of both sustainable and cutting edge design, the list ofgreenroof and greenwall trends continues to expand. This year we’re showcasing greening at both the micro and the macro scale, from small scale DIY greenroofprojects to towering skyscrapers stacked with fruit and vegetable crops.Linda Velasquez, ASLA Associate, LEED AP, GRP, Publisher & Design Consultant, Greenroofs.comLinda S. Velazquez, ASLA Associate, LEED AP, holds a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture and is founder and publisher of, the internationalgreenroof industrys resource and online information portal. publishes the Greenroof Directory, the global Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Databaseand GreenroofsTV. Linda is also principal of Sky Gardens Design.3. Designing Green Roofs for Biodiversity – Over 12 years of Experience – Successes and Lessons LearnedThis paper will provide an overview of the design principles, approaches to planting and a review of a number of seminal projects in London. The paper will also lookat some of our latest designs including one of the largest retrofits in the City of London, which have over 9 different approaches – 9 different roofs form beach totemporary wetland to woodland understory planting. The paper will also consider the often perceived conflict between aesthetics and designing green roofs forbiodiversity. As the author has travelled widely reference will be made to his experience of visiting green roofs throughout the world, especially in Europe and NorthAmerica.Dusty Gedge, President Green Roof consultancy Ltd, President, European Green Roof FederationSince being involved in protecting the Black redstart in London in the late 1990’s Dusty Gedge has been involved in green roofs. Although specifically interested inBiodiversity, he has become an advisor on policy, is Director of, and the current President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations. thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 16
  17. 17. 6R – Special Technical Sesson: Filling the Gap with Data from the Field – Sharing Lessons Learned from Full-Scale Green RoofMonitoringThis session will cover lessons learned and practical considerations associated with different strategies for measuring runoff and moisture in green roofs. Thesewould include examples from Walmart, MKA monitoring in Seattle, and two projects in Philadelphia. The article would cover the reliability and limitations of devicessuch as gravimetric lysimeters, tipping bucket gauges, pressure-transducers coupled with weir devices, and resistance and TDR moisture sensors.Charlie Miller, P.Eng., President, RoofmeadowMr. Miller has 30 years of experience in projects related to civil and environmental engineering. In 1997, Mr. Miller formed Roofscapes, Inc. (now Roofmeadow) tointroduce green roof technology as a new tool for managing stormwater in urban and developing areas in the United States. Mr. Miller’s firm provides projectdelivery services, including feasibility studies, design consulting, preparation of construction documentation, construction management, and long-term maintenanceand support for green roof installations.Dr. Robert Berghage, GRP, Penn StateBrian Taylor (formerly with Magnuson Klemencic Assoc.)Stuart Gaffin (Columbia / Goddard Institute)John Lea-Cox (Univ. of MD)6G – Urban Agriculture: Best Practices and ResearchUrban agriculture is a rapidly evolving green infrastructure application. Join the conversation on how best to accelerate this trend.Chair: Leigh J WhittinghallPanelists: Brad Rowe, Michigan State University; Dr. Brad Bass, University of Toronto; Keith Agoada, Urban-Ag; Brendan Shea, GRP, Recover Green Roofs; MarkMorrison, GRP, Mark K. Morrison Landscape Architecture PC; Amy Trachtman, GRP4:30 – 5:30 CLOSING PLENARY – Results of A Design Charrette With Our Youth Master of Ceremonies, Howard Neukrug, Commissioner, Philadelphia Water Department5:30 – 7:00 Networking Reception thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 17
  18. 18. Saturday December 3 CITIESALIVE TOURS9:00 – 1:00 pm Morning ToursGreening the Corporate Campus – Sustainability at WorkTour coordinator: Jane Winkle, RoofmeadowTour sites and speakers;The SAP Expansion building on the Newtown Square Campus- Brian Barrett, Project Manager Global Facility Management, SAP America, Inc.; Nate Johnson, Head ofProject Delivery, RoofmeadowThis tour of a LEED Platinum project features green roof areas on three roof levels including extensive and intensive profiles. Three types of irrigation are in use atSAP and the reasons for using one type over another will be addressed during the tour. The intensive areas are irrigated with rainwater that is harvested on site andstored in a 50,000-gallon cistern. The integration of the rainwater harvesting system and the green roof represent an ideal irrigation method, and the need to usepotable water to sustain the vegetation is minimized. The green roof profiles support a wide variety of plants suitable to this engineered environment wherestormwater is utilized as an asset rather than shuttled away to a storm drain. The green roof areas at SAP serve multiple functions. The intensive green roof areasserve as amenities while the extensive areas function as green infrastructure. The 4th floor roof serves as an amenity to a large number of employees and campusvisitors. In addition to the 2,000 employees working at the facility, more than 3,000 people visit the facility each year, and many of them are encouraged to takeadvantage of the roof-top landscape— and on this tour, you will too!City of NeighborhoodsTour coordinator: Linda Dottor, Community Design Collaborative; William Foley, Tremco Inc.Tour sites and speakers;Liberty Lands/ Piazza at Schmidts/ Thin Flats - David Elliott, Landscape Architect Program Manager, PHS; Linda Dottor, AICP, Program Manager, Community DesignCollaborativeThe Ice House - William F Foley, GRP, Sustainable Technology Specialist, Tremco Inc.Kensington CAPA / Big Green Block / 100 K Houses and Passive House- Jane Rath, Principal, SMP Architects; Debora Carrera, Principal, Kensington CAPAPhiladelphia is known as the “City of Neighborhoods.” Venture into three quintessential Philly neighborhoods to learn how communities are embracing greeninnovation. Featuring visits to Northern Liberties, Fishtown, and Kensington, this tour will show new, sustainable urban landscapes, infill housing, and a high schoolinspired by the grit and regrowth of these neighborhoods. This tour will also feature narrative from the community perspective. PHS has had the opportunity to workclosely with the various neighborhood groups, motivating people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.10:00 – 5:30 pm Full Day TourFriendly Environmentalism (lunch included)Tour coordinator: Robert Gutowski, Morris Arboretum; Chela Kleiber, PHSTour sites and speakers;Germantown Friends School - Gen Nelson, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Germantown Friends School; David Ade, AIA,LEED AP, SMP ArchitectsMorris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania - Muscoe Martin, Principal, M2Architecture; Louise Clark , BloomfieldFarm Section Leader, Morris Arboretum; Robert Gutowski, Director of Public Programs, Morris ArboretumFrom thermal wells to rain gardens to green roofs, Philadelphia’s Quaker institutions have been the region’s firstadapters and innovators of sustainable design practices. Founded by Quaker William Penn, Philadelphia is home of theAmerican Friends Service Committee and more than a dozen Friends schools and Quaker-based colleges. Quaker values Sustainable Urban Science Center atguided local institutions to green building practices. Friends Center, Germantown Friends School, Morris Arboretum of the Germantown Friends SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania, and Swarthmore College have all built sustainable facilities to reflect their values and educatetheir students (and everyone else) about environmental stewardship and sustainable design. Green Roof Designed by Roofmeadow Building Design by SMP ArchitectsAt each site participants will be welcomed by the host institution and introduced to the values that informed the project Photographed by Barry Halkinand shape its purpose. A member of the project design team will address the technical aspects of implementation andperformance (featuring two LEED Platinum and one LEED Gold certified projects). The institution and designers willaddress how values shaped the design process and outcomes.Green Roofs and Walls of Swarthmore College and Longwood Gardens (lunch included)Tour coordinator: Chela Kleiber, PHSTour sites and speakers;Scott Arboretum - Jeff Jabco, Director of Gournds, Swarthmore CollegeLongwood Gardens - Casey Sclar, PhD, Plant Health Care Leader, Longwood GardensThis tour will take us to two internationally acclaimed educational/horticultural institutions to visit their state-of-the-art green roofs and walls. Our first stop willbe to the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College where we will tour four buildings with green roofs--two of them on student residence halls. The first green roof wasinstalled in 2002 and the most recent was installed this past year on the LEED Gold Wister Center for the Scott Arboretum by the gardening staff at the College. Theroofs vary from extensive to semi-intensive and the majority of the roofs were planted with sedum cuttings. Each year over 700 people visit the green roofs onregularly scheduled tours led by the gardening staff.We will then travel to Longwood Gardens to see the largest green wall in North America. Opened in October 2010, the East Plaza Green Wall features a GSky panelwall system spanning over 4,000 square feet with over 25 different types of interior plants. The design is deeply rooted in a tradition of engineering excellence andhorticultural innovation, while also embracing a contemporary aesthetic that captures the very essence of Longwood Gardens. Guests will be treated to apresentation while enjoying a boxed lunch, followed by a guided tour of the wall. There will be time afterward to tour the world-renowned holiday display in theconservatories and grounds on your own until we leave just as the Christmas lights come on. thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 18
  19. 19. REGISTER NOW!Full Delegate PassesIncluded with your full delegate pass is access to the Trade Show, Poster Sessions, Technical Sessions, Opening Plenary Reception, Lunch onThursday, Cocktails on Thursday, Local Host Committee Reception Thursday evening, the Awards of Excellence Luncheon on Friday, and adiscounted rate for Pre-conference Professional Development, and on entire Philadelphia Conference Proceedings (web based audio synched toPowerPoint presentations and technical papers). Conference delegates can also receive over 10 CEUs from ASLA, USGBC, APLD, AIA and GRHC.Exhibitor registration includes two full delegate Passes. Student rates and day passes are also available GRHC Member Non-MemberEarly Bird Rate #1 (Register before July 29th) $299 $399Early Bird Rate #2 (Register before September 15th) $349 $449Early Bird Rate #3 (Register before Nov 1st) $399 $499Regular Rate $449 $549Limited Admission RateOpening Reception (Nov 30th) $50Trade Show Only (Dec 1st) $45One Day Pass (Dec 1st or 2nd) $199 *Student Delegate $99Conference Proceedings Full Delegates Non-DelegatesPre-Conference $99 $120Post-Conference $120 $299Pre Conference Education Program Full Delegates Non-DelegatesFull Day Courses $375 $449(Nov 30th) (Include lunch and manual)Half Day Courses $249 $299(Nov 30th)(Include resource manual)Tours (space is limited) RateCenter City Section (Nov 30th) $55Campus Green (Nov 30th) $55SAP Expansion Building (Dec 3rd) $55City of Neighborhoods (Dec 3rd) $55Friendly Environmentalism (Dec 3rd) $155For more information and to register online please go to: www.citiesalive.orgThank you to our sponsors: thGreen Roofs for Healthy Cities’ CitiesAlive 9 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference – To register go to: 19