Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2017 - 33
Buildings That Live.
DEAR GRHC MEMBERS
The 2016 market data is in, and our industry
has grown by just over 10 per cent since the
previous year! As plans come together for the
2017 CitiesAlive conference in Seattle there are
several items that are important to highlight to
Green Roof System
* Everything is taking place at the downtown
Sheraton Seattle Hotel and there is an
excellent conference room rate so please plan
to stay at the conference hotel. Call
888-627-7056 to receive conference rate
before September 1.
* Opportunities for member engagement:
there are many committee meetings being
held during the conference. The Policy
Committee, Green Walls Committee,
JLIV Committee, GRP Committee and
Research Committee will all be meeting.
The Corporate Members Committee
meeting will be held at 3:00-4:30pm on
Monday, September 18. This is an excellent
chance for Corporate Members to learn
more about GRHC and GIF activities and to
provide important input on future activities.
* After the Trade Show on Monday evening,
there is a GRP Welcome Reception open
to all attendees which promises to be a great
* On Tuesday, after the Trade Show, the Local
Host Committee Reception at the Seattle
Aquarium is not to be missed. Thanks to all
the firms that contributed to this event, which
will showcase West Coast food and drink.
* On Wednesday, after the Awards of
Excellence Luncheon, there is a consultation
on the Living Architecture Performance
Standard which is being developed by the
Green Infrastructure Foundation. This
standard has the potential to improve the
performance of all green roofs and walls,
and to support public policy development.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn more by
attending this important event.
Have a fantastic fall and we'll see you in Seattle!
Reduces storm water run-off and
urban heat-island effect. Cools and
improves surrounding air quality.
Increases lifespan of roof. Provides
thermal conservation & offers
excellent habitat for pollinators.
roof system. Can
reduce (& sometimes
PV solar works
symbiotically with living
wall & green roof
systems. PV Solar cells
work 30% more efficiently
when kept cool by
plants, reducing the
These trellis systems
protection for building
& acoustic buffering.
Climbing plants allow
for large coverage
Architek's living wall
systems cost less, use
less water, and require
far less maintenance.
They provide beauty
to the building's
exterior or interior and
can utilize recaptured
allow the movement of
stormwater through the
surface. In addition
to reducing runoff, this
effectively filters pollutants
from the water table.
Captured rainwater can irrigate
landscapes, cool the building
and provide an optional grey water
source for flushing toilets etc.
Architek Sustainable Building Products provides
solutions that breathe life and sustainability
into the modern structures we live and work in.
Providing products, resources & expertise
to architects, contractors and landscape designers,
it's never been easier being green.
Matt Barmore, GRP
Chair, Corporate Members Committee
Vice President, Technical Sales
Engineered Solutions For Living Buildings
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