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NEW ONLINE TOOLS BUY CONFERENCE SESSIONS ONLINE AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH GROUNDBREAKING FEATURES AT WWW.GREENROOFS.ORG By Hazel Farley I f you haven’t visited lately, you’re in for a surprise. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to announce two exciting new initiatives: the Living Architecture Academy and the Living Architecture Toolbox CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS AT A CLICK First, the new Living Architecture Academy (Academy), an online portal on, brings conference proceedings to your desktop at the click of a button. GRHC organized its first conference and trade show back in 2003. Now in its eighth year, this much anticipated event brings together more than 1,000 green roof and wall design professionals, manufacturers, researchers and policymakers from across North America and around the world to discuss and discover advances in green roofs and walls every year. If you missed any of our conferences you can still obtain the most up-to-date information and cutting-edge research on green roof design and implementation, technical research and policy developments by purchasing the Conference Proceedings via the Academy online portal. From now on, audio recordings of presenters will be paired with their PowerPoint presentations and their papers. Individual conference papers in PDF format from the previous seven events will now be available for purchase online as well. The papers available through the Academy focus on a multitude of topics on green roofs and walls and are of use to anyone involved in green roof design, implementation, installation, research, policy development and outreach activities. Popular topics include: stormwater management, green roof plants and urban heat island mitigation. The Academy’s easy-to-use search engine by author and topic will enable you to quickly get the information you need and save time. MARKET YOUR SERVICES GRHC’s new Living Architecture Toolbox (Toolbox) is an online Members-only platform containing resources and tools to help you develop your green roof and wall business. GRHC’s website at enjoys more than half a million unique visitors each year, many of whom are seeking green roof design, installation and maintenance expertise. Our Individual Member Directory will help you reach these potential clients. You can now market yourself in our Individual Member Directory by posting information about your professional background and experience, project descriptions and photos, and additional contact information for potential clients. The Toolbox also gives you, as a valued GRHC Member, exclusive access to: • Up-to-date information on funding sources for your projects; • The GreenSave Calculator, GRHC’s lifecycle costs and benefits tool; • Online discussion forum on technical issues regarding green roofs and green walls; • Archived issues of the Living Architecture Monitor, our quarterly magazine, filled with practical case studies and best practices; • Member surveys which allow you to provide input on issues affecting the green roof and wall industry; • Career opportunities’ postings; and • PowerPoint slides you can use for your own presentations. Individual memberships in GRHC are only $149 and may be purchased online at Members receive a password that enables them to access the services of the Toolbox, four issues of the Living Architecture Monitor and discounted membership rates for our fastapproaching 8th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Cities Alive!, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2010. Hazel Farley is the director of Training & Accreditation for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities based in Toronto, Ontario. http://WWW.GREENROOFS.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2010

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2010
From the Founder
Roofing Industry Research Summit
New LAM Editorial Advisory Board Kicks Off
On the Roof With Steve Windhager
Green Philly
Taking the Pulse
Greening the Green Roof System
More Bees, Please!
Dampening Green Roof Fire Risk
New Online Tools for Green Roof and Wall Professionals
New Corporate Members
GHRC Professional Development Calendar
Building Green Together

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2010