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SPECIAL FEATURE 16 THE GROWTH OF GREEN ROOF RESEARCH Insights from the outgoing chair of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Research Committee By Dr. Brad Bass 17 TAKING THE PULSE From lab work to field testing and collaboration with industry and government, a look at what a handful of leading green roof and wall researchers in North America are working on. By Damon van der Linde 24 RESEARCH GREENING THE GREEN ROOF SYSTEM A comparative look at three roofing systems through the lens of emergy. By John R. Schramski, David R. Tilley, & Timothy L. Carter 28 GRHC UPDATE MORE BEES, PLEASE! CONTENTS S P R I N G 2 01 0 VO LU M E 1 2 , N O. 2 1 FROM THE FOUNDER FROM ROOFS TO LIFE RAFTS GRHC develops biodiversity Research Protocol. By Steven W. Peck and Dr. Brad Bass 30 DAMPENING GREEN ROOF FIRE RISK Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Single Ply Roof Industry hit a milestone with the acceptance of their co-developed ANSI/SPRI VF-1, Fire Design Standard for Vegetative Roofs By Kelly Luckett 31 NEW ONLINE TOOLS Thoughts on sustainable roofing and the doctrine of highest and best possible use By Steven W. Peck 2 LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Buy single conference papers online and grow your business with new features at By Hazel Farley 32 NEW GRPS Congratulations to these new accredited Green Roof Professionals (GRPs). 32 NEW CORPORATE MEMBERS A roaring response to “Who owns the roof?” and the appreciating the value of the accredited Green Roof Professional (GRP). 4 STRATA CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION IN ROOFING RECEIVES $750,000 FUNDING FOR ROOFPOINT RATING SYSTEM ROOFING INDUSTRY RESEARCH SUMMIT Please join us in welcoming the following organizations to the GRHC community as Corporate Members. By Jordan Richie 34 GHRC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR Your regional guide to upcoming training courses on green roofs and walls. 35 ON SPEC BUILDING GREEN TOGETHER 4 In-depth discussion leads to formation of five task groups focused on key industry issues. Dr. Richard Côté 5 6 NEW LAM EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD KICKS OFF ON THE ROOF WITH… STEVE WINDHAGER, PH.D In the rush to build green fast, scientists and product developers are not working together to develop green products and to demonstrate their environmental purpose and benefit – a lost opportunity. By Dr. Bill Retzlaff Director, Landscape Restoration & Sustainable Sites Initiative, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Interview by Caroline M. Nolan 12 POLICY GREEN PHILLY The City’s aggressive green roof strategy uses green roofs and other green infrastructure to ease stormwater and combined sewer overflow challenges. By Christopher S. Crockett, Jeremy Chadwick & Joanne Dahme

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