Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010 - (Page Cover2a)

SPECIAL REPORT GREEN JOBS 10 THE LEAF EFFECT Green infrastructure and the promise of green jobs. By Michael Krause, Peter Lowitt and Steven Peck 16 WHO OWNS THE GREEN ROOF? As the green roof wars in Chicago heat up, we take the industry pulse on the issue. By Tiffany Finley POLICY PLANTING THE FEDERAL INVENTORY With over 400-million-square feet for federal employees, America’s biggest civilian government landlord, the U.S. General Services Administration, is starting its own green revolution with an integrated green roof strategy. By Lance Davis RESEARCH CURB APPEAL New research explores ways to value green roofs by estimating their impact on property values. By Ray Tomalty & Bartek Komorowski BEST PRACTICE MAINTENANCE MATTERS From helping to guarantee a warrantee to ensuring the plants perform as designed, maintenance of a green roof is critical to success. By Terry McGlade 1 FROM THE FOUNDER LAYING ROOTS FOR GREEN JOBS GRHC UPDATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE From policy advocacy to supporting your professional and business development, GRHC members are well positioned to green the rooftops of their communities. By Steven W. Peck STRATA OUTSTANDING STUDENT DESIGN The latest news on Green Roof Professional (GRP) training and accreditation. By Jennifer Sprout 32 PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR Ryerson University’s design team’s reinvention of the lowly strip mall as a crucible for green infrastructure earns top spot in international competition. 3 PASSING OF A LEGEND Work towards your Green Roof Professional (GRP) designation by attending GRHC training courses. To register, visit By Hazel Farley 33 CONGRATULATIONS NEW GRPS Lawrence Halprin forever changed the design of American cities through his landscape architecture. 3 NEW FEDERAL STORMWATER GUIDELINES FROM EPA 34 Please join us in welcoming these new Green Roof Professionals who successfully passed the new GRP accreditation exams in Chicago, New York, Toronto and Seattle. With these new additions, there were more than 250 GRPs in the marketplace at the end of 2009. WELCOME NEW CORPORATE MEMBERS Green roofs part of the solution for federal facilities. 4 PARTNERING SCIENCE WITH SERVICE A program founded at Purdue University provides valuable insight and hands-on experience for high school students across America – preparing them for the green jobs of tomorrow By Tiffany Finley ON THE ROOF WITH… EDEN BRUKMAN, REG. ARCH., LEED® AP Please join us in welcoming the following organizations to the GRHC community as Corporate Members. By Jordan Richie 34 GREEN ROOF ENERGY CALCULATOR An update on the development of a new tool for green roof designers to compare and assess the energy-use implications of their various decisions. By David J. Sailor ON SPEC DOING NO HARM Vice president, International Living Building Institute and research director for the Cascadia Region Green Building Council on Living Building Challenge Version 2.0. Interview by Caroline M. Nolan Cheating, lying and outright deceit and other cut-throat green roof marketing tactics are hurting the industry – and that’s not good for anyone. By James Lindell

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

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010
Laying Roots for Green Jobs
Outstanding Student Design
Passing of a Legend
New Federal Stormwater Guidelines From EPA
Partnering Science with Service
On the Roof with...Eden Brukman, Reg. Arch., LEED(R) AP
The Leaf Effect
Who Owns the Green Roof?
Planting the Federal Inventory
Curb Appeal
Maintenance Matters
Professional Development Update
Professional Calendar
Congratulations New GRPS
Welcome New Corporate Members
Green Roof Energy Calculator
Doing No Harm

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010