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I 6 t has been said that one person’s trash is another’s treasure – and while this is certainly becoming a more common mindset within the design and building industries, many would argue that resource salvation is a long way from becoming commonplace. Others are thinking more upstream; how to design buildings or perhaps green roofs in ways that enable easy disassembly and material reuse but again, the conversation in the design community has only just begun. Whether designing for disassembly or salvaging materials already used, many challenges and opportunities arise for the building industry. Indeed, this was the very focus of discussion LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR SPRING 2011 at a session entitled “Resource Salvation” at the Canada Green Building Council’s National Symposium in Toronto, Ontario in April 2011. On hand were four speakers, including Vera Straka, associate professor, of Toronto’s Ryerson University and Renée Gratton, principal, RG Integration in Ottawa, Ontario. These experts were joined by Dr. Mark Gorgolewski, also at Toronto’s Ryerson University and Bradley Guy from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. — the subjects of this On the Roof with… interview. But first, a bit about our experts. A registered architect, Mark Gorgolewski, Ph.D., A.R.B., DIP. ARCH., LEED AP, is a graduate of University College, London, Cranfield University and Oxford Brookes University in the U.K. He worked for many years as an environmental consultant to the construction industry and has published several books and many articles and papers on issues of sustainable design. He serves on the Board of the Canada Green Building Council and has held many other, similar roles includes Chair of the Association for Environment Conscious Building in the U.K. Currently, Gorgolewski is professor and director of the Graduate Programme in Building Science in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University. There, he lectures and researches on issues of sustainable

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2011

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2011
Adaptation Through Innovation
Award-Winning Leader
Living Building Challenge Update
On the Roof With...
The Black Arts
Green Walls
Stormwater Policy
Root Repellent Standards
Growing Media
Green Building Codes
New Corporate Members
The GRP Turns Two
Professional Calendar
My First Year as a GRP

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2011