Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2012 - (Page 2)

STRATA H leTTer From The ediTor ello green roof and wall professionals, academics, industry leaders and enthusiasts. I’m Jennifer Foden Wilson, your new editor of the Living Architecture Monitor magazine. It is such an innovative and exciting time to be joining the industry, GRHC and this magazine. We’ve just released a book, The Rise of Living Architecture; launched a new LAM website, www.livingarchitecturemonitor. com, where you can not only find the current and past issues of the LAM, but extra content and regular news feeds as well; and arrived home from the inspiring 10th anniversary CitiesAlive conference in Chicago. I look forward to providing you with exciting profiles, research, interviews and information each and every issue. Have any feedback? Feel free to email me at The World’s FirsT Bio-Façade ready To GroW By DESIGNBUILDSOURCE.COM.AU T he notion of bio-architecture, or growing structures or features of structures has always been a green building ideal. Like many other innovative concepts however, it has never caught on the way many would hope. In a recent spate of green building concept realizations, however, the world’s first ever bio-adaptive façade is set to become part of a building in Germany. The live bio-reactor façade and shading system is slated to grace BIQ, a smart material house for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg; with the IBA noting the house is ‘the first building in the world to have a bioreactor façade as part of a holistic regenerative energy approach.’ This regenerative energy approach includes the production of biomass and heat harvested from the photosynthesis process of micro-algae. Solar thermal heat will also be captured and reused. In addition to generating energy, the live micro-algae façade provides both lighting and shading control naturally. Not surprisingly, the building will become a net-zero carbon dwelling. Putting this kind of cutting edge green technology into practice offers its share of challenges, but it is expected to finally come to fruition next March. VirTual summiT B By: LINDA VELAzqUEz uilding on the success of the inaugural Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011,, in association with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), is presenting: The Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 - Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture: People, Projects & Design on January 9 through February 8, 2013. 2013’s Virtual Summit alliance with WGIN allows us to optimize resources and promote leading edge information in a multi-lingual format. We’re shining a virtual international spotlight on vegetative roofing & greenwalls integrating technology, multimedia, and the limitless global reach of the Internet. Join these world renown speakers and experts—and more—just a click away during a whole month of virtual fun. In addition to raising the awareness of our market and industry, the Virtual Summit is an interactive platform for the interchange of ideas through a combination of keynote speakers, expert panel sessions, moderated chat sessions with live Q&A, on-demand presentations, JobFair, plus unlimited live video, audio and text chatting at the Sponsor Spaces, Social Media Areas, and the spectacular live Expo Pavilions showcasing vendors and organizations from across the world. Only $39 to WGIN and allied organizations— including GRHC members. Linda Velazquez is the publisher of FIND OUT MORE Visit for Registration, Agenda, and Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunity Information. LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / fALL 2012 / 2 http://DESIGNBUILDSOURCE.COM.AU

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2012

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2012
From the Founder
Letter From the Editor
The World’s First Bio-Façade Ready to Grow
Save the Dates for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013
On the Roof With…
Policy and Standards
Current Research
2012 Awards of Excellence
New Corporate Members
Professional Calendar
GRHC Buyer’s Guide
On Spec

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2012