“Green Roofs for Healthy Cities” : Cool New GreenRoofs.org Conference June 3-5, 2009

April 26, 2009

The GreenRoofs.org “Green Roofs for Healthy Cities”  Conference is on the horizon in Atlanta this coming June 2009! It is just ideal for:

  • those interested in creating Green Roofs.
  • studying the future of Vertical Gardens/Green Walls.
  • raising awareness for green roofs and living walls (vertical gardens).
  • engineers, architects, landscape architects, landscape designers,  property managers, developers, roofing contractors, and students.
  • anyone interested who wants a 2-day crash course in green roofs and all the beautiful benefits they bring to cities.
  • creative city gardeners of all sorts.

“Green roofs are an important component of green infrastructure. They provide valuable public benefits related to stormwater management, reduction of the urban heat island, improvement of air quality (including removal of particulate matter), and general improvement of the quality of life in communities.”  ~GreenRoofs.org

If you raised an eyebrow of curiosity of any or all of the above then please consider attending the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities annual industry conference, held this year in Atlanta, GA June 3rd – 5th.

GR reports that studies have now shown widespread green roof implementation actually generates tens of millions in cost savings associated with reducing energy consumption in buildings and reducing the urban heat island! Additionally, green roofs are great at helping to retain, delay and slow stormwater thereby helping to improve water quality in our rivers and streams. Please see the “Green Roof Tree of Knowledge” at http://greenroofs.org for information on technical reports and policy developments.

In addittion to providing great educational resources,

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has a Local Market Development Program through which it works with a wide variety of policy makers to develop research, policies and programs in support of widespread green roof implementation. This program has been implemented in over 25 cities to date and has resulted in significant improvements in the level of awareness, technical performance, research, economic valuation research and policy support.”