Events

17.02.2018: Save the Date - 5th International Green Roof Congress

Please save the date for this exciting congress which will be held from February 17th to February 18th 2018 in the Al Shaheed Park Kuwait, a new icon of Green Roof architecture.

The fifth edition of IGRA´s prestigious congress series deals with the special challenges of Green Roofs in dry climates. More than one third of the world population already lives in these expanding regions, without considering the global metropolitan areas which often are grappling with the same problems.

The performance of Green Roofs in these special environments is strongly connected with the availability and scarcity of water & the limited types of plants, which are able to tolerate these harsh weather conditions - therefore the water & plantation issue is a common thread of the congress presentations and discussions.

Join us for a top-level program focusing on innovative new technologies, stunning architecture, pioneering urban development projects and many opportunities to network with international leaders in the field of Green Roofs.

We look forward to seeing you at the 5th International Green Roof Congress in the Al Shaheed Park, Kuwait´s new urban oasis!

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16.10.2017: Designing the Future. The Word Design Summit

Montreal, Canada – 16th–25th October 2017:

World Design Summit (WDS) in Montreal is an unprecedented international gathering of diverse disciplines with a common focus: how design can shape the built environment of the future. Montreal will host design professionals, government and business leaders, industry representatives, media and NGOs from around the world.

For 10 days, attendees will come together to transcend silos, foster cooperation and enhance professional development. More than a mere celebration of design, the Summit will demonstrate the tremendous power of design to create viable solutions to global social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges.

For further information please visit the website: http://worlddesignsummit.com


20.06.2017: World Green Infrastructure Congress Berlin 2017

The World Green Infrastructure Congress is a multi-day event concerning the greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas) with the associated accompanying topics (e. g. urban climate, rainwater management, sustainability). At the end of the congress, there is the possibility to participate in excursions to special green roofs and façades in Berlin. In 2017, it will be organised by the Fachvereinigung Bauwerksbegrünung e.V. (Professional Green Roof Association) (FBB) with the support WGIN an EFB. The congress is named after the WGIN World Green Infrastructure Network e. V., which has been organizing the event since 2007 annually in a different member country.

The congress offers:

For more information please visit the website: www.wgic2017berlin.com/en/about.html


13.04.2017: Start of the International Garden Exhibition Berlin: IGA 2017

Garden Art in the Gardens of the World from 13th April to 15th October 2017

The centrepiece of the largest garden festival in Germany IGA Berlin 2017 is the already internationally renowned “Gardens of the World”, which will be doubled in area by 2017. An impressive point of attraction will be among other things the new international gardens there. Therefore the best landscape architects from all five continents created designs in enclosed garden cabinets, which show contemporary trends in garden art. In the new park areas, more atmospheric water gardens are being created, an English landscape garden, an energy-efficient tropical hall around the Balinese garden as well as an open-air stage with up to 4,000 seats. A modern visitor centre with a biodiverse Green Roof will receive guests in the future as a meeting, conference and information place.

More than two million guests from Berlin, Germany and all over the world will experience both traditional gardening art and inspiring exhibition contributions for a green lifestyle. A cable car will float over the site and open up an impressive birds-eye view panorama. For further information please visit the website: http://iga-berlin-2017.de/en


09.04.2017: Connecting the Planet and Living Architecture - Virtual Summit 2017

The Mission of the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2017 is to inform, share, and create a global social media experience online for learning and networking via the power of the Internet. Experience greenroofs & walls and green living infrastructure online. The Virtual Summit 2017 is a community destination that allows you to connect with everyone! In addition to increasing awareness of our living architecture market and industry, the Virtual Summit 2017 is an interactive platform for idea interchange through a combination of environmentally forward videos from keynote speakers, expert panel sessions, individual & collaborative, and streaming Q & As on Facebook Live.

How does it work?: Simply Register and then starting on April 9, 2017 you can start watching videos from either the Agenda or the individual Speaker page. Visit the Expo for free and learn about our awesome Partners! See your favorite Speakers streaming their Q & A’s on Facebook Live and via Twitter over the long Earth Day Weekend: April 21, 22, & 23. Post your comments, watch them answer live, and network!

For more information please visit: http://virtual.greenroofs.com


19.10.2016: WGIC 2016 -Bogota Columbia

After years of gathered experience and learning alongside WGIN, our capital city Bogotá is ready to host the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016, with the theme: “Ecoservices and Well-being: The Next Green City”. This topic pushes Green Infrastructure forward to meet the next global development aspirations and Bogotá’s future sustainable planning policy.  With the urban population boost, there is a global concern on the capacity of cities to produce and maintain healthy environments. Environmental services (E.S.) are vital to human well-being and nature’s integrity: water management, provision of food, air filtration, production of energy, enhancement of natural habitat and biodiversity. International awareness on the importance of these services has grown vastly in the last decade, and this year it makes the theme for the WGIC Bogota. Congress website: www.wgicbogota2016.com


27.04.2016: Aquastop 2016 - Moscow Russia

The IX International Conference Waterproofing and Roofing Materials “AquaStop” will be held on April 27-28 at Holiday Inn Suschevsky Hotel, Moscow, Russia. The organizers of the conference are ALIT Academic Scientific and Technical Center, the Moscow Metro, the Russian Union of Builders, International Metro Association and National Roofing-trade Union of Russia. Within his presentation "The Future of Urban Roofs – Current Trends in Green Roof Technology" IGRA president Roland Appl will share with the audience the basic technical requirements for the planning and installation of Green Roofs. Special emphasis will be put on the interrelation of Green Roof technology, roofing technology and waterproofing protection. For more information please visit the congress website: www.aquastop.ru


20.04.2016: 53rd IFLA World Congress - Turin Italy

Tasting the Landscape, the title chosen for the 53rd International IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) Congress, calls for the interpretation of the landscape project as an expression of a greater consciousness of the transformation processes and as an opportunity to improve the places where populations carry out their life. The 53rd International IFLA Congress will be structured according to four specific lines of thematic investigation, identified with the objective of investigating some emerging questions in the practice of Landscape architecture: Sharing Landscapes / Connected Landscapes /  Layered Landscapes and Inspiring Landscapes

For more information about the exicting programme with presentations, technical tours and excursions please visit the congress website:  www.ifla2016.com


23.11.2015: 1st European UGI Conference - Vienna Austria

The biggest annual happening on European Urban Green Infrastructure is just around the corner! Endorsed by the European Federation of Green Roofs and Walls and the City of Vienna, it will take place from 23-25 November 2015 in Vienna/Austria, Municipal Hall. The 1st European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference 2015 will focus on Ecosystem Services and their Implementation in the Urban Context mainly from a Public View. Please save the date and subscribe free for more Information at: http://www.urbangreeninfrastructure.org.


19.10.2015: ISOCARP 51 World Congress - Cities Save the World

ISOCARP is a global association of experienced professional planners from more than 80 countries worldwide. As a non-governmental organisation ISOCARP is recognized by the UN, UNHCS and the Council of Europe, and has a formal consultative status with UNESCO. The objectives of ISOCARP include the improvement of planning practice through the creation of a global and active network of practitioners.

The year 2015 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Society and a series of events is organized to celebrate. The celebrations will culminate in the 51st ISOCARP International Planning Congress with the theme "Cities Save The World - Let's Reinvent Planning" (the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, 19-23 October 2015). More information: www.isocarp.org

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20.04.2015: 4th International Green Roof Congress 2015

Where is there room for nature in towns? This is a question, that is increasingly being asked by building experts around the world who are faced with the challenges of urban densification. Successful solutions and practical Green Roof technology will be presented at the 4th International Green Roof Congress in Istanbul/Turkey on 20–21 April, 2015. The 14 million metropolis is a prime example for a rapid urban transformation in the 21st century. The congress, supported by the International Green Roof Association (IGRA), will be held at the new Zorlu Center with its 72.000 m² of green areas on different levels.

Please subscribe to our mailing list at www.greenroofworld.com
to get regular updates about this special event. We look forward to seeing you at the 4th International Green Roof Congress in the Mediterranean metropolis Istanbul bridging East and West!


06.04.2015: Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015

It is our great pleasure to invite you to join us online at the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015  - Connecting the Planet with Living Architecture. Presented by Greenroofs.com, the Virtual Summit is live from April 6-12 and on demand through May 31, 2015. Watch awesome video presentations from Keynotes Diana Balmori, Stephan Brenneisen, and Ken Yeang plus over 30 more speakers from 5 continents. Please use the Associates Code "IGRA" when registering so that you will support our work. Join the greenroof and greenwall community for the Live Social Weekend Hangout on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday April 10, 11 & 12 to see the live speaker Q & A sessions throughout the long weekend and the spectacular Expo Pavilion on Saturday & Sunday showcasing companies and organizations from across the globe. You'll truly enjoy this virtual technology immersion from any device.

Where: Online… on the Internet! Pre-Register here

When: Monday April 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT to Sunday April 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT and Archived On-Demand through the end of May, 2015.  Social Networking Spaces are All Live.

Registration Cost: Fee is $49 and $25 for students/faculty & government


18.03.2015: 3rd French Green Roof and Living Wall Conference

The 3rd French Green Roof and Living Wall congress (18 March 2015, Poitiers Conference Center) will bring together experts to share experience, research data, technology developments, policy incentives and future direction. The event is organized by the CRITT Horticole with the support of the association ADIVET for a professional audience: Green Roof and Wall system manufacturers, architects, landscape architects, planners, building owners, contractors, engineers, educators, representatives from local, regional, and state government, and more.

More information:http://www.critt-horticole.com/rencontres-toits-et-murs-vegetaux-2015

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01.12.2014: Green Buildings and Park World 2014

Kuching, Sarawak will be the host venue for the inaugural Green Buildings & Parks World 2014
from 1–3 December 2014 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). The event is held in
response to the fast growing market for green infrastructure and parks industry in the region,
including both retrofitting infrastructure and new developments.
Green Buildings and Parks World 2014 themed “Building for A Better Tomorrow” is aimed to provide a platform for developers, professionals and government bodies to converge, share, learn and collaborate on improving the green buildings and parks of their countries. Over 200 international industry players from 20 odd countries representing architects, consultants, City planners, engineers, construction companies, building/ facility managers of commercial and industrial properties, public facilities and material suppliers are expected to attend the conference and the collocated products showcase. For more Information please have a look at the attached document or visit www.greenbuildingsandparksworld.com/

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07.10.2014: World Green Infrastructure Congress 2014

WGIC 2014 will present the world’s leading experts on green roof, living wall and urban landscape research and technology. Speakers include Dr. Manfred Koehler, Germany; Steven Peck, USA; Prof. Xiamin Wang, China; Mr. Jeffrey Bruce, USA; Mr. Warwick Savvas, Australia and many more. The Organising Committee has chosen the leading designers, researchers and advocates to share knowledge, to educate and to inspire us all to develop with nature by incorporating green infrastructure into our urban fabric. Green Roofs Australasia(GRA) will host the Congress at the Australian Technology Park in the heart of beautiful Sydney. The Congress will present the latest global research; best practice projects; Green Infrastructure Technology Expo; USA training workshops by accredited lecturers; Sydney eco-tours and post congress travel packages in Australia and New Zealand. More information is available at: www.wgic2014.org Register now and safe 260 $ (50% Discount on Training Workshops and Pre-Congress Sydney CBD Green Sites)


04.09.2014: International Green Wall Conference

Call for papers and notice of the International Conference on Green Walls - Meeting the Challenge of a sustainable urban future: the contribution of green walls to be held at the Green Wall Centre, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK (4 - 5 September 2014).
Green walls are an important component of Green Infrastructure - possibly the only cost effective approach to coping with some of the immense challenges currently facing urban areas: climate change (coping with extreme events e.g. heat-waves, flooding), pollution (including health impacts), lack of wildlife habitat, social problems (including mental health) resulting from high-density urban living. The green wall sector is exceptionally dynamic with new product developments and insights constantly emerging. For this reason Staffordshire University has convened this meeting to bring together researchers, manufacturers, installers, planners, architects, consultants, and developers to exchange information and learn of new developments in this exciting technology. Further information is available at http://www.staffs.ac.uk/research/greenwall/conferences/index.jsp.


21.05.2014: 6th Portland Ecoroof Symposium

The sixth annual Portland Ecoroof Symposium will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the World Trade Conference Center in downtown Portland. The event will feature local and regional experts sharing scientific research and case studies that explore the true costs and savings of ecoroofs. The event is open to the public, and targeted toward architects, landscape architects, developers, building owners and facility managers. The Symposium also features a Vendor Showcase of leading green roof companies from Portland and the surrounding region.

The 2014 Ecoroof Symposium is sponsored by the City of Portland Environmental Services, the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the American Institute of Architects Portland. More information is available at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/53845


07.11.2013: International Skyrise Greenery Conference Singapore

In a sign of Singapore´s growing importance as a hub for landscape and urban design solutions, Singapore will host GreenUrbanScape Asia, a new regional trade exhibition and conference at Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7 to 9 November 2013. Visitors can expect to see innovations and solutions in all aspects of landscape and urban greenery, including planning, design, construction, and management. GreenUrbanScape Asia will also be held alongside the 2nd International Skyrise Greenery Conference and the 2nd International Landscape Industry Association Summit. The Conference will feature keynote speakers such as Dr Liu Thai Ker, Stefano Boeri and Wong Mun Summ. For more information please visit: http://greenurbanscapeasia.com/home.


09.09.2013: World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013

After Canada and Mexico and before Australia, France will host the World Green Infrastructure Congress from 9 to 13 September 2013 in Nantes, which was elected the European Green Capital for 2013. It is organised by ADIVET* under the auspices of the WGIN (World Green Infrastructure Network). The programme includes two workshops, 70 presentations, about ten round-table meetings, field tours and an exhibition area. For more information please visit: www.wgic2013.com


13.05.2013: 3rd International Green Roof Congress 2013

The 3rd International Green Roof Congress is coming up! Please save the date for this exciting congress which will be organised by the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) from 13 – 15 May 2013 at the Empire Riverside Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. This conference is under the patronage of the German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development.

Join us for a top-level programme focusing on sustainable urban development projects with Green Roofs, giving updates on vertical greenery, and providing interactive workshops and valuable networking opportunities with international leaders in the field. Various excursions to extraordinary examples of Green Roof architecture and to the highlights of the International Garden Show (IGS) and the International Building Exhibition – Building the City Anew (IBA) which are taking place at the same time in Hamburg will be offered. For more information please visit www.greenroofworld.com 


10.04.2013: IFLA World Congress 2013

Welcome to the International Federation of Landscape Architects Congress 2013. The New Zealand and Australian Institutes of Landscape Architects (NZILA and AILA) warmly invite you to be a part of the 50th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress (IFLA50) 10 - 12 April 2013. IFLA 2013 – Shared Wisdom in An Age of Change, will be a celebration twice over. The 2013 Congress is the 50th IFLA congress and the 40th anniversary of the establishment of NZILA in New Zealand. The theme for this 50th IFLA World Congress will focus on knowledge sharing around the increasingly challenging issues facing our local and global environments in an age of considerable and frequently dramatic change. It will provoke thought as to how we as the landscape profession can and should participate in the shaping and management of the future. Fore more information please visit: www.ifla2013.com


18.03.2013: The Green Roof Research Conference

The Green Roof Research conference will feedback on the 4 year EU funded project which set out to challenge the custom and practice of green roofs, and culminates with the first major scientific green roof conference in Europe. The research findings established through this Industry - Academia partnership will interrogate the fundamental green roof understanding of the current age. The very performance metrics by which green roof elements are measured have been questioned, and the outcomes will show new research agendas must be adopted. The Lead Academics, Industry partners and research fellows involved in the project will come together to present and discuss the main findings of the most scientifically robust integrated green roof research in recent times.

For more information please visit: www.green-roof-systems.co.uk


12.02.2013: Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit

Greenroofs.com, 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 February 12 through March 13 on the World Wide Web – a full 30 days of virtual fun!

Participate in this unique interactive online platform for idea interchange through a combination of keynote speakers, expert panel sessions and moderated chat sessions with live Q&A and on-demand presentations, plus live video, audio and text chatting at the Sponsor Spaces, Social Media Areas, Inspiration Nook, Joblinks Lounge, Prize Center, and the spectacular Expo Pavilions showcasing vendors and organizations from across the world.

“Imagine a world of green: What are we doing to advance living architecture?”
Keynotes: thinkers, designers, trend setters, eco-luminaries:

Dusty Gedge, Green Roof Campaigner and Designer & President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations / Steven Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities & Founding Member of WGIN / Dr. Aditya Ranade, Senior Analyst, Lux Research Intelligence team /  Javier Senosiain, Architect, Principal of Arquitectura Orgánica / Mary Ann Uhlmann, Environmental Horticulturalist & Vegetated Roof Systems Program Development Manager for Tremco, Inc 

IGRA will present "Relaunch - A new Green Roof Strategy for Hamburg" on the 22nd of February. Learn more at virtual.greenroofs.com


24.10.2012: International Green Roof Workshop Lisbon 2012

On the 24th of October 2012 (8:45-18:15) an International Workshop on Green Roofs will be held at the University of Lisbon (Faculty of Science). This event will bring together Portuguese Green Roof specialists and Green Roof experts from various countries, who will share their knowledge and work in the field of municipal regulations and incentives, case studies for the installation and research.

Further information is avalable at: www.landlab.pt

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19.09.2012: World Green Roof Congress 2012 - Copenhagen

LivingRoof.org, the Municipality of Copenhagen and the Danish Ministry of Environment will be extending a warm welcome to the 2012 World Green Roof Congress in Copenhagen which will be held on the 19th and 20th September at Tivoli Congress Centre.

This World Green Roof Congress will bring together leading architects, designers and green infrastructure professionals from around the globe to highlight the need to green the urban grey. The congress will focus on master planning, sustainable urban development and climate change adaptation, with special attention to Green Roofs. 

Keynote speakers will be drawn from the global community of Green Roof experts, including leading architects with a commitment to landscaping the built environment and officials from cities with dynamic and exemplar Green Roof policies like Chicago and Singapore will inspire . For more information or sign up for the congress: http://www.worldgreenroofcongress.com/
 


25.05.2012: Roof India 2012

The 11th edition in "ROOF INDIA" series  will be held from 25-27 May 2012 at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai  India. ROOF INDIA 2012 is now the pioneering event in Asia for Roofing, Cladding, Pre-Engineered Buildings, Metal Building, Systems, Tensile Architecture, Steel Structures & Spaceframes, Green Roofs / Roof Landscaping, Roof Waterproofing, Roof, Insulation, Roofing Machinery, Roof Fastening Systems etc. Inspite of the global economic slowdown , India is today still the 2nd fastest growing major economy in the world, a booming economy has kick started all industry sectors including the Construction & Infrastructure industry.

IGRA will participate at the exhibition and present the current state of technology in the field of green roofs. Be there at ROOF INDIA 2012 at Chennai, India in May 2012 and be part of Asia's Largest Roofing & Allied Technology Event!

For more information please visit: http://roofindia.com/


01.10.2011: Update - Greenroofs & Walls Virtual Summit 2011

The two live days of the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2011 on September 27 & 28 certainly were innovative and successful ~ but it`s not over yet: the Virtual Summit is still very much alive!

You can still register through October 28, 2011 - attendees have unlimited on demand access to all 32 of our great panel sessions, interviews, and presentations.

Cost: $49 or $25 for government professionals and students/faculty plus free access of everything on-demand through October 28, 2011. Did you know that when you are in the virtual environment you can still chat with other attendees via video, audio or text?

Register here.


23.08.2011: Greenroofs & Walls Virtual Summit 2011

The Greenroofs & Walls of the World "Virtual Summit 2011" is a community destination that will allow you to connect with everyone. The Social Collaboration Network (SCN) feature of the virtual experience platform lets each user collaborate privately and publicly with a flexible, "living" social network comprised of attendees, exhibitors and speakers. The SCN is the centralized location for interacting in real time with our active user base and for downloading content from various virtual experiences. When? August 23 & 24, 2011, and on demand for 30 days afterwards.

In addition to raising the awareness of our market and industry, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World "Virtual Summit 2011" will be 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, plus live video chatting at the Sponsor Meeting Rooms, Networking Lounge, and the spectacular 24-hour Expo Pavilions showcasing vendors and organizations from across the world.

All details of the event are available viewed at www.greenroofs.com


27.05.2011: Roof India 2011

ROOF INDIA 2011 - Asia`s Largest Roofing & Allied Technologies Event - will be held during 27 - 29 May 2011 at the Bombay Exhibiton, Mumbai (INDIA).

The 3-day event ROOF INDIA 2011 is Asia's Largest Roofing & Allied technology event for --> Roofing Systems, Architectural Cladding , Pre-Engineered Buildings/Factory Buildings, Tensile Fabric Architecture , Spaceframe & Steel Structures, Structural Steel, Green Roofs Technology, Roof Landscaping Technology, Roof Waterproofing, Roof Insulation, Roofing Machinery, Roofing Anchors etc.

All details of the event can be views at www.roofindia.com

The event is endorsed by the NRCA - National Roofing Contractors Association (USA), IGRA - International Green Roofs Association (Germany), TENSINET - International Tensile Membranes Association (Belgium), CNWBMIA - China National Waterproof Building Material Industry Association (China), IAStructE - Indian Association of Structural Engineers (India),

Green Roofs - a relatively new "segment" in the building / construction & landscaping industry in India has immense potential for growth in India and hence its inclusion as a new segment. Companies providing technologies, products, services, consultancy & solutions for roof landscaping will be exhibiting at the event.

For more details of the event, please log on to www.roofindia.com or email info@unitecexpo.com . Contact person: Mr V B Sudeep. We are offering 10% discount on the booth charges for IGRA members
 


18.03.2011: China Hainan -World Green Roof Conference

The World Green Roof Conference (WGRC) 2011 will be held in the three most special cities of Hainan (Haikou, Boao and Sanya). WGRC wants to further the cause of roof greening, vertical planting and ecological restoration and improve the various technologies for ecological, environmental protection and sustainable development through international communication, issuing the Oscar awards of architecture greening, forum and training, qualification certification. For more information please visit www.greenrooftops.cn.

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25.11.2010: Green Roof Conference Thessaloniki

Green Roofs - reclaiming lost ground 

The Technical Chamber of Greece (Section of Central Macedonia) and the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) are organising a Green Roof conference in Thessaloniki (Greece). The conference under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Environment Energy & Climate Change will focus on basic green roof issues (planning criteria and standards) as well as new trends and case studies. The conference intends to attract architects, landscape architects, planners, local authorities, manufacturers and installers. 

Date: 25th November 2010, 18.00 - 22.00 pm

Venue: Amphitheatre TCG/SCM. 49, M.alexandrou Str., Thessaloniki, Greece

Registration: athens@igra-world.com

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01.11.2010: Skyrise Greenery Conference 2010 Singapore

The inaugural International Skyrise Greenery Conference (ISGC) 2010 will be held from 1 to 3 November 2010 in Singapore at the National Library, which features several sky gardens. It is the first conference of its kind in the Asia Pacific region that will cover not only green roofs and rooftop gardens, but also vertical greenery.

The Conference will comprise three components:
-Series of conferences by 31 international award-winning experts and renowned industry leaders from 10 countries over the first two days.
-Trade exhibition with 16 vendors from 5 countries showcasing the latest skyrise greenery-related products and services from around the world.
-Technical Tours with exclusive access to six unique skyrise greenery sites in Singapore on the last day of the Conference.

Focusing on the latest developments of skyrise greenery, the thought leadership conference will cover the latest trends, innovations, technical studies of benefits, best practices, policies, and differentiating factors in design and implementation of skyrise greenery in an urbanised environment. Leading the group of distinguished speakers are:

-Emilio Ambasz, Emilio Ambasz & Associates, Inc., USA
-Patrick Blanc, French National Centre for Scientific Research, France
-Prof. Dr. Manfred Köhler, University Neubrandenburg, Germany
-Dr. Ken Yeang, Llewelyn Davies Yeang, UK
-Roland Appl, International Green Roof Association IGRA, Germany

For more information please visit: http://www.skyrisegreenery.com/

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15.09.2010: World Green Roof Congress London 2010

The World Green Roof Congress (WGRC) brings together leading green roof experts from across the world, providing a platform for communicating the latest case studies, research and policy initiatives. This exciting and respected congress drives the uptake and implementation of green roofs, providing a greater understanding of their benefits and stimulates innovation.
The previous WGRC was held in London, in 2008. This attracted over three hundred delegates from around 15 countries and numerous exhibitors. The Congress provides great opportunities for learning about research and leading edge applications with plenty of time for networking and promotional opportunities.
This stimulating Congress drives green roof implementation, allowing different sectors and disciplines to share an appreciation of their benefits and improve delivery.
IGRA members can apply  a special discount on the congress fees. Please find more information at: www.worldgreenroofcongress.com


13.05.2010: Green Roof Conference Athens

Green Roofs in Greece - The current state and future trends 

This half-day day conference in Athens will address basic green roof issues (planning criteria and standards) as well as new trends and innovations. A special focus is on the local experiences with regard to the climate, plant selection and political support. The seminar intends to attract architects, landscape architects, planners, local authorities, manufacturers and installers. The themes presented the seminar are: green roof policies, environmental and energy assets, and green roof implementation in recent architectural work.


23.04.2010: Roof India 2010

Asia`s Largest Roofing & Allied Technologies Event - will be held during 23 - 25 April 2010 at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai (INDIA). Keeping in mind industry trends and new & emerging technologies, the ROOF INDIA theme has gone for a makeover and the 2010 edition has a new identity, new themes, new focus and a new logo !

The 3-day event will feature over 120+ national & international companies showcasing the latest in Roofing Systems, Architectural Cladding, Metal Building Systems / Pre-Engineered Buildings, Tensile Architecture, Spaceframe Structures, Green Roofs / Roof Landscaping, Waterproofing, Roof Insulation, Roofing Machinery, Roof Fastening System. and much more. A two day high profile concurrent conference will also be held on 23 & 24 April 2010 at the same venue.

The event is endorsed by the NRCA - National Roofing Contractors Association (USA), IGRA - International Green Roofs Association (Germany), TENSINET - International Tensile Membranes Association (Belgium), CNWBMIA - China National Waterproof Building Material Industry Association (China), IAStructE - Indian Association of Structural Engineers (India),

ROOF INDIA 2010 introduces the ROOF INDIA Design Awards for Tensile Structures. The competition will be open to architects, designers, engineers, companies, institutions and shall judged by eminent industry professionals and awarded for excellence in design, construction and application of completed Tensile Structures projects in India.

Green Roofs - a relatively new "segment" in the building / construction & landscaping industry in India has immense potential for growth in India and hence its inclusion as a new segment. Companies providing technologies, products, services, consultancy & solutions for roof landscaping will be exhibiting at the event.

For more details of the event, please log on to www.roofindia.com or email info@unitecexpo.com . Contact person: Mr V B Sudeep. IGRA members will receive a 10% discount on the booth charges
 


26.03.2010: Guangzhou International Greening Fair

Guangzhou international landscape and better living garden expo is hosted by Guangdong Garden & Landscape Association. The theme exhibition of the 2nd Garden Industry Expo - The 2nd Guangzhou International Greening Fair will be held at Poly World Trade Center Pazhou Complex from March 26th to 28th, 2010.

With 2,000 booths in total and 50,000m² exhibition area, this expo covers products in various areas of garden industry, such as greening, roof greening, three-dimensional greening, flower, bonsai, ornamental plant, garden & landscape, landscape design, landscape & greening design and construction, frame house, waterscape & fountain and road & patio lamp etc. In addition, this fair will provide a first-class trade platform by holding technology exchanging conference and a roof greening forum.

For more information please visit: www.gilgf.com/


03.12.2009: Copenhagen Climate Exchange Exhibition

We can change the weather!

The Copenhagen Climate Exchange will be a forum for cities, NGOs and innovative enterprises from across the World. We want to share ideas on how to reduce CO2 emissions, improve ecological conditions and favour sustainable energy and show the leaders of the World at COP15 that it is possible.
The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the many existing solutions to climate change, where public participation and the individual remains the key components. We need all hands on deck to solve the biggest environmental challenge of today. It will be a four day event leading up to COP15, the official UN climate summit in Copenhagen.

On the 03. December the International Green Roof Association will organize a Green Roof Seminar together with the City of Copenhagen and the company ZinCo Denmark A/S. Please have a look at the seminar flyer.

For more information about the exhibition please visit: www.cphco2009.dk

 


19.10.2009: CITIES ALIVE World Green Roof Infrastructure Congress

Be on the CUTTING EDGE of Green Roofs

Attend CITIESALIVE, the World Green Roof Infrastructure Congress on October 19 - 21 2009 at the Sheraton Centre in Downtown Toronto, Canada.

Agenda Highlights include:

- Opening Reception at Toronto City Hall including a Sneak Preview of the new City Hall green roof (Oct 19)

- Opening address by Toronto Mayor David Miller "Towards a Green Toronto" (Oct 20)

- Over 60 internationally renowned Speaker Presentations & Expert Roundtable Discussions in Green Roof Design, Policy, Research and emerging trends in green infrastructure (Oct 20)

- Student Design Awards and Party at Steam Whistle Brewing (Oct 20)

- Guided Bus and Walking Tours of top green roof, wall and infrastructure destinations across the region (Oct 21)

- CitiesAlive Fiesta Closing Gala at Toronto Botanical Gardens (Oct 21)

- Green Roof Training Courses and the first Green Roof Professional accreditation exam in Canada (Oct 19)

Enjoy three value-packed days in the hottest new green roof market in North America: only $249 CDN (non-members) / $149 CDN (members) for a full delegate pass.

Visit www.citiesalive.org for more information and to register today!


24.09.2009: Green Roofs in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

AN OVERVIEW ON MARKET TENDENCIES, LEED APPLICATIONS, HISTORY & STANDARDS

This half-day day seminar aims to inform local professionals of the benefits, regulations and politics concerning Green Roofs. The multiple speakers from different countries will allow the audience to better understand diverse perspectives of the Green Roof Industry. The themes presented the seminar are: European politics & history, US Market tendencies, real-estate advantages, installation process, regulation and standards, and environmental benefits.

Agenda and registration at: http://chapters.usgbc.org/caribbean/english/events.html.

 


25.05.2009: International Green Roof Congress 2009

- Three Days of Lectures, Workshops, Presentations and Excursions -

Under the patronage of the German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, Wolfgang Tiefensee, the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) and the German Roof Gardener Association (DDV) are organising the 2nd International Green Roof Congress in Stuttgart/Nuertingen from 25 – 27 May 2009.

The latest technological developments from the last few years stand as one of the focal points of the discussions and lectures. Other key topics include spectacular green roof projects designed by renowned architecture firms and the international guidelines and standards relating to green roofs. Practical workshops and excursions to local green roof projects in and around Stuttgart and Freiburg will build upon the lecture series.

The congress 2009 brings together architects, landscape architects, planners, policy makers, investors, manufacturers and installers to exchange knowledge and develop new markets.

For further information, please visit the website: www.greenroofworld.com


17.09.2008: World Green Roof Congress

Livingroofs in partnership with CIRIA, EFB and IGRA are pleased to announce the 2008 World Green Roof Congress, to be held in London on the 17-18th September. This is the first event of it kind to showcase Green Roofs in the UK.

Conference: The two day conference will discuss the challenges and opportunities faced when implementing Green Roofs. It will focus on the contribution that Green Roofs can make to sustainable urban regeneration, climate change adaptation, sustainable stormwater management as well as improvements to local biodiversity and quality of life within cities. The conference will highlight latest innovations and research to support the effective promotion and delivery of Green Roof solutions as well as demonstrating examples of good practice from the UK and overseas.

Field trips: Local field trips will be organised to demonstrate what has already been achieved in and around London. This provides an opportunity to see how Green Roofs contribute to sustainable development and green buildings.

Workshops: These will bring together leading academics, policy experts and practitioners in green buildings to discuss options and approaches for progressing the Green Roof agenda..

To find out more visit www.worldgreenroofcongress.com

- IGRA members will receive a special discount on all congress services-

 


30.06.2008: IFLA Congress 2008

The 45th World Congress of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) will cover the theme Transforming with Water in full width, breadth and depth. Each of the three days has its own central theme to focus the activities of the day. The program offers a mix of keynote speeches, lectures, debates, excursions, workshops, master classes, an interactive forum, and social events.

IGRA will present ‘Natural Stormwater Management with Green Roofs’ in the framework of a panel session. 

Program and registration: www.ifla2008.com


14.06.2008: EXPO Zaragoza

There are just two months left until the start of the Expo Zaragoza 2008. The event, in the fifth largest Spanish city, is all about ‘Water and Sustainable Development’. For Green Roof enthusiasts the Expo in Zaragoza delivers a very special attraction. The participants pavilion (61,667 m²) is covered by a Green Roof which is accessible for visitors and offers wonderful views over the landscape and the Ebro river. For more information, please visit the official website:

www.expozaragoza2008.es