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									   ADVANCING THE ART AND SCIENCE OF
INTEGRATED DESIGN, POLICY AND RESEARCH

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     Many thanks to our sponsors for their support:
INTRODUCTION                                                                              AGENDA AT A GLANCE
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Welcome to CitiesAlive our 8 Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference                        Pre-Conference Education Program – Tues. November 30, 2010
which is in the beautiful City of Vancouver, British Columbia, co-hosted by               (Register at Pan Pacific Hotel)
                                                                                          Professional Training Courses – 101-401 and Green Roof and Wall Tours
the British Columbia Institute of Technology. This agenda provides you
with a great map to navigate the many things we have planned. This year’s
                                                                                          Pre-Conference Education Program – Wed. December 1, 2010
conference will be outstanding for a number of reasons. We are located in
                                                                                          Introduction to Urban Agriculture; Ecological Design; Green Wall Design- 2nd Edition;
a wonderful new facility, the Vancouver Convention Centre which boasts                    Integrated Water Management Seminar for Buildings & Sites; Standards Workshop – New
the largest green roof in Canada and represents state of the art integrative              Fire and Wind Design Standards
design. Systems integration is a major theme which runs throughout the                    Special 1.5 Hour Sessions on Collaborative Design, The Seattle Green Factor Program, Living
pre-conference education sessions and conference, from training courses                   Building Challenge 2.0; Green Building Codes and Ordinances; Food and Fuel from Urban
on Integrated Water Management, and Urban Rooftop Food production to                      Forests; Maximizing LEED Credits; Introduction to Sustainable Sites
workshops and discussion panels on integrative design, policy and                         Industry Committee Meetings and Green Roof Professional Exam; Trade Show Set Up
research.
                                                                                          CitiesAlive Opening Plenary and Trade Show– Wed. December 1, 2010 6:00 – 9:00 pm
In Vancouver we will explore the limits of integrated thinking with a focus on
                                                                                          (Register at Vancouver Convention Center)
moving the industry to a new level of understanding of the many roles we
                                                                                          Trade Show Opens – 7:30 – 9:00 pm
can play to reduce green house gas emissions and adapt our cities to the
negative impacts of climate change. Ground breaking new research will be                  CitiesAlive – Thursday December 2, 2010
revealed, new products and analytical tools unveiled, and we will discover                Sessions 1& 2 (Policy, Case Studies and Design, Research on Technical Performance,
new multi-disciplinary approaches to how we can advance the industry.                     Interactive Expert Panels)
International friends and colleagues, bring your passports and come to                    Awards of Excellence Luncheon – Pan Pacific Hotel – 12:15-1:45 pm - Crystal Pavilion
Vancouver in December – take a tour, climb a mountain, walk on the beach,                 Trade Show Opens – 2:00 – 6:45 pm
enjoy local foods and Okanagan wines and most of all, join us for a                       Sessions 3 & 4 (Policy, Case Studies and Design, Research on Technical Performance,
fantastic journey as we continue to lay the business, research and policy                 Interactive Expert Panels)
foundations for a sustainable future.
                                                                                          CitiesAlive – Friday December 3, 2010
Sincerely yours,                                                                          Sessions 5 & 6 (Policy, Case Studies and Design, Research on Technical Performance,
                                                                                          Interactive Expert Panels)
                                                                                          Trade Show Opens – 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
                                                                                          Lunch and Poster Sessions on Trade Show Floor and Session 7
                                                                                          Closing Plenary and Panel Discussion – Peak Oil, Urban Farming and the Roofs and Walls of
                                                                                          our Cities
Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, GRP                  Steven W. Peck, GRP, HASLA                  With Special Guests Greg Allen, Thomas Mueller, Councillor Andrea Reimer and Keith
Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities         Founder and President, Green                Agoada
                                              Roofs for Healthy Cities
                                                                                          Post Conference Education Program – Saturday December 4, 2010
                                                                                          Professional Training Courses 101-401 and Green Roof and Walls Tours
GRHC has negotiated a special $199 CDN/Night rate at the
conference hotel, the beautiful Pan Pacific Hotel, located right on the
harbor. Book now by clicking the link below or copying and pasting it
into the address bar on your browser:
http://www.panpacific.com/Vancouver/Edirects/CitiesAliveConference.html




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                             PRE-CONFERENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM - Tuesday, November 30, 2010




                   CEUs - The U.S. Green Building Council has approved Green Roofs for Healthy Cities as a registered provider, so our programs are now eligible for LEED
                   continuing education credits. Those GRPs seeking education credits to retain their professional designation as well as those using AIA, ASLA, LEED, RCI or
                   APLD credits for application toward their local/regional association or for license renewal can acquire continuing education credits (CEUs) for
                   attending the conference and training courses (special education sessions - 1.5 CEUs/session, half day courses - 3.5 CEUs/course and full day courses -
                   7.5 CEUs/course). We are applying for continuing education credits from BCSLA, AIBC and others.




7:30 am – 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Education Program Registration – Oceanview Foyer, Pan Pacific Hotel, 300 – 999 Canada Place

8:30 am - 5:00 pm Conference Training Sessions -Available At Preferred Rates for Conference Attendees (Ticketed Events – Pre-Registration Required)
                  Includes resource manuals, health breaks and lunch

                   Green Roof Design 101 (US$399 Delegate Rate US$449 Non-Delegate Rate)
                   Green Roof Design 101 introduces participants to the numerous public and private benefits of green roofs and presents many of the tools and
                   techniques needed to meet your green roof project objectives. Participants will learn about major design principles, types of green roof products and
                   systems and their relevance, as well as the professions and competencies that are necessary for a successful green roof project.
                   Room: Oceanview Suite 4

                   Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 301 (US$399 Delegate Rate US$449 Non-Delegate Rate)
                   Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 301 presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to meet green roof waterproofing and
                   drainage project objectives. This includes: understanding waterproofing and drainage terminology for better communication with the various
                   professions involved, understanding waterproofing and drainage assemblies and systems, an overview of major design principles, Best Management
                   Practices and a review of the professions and competencies required for delivering a successful green roof project.
                   Room: Oceanview Suite 6




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                  Green Roof Plants and Growing Media 401 (US$399 Delegate Rate US$449 Non-Delegate Rate)
                  This, our final, core course for the Green Roof Professional (GRP) accreditation, provides participants with an overview of plants and growing media
                  design considerations and maintenance for green roof assemblies. In addition to establishing design and implementation best management practices,
                  the course covers the principles of plant physiology and soil sciences as they apply to green roofs, identifies applications of various plant and growing
                  media, teaches the technical requirements for growing media and plant life and gives an understanding of the potential implementation issues related
                  to plant care and growing media contamination.


1:00 – 6:00 pm    Room: Oceanview Suite 7

                  Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and Green Infrastructure Foundation Board Meetings (Invitation Only)
                  Room: Atrium Boardroom

1:00 pm - 5:00    Green Roof and Wall Tours - Depart from Pan Pacific Hotel Lobby – Lower Level (Ground Floor)- (Ticketed Event – Pre-Registration Required)

                  Discover Vancouver through a series of tours featuring green roofs demonstrating the most innovative, efficient, celebrated projects. Access green
                  roofs rarely open to the public and meet with the architects and landscape architects who created these outstanding projects and learn the secrets of
                  their success.

                   Green Legacies - projects that have endured or will capture the imaginations of   Habitat Havens - sites which were designed either to replicate a specific
                   future generations                                                                ecosystem or to provide food for birds, butterflies and bees.
                   Tuesday, November 30th: afternoon (approx. 3 hrs)                                 Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning (approx. 4 hrs)
                   For more details on the sites visited see citiesalive.org/index.php/tours         For more details on the sites visited see citiesalive.org/index.php/tours

                                                                                                     Check out Saturday December 4th for more tour options!



                          PRE-CONFERENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM - Wednesday, December 1, 2010
7:30 am – Noon   Pre-Conference Education Registration Desk Opens – Oceanview Foyer, Pan Pacific Hotel, 300 -- 999 Canada Place

8:30 am –        HALF-DAY COURSES (US$ 149 Delegate Rate: US$ 199 Non-Delegate Rate)
12:00 pm         GRPs – Get Your Continuing Education Credits With These Half Day Conference Workshop Sessions - Available At Preferred Rates for Conference
                 Attendees. Ticketed events. Pre-registration is required. All half-day courses include printed resource manuals.

                                       Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture – LAUNCH!
                                       Learn about multiple approaches to growing food on rooftops through design and maintenance principles, and case studies
                                       drawn from across North America. Instructor: Keith Agoada, Founder, Sky Vegetables and Paul Kephart, Rana Creek
                                       Room: Oceanview Suite 2


                 Ecological Green Roof Design Workshop
                 Create your own ecological green roofs by learning about biodiversity, advanced green roof design, sustainable landscaping principles.
                 Instructor: Dr. Brad Bass, University of Toronto and Dr. Nancy Mackin, MAIBC MRAIC, Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a & University of British Columbia
                 Room: Oceanview Suite 3




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                  Introduction to Green Wall Design – 2nd Edition
                  This course is an updated and condensed version of the Green Wall course with new information on system performance and techniques.
                  Instructor: Genevieve Noel, BDESm BCID, Principal, MUBI Regenerative Design
                  Room: Oceanview Suite 1

10:00 am – 8:00   On-Site Conference Registration Desk Opens – West Exhibit Hall A
                  Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place - located next to Canada Place Hotel

1:00 – 5:00 pm    Integrated Water Management Seminar for Buildings & Sites
                  Discover the multiple issues and opportunities associated with the capture, treatment, storage and use of our precious water resources as we strive for
                  the goal of Net Zero Water use. Instructor: Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, GRP, President, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company
                  Room: Oceanview Suite 3

                                         Standards Workshop - ASTM Testing and New Fire and Wind Standards
                                         This half-day workshop will familiarize attendees with the testing protocol established by ASTM and FLL for green roof products. It
                                         will also provide an overview of the new Fire and Wind Standards that have been recently developed by GRHC and SPRI. This
                                         workshop is valuable to green roof product manufacturers who want to understand how testing protocols are related to their
                                         products and designers in areas where there are high winds.
                  Instructors: Kelly Luckett, GRP, Green Roof Blocks and Robert Berghage, GRP, Penn State University
                  Room: Oceanview Suite 1


                                     SPECIAL EDUCATION SESSIONS (US$30/Session Delegate Rate: US$50/Session Non-Delegate Rate)
                                     These 1.5 Hour Education Sessions are focused on leading edge developments. Ticketed events. No printed materials provided.

8:30-10:00 am     Establishing a Green Factor Program – Lessons from Seattle, Washington (Sponsored by the Green Infrastructure Foundation)
                  The Green Factor is an exceptionally flexible and effect approach to increasing the level of green infrastructure for new and retrofit construction.
                  Adapted from Germany, this award winning policy initiative is being replicated in several big cities.
                  Instructor: Steve Moddemeyer, Principal, Collins Woerman
                  Room: Oceanview Suite 4

                  Green Building - Challenges and Opportunities
                  Learn about minimizing construction liability for green buildings and about the challenges and opportunities for green buildings under building codes,
                  stormwater ordinances, roof leases, food production programs, and nutrient/carbon credit programs.
                  Instructors: Heather Stevenson, Counsel, and Dan Slone, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
                  Room: Oceanview Suite 5
10:30 am -        Collaborative Design Principles and Living Buildings
12:00 pm
                  Collaborative design must be embraced in order to achieve true, sustainable design. The question often raised is “How?” Discover realistic, cost-smart,
                  on-the-ground solutions for weaving collaborative design into the project process and learn how this approach enhanced a Living Building Challenge
                  project in Seattle. This session will challenge the way you see sustainable design… no question.
                  Instructors: Rae Anne Rushing, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, and Alexandra Ramsden, LEED®AP BD+C, CSBA, Director, Sustainable Design Consultant, Rushing
                  Engineering
                  Room: Oceanview Suite 4




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             Introduction to Sustainable Sites
             Sustainable Sites is a credit based system developed by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, the Ladybird Johnston Wildflower Center and
             the United States Botanic Garden. Learn how this new rating system promises to transform the landscape profession from one of its creators.
             Instructor: David Yocca, ASLA, RLA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, Conservation Design Forum
             Room: Oceanview Suite 5

1:00-2:30    Green Roofs and Walls and the New CAGBC Leed System – How to Maximize Credits
             Discover how changes to LEED may are reflected in how to maximize credits for green roof and walls systems.
             Instructors: Peter Semchuk, FCSC,RSW, CET, CCCA, Senior Associate, IBI Group and Kerry Ross, B.Arch, MRAIC, LEED AP, GRP, Associate IBI Group
             Architects Engineers
             Room: Oceanview Suite 4

             Food and Fuel From Urban Forests (Sponsored by the Green Infrastructure Foundation)
             Discover some of the leading edge benefits of nurturing a healthy urban forest – beyond urban heat island and stormwater.
             Instructors: Jim O'Donnell, Permaculture Design and Michael Krause, Chair, Green Infrastructure Foundation
             Room: Oceanview Suite 5

3:00-4:30    Using the GreenSave Calculator to estimate the life-cycle costs and benefits of a green roof
             Learn how to use the member-based GreenSave Calculator, an on-line tool that allows you to compare the life-cycle costs of up to three roofing
             scenarios. The calculator allows you to incorporate a variety of green roof benefits such as reduced energy use, increased property values, noise
             attenuation and marketing benefits.
             Instructor: Dr. Ray Tomalty, Principal, Smart Cities Research Services
             Room: Oceanview Suite 4

             Introduction to Living Architecture Challenge 2.0 - In Partnership with Cascadia Green Building Council
             This session introduces you to the revised Living Building Challenge rating system– a philosophy, advocacy tool, and certification program that promotes
             the integration of restorative principles into all scales of development and advances restorative green building design.
             Instructor: Mona Lemoine, Education and Training Director, International Living Building Institute
             Room: Oceanview Suite 5

10:00 am –   Trade Show Exhibitor Set-up
                                                                                                                           Please Note: Conference delegates
5:00 pm      Room: West Exhibit Hall A
                                                                                                                           receive reduced rates for Education
             Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1055 Canada Place (Located next to Pan Pacific Hotel)
                                                                                                                           Sessions and Audio Proceedings.
                                                                                                                           Audio proceedings available for only
                                                                                                                           $99 (pre-conference) and $120 (post-
                                                                                                                           conference).




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                  INDUSTRY MEETINGS

10:00 am – 12:00 Advanced Maintenance Committee – Chairs: Andy Creath, Green Roofs of Colorado and Nathan Griswold, GRP, American Hydrotech, Inc., Room: TBD

12:00 pm – 1:00   Green Walls Group – Chair: Reuben Freed, Director of Green Wall Research, greenscreen®, Room: Oceanview 1

1:00 pm - 2:30    Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Members Sub-Committee Meetings (Members only)
                  Growing Medium Performance Technical Committee – Chair: Chuck Friedrich, GRP, Carolina Stalite, Room: Oceanview Suite 7-8
                  Integrated Building Water Management – Chair: Lynda Wightman, Hunter Industries; Room: TBD

1:00 pm - 5:00    Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Corporate Members Committee Meeting and Reception (Corporate Members only)
                  Chair: Oscar Warmerdam, Sempergreen
                  Room: Oceanview 6

4:00 pm – 6:00    Research Committee – Chair: Dr. Brad Bass, University of Toronto; Room: Oceanview Suite 7-8

4:00 pm – 6:00    Green Roof Professional (GRP) Exam (Ticketed Event; Pre-Registration Required) – Deadline for registering: November 16, 2010
                  Room: Crystal Pavilion Ballroom
                  - Bring photo identification and pencils.



                           Vancouver Facts: Surrounded by
                           water on three sides and nestled
                           alongside the Coast Mountain
                           Range, Vancouver is the largest city
                           in British Columbia with over half a
                           million residents and one of the
                           mildest climates in Canada. It
                           covers 114.7 sq km (44.3 sq miles),
                           and is part of Metro Vancouver, the
                           third largest metropolitan area in
                           Canada, with a population of 2.1
                           million. The City has a reputation as
                           one of the best places on earth to
                           live, work and play is attracting
                           leaders and thinkers who want to
                           invest and work in a city that offers
                           a promising and green future.




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                       CITIESALIVE OPENING PLENARY & TRADE SHOW - Wednesday, December 1, 2010
                                                                                                                                                               Opening Plenary
6:00 – 7:30 pm   Opening Plenary and Welcome (Vancouver Convention Centre, West Exhibit Hall A)                                                                 sponsored by:

                 Traditional Coast Salish Welcome - Elder Rose Point, Musqueam First Nation
                 Welcome song - Gerry Oleman
                 Master of Ceremonies – Steven W. Peck, GRP, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
                 Welcoming Remarks – Gregor Robertson, Mayor, City of Vancouver
                 Welcoming Remarks – Rod Goy, Acting Dean, School of Construction and the Environment, British Columbia Institute of Technology
                 New Developments – Steven W. Peck, GRP, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

                 "Integrative Design and the Triple Bottom Line: Experiences From the Field"
                 Keynote Presentation: Paul Kephart, Rana Creek
                 Renowned biologist, restoration ecologist and expert designer of living architectural systems, Paul Kephart is sought after for his skill as an innovator and
                 pioneer in the fields of ecological design and environmental planning. Paul has applied his ecological design training on some noteworthy large-scale
                 architectural icons: Gap Headquarters, pioneering large-scale living roof in Mediterranean climate; California Academy of Sciences, incorporating a
                 living roof designed for biodiversity; and Croton Water Treatment Plant, slated to be the largest continuous living roof in North America.


7:30 - 9:00 pm   Trade Show Opens (West Exhibit Hall A)
                 Local Host Committee Reception on Trade Show Floor

                 Showcase BC Wines and Local Foods




                                                                                                Pan Pacific Hotel – A short walk from the Canada Line which links the harbor
                 The new Vancouver Convention Centre, is the location of Trade Show and         to the Vancouver International Airport. Special delegate rate of only:
                 Expert Sessions. It is right beside the conference hotel and sports Canada’s   CDN $199/night. www2.panpacific.com/Vancouver/ Overview
                 largest green roof.




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                        CITIESALIVE EXPERT SESSIONS AND TRADE SHOW - Thursday, December 2, 2010
7:00 am -   On-Site Registration Desk Opens – West Ballroom Foyer, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1055 Canada Place
5:30 pm
                                              To help you make your session selections, we have annotated a number of presentations as follows:
                                                          RR – Regionally Relevant                     IS – International Case Study
8:30 am –   Track 1 Policy and Program Development      Track 2 Case Studies and Design               Track 3 Research on Technical Performance                       Track 4 “On the Roof With …
10:00 am    West Meeting Room 109-110                   West Meeting Room 118-120                     West Meeting Room 202-204                                       Interactive Expert Panel
SESSION 1                                                                                                                                                             Discussions Designed To
            Session 1.1: Review of International and        Session 2.1: Midwestern and Southern              Session 3.1: Unique Research
                                                                                                                                                                      Advance The Industry
            North American Policy Developments,             Climates
                                                                                                              Acoustical Evaluation of Green Roofs                    West Meeting Room 121-122
            Trends and Best Practices
                                                            Indiana Green Roofs: Challenges &                 This presentation will review approaches to
                                                            Opportunities In An Emerging Market               measure the sound absorption and transmission           Session 4.1: Barriers and
            Green Roofs in Washington, D.C.
                                                            Interest in green roofs is increasing in          characteristics of green roofs. Findings on the         Opportunities To Advance
            Dr. Hamid Karimi, Chair, Policy Committee;
                                                            Indiana as focus on green infrastructure          determination of the effect of substrate                Collaborative Design Practices
            Department of Environment, Washington DC
                                                            gains ground, especially in urban areas.          composition and depth, plant species diversity
            Government
                                                            This paper examines a selection of Indiana        and biomass establishment will be discussed.            Paul Kephart, GRP, Executive
            Comparing UK and European Green Roof            green roofs and assesses technical and            Maureen Connelly, MAIBC, University of British          Director, Rana Creek
            Infrastructure and Policy                       perceptual experience resulting from these        Columbia, British Columbia Institute of
            An overview of UK green roof and                projects. Potential pathways for increasing       Technology- Centre for Architectural Ecology;           David Yocca, ASLA, RLA, AICP,
            infrastructure policy and practice with         green roof implementation in the state are        Dr. Murray Hodgson, University of British Columbia      LEED AP, Principal,
            reference to a round-up of European and         discussed.                                                                                                Conservation Design Forum
                                                                                                              Green Roofs and Health: Exploring the
            worldwide experience IS                         Anne Altor, PhD, Williams Creek Consulting
                                                                                                              Connection in Toronto and Chicago
            Dusty Gedge, President European                                                                                                                           Greg Allen, PE, LEED AP,
                                                            Central Avenue Neighborhood City Hall             Workplaces
            Federation Of Green Roof Associations                                                                                                                     Sustainable Edge Inc.
                                                            The project uses environmental features to        This paper explores the possible health
                                                            publicly demonstrate urban development            benefits of green roofs to office workers in
            Overview of North American Green Roof                                                                                                                     Moderator: Jeffrey L. Bruce,
                                                            innovations, to enhance building                  Toronto and Chicago, drawing on interviews
            Policy Developments                                                                                                                                       FASLA, GRP, President, Jeffrey
                                                            performance and to express the                    and a large survey. It is the first study of its kind
            This session will review the status of North                                                                                                              L. Bruce & Company
                                                            community’s jazz history. The main public         to explicitly study the psychological health
            American policy developments in support
                                                            amenity, the first for the City of Los Angeles,   benefits of green roofs for office workers
            of green roofs and identify opportunities for
                                                            is an 8,000 square foot roof garden on top        Angela Loder, University of Toronto
            further advancement.
                                                            of the field offices. The roof is planted with
            Sara Loveland, Senior Associate at Taurus                                                         Into the Wind - Wind Tunnel Testing of Green
                                                            over 40 organically grown plant species
            Development Group                                                                                 Roof Systems
                                                            native to Southern California
                                                                                                              Wind uplift of green roof components and
                                                            Paul Murdoch, Paul Murdoch Architects
            Moderator: Peter Lowitt, Devens Enterprise                                                        systems has been a topic of considerable
            Commission, Past Chair, GRHC                    Multiplicity and Benefits of Green Roofs          debate recently. There are ongoing efforts to
                                                            This presentation will walk the participants      develop a wind “standard” and design
                                                            through our calculation methodologies to          guidelines for green roof systems. This study
                                                            document evaporative cooling benefits,            subjected green roof components to a variety
                                                            solar radiation eliminated, HVAC capacity         of wind uplift conditions and addressed three
                                                            avoided plus other environmental benefits.        primary hypotheses in order to provide
                                                            Joe Douglas Webb, AIA, Webb Architects            guidance for standard development and
                                                                                                              further product testing and evaluation.
                                                            Moderator: Oscar Warmerdam,
                                                                                                              Dr. Bill Retzlaff, Southern Illinois University
                                                            Sempergreen
                                                                                                              Edwardsville; Dr. Serdar Celik, Southern
                                                                                                              Illinois University Edwardsville;
                                                                                                              Moderator: Vanessa Keitges, President &
                                                                                                              CEO, Columbia Green




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10:30 am    Track 1 Policy and Program Development                  Track 2 Case Studies and Design                        Track 3 Research on Technical Performance    Track 4 “On the Roof With …”
12:00 pm    West Meeting Room 109-110                               West Meeting Room 118-120                              West Meeting Room 202-204                    West Meeting Room 121-122
SESSION 2   Session 1.2: Municipal Policies                         Session 2.2: Temperate Green Roofs                                                                  Session 4.2: Standards
                                                                                                                           Session 3.2: Green Wall Research
            Toronto's New Green Roof Bylaw & Standard               The Ted & Lois Hole Green Roof Healing                                                              Development for Green Roofs
            The paper will provide an overview of the               Garden – Edmonton, Alberta                                                                          and Walls – Future Directions,
                                                                                                                           Effects of Vertical Vegetation on Thermal
            Toronto Green Roof Bylaw that took effect in            The Ted & Lois Hole Green Roof is a new healing                                                     Challenges and Needs
                                                                                                                           Balance of Buildings
            early-2010. The Bylaw will be introduced by             garden on the recently completed holistic
                                                                                                                           Experimental and modeling research
            outlining the Bylaw development and an in-              healing facility, the Robbin’s Pavillion at                                                         Mike Curry, GRP, Midwest
                                                                                                                           sponsored by GRHC green wall group
            depth review of where green roofs are now               Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital. This                                                           Trading
                                                                                                                           member companies and conducted at the
            required in Toronto and the content of the              presentation provides an overview of the
                                                                                                                           University of Maryland on the thermal
            Toronto Green Roof Construction Standard                design concept, elaborating on its features,                                                        Dr. Robert Berghage, GRP,
                                                                                                                           performance of living, green façade are
            (TGRCS). The TGRCS sets the minimum                     selected material and plant species as well as                                                      Penn State University
                                                                                                                           reported
            requirements for designing and building all             some of the technical solutions that contributed
                                                                                                                           David Tilley, University of Maryland; Jeff
            green roofs in Toronto.                                 to its cost effectiveness and beauty.                                                               Kelly Luckett, GRP, Green Roof
                                                                                                                           Price, University of Maryland
            Ann Borooah, Chief Building Official and                Kerry Ross, B.Arch, MRAIC, LEED AP, GRP,                                                            Blocks
            Executive Director, Toronto Building, City of           Associate IBI Group Architects; Ernie Webster,
                                                                                                                           Lessons learned with Living Walls - The
            Toronto                                                 MLA CMLI CSLA, Landscape Architect IBI/                                                             Blair Bennett, Soprema
                                                                                                                           Vancouver Aquarium
            Green roofs in Seattle: a Survey of                     Landplan
                                                                                                                           Lessons learned from the GRHC Award of
            Vegetated Roofs and Roof-top Gardens                    The Hugh Garner Green Roof Project: an                                                              Moderator: Zachary Williams,
                                                                                                                           Excellence winning Vancouver Aquarium
            The Seattle Green Roof Survey was intended              Integrated Process The Hugh Garner project is                                                       Carlisle SynTec
                                                                                                                           Green Wall.
            to capture existing green roof projects with            an ongoing success story of an integrative and         Randy Sharp, ASLA, GRP, Sharp & Diamond
            areas greater than 1,000 sf (square feet).              cross disciplinary approach to the design,             Landscape Architecture Inc.
            Information about existing green roofs in               implementation, and use of a 22,000 sf green
            Seattle was collected using a combination of            roof on a multi-unit residential Housing Co-
                                                                                                                           Moderator: Reuben Freed, Director of
            online research, phone interviews, and site             operative in downtown Toronto.
                                                                                                                           Green Wall Research, greenscreen®
            visits. The sum of the vegetated area of these          Monica Kuhn, GRP, Monica E. Kuhn, Architect
            roofs is 359,375 ft RR                                  Inc.; Carolyn Moss, Moss Sund Architects Inc.
            Joel Banslaben, Sr. Sustainable Strategies              Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
            Specialist, Green Building, Seattle Public Utilities;   The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New
            Annika McIntosh, UW Green Futures Lab                   York City has a very unique green roof in the
                                                                    shape of a hyperbolic paraboloid. This green
            Creating and moving forward with the                    roof can be seen from plaza level and visitors are
            Green Roofs Policy in Copenhagen                        encouraged to walk on its gentle slopes. The
            This talk will address the process of raising           designers and American Hydrotech Inc., (the
            political awareness of green roofs and                  green roof provider) met a number of
            participating in the policy process to help             challenges in order to bring this roof to successful
            realize the green roofs by law in                       completion. This presentation will walk you
            Copenhagen.                                             through the green roof design, the challenges
            Dorthe Rømø Project Manager, City of                    met and the unique solutions provided.
            Copenhagen                                              Nathan D. Griswold, ASLA GRP, American
            Moderator: Hamid Karimi, Department of                  Hydrotech, Inc.
            Environment, Washington DC Government                   Moderator: Chuck Friedrich, Carolina
                                                                    Stalite
12:15 pm    2010 Awards of Excellence Presentations and Luncheon –
- 1:45 pm   Walk to Pan Pacific Hotel, Adjacent to Convention Centre, Crystal Pavilion Ballroom
            Master of Ceremonies: Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, GRP, Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
            Lifetime Achievement Awards: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander OC FASLA FCSLA LMBCSLA and Theodore Osmundson FASLA

2:00 pm –   Trade Show Opens – Exhibit Hall A (See list of exhibitors below)
7:00 pm     Coffee and Dessert will be served on the Trade Show Floor at 2:00 pm




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3:00 pm -   Track 1 Policy and Program Development                   Track 2 - Case Studies and Design                      Track 3 - Research on Technical                       Track 4 “On the Roof With …”
4:30 pm     West Meeting Room 109-110                                West Meeting Room 118-120                              Performance                                           West Meeting Room 121-122
SESSION 3   Session 1.3: Policies in Action                          Session 2.3: Green Wall Case Studies                   West Meeting Room 202-204
                                                                                                                                                                                  Session 4.3: Future Directions
            Stormwater Policy as a Green Roof                        I-275 Living Wall Feasibility Study                    Session 3.3: : Plant Survivability                    on Greening the Green Roof
            (dis)incentive for Retail Developers                     Green design highway noise barriers have               Vegetation monitoring of a green roof in              System for Climate Change –
            We examine the policy paradigms that make                both aesthetic and ecological advantages.              Saskatoon                                             Emergy, Embodied Energy,
            green roofs attractive (or not) for voluntary            Learn about a noise wall study in Farmington           This paper describes vegetation monitoring for        Renewables, Thermal
            installation by large retail developers. Policies from   Hills, Michigan to design a living wall noise          the College of Law green roof in Saskatoon,           Efficiency, Sequestration
            several cities are compared, and factors unique          barrier along a U.S. urban highway.                    Canada, which examined survival, growth and
            to large retail as well as broadly applicable            Thomas Coleman, AICP, LEED AP Senior                   percent vegetation cover.                             Paul Mankiewicz, Executive
            parameters are considered. The conclusion is that        Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff                          Goya Ngan, Goya Ngan Landscape                        Director, The Gaia Institute
            cities wishing to create a favorable policy              US Census Bureau Project                               Architect
            environment should examine the nuances of their          The utilization of green wall technology has           Viability Studies of Sedum Species and                Dr. David Tilley, University of
            stormwater management requirements, and                  increased significantly over the last few years        Associated Spontaneous Community                      Maryland
            create a means of passing some of the savings in         and the design interest in the technology              This paper will discuss a four-year study assessing
            public infrastructure costs to developers.               continues to grow. With the increase in                the viability of seven Sedum species on an            David Sailor, Department of
            Charles Miller, PE, Roofscapes; Kirstin                  design integration and installations, it is critical   extensive green roof at the British Columbia          Mechanical Engineering,
            Weeks, Arup                                              to initiate a case study documentation model           Institute of Technology (BCIT) Green Roof             Portland State University
            Impact of Cap-and-Trade Policy Scenarios                 that will help the technology to continue              Research Facility (GRRF) located in Vancouver's
            on Green Roof Adoption                                   building upon its past successes. The U.S.             coastal climate. The development and                  Moderator: Dr. Brad Bass,
            This paper used Monte-Carlo simulation to                Census Bureau Headquarters in Washington,              composition of a spontaneous volunteer plant          University of Toronto
            assess the impact of electricity and allowance           D.C. is an ideal project that lends itself well to     (native and non-native) community on the
            pricing uncertainties on green roof cost-benefit         the documenting of the complexities of large           same roof is also documented RR
            analysis in the presence and absence of cap              scale installations and the potential learning         Nicolas Rousseau, British Columbia Institute
            and trade energy policy scenarios.                       opportunities for professionals to successfully        of Technology-Centre for Architectural
            Hao Niu, University of Michigan; Corrie                  integrate green wall/facade technology.                Ecology; Dr. Katherine Dunster, British
            Clark, Ph.D., Argonne National Laboratory;               Dean Hill, ASLA, greenscreen®                          Columbia Institute of Technology-Centre for
            Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan,                  Nova Scotia Exterior Living Wall: Research,            Architectural Ecology, Maureen Connelly
            Department of Civil and Environmental                    Development & Construction                             MAIBC, British Columbia Institute of
            Engineering And Ross School of Business                  This paper will focus on the collaborative             Technology- Centre for Architectural
            Life Cycle Cost Benefit Analysis of Green                research and development that went into the            Ecology
            Roofs in Portland Oregon                                 new exterior living wall at the Waterfront             Green Roof Carbon Dynamics: Seasonal
            This evaluation compared the costs and                   Campus of the Nova Scotia Community                    Biomass and Sequestration Flux
            benefits of an ecoroof with that of a                    College. The two-year integrated design,               Vegetated coverage, diversity and relative
            conventional roof on a new, five-story,                  research and construction project resulted in          surface area was evaluated on the 10.6 acre
            commercial building. The categories of                   the development and testing of five structural         extensive green roof of the Ford Dearborn Truck
            economic impacts include construction and                systems, 85 plant species, three different             Plant. This installation provided a unique
            O&M costs, amenity values, impacts on                    growing mediums, unique native plant                   opportunity to compare species diversity and
            climate including carbon reduction, and                  propagation techniques as well as the                  sequestered carbon dynamics over successive
            habitat values. The analysis also included an            development of a rainwater collection system           growing seasons for an exceptionally large,
            extensive review of the literature on the                that supplies all water for the wall.                  mature green roof community
            performance, costs and other economic                    Sue Sirrs, CSLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal,             Dr. Clayton Rugh, Manager & Technical
            attributes of ecoroofs. RR                               Outside! Planning & Design Studio; Tim                 Director, Xero Flor America; Dr. Karen Liu,
            Tom Liptan, FASLA, Environmental Specialist,             Amos, Faculty Horticulture Landscape                   Director of Research and Development -
            City of Portland and Ed MacMullan, Senior                Nova Scotia Community College                          North America, Xero Flor International
            Economist, ECONorthwest                                  Moderator: Michael Krause, Chair, Green                Moderator: Andrea Martinello, NATS Nursery
            Moderator: Peter Lowitt, Devens Enterprise               Infrastructure Foundation
            Commission, Past Chair, GRHC




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4:45 pm –   Track 1 – Policies, Case Studies and Design    Track 2 - Case Studies and Design                Track 3 - Research on Technical                     Track 4 “On the Roof With …”
6:15 pm     West Meeting Room 109-110                      West Meeting Room 118-120                        Performance                                         West Meeting Room 121-122
SESSION 4                                                  Session 2.4: Biodiversity Case Studies           West Meeting Room 202-204
            Session 1.4: New Green Roof Decision                                                                                                                Session 4.4: Green Walls From
            Making Tools                                   Expanding the Urban Palette of Biodiversity      Session 3.4: Stormwater Benefits                    Promise to Performance –
                                                           Many North American cities have lost most        Regional Microclimates and Green Roof               Issues and Opportunities
            New Methods of Calculating the Property
                                                           of their natural habitats. Much of the           Stormwater Performance This paper will review       Looking Forward
            Value, Noise Attenuation and Stormwater
                                                           remaining natural habitats are                   the stormwater performance of five extensive
            Benefits of Green Roofs
                                                           fragmented, and vulnerable to invasive           green roofs over a three and half year time         Reuben Freed, Director of
            Research financed by Canada Mortgage
                                                           species. However, urban areas offer              frame, the difference in stormwater                 Green Wall Research,
            and Housing has resulted in new methods to
                                                           many options for expanding biodiversity,         performance related to the microclimatic            greenscreen®
            use for calculating benefits that have been
                                                           both native and non-native, that could           conditions, and evaluation limitations that
            incorporated into GRHC’s GreenSave
                                                           create corridors between remnant, native         may affect the performance                          Randy Sharp, ASLA, GRP,
            Calculator.
                                                           ecosystems. This presentation will explore       Kerly Acosta, British Columbia Institute of         Sharp & Diamond Landscape
            Dr. Ray Tomalty, Smart Cities Research
                                                           some of these options on the ground, on          Technology-Centre for Architectural Ecology;        Architecture Inc.
            Services
                                                           roofs, on walls, inside buildings and in other   Maureen Connelly, MAIBC, Director, Faculty,
                                                           parts of the urban fabric. Dr. Brad Bass,        British Columbia Institute of Technology-           Genevieve Noel, BDES, BCID,
            Are Green Roofs Always “Green?” A Decision-
                                                           University of Toronto                            Centre for Architectural Ecology                    Principal, MUBI Regenerative
            Support Tool for Designing Green Roofs
                                                           Improving Biodiversity Values on Green           Quantitative assessment of Green Roof               Consulting Inc.
            This presentation covers the development
            of a green roof design decision-support tool   Roofs in BC This paper will discuss best         Benefits for Vancouver This presentation
                                                           practices for designing and managing             provides a preliminary analysis of stormwater,      John Denman, Sales Manager,
            to encourage environmentally-sound and
                                                           living roofs for biodiversity values in BC.      energy and air quality benefits at the              Tournesol Siteworks LLC.
            water-wise green roof design.
            Daniel Roehr, Greenskins Lab, University of    Most urban and urbanizing areas in BC are        infrastructure and building-specific scale for
                                                           within regions where the challenges of           Vancouver, and integrates the data in an            Maureen Connelly, MAIBC,
            British Columbia; Sarah Primeau, University
                                                           conserving biodiversity are very imposing,       NPV framework RR Hao Niu, University of             Director, Faculty, British
            of British Columbia
                                                           but not impossible with support from many        Michigan; Corrie Clark, Ph.D., Argonne              Columbia Institute of
                                                           stakeholders. When properly designed             National Laboratory; Peter Adriaens, University     Technology- Centre for
            Introduction to the new Energy Calculator
                                                           and managed, extensive green roofs can           of Michigan, Department of Civil and                Architectural Ecology
            This will be an overview of the methodology
            and practical application of the Energy        become living roofs that play an                 Environmental Engineering And Ross School of
                                                           important role in meeting local and              Business                                            Moderator: James Sable,
            Calculator developed by Portland State
                                                           regional biodiversity conservation goals RR                                                          greenscreen®
            University with support from USGBC, GRHC                                                        Stormwater Runoff from a Large Commercial
            and UofT.                                      Dr. Katherine Dunster, British Columbia          Roof in Chicago This presentation reports on
            Dr. David Sailor, Department of Mechanical     Institute of Technology-Centre for               stormwater runoff and retention from the roof
            Engineering, Portland State University, Dr.    Architectural Ecology;                           of a Walmart store purpose built to provide a
            Brad Bass, University of Toronto;              Vancouver Convention Centre Six Acre             comparison between an extensive vegetated
                                                           Green Roof The six acre green roof on the        zone (75,000 ft) and equivalent membrane
            Moderator: Nathan D. Griswold, ASLA GRP,       Vancouver Convention Centre                      roof in Northwestern Chicago. This is a unique
            American Hydrotech, Inc.                       incorporated an integrated design                data set from a large green roof which
                                                           process and the characteristics of the           provides evidence for improved volume
                                                           regional ‘coastal grassland’ to resolve key      reduction, time to peak flow, and peak flow
                                                           building and environmental design issues         reduction with larger roofs compared to
                                                           RR Bruce Hemstock, Principal, PWL                smaller test roofs. Robert Berghage, GRP, Penn
                                                           Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.            State University; Charlie Miller, Roofscapes Inc.
                                                           Moderator: Angela Anderson, NATS                 Moderator: John Riley, InterCoast Sales
                                                           Nursery                                          Agency Inc.
6:00 pm –   GRP Committee – Chair: Virginia L. Russell, FASLA, LEED Professional, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
7:00 pm

7:00 pm –   GRP Wine and Cheese Networking Reception (Invitation Only Event)
8:00 pm     Location: Cypress Suite (Pan Pacific)




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                         CITIES ALIVE EXPERT SESSIONS AND TRADE SHOW - Friday, December 3, 2010
7:30 am -
            On-Site Registration Desk Opens – West Ballroom Foyer, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1055 Canada Place
5:00 pm
            Track 1 – Case Studies and Design                   Track 2 - Case Studies and Design                     Track 3 - Research on Technical                   Track 4 “On the Roof With …”
8:30 am –   West Meeting Room 109-110                           West Meeting Room 118-120                             Performance                                       West Meeting Room 121-122
10:00 am    Session 1.5: Regional Green Roof and Wall           Session 2.5: Green Wall Case Studies II               West Meeting Room 202-204
                                                                                                                                                                        Session 4.5: Selecting Plants
SESSION 5   Projects and Indigenous Design Philosophies In      Interior Living Wall Biofilter Projects – Lessons     Session 3.5: Biodiversity                         for Ecosystem Benefits –
            Action                                              Learned from Pioneering Experience                    Plant Mixtures vs. Monocultures on                Discussing Some of the Trade
                                                                Diamond and Schmitt have pioneered the                Extensive Green Roofs                             Offs
            Millennium Water – Vancouver’s Olympic              use of living walls in buildings in partnership       The results of a three-year experiment in which
            Village Project                                     with Dr. Alan Darlington, formerly with the           plants of five life-form groups were compared     Colleen Butler, Research, Tufts
            Innovation and artistic expression are              University of Guelph. This session will share the     against unplanted controls. Mixtures of three     University
            hallmarks of these high profile extensive green     results from the first large scale scientific study   and five life-form groups tended to
            roof systems that adorn the Millennium Water        examining the performance of living walls,            outperform monocultures and single life-form      Reid R. Coffman PhD,
            project, the former site of the Olympic Village.    describe key lessons from interior greening           groups for water capture, temperature             Landscape Design, University
            Peter Kreuk, Principal, Durante Kreuk Ltd.          and how to integrate with mechanical                  reductions and other ecosystem                    of Oklahoma
                                                                systems engineering. Alan Darlington, PhD,            performance. The most diverse plantings did
            Dockside Green and Green Infrastructure – A         President, Nedlaw Living Walls; Birgit Siber,         not always maximize a single performance,         Angie Durhman, Installation
            Case in Integration, Victoria, British Columbia     Arch, LEED AP, RAIC, OAA, Principal,                  but performed several functions well. Dr.         and Maintenance,
            Dockside Green is a twelve acre site on             Diamond and Schmitt Architects                        Jeremy Lundholm, Biology Department,              TectaAmerica
            Victoria Harbor featuring residential and                                                                 Saint Mary's University; J. Scott MacIvor,
                                                                Commercial Scaled Urban Farming:
            commercial develop that stands as a model                                                                 Biology Department, Saint Mary's University       Zoe Zimmerman, Director,
                                                                Vertical Implementation and Benefits
            for integrated blue-green infrastructure design                                                                                                             Living Roofs New Zealand,
                                                                GLT has been globally recognized for                  Elevated enclaves
            and implementation. Discover living                                                                                                                         Senior Environmental Planner,
                                                                implementing the first commercial Edible              Living roof biodiversity enhancement through
            wastewater systems that also function as                                                                                                                    Andrew.Stewart Ltd
                                                                Walls in Los Angeles to help feed the                 prosthetic habitats - The potential for urban
            amenity spaces, ecosystems and more.
                                                                homeless population. Since then, advanced             biodiversity enhancement and species
            Margot Long, LA, Principal, PWL Partnership                                                                                                                 Terry McGlade, Flynn Canada
                                                                developments have led to larger scale GLT             conservation on extensive living roofs is being
            Landscape Architects Inc.                                                                                                                                   Ltd., Gardens in the Sky
                                                                Edible Wall applications that now included            explored in New Zealand by a collaborative
                                                                utilizing parking lots, brown field sites and         project that develops a concept of prosthetic
            Green Roofs and Indigenous Architecture                                                                                                                     Moderator: Marguerite Wells,
                                                                abandon buildings to grow organic produce             habitats that support beneficial insects (e.g.,
            of the North                                                                                                                                                Owner, Motherplants Ltd.
                                                                in urban environments in a true vertical              pollinators), endangered lizard species and
            Indigenous peoples of northwestern North
                                                                plane. George Irwin, CEO Green Living™                their food throughout the year. Renee
            America have constructed green roof
                                                                Technologies (GLT)                                    Davies, Unitec Institute of Technology;
            structures for hundreds and oftentimes
                                                                Innovative and Cost Effective Biofilters for          Robyn Simcock, Landcare Research
            thousands of years, as documented by
            archeological records and Indigenous oral           Residential Applications                              Comparison of Green Roof and Ground
            historians.                                         Residential applications of living walls, green       Level Insect Diversity
            Dr. Nancy Mackin, MAIBC MRAIC PhD                   roofs, constructed wetlands, and living               Insect diversity between multiple intensive
            Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a & University of British   columns will be presented. The described              green roofs and adjacent ground level
            Columbia                                            case studies of innovative and cost effective         habitat patches was found to be not
                                                                applications provide a wide array of benefits         significantly different. Several unique species
            Moderator: Suzanne Charest, LEED AP, NATS           from water management to vertical                     and taxon assemblages were documented
            Nursery                                             gardening. Also, detailed are the needs and           at green roofs during the study. J. Scott
                                                                methodology to create a decentralized                 MacIvor, Biology Department, Saint Mary's
                                                                system to convert residential wastewater into         University; Dr. Jeremy Lundholm, Biology
                                                                a resource. Robert D. Cameron, Penn State             Department, Saint Mary's University
                                                                University; Robert D. Berghage, GRP, Penn
                                                                                                                      Moderator: Anna Suardini, American
                                                                State University
                                                                                                                      Hydrotech, Inc.
                                                                Moderator: Frederick E. Lutt, ASLA, AICP,
                                                                Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnatii




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10:30 am    Track 1 – Policy and Program Development           Track 2 - Case Studies and Design                Track 3 – Research on Technical                Track 4 “On the Roof With …”
12:00 pm    West Meeting Room 109-110                          West Meeting Room 118-120                        Performance                                    West Meeting Room 121-122
SESSION 6                                                      Session 2.6: Local Interest                      West Meeting Room 202-204
            Session 1.6: Taking Green Infrastructure to the                                                                                                    Session 4.6: How Green IS
            Next Level – Business Models for the Future        From Barn Raisings To Green Roof Raisings’:      Session 3.6: Plant Research                    Your Green Roof: Devising a
                                                               Community-Built Green Roof                                                                      LEED Style Credit System for
            Improving The Value Proposition:                                                                    Effects of Biochar-Amended Soil on the
                                                               A small, volunteer-driven non-profit builds                                                     Green Roofs – Challenges and
            Carbon Offsets                                                                                      Water Quality of Green Roof Runoff
                                                               a green roof on top of a business on the                                                        Opportunities
            How Carbon Offsets can help to support                                                              Laboratory tests of greenroofs grown in soil
                                                               edge of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
            various forms of green infrastructure in cities.                                                    with and without the addition of biochar
                                                               Challenges included a very old building,                                                        Steven Peck, GRP, Founder
            Morgan McDonald, Vice President Research &                                                          measured total nitrogen, total phosphorus,
                                                               an extremely tight budget, and one                                                              and President, Green Roofs
            Development                                                                                         nitrate, phosphate, organic carbon, and
                                                               hundred volunteers. This paper documents                                                        for Healthy Cities
                                                                                                                inorganic carbon in rainwater runoff. In
                                                               the process and challenges of
            Mapping the Multiple Benefits of Investing in                                                       almost all conditions, biochar-amended
                                                               incorporating green roofs and other                                                             Kerry Ross, B.Arch, MRAIC,
            Green Infrastructure                                                                                soil reduced water pollution and turbidity,
                                                               sustainable technologies into community                                                         LEED AP, GRP, Project
            CNT has been working with GRHC to create                                                            demonstrating a viable method for
                                                               improvement projects on a very old                                                              Architect IBI Group Architects
            valuation methodologies for Green                                                                   improving greenroof performance
                                                               building and under an extremely tight                                                           Engineers
            Infrastructure for more than a year. Discover                                                       Debbie Beck, Dept. of Environmental
                                                               budget using nearly one hundred
            their new findings and the tools that are being                                                     Engineering, Portland State University;
                                                               volunteers RR                                                                                   Dr. Robert Berghage, GRP,
            developed to capture the ‘big’ picture.                                                             Gwen Johnson, Ph.D., Dept. of
                                                               Bryce Gauthier, MLA, BCSLA (Intern), LEED                                                       Penn State University
            Steve Wise, Director, Center For Neighborhood                                                       Environmental Engineering, Portland State
                                                               ® AP, Director, Projects In Place Society
            Technology                                                                                          University; Dr. Graig Spolek, Portland State
                                                               Retrofitting Existing Buildings With                                                            Chuck Friedrich, Carolina
                                                                                                                University
                                                               Green Roofs                                                                                     Stalite
            Seeing Trees are Bio-utilities
            Trees are part of the municipal infrastructure     This paper discusses the challenges and          Beyond buzzwords: A scientific evaluation
                                                               solutions of retrofitting older buildings with                                                  Moderator: David Yocca,
            just like the street light, the sidewalk and the                                                    of green roof native mania
                                                               green roofs in BC using two case studies –                                                      Chair, Technical Committee,
            gas main. As such – they belong not only to                                                         We identified the reasons given for using
                                                               a small century-old commercial building                                                         ASLA, RLA, AICP, LEED AP,
            the Arborist and the Landscape Architect but                                                        native plants on green roofs and
                                                               and a large institutional building.                                                             Principal, Conservation Design
            to the Streets and Stormwater Engineers as                                                          evaluated the scientific evidence for
                                                               Considerations such as structural limit,                                                        Forum
            well.                                                                                               each of these reasons
            Michael James, DeepRoot Canada Corp.               waterproofing conditions and                     Colleen Butler, Tufts University; Colin
                                                               accessibility will be discussed RR               Orians, Ph.D., Tufts University
            Moderator: Corrie Clark, Ph.D.                     Karen Liu, Director of Research &
            Argonne National Laboratory                        Development - North America, Xero Flor           Plant Succession on Steep Extensive Green
                                                               International                                    Roof Systems
                                                               The Visitor Centre Green Roof at                 Plant succession that was found on north
                                                               VanDusen Botanical Gardens                       and south aspects of a steep roof system
                                                               This paper will focus on the landscape           and a control area after three years.
                                                               design, implementation, and construction         Included in the data is information on
                                                               coordination of the new Visitor Centre at        plant species biodiversity, absolute
                                                               Vancouver's landmark VanDusen                    coverage, & species dominance
                                                               Botanical Gardens due to be completed            Jeremy Monsma, Michigan State
                                                               in March 2011. Special attention will be         University; Theresa Miller, Michigan State
                                                               given to the building's iconic green roof        University
                                                               and the project's strong commitment to a
                                                               new environmental standard RR                    Moderator: Peter D’Antonio, National Sales
                                                               Ken Larsson, Principal, Sharp & Diamond          Manager – Education/Waterproofing
                                                               Landscape Architecture Inc.; Cornelia            Systems, Sika Sarnafil
                                                               Hahn Oberlander OC FASLA FCSLA
                                                               LMBCSLA, Landscape Architect
                                                               Moderator: Lynda Wightman, Hunter
                                                               Industries




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10:30 am    Trade Show Opens
– 4:00 pm   Room: Exhibit Hall A, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre

12:30 pm    Lunch on Trade Show Floor & Poster Sessions
- 2:00 pm   Posters presentations will occur in three parallel tracks, at 15 minute intervals from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm. For details on poster tracks see Poster Appendix

            Track 1 – Panel Discussion                       Track 2 - Case Studies and Design                    Track 3 – Research on Technical                Track 4 “On the Roof With …”
2:30 pm –   West Meeting Room 109-110                        West Meeting Room 118-120                            Performance                                    West Meeting Room 121-122
4:00 pm                                                      Session 2.7: the Big Picture View                    West Meeting Room 202-204
            Session 1.7: Taking Green Roofs and Walls to                                                                                                         Session 4.7: Leaving a Legacy:
SESSION 7   the Next Level in British Columbia – A Pathway   Nordic Adventures: a field study of green            Session 3.7: Research on Designing for         Resources for Students and
            To The Future!                                   roofs in Norway This paper provides an               Maximum Green House Gas Reduction              Teachers – followed by
                                                             overview of contemporary established green                                                          Legacy Discussion
            Helen Goodland, Executive Director,              roof projects in Norway. It is the result of an      Solar PV and Green Roof Integration –          Peter Levar, B.H., M.Arch,
            Lighthouse Sustainable Building Center           excursion to document cold climate green             Performance and Design Considerations          MAIBC, MRAIC, Chair, Legacy
                                                             roofs IS Kerry Ross, B.Arch, MRAIC, LEED             Dr. David Sailor, Department of                Subcommittee. Program
            Sadhu Johnston, Deputy City Manager, City of     AP, GRP, Project Architect IBI Group                 Mechanical Engineering, Portland State         Head, Bachelor of
            Vancouver                                        Architects Engineers                                 University                                     Technology Architectural
                                                             The 2010 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Green                                                         Science, BCIT.
            Maureen Connelly, MAIBC, Director, Faculty,      Roof & Green Wall Design From future                 Maximizing the Thermal Benefits of Green
            British Columbia Institute of Technology-        forward designs that inspire creative solutions      Roof Systems – AC and Winter Insulation
            Centre for Architectural Ecology                 for today to those based on early trendsetters       This session will review modeling of air
                                                             with a 21st century twist, this year's Top 10 List   conditioning green roof integration
            Darren Van Mart, Pacific Home Warranty           was handpicked from inspirational projects           benefits and research conducted on
            Insurance                                        around the globe. 2010's newest and coolest          planting for additional thermal benefits
                                                             include categories of trends that are                during winter months.
            Moderator: Ron P. Schwenger, President,          influencing the design and green building            Dr. Brad Bass, University of Toronto
            Architek, Zinco British Columbia.                fields, the media and even spurring initiatives
                                                             in policy Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA                   Understanding Design Performance
                                                             Associate, GRP, LEED AP Greenroofs.com               Parameters for Green Roof and Solar PV
                                                             Publisher & Design Consultant,                       and Air Conditioning System Integration
                                                             Greenroofs.com; Haven Kiers, LEED AP,                Dr. Liat Margolis, University of Toronto and
                                                             GRP, Design Editor, Greenroofs.com                   Rob Wright, University of Toronto
                                                             Rooftop Renewal – The Redevelopment of
                                                                                                                  Moderator: Dr. Karen Liu, Director of
                                                             Robson Square – An Intensive Green Roof
                                                                                                                  Research and Development - North
                                                             in Downtown Vancouver Learn about the
                                                                                                                  America, Xero Flor International
                                                             real world challenges and lessons learned of
                                                             replacing a 30 year old plus iconic rooftop
                                                             oasis in downtown Vancouver. Cornelia
                                                             Hahn Oberlander OC FASLA FCSLA
                                                             LMBCSLA, Landscape Architect and Ross
                                                             Dixon BCSLA, Phillips Farevaag
                                                             Smallenberg
                                                             Moderator: Virginia L. Russell, FASLA, LEED
                                                             Professional, Associate Professor, University
                                                             of Cincinnati
4:00 pm –   Trade Show Take-down
Midnight




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4:30 pm –   Closing Plenary – Keynote and Panel Discussion, West Meeting Room 109 / 110
6:00pm
            Invitation to join CitiesAlive 2011 in Philadelphia - City of Philadelphia/Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
            “Peak Oil, Urban Farming and the Roofs and Walls of Our Cities: Creating a Future We Desire”
            Keynote Presentation: Greg Allen, PE, LEED AP, Sustainable Edge Inc.
            Greg Allen is an award-winning engineer who has been working on sustainable buildings and energy systems for more than 30 years. He was recently
            honored with a lifetime achievement award from Sustainable Buildings Canada. For the past three years Mr. Allen has been working at HoK as an
            Environmental Strategists and he is currently a principal with Sustainable Edge and a Senior Associate with the Canadian Urban Institute. Greg Allen is a
            visionary and powerful force in the sustainability movement in Canada and beyond.
            Panelists: Thomas Mueller, Executive Director, Canadian Green Building Council; Councilor Andrea Reimer, Chair, Vancouver Food Policy Council,
            Vancouver; Keith Agoada, Founder, Sky Vegetables; Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, GRP, President, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company


                         Post Conference Education Sessions & Tours Saturday, December 4, 2010
8:30 am -   Conference Training Sessions -Available At Preferred Rates For Conference Attendees (Ticketed Event-Pre-registration Required)
5:00 pm
            Green Roof Design 101 (US$399 Delegate Rate US$449 Non-Delegate Rate)
            Green Roof Design 101 introduces participants to the numerous public and private benefits of green roofs and presents many of the tools and techniques
            needed to meet your green roof project objectives. Participants will learn about major design principles, types of green roof products and systems and
            their relevance, and the professions and competencies that are necessary for a successful green roof project. Room: Pacific Rim Suite 1
            Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 301 (US$399 Delegate Rate US$449 Non-Delegate Rate)
            This course presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to meet green roof waterproofing and drainage project objectives. This
            includes: understanding waterproofing and drainage terminology for better communication with the various professions involved, understanding
            waterproofing and drainage assemblies and systems, an overview of major design principles, Best Management Practices and a review of the professions
            and competencies required for a successful green roof project. Room: Oceanview Suite 5
            Green Roof Plants and Growing Media 401 (US$399 Delegate Rate US$449 Non-Delegate Rate)
            This course provides participants with an overview of plants and growing media design considerations and maintenance for green roof assemblies. In
            addition to establishing design and implementation best management practices, the course covers the principles of plant physiology and soil sciences as
            they apply to green roofs, identifies applications of various plant and growing media, teaches the technical requirements for growing media and plant life
            and gives an understanding of the potential implementation issues related to plant care and growing media contamination. Room: Oceanview Suite 6




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9:00 am -   Green Roof and Wall Tours - Depart from Hotel Lobby, Pan Pacific. Discover Vancouver through a series of tours featuring green roofs demonstrating the
5:30 pm     most innovative, efficient, celebrated projects. Access green roofs rarely open to the public and meet with the architects and landscape architects who
            created these outstanding projects and learn the secrets of their success. (Ticketed Event – Pre-Registration Required)

             Leading the Way (Saturday) - how research is improving green roofs                     A Capital Idea - enjoy a breaktaking ferry ride to Vancouver Island to see some of
             Saturday, December 4th: afternoon (3 hrs)                                              the green roofs in our Capital region.
             For more details on sites visited see citiesalive.org/index.php/tours                  Saturday (All Day – returns approximately 5:30 pm) – PLEASE NOTE: Tour must leave
             This will be a ticketed event – Pre-Registration will be Required – 55$                promptly to catch ferry to Vancouver Island.
                                                                                                    For more details on sites visited see citiesalive.org/index.php/tours
             Habitat Havens - sites which were designed either to replicate a specific              This will be a ticketed event – Pre-Registration will be Required - $145
             ecosystem or to provide food for birds, butterflies and bees.
             Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning (4 hrs)
             For more details on sites visited see citiesalive.org/index.php/tours
             This will be a ticketed event – Pre-Registration will be Required – 55$

             Check out Tuesday November 30th for more tour options!


6:00 am –   Take Advantage of World-class Skiing / Snowboarding at Whistler!
10:00 pm
            We have secured the following room rates with the Pan Pacific Hotels in Whistler:

            Pan Pacific Mountainside
            Studio Suites @ $159.00
            One bedroom Suites @ 199.00

            Pan Pacific Village Centre
            One Bedroom suites @ $209 (rate includes buffet breakfast)

            Based on availability. Taxes are 14.24%.

            Minimum two nights stay (must book either Friday and Saturday or Saturday and
            Sunday). Guests can call for a confirmation, 1-888-905-9995 and ask for the "green
            roofs for Healthy Cities" conference rate.
            They can also visit our website for additional information www.panpacificwhistler.com

            Bus transportation between Pan Pacific Vancouver and the Whistler Pan Pacific Hotels
            is available for approximately $50.

            For more information and to register please go to:
            http://www.pacificcoach.com/Schedules-and-Fares/Vancouver-Hotels-to-Whistler

            For more information on other deals in Whistler please visit:
            http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/index.htm

            Book your post conference adventure now!




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                                                                  Pre-Conference Education & Conference Fees                              REGISTER NOW!!
                                                                      Register On-line –www.citiesalive.org
                                                                                                                                       www.greenroofs.org
Full Conference Delegate Pass: GHRC Individual Member Rates
Full delegate passes include all sessions, panel discussions, trade show luncheon, receptions, Awards of Excellence                 For more information about fees and
luncheon. Delegates also receive reduced rates for Education Sessions and Audio Proceedings.                                            registration please contact:
On site 'Walk-in' registration (after Nov 29th)                                                                       $499          Luna Ghose – 416 971 4494 ext. 228
                                                                                                                                          lghose@greenroofs.org
Full Delegate Pass: Non-Member Rates

On site 'Walk-in' registration (Nov 30, Dec 1, 2)                                                                     $599

Full Delegate Pass: Speaker Rate                                                                                      $299

Full Delegate Pass: Student Rate                                                                                      $ 99

One Day Only Delegate Passes
                                                                                                                                  CAN’T ATTEND ALL THE SESSIONS? –
On-site "Walk-in" registration - member rate (after Nov 29th)                                                         $250             DELEGATES MAY NOW PRE-
On-site "Walk-in" registration - non-member rate (after Nov 29th)                                                     $299         PURCHASE SYNCHRONIZED AUDIO
Trade Show Only (Dec 2-3) (Convention Centre)                                                                         $ 55          RECORDINGS AND POWERPOINT
                                                                                                                                      PRESENTATIONS OF SESSION
Opening Reception                                                                                                     $ 55           PRESENTERS FOR ONLY US$99
                                                                                                                                       THROUGH OUR NEW LIVING
Awesome B.C. Tours – Prices Vary – See Web Site (Nov 30, Dec 1, & 4)
                                                                                                                                       ARCHITECTURE ACADEMY.
Full Day Training Courses (Nov 30, Dec 1/4) (Pan Pacific Hotel)
                                                                                                                                 For more information about trade show
Conference Delegate Rate                                                                                              $399
Non-Delegate Rate                                                                                                     $449        exhibits or to book a booth go online
Half-Day Training Courses (Dec 1 & 4) (Pan Pacific Hotel)                                                                         and select a booth and complete the
Conference Delegate Rate                                                                                                         online registration from. Please contact
Non-Delegate Rate                                                                                                     $149        Linda Wylie – (416) 971 4494 ext. 231
Education Sessions 1.5 Hours (Dec 1)                                                                                  $199       lwylie@greenroofs.org for more details
Conference Delegate Rate
Non Delegate Rate                                                                                                     $ 30
                                                                                                                      $ 50        Pacific Dogwood, British Columbia’s Floral
GRP Exam (Must register by Nov. 16, 2010)                                                                                                        Emblem
                                                                                                                      $495
Audio – Proceedings from Conference
Delegate –pre-conference purchase price
Delegate post-conference purchase price                                                                               $ 99
                                                                                                                      $120
Exhibitor (After Nov 1st)(Includes 2 delegate passes)
                                                                                                                      $2,400
*All prices in US dollars; all fees subject to 13% HST




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                                           TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS                                                                                             Trade Show
A & A Melters
Advanced Building Products Inc.
                                                   Dinoflex Group LP
                                                   Eco-Soil Recycling Corp.
                                                                                                       Norstad Products Inc.
                                                                                                       Northwest Horticulture
                                                                                                                                                             Exhibition and
American Hydrotech -- SPONSOR                      Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute            Permaloc Corporation                                  Poster Sessions –
Architeck SBP Inc. -- SPONSOR                      Express Blower, Inc.                                Plant Connection/Gro2
                                                                                                                                                             Exhibit Hall A,
Argus Control Systems Ltd.                         Firestone Building Products Canada                  Premier Tech Biotechnologies
Barrett Company                                    Flynn Canada                                        Public Works and Government                           Vancouver
BCIT                                               GeoProducts Corp.
                                                                                                       Services Canada
                                                                                                       Rooflite/Skyland USA                                  Convention Centre
Bison Deck Supports                                Green Over Grey                                     ROTEC GmbH & Co. KG
Busybee Gardening                                  Green Roof Blocks                                   Rushing Engineering Co.
                                                                                                                                                             Trade Show Hours:
Canada Culvert                                     Greenroofs.com                                      Sempergreen                                           Wednesday December 1,
Canadian Food Inspection Agency                    Green Roofs for Healthy Cities                      Sika Sarnafil Inc.-- SPONSOR                          Set-up – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carl Stahl DecorCable                              GreenGrid and T&L Nursery                           Siplast                                               7:30 pm -9:00 pm (Opening
Carlisle Construction Materials                    Greenscreen -- SPONSOR                              Snyder Roofing of Oregon LLC                          Plenary/Welcome Reception)
Cascadia                                           GSky Plant Systems Inc.                             Soprema - SPONSOR
                                                                                                                                                             Thursday December 2,
CETCO                                              Hunter Industries                                   Southern Drip Irrigation
                                                                                                                                                             2 pm- 6:45 pm
City of Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS)   ILD -- SPONSOR                                      3M
Colbond Inc.                                       IRC Building Sciences Group Inc.                    Tournesol Siteworks                                   Friday December 3,
Conservation Technology                            Irrigation Water Technologies America, Inc.         Tremco Incorporated -- SPONSOR                        10:30 – 4:00 (Lunch on Trade
Cosella-Dorken                                     Jakob Inc                                           Triton Inc                                            Show Floor)
Crown Roofing and Drainage                         Live Roof, LLC                                      Turf Diagnostics and Design
                                                                                                                                                             Take Down 6:00-Midnight
Curv-Rite, Inc.                                    Malarkey Roofing Products                           Xero Flor America
Deep Root Canada Corp.                             MUBI                                                Xero Flor Canada -- SPONSOR
Design Roofing                                     NATS Nursery - SPONSOR                              Zinco Canada


Poster Presentation Schedule: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, December 3rd
Start     Track A                                                   Start     Track B                                             Start     Track C
  12:30   Greenwalls Down Under! Southern Hemisphere                12:30     (session speaker unable to attend)                    12:30   Predicting the thermal performance of green roofs in
    PM    Success; Graham Cleary                                      PM                                                              PM    the UK; Nikki-Ann Wensley
  12:45   Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center;           12:45     Comparing Green Roof Growing Media and               12:45    Testing Lightweight Green Roof Media for Air Filled
    PM    Patti Harburg-Petrich, P.E., LEED AP                        PM      Plants in California; Todd A. Nelson                   PM     Porosity; Robert Berghage
   1:00   Testing Pre-vegetated modular facade prototype on            1:00   Fertility effects species composition during           1:00   Hydrology of Sloped Green Roofs and Effective
    PM    an experimental mock-up; María Isabel Touceda                 PM    green roof module production; Jessica Lubell            PM    Design Strategies; Erik Cronk and Kevin Krogulecki

   1:15   Developing a checklist for specifying and designing          1:15   The effects of salt exposure on green roof             1:15   Evaluating Zeolite as an Amendment for Extensive
    PM    a successful green facade system; Dean Hill, ASLA             PM    and green wall species; Leigh J. Whittinghill           PM    Green Roofs; Jennifer M. Bousselot & James E. Klett

   1:30   User-Managed GreenER Roofs and Walls: Integrated             1:30   Research supporting green roofs in Australia:          1:30   Rainwater Retainage Evaluation of Green Roof
    PM    Network Analysis of Social-Ecological Systems                 PM    the Venny Story; John Rayner                            PM    Drainage Layer; Dr. Sachiko Kikuchi
          Providing Quantifiable Expanded Ecosystem
          Services ; Jeff Ranara
   1:45   A Four-year Ecological Genesis of a Prairie-based            1:45   Living Wall Performance Monitoring at the              1:45   Atmospheric and Energy Studies in a Semi-Arid Green
    PM    Extensive Green Roof; Richard K. Sutton                       PM    CRD Building, Victoria BC; John Lovatt                  PM    Roof Experiment; Reid Coffman


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