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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11 - CITIESALIVE TRAINING


8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM - NET ZERO WATER BOOT CAMP COURSES. At Civic Design Center. Click for more details.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12 - CITIESALIVE TRAINING AND OPENING PLENARY 


8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM - NET ZERO WATER BOOT CAMP COURSES. - Civic Design Center. Click for more details.

12 NOON TO 2:00 PM - GREEN ROOF PROFESSIONAL (GRP) EXAMINATION* - Gibson Board Room. Click for more details.  

2:00 PM TO 6:30 PM - CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN - Legends Ballroom Foyer

3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM - LAM Editorial Advisory Board Meeting - Gibson Board Room

3:00 PM TO 4:30 PM - Green Roof Professional (GRP) Committee Meeting - All GRPs welcome - Cumberland 3

5:00 PM TO 6:00 PM - Research Committee Meeting - Gibson Board Room

5:00 PM TO 6:00 PM - Corporate Member Committee Meeting - All GRHC corporate members welcome - Cumberland 3

6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM - OPENING PLENARY - Legends Ballroom A - G

Welcome / Opening Address

Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville 
Steven Peck
, HASLA, GRP, Founder & President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

 

The Installation of the Music City Center Rooftop

Scott McGaughy, President, Greenrise Technologies

 

The Great Debate - To Irrigate or Not to Irrigate. Featuring:

Lois Vitt Sale, AIA, LEED AP, Chief Sustainability Officer Wight & Company
Lynda Wightman, CGIA, CLIA Industry Relations Manager Hunter Industries
Vanessa Keitges, CEO & President, Columbia Green Technologies

 

How to Kickstart the Green Roof Industry in TennesseeFeaturing:

Allen Jones, RLA, President-Elect, ASLA, Tennessee Chapter; Lead Designer and Project Manager, Asa Engineering & Consulting
Curtis Stewart, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Department of Plant Sciences
Mekayle Houghton, Executive Director Cumberland River Compact
Karna Levitt, Department of Public Works & Land Development, City of Chattanooga
Kim Hawkins, Founding Principal, Hawkins Partners, Inc

Moderator: Steven Peck, HASLA, GRP, Founder & President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

 

8:00 PM TO 9:00 PM - Women in Roofing Networking Event - Presidential Suite

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13 - CITIESALIVE TECHNICAL SESSIONS, TRADE SHOW AND AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE 


There are four concurrent sessions featuring expert speakers on design (D) and research (R) topics. The ‘On the Roof With’ sessions provide an opportunity to learn from expert panelists and discuss emerging issues and opportunities with experts. All of the sessions will be recorded and made available for purchase with technical papers. Conference delegates receive a discount on CitiesAlive Conference Proceedings.

 

7:30 AM TO 5:00 PM - Onsite Registration - Legends Ballroom Foyer

7:00 AM TO 11:30 AM - Exhibitor Move-In - Legends Ballroom A-G

8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM - SESSION 1

DESIGN (D) - Cumberland 1

 

1D – USING INFORMATION MODELLING TO DESIGN SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS

 

Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA, Prof. Member APLD, Landscape Industry Specialist, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.

Francois Levy, AIA, AIAA, Architect, Francois Levy Architect

Stephen Schrader Jr., PLA, ASLA, Associate Landscape Architect, Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc.

 

Moderator:  Emily Ramsey, US Marketing Programs Coordinator Nemetschek Vectorworks

POLICY (P) - Cumberland 2

 

1P –  DEVELOPING SELF-SUFFICIENT WATER SUPPLY STRATEGIES: LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS FOR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, AND FIND OUT REAL ECONOMIC SAVINGS

 

Green Infrastructure for Urban Watershed Management
Neal Shapiro, Watershed Management Program Coordinator, CPSWQ, City of Santa Monica

 

Rain Harvesting Systems for Direct Non-Potable Use
Denis Rochat, President, Rainwater Resources, PerfectWater
Eddie Van Giesen, National Sales Manager, BRAE/WATTS Rainwater Technologies
Neal Shapiro, Watershed Management Program Coordinator, CPSWQ, City of Santa Monica

 

Green Gold: Sustainable Currency from Design through Implementation
Janice W. Annunziata, Sustainability Liaison for SRF Green Infrastructure and Climate Change, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 

Moderator: Sara Loveland, Partner, Annette Environmental inc. 

RESEARCH (R) - Cumberland 3

 

1R –  WATER SUSTAINABILITY OF LIVING ARCHITECTURE IN A RESIDENTIAL HOME AND STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM A SLOPED GREEN ROOF

 

Water Sustainability of Living Architecture in a Residential Home
Dr. David Tilley, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
Rhea Thompson, Graduate Student, University of Maryland
Scott Tjaden, Graduate Student, University of Maryland and Pepco Holdings, Inc.

 

Stormwater Runoff from a Sloped Green Roof Located in the Mid-Atlantic Region of North America
Scott Tjaden, Graduate Student, University of Maryland

 

Moderator:  Dr. David Tilley, Associate Professor, University of Maryland 

ON THE ROOF WITH... (G) - Cumberland 4

 

1G –  GREEN WALLS DISCUSSION PANEL: EXPECTATIONS VS. REALITIES

 

Melissa Daniels, Vice President & Horticultural Specialist, Plant Connection Inc.

 

Gregory Long, GRP, President & Founder, Capitol Green Roofs

 

Chris Lyon, President, Tournesol Siteworks, LLC

 

Moderator: Reuben Freed, Director of Research, Sales and Project Management, GreenScreen

 

 

10:00 AM TO 10:30 AM - COFFEE BREAK - SPONSORED BY AMERICAN HYDROTECH                                             

10:30 AM TO 12:00 PM - SESSION 2

2D – ROOFING SYSTEMS: ROOF LEAK TESTING METHODS, OVERBURDEN APPLICATIONS AND MANAGING EXPECTATIONS

 

Managing Expectations in the Real Vegetated Roof World
Richard C. Hayden, GRP, RLA ASLA CLARB, Garden Roof Department Manager, American Hydrotech, Inc.

 

Roofing Systems and Overburden Applications
Richard Stever, GRP, Product Manager, Carlisle Construction Materials

 

Methods of Roof Leak Testing
Matthew Durrett, RRO, National Sales Manager, International Leak Detection

 

Moderator: Richard C. Hayden, GRP, RLA ASLA CLARB, Garden Roof Department Manager, American Hydrotech, Inc.

2P – EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POLICY RULES FOR RUNOFF MITIGATION AND USING GIS TO ANALYZE GREEN ROOFS AS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

 

Using GIS to Analyze Green Roofs as Stormwater Management
Rob Crauderueff, President, Crauderueff & Associates

 

Minimizing Green Roof Depth to Maximize Watershed Management
Dr. Clayton L. Rugh, CEO / Technical Director, Xero Flor America LLC
Peter Raabe, NC Conservation Director, American Rivers
Dr. Karen K.-Y. Liu, Bonar XeroFlor

 

Moderator:  Rob Crauderueff, President, Crauderueff & Associates

2R – INVESTING IN IRRIGATION TO MAXIMISE THE COOLING AND INSULATION? MEASURED WATER DETENTION PERFORMANCE OF ENHANCED GREEN ROOF TRAY SYSTEMS, AND WORLD'S FIRST OPERATIONAL BLACK-WATER FILTERING LIGHTWEIGHT GREEN ROOF

 

Investing in Irrigation to Maximise the Cooling and Insulation?
Dr. Tijana Blanusa, Senior Horticultural Scientist, Royal Horticultural Society / University of Reading

 

Measured Water Detention Performance of Enhanced Green Roof Tray Systems
Dr. Graig Spolek, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Portland State University

 

World's First Operational Black-Water Filtering Lightweight Green Roof
Joris Voeten, ir., Urban Green Engineer, SHFT - Smart Innovative Concepts

 

Moderator:  Gaelle Berges, GRP,  Product and Development Manager, Vegetal i.D.

2G – HOW GREEN ROOFS CAN HELP MEET MS4 PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: LESSONS LEARNED

 

Michael Krause, Founder and Principal, Kandiyo Consulting, LLC

 

Dr. Hamid Karimi, Deputy Director for Natural Resources Administration, District Dept. of the Environment, Government of the District of Columbia

 

Tisha Calabrese-Benton, Director of Water Resources Program, TN Dept. of Environment & Conservation

 

Rebecca Dohn, Environmental Compliance Officer, Nashville Metro Water Services - Stormwater Division

 

ModeratorMichael Krause, Founder and Principal, Kandiyo Consulting, LLC

12:00 PM TO 2:00 PM - LUNCH ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR - Legends Ballroom A - G                    

12:15 PM TO 2:00 PM - POSTER SESSION - Legends Ballroom A - G

1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM - ADVANCED GREEN ROOF MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE MEETING - Presidential Suite

2:15 PM TO 3:45 PM - SESSION 3

3D – DISCOVER NEW TECHNIQUES TO DESIGN PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES THAT FILTER THE AIR, CONSERVE WATER AND REDUCE MAINTENANCE; LEARN HOW TO USE ENERGY MODELLING AS A DESIGN TOOL

 

Water Dynamic Urban Landscapes for Mountain Equipment Co-op
Reuben Freed, Director of Research, Sales, and Project Management, Greenscreen

 

Ron Schwenger, GRP, Principal, Architek

 

Building Envelope Insulation - The Overall Effect on Energy Modeling Performance
Paul Todd Merrill, PE, LEED AP, Director of Sustainable Construction, Clayco, Inc.

 

Moderator:  Joanne Rodriguez, Director of Sustainable and Strategic Initiatives, Tremco

3P – LEARN HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TAX INCENTIVES AND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Green in Building Green
Teri M. Samples, CPA, Partner and Director of Real Estate Services, Mueller Prost 

 

How to Fund Green Roofs and Walls
Dr. Hamid Karimi, Deputy Director for Natural Resources Administration, Department of the Environment, Government of the District of Columbia

Peter Lowitt, FAICP, Director/Land Use Administrator, Devens Enterprise Commission

Moderator: Dr. Hamid Karimi, Deputy Director for Natural Resources Administration, Department of the Environment, Government of the District of Columbia

3R – PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT GREEN ROOF AND WALL RESEARCH IS GOING ON AT NORTH AMERICA'S UNIVERSITIES?

 

Panelists:

Dr. Robert D. Cameron, Pennsylvania State University; Principal, Eco Applied Technologies

Dr. Maureen Connelly, MAIBC, Director, Faculty, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Dr. Bruce Dvorak, Landscape Architect, RLA, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

Dr. Bill Retzlaff, Professor, Associate Dean, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Dr. Bradley Rowe, Professor, Michigan State University

 

Virginia L. Russell, FASLA, RLA, LEED AP, GRP, Associate Professor of Architecture Horticulture Program Director, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Graig Spolek, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Portland State University

Dr. David Tilley, Associate Professor, Ecosystem Engineering Design Lab, Environmental Science & Technology Dept., University of Maryland

 

Dr. Youbin Zheng, Associate Professor/ Environmental Horticulture Chair, University of Guelph

 

Moderator: Virginia L. Russell, GRP, FASLA, RLA, LEED AP, Associate Professor of Architecture Horticulture Program Director, University of Cincinnati

3G – THE POLITICS OF WATER: BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES AROUND INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT 

 

Warren Gorowitz, Vice President of Sustainability, Ewing Irrigation

 

Jeffrey Bruce, GRP, FASLA, ASIC, LEED, Principal, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Co.

 

Gaelle Berges, Product and Development Manager, Vegetal i.D.

 

Moderator: Daniel Martin, LEED AP, Affiliate ASLA, Director of Marketing, Permaloc

 

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM - AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE PLENARY SESSION - Broadway G - K

5:15 PM TO 7:00 PM - COCKTAILS ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR - Legends Ballroom A - G

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14 - CITIESALIVE TECHNICAL SESSIONS AND CLOSING RECEPTION


There are four concurrent sessions featuring expert speakers on policy (P), design (D) and research (R) topics. The ‘On the Roof With’ sessions provide an opportunity to learn from expert panelists and discuss emerging issues and opportunities with experts. All of the sessions will be recorded and made available for purchase with technical papers. Conference delegates receive a discount on CitiesAlive Conference Proceedings.

 

9:00 AM TO 10:30 AM - SESSION 4

4D –  DESIGNING WITH BIODIVERSITY AND ECOLOGY IN MIND

 

Spreading the Green Roof Bug: Green Roofs for Biodiversity
Jeremy L. Monsma, BLA, MED, Principal, Advanced Green Architecture

 

The Building Skin Lab: ECOmponents and Collaborative Research
Edwin E. Akins II, AIA, LEED AP, Assistant Professor, Southern Polytechnic State University

 

Success Through Succession in Toronto Area
Terence McGlade, Green Solutions Business Development, Flynn Canada

 

Moderator:  Rohan Lilauwala, Research Intern, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

4R.1 – THE EFFECTS ON PLANT HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE WITH RESPECT TO WATER QUALITY DISCHARGE

 

Green Roof Nutrient Management Practices Affect Leachate Water Quality
Dr. Youbin Zheng, Associate Professor/Environmental Horticulture Chair, University of Guelph

 

Music from Water Reduces Water Pollution with Green Infrastructure
Dr. Brad Bass, Urban Lead, Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative, Great Lakes Issue Mgt & Reporting Section, Environment Canada

 

Ascophyllum Nodosum May Aid Green Roof Plants in Drought Conditions
Stephanie Appleby-Jones, Masters of Science Candidate, Master's student, Saint Mary's University
Dr. Jeremy Lundholm, Saint Mary's University

 

Moderator:  Dr. Brad Bass, Urban Lead, Great Lakes Nutrient Initiative, Great Lakes Issue Mgt & Reporting Section, Environment Canada

4R.2 – WATER USAGE IN CIRCULATING IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

 

Water Usage in Circulating Irrigation Systems
Dr. Alan Darlington, VP ID, Nedlaw Living Walls, Inc.

 

Vertical Capillary Water Transport from Drainage to Green Roof
Joris Voeten, Ir., Urban Green Engineer, SHFT - Smart Innovative Concepts

 

Comparing Economic and Ecological Benefits of Green Roof Systems
Glenn Williamson, Owner, Amber Real Estate, LLC

 

Moderator: Daniel Martin, LEED AP, Affiliate ASLA, Director of Marketing, Permaloc

4G – SELECTING A WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE FOR YOUR GREEN ROOF PROJECT

 

James E. Arnold, PE, RRO, Director of Product Development, Kemper System America, Inc.

 

Richard Hayden, GRP, RLA, ASLA, CLARB, Senior Landscape Architect & Garden Roof Dept. Manager, American Hydrotech

 

John Robinson, CSI/CDT, GRP, RRO, Sales Specialist, Sika Corporation

 

Moderator: Greg Yuristy, MSc., Principal & General Manager, Smart Green Technologies 

 

10:30 AM TO 11:00 AM - COFFEE BREAK - SPONSORED BY PERMAVOID LIMITED 

11:00 AM TO 12:30 PM - SESSION 5

5D1 – IRRIGATION ON GREEN ROOFS, OPEN/CLOSED LOOP SYSTEMS, AND NEW PERFORMANCE METRICS FOR GREEN ROOF COMPONENT MATERIALS

 

New Performance Metrics for Green Roof Component Materials
Charles Miller, President, Roofmeadow

 

Water Usage in Circulating Irrigation Systems
Dr. Bradley Rowe, Professor, Michigan State University

 

Irrigation on Green Roofs: Conversation and Case Studies
Molly Meyer, GRP, Owner, Omni Ecosystems

 

Moderator:  TBA

5D2 – INNOVATIVE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVES IN NASHVILLE

 

Greenest City in the Southeast? Nashville's Path to Sustainability

Jennifer Tlumak Westerholm, Executive Director, Urban Green Lab

 

Green Leaf Aquaponics: An Incubator for Experiments in Urban Agriculture

Betsy Mason, LEED AP BD+C, Co-Founder, Green Leaf Aquaponics

 

Austin Litrell, Co-Founder, Green Leaf Aquaponics

 

Foodscaping: Satisfying the Eyes + the Tummy

Jeremy Lekich, Founder, Nashville Foodscapes

 

Moderator: Haven Kiers, LEED AP, GRP, Director, UC Berkeley [IN]LAND Program 

5R – GREEN ROOF AND WALL PLANT SURVIVAL IN SEMI-ARID CLIMATES AND VOC REMOVAL BY LIVING WALL BIOFILTERS

 

Semi-arid Green Roof Research 2009-2014: Resilience of Native Species Plants
Lee R. Skabelund, ASLA, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University

 

VOC Removal by Living Wall Biofilters
Dr. Alan Darlington, VP IP, Nedlaw Living Walls Inc

 

Plant Survival for Living Walls in a Subtropical Climate
Dr. Bruce Dvorak, Landscape Architect, RLA, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

 

Moderator: Dr.  Bruce Dvorak, Landscape Architect, RLA, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

5G – WHAT MAKES A ROOF GREEN? 

 

Peter D'antonio, GRP, National Sales Manager - Waterproofing/Educational Facilities, Sika Sarnafil

 

Elaine Kearney, Landscape Architect, Columbia Green

 

Richard Stever, GRP, Environmental & Energy Efficient Solutions Product Manager, Carlisle Construction Materials (invited)

 

Moderator: Bill Foley, GRP, Zinco-USA Inc.

 

 

 

 

12:30 PM TO 2:30 PM - LUNCH ON TRADE SHOW FLOOR - Legends Ballroom A - G

1:00 PM TO 2:00 PM - Journal of Living Architecture (JOLA) Editorial Board Meeting - Cumberland 1

2:00 PM TO 2:30 PM - 'How To Get Your Research Published in the JOLA' - Cumberland 1

2:45 PM TO 4:15 PM - SESSION 6

6D1 – GREEN ROOF AND WALL TRENDS IN N.A AND ASIA AND 8 YEAR LOW MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE TRIALS

 

Discovery Place Green Roof Trials 2006-2014 Charlotte, NC
Chuck Friedrich, GRP, RLA, Landscape Architect, Director of Horticulture Research and Product Development, Stalite Environmental

 

Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design
Linda S. Velazquez, GRP, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP, Publisher & Design Consultant and Haven Kiers, LEED AP, Director, UC Berkeley [IN]LAND Program

 

Green Roofs and Living Walls of Asia: Operational Challenges
Dr. Robert D. Cameron, Pennsylvania State University; Eco Applied Technologies

 

Moderator: Linda S. Velazquez, GRP, ASLA, LEED AP, Publisher & Design Consultant

6D2 –  EXPLORATION OF PARALLELS AND DISPARATE ASPECTS OF GREEN ROOF AND BUILDING MEP DESIGN

 

Willa Small Kuh, Director of Planning, Affiliated Engineers

 

Jeffrey Bruce, FASLA, LEED, ASIC, GRP, owner and President of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company

 

Moderator:  Joanne Rodriguez, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, Director of Sustainable and Strategic Initiatives, Tremco

 

 

6R – AVIAN MONITORING ON PORTLAND ECOROOFS

 

Avian Monitoring on Portland Ecoroofs
Casey Cunningham, LEED, Landscape Architect, Landscape Architect, City of Portland

 

Moderator:  Elizabeth Hart, GRP, CDT, Market Manager of Green Roofing, Tremco

6G – BEST PRACTICES FOR URBAN + ROOFTOP FARMING


Ben Flanner, CEO, Co-founder, Brooklyn Grange

 

Josh Corlew, Program Manager, Urban Agriculture Program, Hands on Nashville


Charlie Miller, PE, President, Roofmeadow


Moderator: Tony Sanchez, Project Manager, Recover Green Roofs, Inc.

 

4:30 PM TO 5:30 PM - CLOSING PLENARY - Broadway G-K

5:30 PM TO 7:00 PM - CLOSING NETWORKING RECEPTION - Whiskey Bent Saloon

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 - GREEN ROOF TOURS & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES


8:30 AM TO 12:00 PM - TOURS* Click for more details.

8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES Click for more details.

 

 

 

 

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