Agenda at A Glance

All events will take place at University of the District of Columbia, unless otherwise noted. Please refer to the campus map for room locations. Agenda is subject to change without notice.

MONDAY OCTOBER 31 - All Events will take place at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States) unless otherwise noted.
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm GRP Business Skills Development Session (GRP & GRHC Members ONLY)
Fundamental Green Roof Design, Installation and Maintenance CEU Presentation & Green Save Life Cycle Cost Benefit Calculator Tutorial
Executive Room, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW (at Connecticut Ave.), Washington DC 20008
8:00 pm - 10:00pm GRP & GRHC Member Networking Halloween Party at Omni Shoreham Hotel Marquee Lounge, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW (at Connecticut Ave.), Washington DC 20008
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Trade Show Set Up at University of the District of Columbia BLDG 46, UDC
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1 - All Events will take place at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States) unless otherwise noted.
7:00 am -- 9:30 am Trade Show Set Up BLDG 46, UDC
7:00 am - 8:00 pm Registration Open BLDG 46, UDC
9:30 am -- 5:00 pm Stormwater Technical Workshop (Ticketed) Auditorium, BLDG 46, UDC
  A full-day expert workshop covering the functions of different green roof layers in managing stormwater, existing standards, a review of current regulations, cost-benefit information and more.
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Professional Training Courses & Accreditation Exam (Ticketed)
8:30 am -- 5:00 pm
Green Roof Design and Installation at Omni Shoreham Hotel
Executive Room, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW (at Connecticut Ave.), Washington DC 20008 Instructor: TBA
8:30 am – 12:00pm
Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture at UDC Green Infrastruture: Policies, Performance, and Projects
Room: UDC TBA Room: UDC TBA
Instructor: TBA Instructor: Sara Loveland, GRP, Partner, Annette Environmental & Chair, Green Infrastructure Foundation
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Green Roof Professional (GRP) Exam (Pre-Registration Required) Room: UDC TBA
  Advanced Green Roof Maintenance at UDC Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design at UDC
Room: UDC TBA Room: UDC TBA
Instructor: TBA Instructor: TBA
12:00 pm -- 2:00 pm Trade Show Open BLDG 46, UDC
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm Hospitality on the Trade Show Floor BLDG 46, UDC
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Opening Plenary & Keynotes Auditorium, BLDG 46, UDC
  Welcome & Introduction - Jeffrey L. Bruce, GRP, FASLA, President of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company; Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
2016 Green Infrastructure Industry Trends - Steven W. Peck, GRP, Hon. ASLA, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
DC Water's Green Infrastructure Plans for Stormwater Management - George Hawkins, Esq, CEO & GM, DC Water
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2 - All Events will take place at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States) unless otherwise noted.
7:00 am - 9:00 pm Registration Open BLDG 46, UDC
8:00 am – 8:30 am Coffee & Continental Breakfast BLDG 46, UDC
12:00 pm -- 2:00pm GRHC Committee Meetings (Members Only)  
8:30 am – 10:15 am Morning Plenary & Keynote Speakers 46 Auditorium, BLDG 46, UDC
  Welcome & Introduction - Muriel Bowser, Mayor, Washington DC (Invited)
Launch of the Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) - David Yocca, FASLA, AICP, LEEP AP, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, Conservation Design Forum; Lois Vitt Sale, AIA, LEED Fellow, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wight & Company
Green Roofs, Job Creation, and Urban Food Production at University of the District of Columbia - Sabine O'Hara, Dean & Director, Landgrant Programs, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Programming: Session 1
  Four concurrent sessions feature expert speakers on Policy (P), Design (D), and Research (R) topics; 'On the Roof With" panel discussions (G) address emerging issues and opportunities.
Auditorium, BLDG 46 Student Centre, BLDG 38 Heritage Hall, BLDG 38 Windows Lounge, BLDG 38
Design Track (D) Research Track (R) Policy Track (P) On the Roof With (G)
Latest Technology Advancements in Green Stormwater Management Solutions Evaluating Stormwater Retention Benefits of Green Roofs Stormwater Best Management Practices Considerations: Economics, Cost Comparisons and Engineering Permitting Requirements Green Walls & Water Management; Stormwater Management & Potable Water Use Best Practices
Rooftop Stormwater Retention: Hybrid Systems and Smart Blue Roof Technology -
Anthony Mayer, Co-Founder & CEO, Hanging Gardens;
Mary Ostafi, Executive Director, Urban Harvest STL
Stormwater Retention and Delay in Pre-Vegetated Modular Green Roofs -
Dr. Elizabeth Grant, RA, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech;
Kenneth Black, Doctoral Candidate, Virginia Tech
The Economics of Best Management Practices for Stormwater Retention
- Eric Bill, Economic Consulting Principal, Impact Infrastructure
Session Chair: Warren Gorowitz, Vice President of Sustainability, Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply;
Dr. Alan Darlington, Founder & Owner, Nelaw Living Walls (Invited);
Hal Thorne, Chairman & CEO, GSky Plant Systems Inc. (Invited);
Melissa Daniels, Vice President, Plant Connection Inc. (Invited)
Blue+Green: Combining Open-Water and Soil/Vegetation Systems to Manage Stormwater Runoff
- Charlie Miller, P.E., Founder & President, Roofmeadow
Stormwater Retention of an Integrated Stormwater Management System on a Sustainable Home - Rhea Thompson, PhD Candidate, University of Maryland Green Infrastructure Construction Cost Comparisons -
Katrina Emery, Senior Estimator, Environmental Quality Resources, LLC;
Rick Scaffidi, VP Sales and Estimating, Environmental Quality Resources, LLC
Expanding Effectiveness of Green Solutions Through Smart Controls -
Kevin C. Dutt, President & CEO, RainBank Inc. ;
Micah Shapiro, President, Urban EcoForms
Monitoring of An Intensive Vegetated Roof in St. Paul MN - Angie Durhman, GRP, Principal, AD Greenroof LLC The Intersection of Living Roof Stormwater Management Research and Engineering Permitting Requirements -
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
12:00 pm – 7:30 pm Trade Show Hours     BLDG 46, UDC
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch on Trade Show Floor     BLDG 46, UDC
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Poster Sessions on Trade Show Floor     BLDG 46, UDC
  12:00pm - 12:15pm 12:15pm - 12:30pm 12:30pm - 12:45pm 12:45pm - 1:00pm
Water Infrastructure in Dry Meadows of Reina Sofía Foundation’s Alzheimer Centre (Madrid, Spain) - Dr. Cristina Jorge Camacho, Architect, Cjcpaisaje Green Roof Performance - USA Study Cases - Dr. Darja Majkovič, Product & Application Development Manager, Knauf Insulation d.o.o. Best Green Roof Plant for Stormwater Management & Performance - Denise H. Samuels, Architect , Sustainable Design and Planning Consultants Performance of 22 Plant Species for Southeastern Climate - Kirk Laminack GRP, Research Horticulturist Moore Farms Botanical Garden
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Programming: Session 2
  Auditorium, BLDG 46 Student Centre, BLDG 38 Heritage Hall, BLDG 38 Windows Lounge, BLDG 38
  Design Track (D) Research Track (R) Policy Track (P) On the Roof With (G)
  Green Stormwater Managements Cases Around the World How to Influence the Stormwater Retention of The Green Roofs? Landscape Performance to Demonstrate Impact: Three D.C. Case Studies Performance Evaluation New Models of Financing: Green Infrastructure through Stormwater Fees & Credits
  Designing for Biodiversity Green Roofs in Europe -
Kamilla Aggerlund, Landscape Architect MDL, Assistant professor, University of Copenhagen
Promote Green Roof Stormwater Performance with Mineral Wool Layer -
Dr.Darja Majkovič, Product and Application Development Manager, Knauf Insulation d.o.o.
This session highlights three high-performing green roof case studies in Washington, D.C. while exploring the concept of landscape performance, introducing online tools, and presenting widely-applicable metrics and methods to measure environmental, social, and economic impact.
Matt Barmore, Vice President, Greenrise Technologies
  Using Green Wall Evapotranspiration to Manage Storm Discharge: An Example in San Juan, Puerto Rico -
David L Aponte Dones, MSCE, GRP, Environmental Engineer, Office of Landscape Architecture
Quantify Drainage Layer Effects on Living Roof Peak Flow Mitigation -
Lei Lei, Master's Student, Stevens Institute of Technology
Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, Executive Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation;
Dr. Christopher D. Ellis, PLA, ASLA, Associate Professor, University of Maryland;
Dr. Victoria Chanse, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
  2016 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design -
Linda Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP, Publisher & Design Consultant, Greenroofs.com;
Haven Kiers, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP, Design Editor, Greenroofs.com
Nutrient Dynamics Challenges and Solutions in Runoff from Green Roofs - Mark E. Mitchell, PhD Candidate, University of Cincinnati;
Dr. Ishi Buffam, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm Programming: Session 3
  Auditorium, BLDG 46 Student Centre, BLDG 38 Heritage Hall, BLDG 38 Windows Lounge, BLDG 38
  Design Track (D) Research Track (R) Design Track (D) On the Roof With (G)
  Overcoming Site Specific Constraints Green Infrastructure Benefits & Policy Implementations Research Design for Stormwater Resiliency: Case Studies of Green Infrastructure Projects Identifying Priority Research Needs for Green Roofs and Green Walls
  Seven Year Retrospective on Cold Climate Exterior Living Wall -
Sue Sirrs, Landscape Architect, Outside! Planning & Design Studio;
Tim Amos, Faculty, NSCC Trades & Technology - Horticulture, Nova Scotia Community College
Acoustical Properties of Living Wall Plants and Systems and Modeling of Room Acoustic Benefits -
Dr. Maureen Connelly, Director, Faculty, British Columbia Institute of Technology;
Masha Akbarnaejad, British Columbia Institute of Technology;
Sedieh Daneshpanah, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Green Roofs as Resilient Water Management Solutions: Two Case Studies in Portland Oregon -
Andrea Saven, ASLA, LEED AP, Technical Director, Columbia Green Technologies
Session Chair: Kevin Kampschroer, Chief Sustainability Officer, U.S. General Services Administration;
Lynda Wightman, Industry Relations Manager, Hunter;
Paul Kephart, ASLA, President, CEO, Principal Ecologist + Designer, Rana Creek Living Architecture (Invited);
Virginia Russell, GRP, FASLA, Professor, University of Cincinnati;
Dr. Youbin Zheng, Associate Professor, University of Guelph;
Liat Margolis, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (Invited)
 
An Undiscovered Resource: The Case of UDC Green Roof Project - David Bell, AIA, LEED ap BD+C, Principal, BELL Architects;
Sandra Farber Bandier, Environmental and Natural Resources Extension Agent/ Master Gardener Coordinator, University of the District of Columbia;
Oliver Boehm, RLA, ASLA, LEED-AP, ENV-SP, Manager of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, Volkert, Inc
Managing Melbourne’s Stormwater through Green Roofs: A Comparison of International Green roof Policies & A Model of Melbourne’s Potential Green Roof Coverage
- Joseph Glesta, Student Researcher, University of Melbourne
Critical BMP in a Green Infrastructure System: Cost and Performance Data for a Buffalo, NY Project -
Gaelle Berges Wormu, GRP, Chief Product Officer, Vegetal i.D.
  Perceived Barriers to Green Roof Adoption Among Michigan Consumers - Joanne M. Westphal, Professor, Michigan State University DC's First Elevated Park: 11th Street Bridge Park - Hallie Boyce, RLA, ASLA, Partner, OLIN; Jason Long, Partner, OMA
5:30pm - 7:00pm Hospitality on the Trade Show Floor BLDG 46, UDC
7:00 pm – 11:30pm Trade Show Tear Down BLDG 46, UDC
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Local Host Committee Reception - Capitol View at 400 (Ticketed Event) 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, D.C. 20001
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3 - All Events will take place at University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States) unless otherwise noted.
7:00 am - 9:00 pm Registration Open BLDG 46, UDC
8:00 am – 8:30 am Coffee & Continental Breakfast BLDG 46, UDC
8:30 am – 10:30 am Programming: Session 4
  Auditorium, BLDG 46 Student Centre, BLDG 38 Heritage Hall, BLDG 38 Windows Lounge, BLDG 38
  Design Track (D) Research Track (R) Policy Track (P) On the Roof With (G)
  Design Considerations for Stormwater Retention Projects: Growing Media, Green Infrastructure Integrations & Wind Upfit Innovative Researches on Green Roof Plants & Growing Media Case Studies of Stormwater Management Policy Developments and Design How Biophilic Design Heals: Human Health in Schools, Offices & Hospitals
  Growing Media Stormwater Mechanics in Laymen's Terms -
Chuck Friedrich, RLA, GRP, Landscape Architect, Carolina Stalite Company
The Case for Green Roof Maintenance - Long-Term Sedum Performance, Green Roof Weeding & Thermal Performance -
Dr. Bill Retzlaff, Associate Dean/Professor, SIUe
Managing Stormwater Runoff in Urban Agriculture : A Case Study of Local Farms in Baltimore City - Meghan Boian, Conservation and Government Relations Associate, American Rivers;
Jennifer Hughes, Program Assistant to the Executive Office, American Rivers
Session Chair: Jeffrey L. Bruce, GRP, FASLA, Owner and President of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company; Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities;
Catie Ryan, Senior Project Manager, LEED AP BD+C, Terrapin Bright Green NYC;
Elizabeth Freeman Calabrese, Principal, Calabrese Architect;
Elizabeth Hart CDT, GRP, Sustainable Technologies Sales Specialist, Tremco;
Gail Vittori, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (Invited);
John Robinson, Sales Specialist, Sika Sarnafil (Invited);
 
Grantchester Meadows Redux: Integrating Water with Green Infrastructure -
Randy Sharp, FCSLA, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP;
Reuben Freed, Project Manager & Director of Research, greenscreen
Greening Harlem: Report of the CitiesAlive 2015 Harlem, New York Legacy Project -
Rohan Lilauwala, Senior Researcher, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
  Use of Recycled Crushed Porcelain for Green Roof Substrates -
Dr.Brad Rowe, Professor, Michigan State University;
Jason Matlock, Graduate Research Assistant, Michigan State University;
Dr. Mert Eksi, Assistant Professor, Istanbul University
Green Infrastructure & Environmental Justice: Vegetated Walls in South Seattle, Washington -
Andrew Schiffer, Just Health Action;
Alberto Rodriguez, Environmental and Community Health Programs Manager, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
  Wind Uplift Design Practice and Standards -
Richard Hayden, GRP, RLA , ASLA , CLARB, Green Roof Department Manager, American Hydrotech, Inc.
Smart Substrate Formulation for Stormwater Quality and Quantity Management - Tyson Jennette, Doctoral Candidate, University of Guelph;
Dr. Youbin Zheng, Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Green Roofs: Promoting Cities Sustainability in Madrid, Spain - Daniela Torres, MSc. City Sciences Candidate, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Juan Pablo Moreno, MSc. City Sciences Candidate, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 12:45 pm Programming: Session 5
  Auditorium, BLDG 46 Student Centre, BLDG 38 Heritage Hall, BLDG 38 Windows Lounge, BLDG 38
  Design Track (D) Research Track (R) Design Track (D) On the Roof With (G)
  Designing Stormwater Runoff Minimizing Green Walls Latest Research Findings in Green Roofs Performance Measurements, Effects of Fertilizer in Water Quality and Product on Extensive Green Roofs Innovative Stormwater Solutions The Treatment Train - Integrated Design Practices for Stormwater Management
  Water, Indoor Plant Walls and Building Performance -
Dr. Alan Darlington, Founder & Owner, Nelaw Living Walls
Monitoring Stormwater Runoff and GreenRoof Performance with Sensor Networks -
Dr. John Lea-Cox, Professor, University of Maryland;
Charlie Miller, P.E, President, Roof Meadow, Inc.;
Dr. Ari Novy, Executive Director, United States Botanic Garden
Green Infrastructure Solutions in the Urban Realm: A Case Study of Rhode Island College Parking Lot -
Timothy Brown, GRP, RLA, Associate Principal, Birchwood Design Group, LLC;
Session Chair: David Yocca, FASLA, AICP, LEEP AP, Principal Landscape Architect/Planner, Conservation Design Forum;
Bryan Seipp, Watershed Manager, Center for Watershed Protection (Invited)
Rick Scaffidi, VP Sales and Estimating, Environmental Quality Resources, LLC;
Richard Hayden, Garden Roof Department Manager, American Hydrotech Inc.;
Bill Foley, Mid-Atlantic Region Manager, ZinCo USA (Invited)
  Living Alternatives to Concrete Retaining Walls -
Mark Woolbright, Filtrexx LivingWall Division Manager, Filtrexx International
Advancing Methodologies for Monitoring Green Roof Stormwater Performance - Gaelle Berges Wormu, GRP, Chief Product Officer, Vegetal i.D.; Dr. Qian Liao, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Me 1st - Mother Earth 1st - Urban Street Design -
Sean Surla, MLA, ASLA, Principal, Surla Renewable Landscape Design
  Green Walls and Hanging Gardens - Matthew T. Berrelli, P.E., Eastern US Sales Engineering Manager, Ronstan Tensile Architecture Water Quality in Biosolids-Fertilized Green Roof Runoff -
Dr. Kevin Gilmore, PE, Assistant Professor, Bucknell University
Natural Play is Green at Great River School -
Todd Shoemaker, Principal Water Resources Engineer, Wenck Associates, Inc.; Lucius Jonett, Landscape Architect, Wenck Associates, Inc.
  LED Lighting for Greenwalls -
Nathan Weipert, Sales Engineer, Sunlite Science & Technology
A Comparative Fertility Trial for Produce On An Extensive Green Roof -
Richard A. Little, Master's Degree Candidate, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Building Stormwater Retrofit over Highway: Rainwater Capture and Remote Sensing at the US Tax Court - Darren Destefano, Horticulturist, General Services Administration
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Break
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Awards of Excellence Luncheon & Closing Plenary     UDC, Student Centre
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tours I (Ticketed Events)
  Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour 3 Tour 4
  UDC Sustainability Tour American University National Museum of the Marine Corps
(Greenrise)
National Coast Guard
(Sempergree/Purple Roof)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Tours II (Ticketed Events)
  Tour 5 Tour 6 Tour 7 Tour 8
US Tax Court Plaza Canal Park ASLA Headquarter
(ASLA)
TBA
1:00pm -- 4:00pm Tours III (Ticketed Events)
  Tour 9 Tour 10 Tour 11 Tour 12
  City Center TBA TBA TBA
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Anacostia Green Infrastructure Design Charrette (Pending funding approval)
Agenda is subject to change without notice.

 

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