GRHC News Releases

San Francisco is the first major U.S. city to pass requirements for green roofs on new buildings

October 26, 2016- CitiesAlive 2013 Green Roof Conference was a catalyst for the new legislation. Click here to read the full article.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Announces 14th Annual Awards of Excellence Winners

October 18, 2016- Celebrating Outstanding Contributions to the Green Roof and Wall Industry Across North America. Click here to read the full article.

Inaugural Green Wall Industry Survey Report

October 13, 2016- Over 600,000 square feet of green walls were installed across North America in 2015. Click here to read the full article.

San Francisco Poised to be the First Major U.S. City to Pass Requirements for Green Roofs

September 16, 2016- CitiesAlive 2013 Green Roof Conference was a catalyst for the new legislation. Click here to read the full article.

CitiesAlive: 14th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference - Registration Now Open

June 16, 2016- Rising to the stormwater challenge. Professionals from across North America gather in Washington, D.C. for CitiesAlive: November 1-4, 2016. Click here to read the full article.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Releases 2015 Annual Industry Survey Report

May 31, 2016- Green Roof Industry Grows an Estimated 18.5% in 2015. Click here to read the full article.

Urban Forest across GTA Faces Growing Crisis

May 25, 2016- The State of the Urban Forest in the GTA report to be released June 2, 2016 at Grey to Green Conference at Ryerson University. Click here to read the full article.

Minister Glen Murray to Speak At Grey to Green 2016: Addressing Climate Change with Green Infrastructure

May 17, 2016- Conference to explore how billions of dollars in green infrastructure assets can be leveraged to help us address climate change mitigation and adaptation. Click here to read the full article.

Greening Harlem: Report of the CitiesAlive 2015 Harlem Legacy Project Proposes a Bold New Vision for Harlem

March 31, 2016- Proposed projects could transform St. Nicholas Avenue, yield jobs and millions of dollars in benefits. Click here to read the full article.

4th Annual Grey to Green Agenda on Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Released

February 24, 2016- New Report on the Growing Green Infrastructure Deficit to be Highlighted. Click here to read the full article.

Online Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training Starts February 29th

February 23, 2016- 10-Week Program Allows Attendees to Learn at their Own Pace from Anywhere in the World. Click here to read the full article.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Now Accepting Proposals for CitiesAlive 2016

January 5, 2016- Proposal submission open until February 26 for CitiesAlive 2016, November 1-4 in Washington DC. Click here to read the full article.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities forms Advisory Committee for Grey to Green 2016: Addressing Climate Change with Green Infrastructure

December 11, 2015- Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to announce its Advisory Committee members for Grey to Green: Addressing Climate Change with Green Infrastructure in 2016. Click here to read the full article.

Congratulations to the Green Roof Professional (GRP) Class of 2015!

December 1, 2015- Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) congratulates the 22 industry leaders who became accredited Green Roof Professionals (GRPs) in 2015. Click here to read the full article.

Green Infrastructure Included Prominently in Ontario Climate Change Strategy

November 25, 2015- Thanks to the tireless efforts of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and its partners, green infrastructure has been recognized by the Ontario government as a critical strategy for climate change and adaptation. Click here to read the full article.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Now Accepting Proposals for Grey to Green 2016, June 2-3, in Toronto

November 24, 2015- Proposal submission open until January 15 for Grey to Green 2016: Addressing Climate Change with Green Infrastructure. Click here to read the full article.

CitiesAlive Conference Proceedings Now Available

October 23, 2015- The CitiesAlive 2015 Conference Proceedings, now available for purchase online, includes presentation slides synchronized with audio recordings of all plenaries and concurrent sessions. The proceedings offer exclusive access to more than 35 hours of presentations with more than 70 Green Roofs and Wall experts. Click here to read the full article.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Challenges New York to Become #1 for Green Roofs and Walls in North America

September 30, 2015- Building 3 Million square feet of Green Roofs in New York yields over $95 million in public benefits over a 25 year period including over 4,000 new jobs. Click here to read the full article.

Annual Green Roof & Wall Design Awards of Excellence Winners Announced

September 10, 2015- Awards in eight categories recognzing outstanding design projects were awarded for the 13th Annual Awards of Excellence to be presented at CitiesAlive in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday October 7th. Click here to read the full article.

2016 Media Guide Released for Living Architecture Monitor + Green Pages Directory

September 09, 2015- The new 2016 Media Guide has been released with advertising rates, dates and deadlines for the Living Architecture Monitor and the Green Pages Industry Directory. Check out the Media Guide for readership statistics, important deadlines and special offers. Click here to read the full article.

Top Designers to Redesign Harlem Neighborhoods

September 03, 2015- CitiesAlive New York to leave a lasting legacy in Harlem with a project to explore new opportunities for employment and sustainability with green infrastructure through a partnership with the Canaan Baptist Church this October. Click here to read the full article.

4 Winners of the 2015 Awards of Excellence Announced

August 28, 2015- Awards in categories recognizing research, policy development, advertising design and corporate leadership were awarded to the most engaging projects and engaged individuals in the industry for the 13th Awards of Excellence. Click here to read the full article.

New York Facing Rising Temperatures, Extreme Heat Waves and Flooding

August 20, 2015- Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Co-Chair of New York City panel on climate change to address CitiesAlive: 13th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference in New York City on October 5-8, 2015 with details on combating the urban heat island effect and rising global temperatures. Click here to read the full article.

Net Zero Water for Building and Sites Training Launches at CitiesAlive

August 18, 2015- With much of North America facing extreme water shortages, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to announce the launch of Net Zero Water for Buildings and Sites at CitiesAlive: 13th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference in New York City on October 4th and 5th. Click here to read the full article.

Corporate Sponsors Make 25 Student Bursaries Available to Attract Young Talent to the Green Roof and Wall Industry

August 13, 2015 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, with the help of Corporate Sponsors, is thrilled to announce the availability of bursaries for a select 25 students to attend CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference October 5-8 in New York City. Click here to read more.

GRHC & Architects Newspaper join forces for CitiesAlive

August 10, 2015 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and Architect’s Newspaper have signed an agreement to have Architect’s Newspaper as the Media Sponsor for CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference October 5-8 in New York City. Click here to read more.

Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to Address Grey to Green Conference on Urban Agriculture and Resilience, June 1, 2015.

May 27, 2015 - Glen Murray, the Ontario Minister of the the Environment and Climate Change will be speaking at the Grey to Green Conference on Urban Agriculture and Resilience, June 1-2, 2015. Click here to read more.

OMAFRA Hosts Phosphorus Recovery and Reuse Workshop at Grey to Green Conference June 1-2.

May 21, 2015 - Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to host a discussion and workshop on phosphorus recovery and reuse at the Grey to Green Conference on Urban Agriculture and Resilience, June 1-2, 2015. Click here to read more.

Washington DC is #1 For Most Green Roofs Installed in 2014. City of Toronto takes #2.

May 12, 2015 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the green roof and wall industry association announces Washington DC as #1 for most green roofs installed in 2014 in its Annual Green Roof Industry Survey. The City of Toronto takes the #2. Click here to read more.

Whole Foods rooftop farm designer Mark Winterer to speak at Grey to Green Conference June 1-2, 2015

April 23, 2015 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to announce Mark Winterer of Recover Green Roofs, Lauren Mandel of EATUP LLC, and Ben Flanner, Head Farmer and President of Brooklyn Grange as speakers at Grey to Green: A Conference Exploring the Economics of Local and Regional Food Systems and Resilience on June 1-2, 2015 in Toronto. Together they will be speaking about the economics of rooftop farming and how to improve the bottom line. Click here to read more.

Architect Eric Corey Freed to Deliver Keynote Address at Grey to Green Conference.

April 16, 2015 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities announces Eric Corey Freed as keynote speaker for Grey to Green 2015 June 1-2 in Toronto. Click here to read more.

TD Sponsors Student Bursary for the Grey to Green Conference

April 8, 2015 - Funding provided by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation allows up to 20 students to participate in this year's conference free of charge. Click here for more information.

Submissions Now Open for the 2015 Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence

April 1, 2015 - The Awards will be presented at CitiesAlive: 13th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference, taking place in New York City, October 5 - 8, 2015. Click here for more information.

Register for Grey to Green by April 10 & Save Up to $100

April 1, 2015 - On June 1st and 2nd, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is hosting Grey to Green 2015 in Toronto. The conference focuses on local and regional food systems and resilience. Click here to view the conference agenda and here to register for the conference.

Preliminary Program Launched in Anticipation of Grey to Green Conference

March 4, 2015 - Click here to view the press release and here to view the conference agenda.

Three Organizations Complete a Green Infrastructure Planning and Evaluation Endeavour Held in Six Communities Throughout Ontario

January 5, 2015 - The project developed the capacity of communities throughout Ontario to better understand the costs and benefits associated with investing in green infrastructure development. Click here for more information. Click here to view the full report.

Submit a Proposal to Grey to Green 2015

December 8, 2014  - The conference theme is Exploring the Economics of Urban Agriculture and Resilience. The deadline to submit is February 2, 2015. Click here for more information.

Call for Papers & Posters: Invitation to Present at CitiesAlive 2015 in New York City

December 2, 2014  - The theme of next year's CitiesAlive is For Resilient People, Communities and Places. Click here to view the full media release and here to submit a paper or poster.

CitiesAlive: North America’s Green Roof and Wall Conference, Coming to Nashville Next Week, November 12 - 15

November 11, 2014  - The conference theme, Water: The Key to Everything Green, will explore stormwater management issues that are driving green infrastructure development throughout the Southeast US. Click here to read more.

Panel to Discuss How to Kick Start the Green Roof and Wall Industry in Tennessee at CitiesAlive

October 21, 2014  - Panelists include Allen Jones of ASA Engineering and Consulting, Karna Levitt from the City of Chattanooga, and Curtis Stewart of the University of Tennessee. Click here to read more.

Is LEED Killing Green Roofs? Find Out at the CitiesAlive ‘Great Debate: To Irrigate or Not To Irrigate’

October 15, 2014  - Join our distinguished experts as they discuss the pros and cons of irrigation on green roofs as we explore water issues and living architecture systems at CitiesAlive. Click here to read more.

Check Out the Winners of the 12th Annual Awards of Excellence

October 8, 2014  - The design winners of the 2014 Awards of Excellence have been announced. Click here to read more and here to see the winners. These projects will be recognized at CitiesAlive in Nashville this November.

Hunter Industries, Permaloc and Nemetschek Vectorworks to Sponsor Student Bursary at CitiesAlive

October 7, 2014  - Post-secondary students across North America are invited to apply for the CitiesAlive Student Bursary. Click here to read more.

First Ever Net Zero Water Training Boot Camp to Launch at CitiesAlive

September 26, 2014  - The Net Zero Water Boot Camp is the curriculum associated with designing integrated water systems that work towards the goal of freeing a facility from the need to connect to the municipal water and wastewater system. Click here to read more.

Live Webcast of Grey to Green Conference Presents Green Infrastructure Advancements to a Worldwide Audience

August 12, 2014  - Viewers from around the world will be able to learn more about the connections between green infrastructure, economics, and human health by attending a live webcast of the Grey to Green Conference on August 25th, 2014. Click here to read more.

GRHC To Host Design Charrette As Part Of Grey to Green

July 30, 2014  - This one-of-a-kind event is taking place as part of the Grey to Green Conference, August 26 at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. Click here to read more.

Latest Developments in Biophilic Design to be Presented at the Grey to Green Conference in Toronto, August 25th, 2014

July 7, 2014 -  Click here to view Green Roofs for Healthy Cities keynote speaker announcement for Grey to Green : A Conference on the Economic Benefits of Green Infrastructure - Designing for Health.

Cutting Edge Study Linking Green Infrastructure to Health and Economic Benefits to be Presented at Grey to Green Conference in Toronto, August 25th, 2014

June 18, 2014 -  Click here to view Green Roofs for Healthy Cities keynote speaker announcement for Grey to Green : A Conference on the Economic Benefits of Green Infrastructure - Designing for Health.

Early Bird Deadline This Tuesday for Minnesota Green Roof Symposium

June 5, 2014 - This full-day event on June 19 is an opportunity to learn about innovative green roof projects in Minnesota and important efforts to protect the state's watersheds. Attendees can earn AIA CES, LA CES, GBCI, and GRP credits. Co-hosted with Minnesota Green Roofs Council. Click here to read more.

New Paper on the Connections between Green Infrastructure and Health and Resiliency Released 

May 1, 2014 -  Click here to view the paper on “Exploring Connections Between Green Infrastructure & Healthy & Resilient Communities” .

North American Green Roof Industry Grew 10% in 2013

April 24, 2014 - The 2013 results from GRHC's Annual Green Roof Industry Survey are in. Click here to read the full Survey report. You can also view hi-res charts of the growth of the industry and the top 10 regions in 2013 for green roofs installed.

Exploring Connections Between Green Infrastructure & Health

April 22, 2014 - On Earth Day, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has released a report on the many positive connections between living green infrastructure and health, and our ability to plan and build community for sustainability. Click here to read the report.

GRHC to Host Toronto Green Roof Gathering on April 9

March 12, 2014 - The event will focus on the update of green roof standards by reps from ASTM and NRC. Click here for more info.

GRHC’s JOLA Announces New Co-Editors-in-Chief and Submission Process

March 7, 2014 - Dr. Reid Coffman of Kent State University and Dr. David Tilley of the University of Maryland are the new co-editors. Click here for more info.

Green Infrastructure Included in New Ontario Provincial Policy

February 26, 2014 - The Ontario government has released a new Provincial Policy Statement. Green infrastructure is included in the policy, after lobbying from Green Infrastructure Ontario. Click here for more info.

Cities Need Living Green Infrastructure As Well As Grey

February 18, 2014 - The federal government has made a strong commitment to funding infrastructure across Canada with its announcement of $14B over 10 years from the Building Canada Fund. Click here for more info.

Register Now for Grand Rapids Green Roof Market Development Symposium

February 11, 2014 - Register by February 28, 2014 and receive a discounted attendee price of $125. Click here for more info.

Grey to Green Conference Call for Proposals Now Open: Invitation to Present Health Focused Green Infrastructure Project or Research on August 25th, 2014, Toronto, ON

January 8, 2014 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) invites you to submit a presentation proposal for the Grey to Green Conference in Toronto, ON, on August 25-26, 2014. Click here for more info.

Call for Papers: Invitation to Present Green Infrastructure Design, Policy, or Research at CitiesAlive 2014

January 3, 2014 - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) invites you to submit a paper for presentation at the 12th Annual CitiesAlive Green Roof and Wall Conference in Nashville, November 12-15, 2014. Click here for more info.

GRHC and LO Embark on Green Infrastructure Project

November 12, 2013 - GRHC and Landscape Ontario are pleased to announce the official launch of a research and community engagement initiative funded by the Metcalf Foundation. Click here for more info.

Thank You For Coming to CitiesAlive in San Francisco

November 5, 2013 Click here to view photos from the conference. And remember to save the date for next year's CitiesAlive in Nashville - Nov. 12-15, 2014.

Design Community Comes Alive for CitiesAlive

October 9, 2013- International green roof and wall experts gather in San Francisco for annual conference. Click here.

Innovative Idea from Brazil Wins GRHC Resiliency Contest

September 30, 2013- Ecotelhado's integrated system cleans blackwater for green roof and wall irrigation. Click here.

Vote Now in Green Roof and Wall Resiliency Contest

September 20, 2013- Vote for one of five great ideas before next Wednesday, Sep. 25! Click here.

2013 Awards of Excellence Winners Announced!

September 19, 2013- Click here to learn about the eight design winners and three individual winners. Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on October 25 at CitiesAlive in San Francisco. .

Green Roof and Walls Collaboration Targets Urban Resiliency in San Francisco & Beyond

August 22, 2013- A partnership in support of CitiesAlive was announced in San Francisco amidst a sea of California poppies in bloom and a photovoltaic solar array high atop a vibrant green rooftop garden. Click here for more info. Click here.

Register Now for the North Carolina Green Roof Symposium!

July 24, 2013 - The event on September 12 will be a participatory event that will explore growing the green roof and wall market and policy in North Carolina. Click here.

CitiesAlive Student Design Challenge Launched

July 22, 2013 - Post-secondary students and recent graduates can win cash and Vectorworks software. Click here.

Awards of Excellence Profiled in CITYGREEN

July 22, 2013 - North America's outstanding green roofs and walls profiled in Singapore publication. Click here.

Grey to Green Proceedings Now for Sale!

July 11, 2013 - Purchase online access to presentations from the Government Best Practices, Programs and Policies tracks of the Grey to Green conference. Click here.

GRHC Announces The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest

May 29, 2013 - Submit your idea to win a free delegate pass toCitiesAliveRead more.

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