Upcoming Event Schedule and Planning

Teach, learn, and network at one of our many events throughout the year. From Local Seminars to Regional Conferences there is no better way to meet engaged professionals and share your information than a GRHC event, by attending, exhibiting, or sponsoring.

Upcoming Event Plan

2019 Event Plan

July 29
Pittsburgh, PA Regional Symposium

August 9
Denver, CO Green Roof and Wall Seminar - Held in conjunction with the Colorado Living Architecture Center

September 13
Portland, OR Regional Symposium - Held in conjunction with the GRiT

September 23
Edwardsville, IL Green Roof and Wall Seminar - Held in conjunction with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Living Architecture Center.

October 2nd Week
Green Infrastructure Summit - Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

November 2nd Week
Green Infrastructure Summit - Washington DC/Baltimore

November 5
Austin, TX Regional Symposium - Green Infrastructure Health and Wellbeing

Open Forum Webinar

In an ongoing effort to cultivate high quality information on the green roof and wall market in North America, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities offers FREE webinars on a variety of green roof and wall topics. Drawing on the wealth of industry expertise brought by GRHC members, the Open Forum Webinar platform offers opportunities to learn from and interact with industry leaders on engaging topics.

Topic Suggestions

Have a case study, product profile, or area of interest related to green roofs and walls that you would like to present? Do you have a green roof or wall topic that you don't think gets enough attention at conferences or events? We are always looking for new topics to feature in our Open Forum Webnar Series. Email Blaine Stand at bstand@greenroofs.org with your idea today!

Awards of Excellence

To reflect the ever evolving nature of the green roof and wall industry, we have made some changes to our annual awards program to better reflect the current state and values of the industry. We feel that a big part of excellence should be performance, and as such, we have aligned the Awards Program with the Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT), an innovative new rating system which seeks to standardize the performance of green infrastructure installations, developed by the Green Infrastructure Foundation.

What's new:

  • Refined Categories - We have streamlined the submission categories to make them more straightforward and easy to understand. We have also added a new category for Urban Agriculture to reflect the growing trend of outstanding urban farming applications.

  • Refined Submissions - We have streamlined the submission form to their core components, with an emphasis on performance, design, and context. In an effort to 

  • LAPT Integration - By aligning the awards program with the LAPT Scoring Categories, we can provide our award winners with a sneak peek to how their projects would rate in the LAPT, and how well their projects perform.

  • GRP CEUs - In an effort to recognize the practical experience gained from working on award worthy projects, now GRPs can earn CEUs for submitting projects they have completed.

GRHC's Awards of Excellence Program still represents the crowning achievement of living architecture design and performance, and these updates will ensure that the program continues to highlight the best and the brightest our industry has to offer.

We look forward to seeing all of your fantastic projects!

Conference Materials

Grey to Green

September 30-October 1 - Grey to Green Minneapolis

October 29-30 - Grey to Green Washington DC


There will be no CitiesAlive in 2019. Instead, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will be focusing it’s efforts on developing regional markets with local partners across North America through summits and seminars. CitiesAlive will be back in 2020.


Missed Grey to Green or CitiesAlive this year? Not a problem! Conference recordings are a great way to catch up on presentations you missed and gain CEUs. Scroll through our recordings below to find the conference.