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Steven Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in Toronto, Canada leads this panel with Melissa Daniels of Plant Connection in Riverhead, New York, Christopher Lyon of Tournesol Siteworks in Hayward (outside of San Francisco), California, and James Sable of greenscreen® in Los Angeles, California. The session will begin with a description of the different green wall technologies. Along the way, best practices for design and maintenance planning, associated with facades and living walls, will be addressed and we’ll wrap up will a focus on some of the challenges involved and how to address issues if green walls are not performing as expected. UC’s Virginia Russell, associate professor of architecture, explains some upcoming green roof experiments at the university — experiments that will look at using different materials (like recycled shredded tires, crushed glass or crushed bricks) as growing “soil.” It’s not the first time Russell has led a green roof project. She is one of the first 20 people in the world to receive the designation of Accredited Green Roof Professional (GRP) from the industry association, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. She has been teaching green roof classes at UC for several years. Related PostsPanel Session “Environmental Healing through Phytoremediation – Chapter One”VS2011 – Panel Session “Greenroofs: Wind & Fire” with Kelly Luckett, Mike Ennis & Jim KirbyVertical Gardening Ideas, Green WallsIdeas for Green Walls and Vertical Gardens Urban GardeningUrban Gardening : Best Practices in Urban Gardening | Agribusiness PhilippinesDaniels B.E.S.T. Lecture: Green Roof Gurus Panel

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