Green roofing conference to hit Toronto

by jclancy | July 9, 2014 3:23 pm

The Grey to Green Conference will provide information on green roofs—such as Terrapin Bright Green offices shown here—and how they positively impact employee health and productivity. Photo © Ryan Browne [1]
The Grey to Green Conference will provide information on green roofs—such as Terrapin Bright Green offices shown here—and how they positively impact employee health and productivity. Photo © Ryan Browne

Next month, Toronto will host the Grey to Green Conference—an event focused on how green infrastructure can improve the well-being of communities.

The event will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about the economics of green building with 75 expert speakers, local project tours, training courses, and networking opportunities. Announced by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) this month, international leader in biophilic design, Bill Browning, will be a keynote speaker at the event. Browning—principal at environmental consultant Terrapin Bright Green—will be speaking about his research on the neuroscience behind biophilic design and how it leads to improved health and productivity.

“The Grey to Green Conference program features project case studies, useful design and analytical tools, and cutting edge research,” GRHC’s Tamara Lee told Construction Canada Online. “This is the conference where architects, engineers, and specifiers come learn the latest standards, design aids, and framework, as well as learn how to build the business case for their next green infrastructure project.”

Other features of the conference include sessions that fall under the following categories:
● programs and policies;
● design case study;
● research;
● tools; and
● integrated.

Additionally, as part of the conference, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is hosting a half-day Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Site Design and Documentation workshop. Focused on best practices, the course touches on designing landscapes and projects to be water efficient and sustainable, while earning LEED credits.

The event takes places at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel on August 25 and 26. Click here www.greytogreenconference.org[2] for more information

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Terrapin-Bright-Green6-720x418_The-designer_architect-is-Cook+Fox-Architects-and-photographer-is-Ryan-Browne_Green-roof-outside-of-Terrapin-Bright-Green-New-York-offices.jpg
  2. www.greytogreenconference.org: http://www.greytogreenconference.org

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