The Key To Everything Green

The Key To Everything Green

Nashville Public Square, 2007 Green Roof & Wall Award of Excellence winner, Courtesy of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities / Hawkins Partners Landscape Architects.

The green roof and wall industry has always been focused on the role of water—we can’t sustain green roofs and walls without it. The theme of this year’s CitiesAlive: Green Roof & Wall Conference is “Water: The Key To Everything Green.” Programming will explore how green roofs and walls can play a key role in onsite stormwater management and a more holistic approach to water use and reuse. Here are some great examples of why water will be the topic on everyone’s mind in Tennessee.

Opening Plenary: The Great Debate—To Irrigate or Not To Irrigate

The new LEED v4 outdoor water use reduction standards may trigger the removal of irrigation systems on green roofs. Is this good for projects? Or does it threaten viability and longevity? How will green roof and wall installations survive in the face of climate change and unpredictable weather patterns?

Net Zero Water: Boot Camp Launch

We are pleased to announce the roll out of the first two-day Net Zero Water Boot Camp, scheduled November 11-12 to kick off CitiesAlive. The courses cover everything from water capture and storage to treatment and reuse. Other ½ day training opportunities also available. Upgrade your professional expertise and earn CEUs in Nashville this fall.
Industry Experts Take on The Water Theme

Each year, CitiesAlive features up to 100 panel presenters that address the most up-to-date research, policy and design that drives excellence in the living architecture sector. This year is no exception, featuring two days of top notch programming.

Rebecca Black is the director of business development at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. 

There has never been a better time to come visit Music City. November 12-15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more and register today at