New York Virtual Symposium

Green Roofs Research and Practice

Did you know that there are 736 buildings with green roofs in NYC? BUT this represents only 0.1% of NYC's 1 million buildings!

Local Laws 92 and 94, recently passed by New York City Council, require green roofs, solar panels or a combination of both on all new buildings and roof deck replacements. With more new green infrastructure policies and incentives on the way, NYC is becoming a leader in green infrastructure.

Join us for an exciting collaboration between the GRRA and GRHC where we pair research with practice. Examine the science behind green roofs, discover best design practices, learn about city policy, and take a close look at case studies that exemplify the benefits of green roofs.


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Agenda

  • Introductory Remarks
    • Steven Peck, Hon. ASLA, GRP, Founder & President, GRHC
  • Green Roofs for Biodiversity
    • Dustin Partridge, Ph.D., Sr. Ecologist & Green Infrastructure Lead, NYC Audubon/ Managing Director, GRRA
  • Biodiversity/Migratory Bird Case Study: Kingsland Wildflowers
    • Marni Majorelle, President, Alive Structures
  • Panel Discussion: How to Support Biodiversity and Bird Habitat in New York with Green Roofs
    • Panel: Dustin Partridge, Marni Majorelle
    • Moderator: Susan Elbin, Ph.D., Scientist Emeritus, NYC Audubon
  • Urban Heat Island Research
    • Lauren Smalls Mantey, Ph.D., Environmental Systems Analyst, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Designing for the Urban Heat Island in New York
    • Mark K. Morrison, RLA, LLA, FASLA, GRP, President & CEO of MKM
  • Panel Discussion: How to Address the Urban Heat Island in Hotspots in NYC
    • Panel: Lauren Smalls Mantey, Mark K. Morrison
    • Moderator: Rohan Lilauwala, GRP, Program Manager, GRHC
  • Factors that Influence Green Roof Stormwater Retention & Detention
    • Brad Garner, CEO of Green Roof Diagnostics
  • Stormwater Management Case Study
    • Gwen Schantz, CCO of Brooklyn Grange
  • Panel Discussion: Stormwater Research
    • Panel: Brad Garner, Gwen Schantz
    • Moderator: Amy Motzny, Watershed Manager, Gowanus Canal Conservancy
  • Navigating the NYCDEP Green Infrastructure Grant Program
    • Melissa Enoch, Managing Director GI Planning & Partnerships, Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, NYC Environmental Protection
  • Panel Discussion: Where is There Room for Policy Improvements?
    • Panelists: Melissa Enoch
    • Moderator: Inger Yancey, President, Brooklyn Greenroof
  • Exceptional Case Study #1: The City of Toronto's Green Roof Policy
    • Shayna Stott, Environmental Planner, City Planning Division, City of Toronto
  • Exceptional Case Study #2: Eliminating Volume Loss With Proper Green Roof Media
    • Herb Hamilton, Green Roof Media Sales, Skyland USA
  • Panel Discussion: Where NYC Needs to be by 2050, and How to Get There
    • Panel: Timon McPhearson, Ph.D., Director of the Urban Systems Lab, The New School; Eric Sanderson, Ph.D., Senior Conservation Ecologist, the Wildlife Conservation Society; Shino Tanikawa, Executive Director, NYC Soil & Water Conservation District
    • Moderator: Emily Nobel Maxwell, Cities Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
  • Closing Remarks
    • Dustin Partridge, Ph.D., Sr. Ecologist & Green Infrastructure Lead, NYC Audubon/ Managing Director, GRRA

Thanks to the Sponsor of This Event

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) - North America Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional industry association working to grow the green roof and wall industry throughout North America since 1999.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction & Welcome Address
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  Session 1
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  Closing Remarks
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