Green Roofs Australasia Newsletter

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SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING ON 31st May 2015 | Time TBA

GRA will apply to be registered as an Environmental Organisation with the Federal Government.

All GRA members are welcome to attend. Join Us on 31st May 2015.

To attend please contact GRA per email: info@graus.com.au

SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS WGIC 2014

The World Green Infrastructure Congress 2014 in Sydney was a dynamic event that brought together likeminded people including industry, government, research and academia, for challenging and inspiring discussions, along with networking across three days.

Visit GRA website to download WGIC 2014 presentations!

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NATIONAL NEWS

Bankstown Library Up for National Architecture Award after $22 Million Upgrade

The $22 million project, which officially opened in April last year, has won garlands from leading state and national architectural organisations. Read more...

Developer to Build Landmart Green Wall across Seven Storys on New Verde Apartment Project

Seven storeys of the north and south-facing walls of Verde will be covered in 480sq m of plants including herbs and succulents. Read more…

Million Dollar Green Roof to be Built in Waverton, Sydney

The last stage of the redevelopment of the community space will transform the old concrete. Read more…

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Greener Cities Could Ease Climate Change

Urban greening advocacy group 202020 Vision wants Australia's green urban areas increased by 20 per cent by 2020 for economic and social benefits, including cooling cities. Read more…

Willoughby City Council Keen to Learn about Green Infrastructure Initiatives

Willoughby, like other councils in Australia, is keen to provide sustainable outcomes in their urban environment. Read more…

Natural Habitats Green Wall Aids in Sustainability for the New Kethleen Kilgour Centre in Tauranga

Green wall is an iconic backdrop to the reception area, which patients actually walk through to their consultation rooms. Read more…

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Quaterly WGIN Member Information

"WGIN – Quarterly 2015” is to inform future members, friends and interested persons and organizations about WGIN activities. The Quarterly shall inform in a periodic way about upcoming events, about some results from WGIN activities and shall highlight some activities in WGIN countries / and organizations. Download WGIN - Quarterly 2015 here.

Urban Redevelpoment's New Civic-Public-Private Partnership

The program is a fresh approach to building capacity, governance, and leadership in the area of urban redevelopment. Read more…

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Green Wall on Eco-Friendly Bukit Gombak Community Club in Singapore

The eco-friendly Bukit Gombak Community Club (CC) will feature open and interactive communal spaces, a green wall and plenty of plants both inside and outside. Read more…

2015 GREEN GROWN AWARDS AUSTRALASIA – ENTRIES OPEN NOW!

Do you have a sustainability initiative that you think deserves recognition? Do you want to reward those in your team for their hard work? Do you want to connect with others in the field globally? Then now is your opportunity to achieve just that – applications for the sixth, annual Green Gown Awards Australasia are launched. Don’t forget the deadline is 29 July 2015. REGISTER NOW!

WGIC CONGRESS NAGOYA 2015 | 14 – 16 October 2015

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The three days Congress in Nagoya will provide international and national keynote experts presenting on new research, case studies, best practice management and the latest technology in this expanding industry. The annual national green fair of Japan will be held same period in Nagoya city, so, international participants will be able to inspect the most advanced greening in Japan in congress research tours. These events will be hosted with excellent accommodation, catering and exceptional Japanese hospitality. REGISTER NOW!

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THANKING OUR SPONSORS!

DIAMOND SPONSORS:

FYTOGREEN AUSTRALIA

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GOLD SPONSORS:

INTERNATIONAL LEAK DETECTORS / THE GREENWALL COMPANY

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SILVER SPONSORS:

ELMICH AUSTRALIA / SIKA AUSTRALIA / RONSTAN / ANDREASENS GREEN

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GRA 2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

University of Technology Sydney; Building B Level 3 Room 29; Quay Street, Ultimo 10:30am - 12:00pm, 08 November 2014

INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING THE AGM (IN PERSON OR BY SKYPE)

(a) The Annual General Meeting of Green Roofs Australasia Ltd shall be held at the University of Technology Sydney; Building B Level 3 Room 29; Quay Street, Ultimo.

Cyber stream conferencing will be available through internet technology subject to members providing their intention to join using internet 7 days prior to the AGM date, 10:30 - 12:00pm on Saturday, 08 November 2014. Internet conferencing will be subject to connection provided by the University of Technology Sydney.

AGM Location: Refer UTS Map.

A floor plan for your reference is attached. The first map is the whole of level 3 of the Haymarket building with the AGM room highlighted in yellow, the stairs in orange and the lifts in green, the second is a close up of block B with the same highlighted colours.

A landmark for the Building is the Clock Tower at the corner of Ultimo Rd & Quay Street, Ultimo. Entry to Building B is approx. 20 meters down from the corner.

The best way to get to the room is to walk into Haymarket through the Block B entrance and as you, first walk in on your left is a lift, take the lift up to level 3 and the AGM room is just around to the left.

SKYPE group sign in will be from 'matt.dillon55' @ 10:30AM (Sydney Time)

This address will need to be added to your Contacts List and you will need to be online at

10.20am on the 8th November. Wait to be rung for your connection to become active. Do not ring first as you will need to be invited to join.

Please ensure that you have the latest 'free' download software for SKYPE.

If you intend joining the AGM by SKYPE then you will need to provide your Skype address to info@graus.com.au

This should be sent by Tuesday 2nd November 2014.

(b) The business of the Annual General Meeting shall include the presentation of the 2013-14 financial statements of account and the report of the Directors of the transactions of the past year, the election of Directors members and such other business as is placed on the agenda by the Directors.

Find all the GRA Information including Nomination and Proxy forms here.

Warm Regards,
Matthew Dillon
GRA President

Notice of AGM2014

Dear GRA Members,

We are inviting you to join us at our 2014 Annual General Meeting.

Date:  November 08 @ 10:30 - 12:00
The AGM will be held in Sydney and will be available to all members via Skype.
Call for Candidates to the Board of Directors is still open.
The AGM Agenda, Candidate and Proxy Forms may be downloaded from the GRA website - About Us.

Now you are re charged from the Congress. Please support us with your feedback on moving forward into 2015. Join us at AGM.

For further information please contact: info@graus.com.au

Warm regards,
Matthew Dillon, GRA President

THANKING OUR SPONSORS!

DIAMOND SPONSORS:

FYTOGREEN AUSTRALIA

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GOLD SPONSORS:

INTERNATIONAL LEAK DETECTORS / THE GREENWALL COMPANY

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SILVER SPONSORS:

ELMICH AUSTRALIA / SIKA AUSTRALIA / RONSTAN / ANDREASENS GREEN

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Notice of AGM2014

Dear GRA Members,

We are inviting you to join us at our 2014 Annual General Meeting.

Date:  November 08 @ 10:30 - 12:00
The AGM will be held in Sydney and will be available to all members via Skype.
Call for Candidates to the Board of Directors is still open.
The AGM Agenda, Candidate and Proxy Forms may be downloaded from the GRA website - About Us.

Now you are re charged from the Congress. Please support us with your feedback on moving forward into 2015. Join us at AGM.

For further information please contact: info@graus.com.au

Warm regards,
Matthew Dillon, GRA President

THANKING OUR SPONSORS!

DIAMOND SPONSORS:

FYTOGREEN AUSTRALIA

Fytogreen-logo

GOLD SPONSORS:

INTERNATIONAL LEAK DETECTORS / THE GREENWALL COMPANY

 ILD-logo GWC-logo

SILVER SPONSORS:

ELMICH AUSTRALIA / SIKA AUSTRALIA / RONSTAN / ANDREASENS GREEN

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Green Roofs Australasia AGM

Date:  November 08 @ 10:30 - 12:00
The AGM will be held in Sydney and available to members via Skype.
Call for Candidates to the Board of Directors is now open.
The AGM Agenda, Candidate and Proxy Forms may be downloaded from the GRA website (About Us)

Green Roofs Australasia Board Meeting (Directors only)

07 October @ 17:00 – 18:30
Australian Technology Park Room 5A/ 2 Locomotive Street Everleigh, Sydney

Green Roofs Australasia Members Forum 07 October @ 18:30 – 19:00 
Australian Technology Park Room 5A/ 2 Locomotive Street Everleigh, Sydney
Current members are welcome to join the GRA Board in an open forum to discuss the future agenda as we enter 2015. The forum will be minuted and items raised may be included on the AGM agenda for further discussion.

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NEWS FLASH : COMPLIMENTARY CONGRESS PASSES

As a special gift we'll GIVE 20 Members Complementary Congress Pass to attend the World Congress next week in Sydney.
Be Fast! Be First! Email Angelique Monroe on info@graus.com.au NOW for your chance to join us!!!

STARTS IN 5 DAYS!         WE ARE READY!        ARE YOU?         WWW.WGIC2014.ORG

Here is an idea on what the WGIC2014 is all about!

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DATES: World Green Infrastructure Congress 2014 (WGIC2014)  

Venue: Australian Technology Park, Everleigh, Sydney.  

Sydney Green Sites Tour 08:30 - 04:30pm 08 October
Buses leaving the Venue @ 08:30 for a visit to major green case study projects with lunch provided and finishing at One Central Park @ 04:30pm.

Opening Ceremony:  Wednesday 08 October @ Venue 06:00 -09:00pm

Introduction
Welcome to Country Ceremony
Official opening by Senator Scott Ludlum
Presentation of International Green Infrastructure Award
Presentation of the International Green Ambassador Award

Live Entertainment, Catering & Drinks

Congress Plenary:  09 - 10 October
International & National speakers
Exhibition
Catering provided

Closing Ceremony 10 October
05:30 - 07:00 pm Venue
Catering & Drinks

Training Workshops 11 October 
Venue: UTS Broadway Sydney

1. 201 Green Roof Design & Installation
Full Day with Jeffrey Bruce, Landscape Architect, USA
LEED accredited course
2. 101 Green Roof Design & Installation
Half Day course with Raphael Garcia, USA & Robert Griffith, AUS
3. Policy Strategy Workshop
Half Day with Steven Peck, Canada

and it's about this .....THINK SUSTAINABLE!  THINK GREEN!

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THANKING OUR SPONSORS!

DIAMOND SPONSORS:

FYTOGREEN AUSTRALIA

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GOLD SPONSORS:

INTERNATIONAL LEAK DETECTORS / THE GREENWALL COMPANY

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SILVER SPONSORS:

ELMICH AUSTRALIA / SIKA AUSTRALIA / RONSTAN / ANDREASENS GREEN

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Dear GRA Members and Colleagues,

GRA is hosting the WORLD GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONGRESS (WGIC2014) in Sydney this October.

This has been a massive effort to organise so now we need your support by joining us on the Registration list.

The Speakers are World Leaders / The Training Workshops are a Once Only Offer for AUS.

The MEMBER OFFER is COST PRICE for Registration. That's $280,00 Full Rego!!!

The GRA Board works pro bono as advocates to promote green roofs and living walls in Australasia and our Industry is presently expanding rapidly. This Congress is our chance to celebrate the progress so let's do it together. Register and join us.

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and many other associations have encouraged their members to attend the WGIC2014. They have responded.

I am now asking the same from GRA Members.

We are giving all our GRA members the opportunity to attend this Congress at cost price. Most of you have been staunch members since 2007 and we acknowledge your loyalty by passing on this membership benefit.

The Registration Fees / The Training Workshops / The Green Site Tour / The Social Events - GRA Members receive everything at Cost Price.

REGISTER NOW!

The Speaker Selection is World Class with global leaders in their field travelling to Sydney from abroad and inter-state. This will be our best event ever and we want you there to share it.
Patrick Blanc - Paris, speaking on 'One Central Park' in Sydney; Manfred Koehler - FLL, Germany; Dorthe Romo - Scandanavia; Michael Teh - largest green walls in Singapore ; Raphael Garcia - San Francisco who project managed the Academy of Sciences & Transbay Transit Hub and Sacha Coles, Lance Jeffery, Warwick Savvas, Graeme Hopkins, Mark Paul and others from Australasia and abroad.

Case Study Projects covered will be Barangaroo Headland, One Central Park, Victorian Desalination Plant, Major Singapore Projects and many from Europe, USA, Sth America and Asia.

New Research from Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia.

The Workshop Training is LEED accredited from the USA and the benchmark for Green Roof Professionals. This is being presented by Jeffrey Bruce a world renown landscape architect who has worked on the biggest projects in North America such as Millennium Park in Chicago. The course was developed for the Green Roof Industry by 'Green Roofs for Healthy Cities' in 2006 and has evolved into the Industry standard for Professional Training.
This has never been offered outside the USA - until now at the WGIC2014 in Sydney.

The website has all the information on the Congress so check it out  www.wgic2014.org

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All GRA Members will get a 50% Discount for the WGIC2014, just follow the link to:

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REGISTER NOW and PLAN to BE THERE

Warm Regards,
Matthew Dillon
GRA President

WGIC2014 WORKSHOP 1:
GREEN ROOF INFRASTRUCTURE: DESIGN AND INSTALLATION:
Saturday, 09:00 - 16:00, 11 October

This USA LEED Accredited Training Course has never been available outside the USA … until now. This is a one off opportunity to receive Professional Development from USA Landscape Architect Jeffery Bruce who is a world leader in this discipline.

Workshop 1 Presenter: Jeffery Bruce, Landscape Architect, USA

Jeffrey Bruce is a landscape architect who is at the forefront of green infrastructure development in the USA with global acclaim for his skill-set on large scale Capital City projects such as ‘Millenium Park’ in Chicago collaborating with Frank Gehry and Kathryn Gustafson.

Jeffrey L. Bruce, FASLA, is Owner of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC) a national landscape architectural firm. Founded in 1986, JBC provides highly specialized technical support to many of the nation’s leading Architectural and Landscape Architectural firms on a wide variety of project profiles including engineered soils, green roof technologies, urban agronomy, performance sports turf, and irrigation engineering.

Mr. Bruce’s accomplishments, commitment and vision are well documented. He has received over 60 separate design and leadership awards. Award winning projects by Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company, have been published 85 times.

WGIC2014 Full Congress Registration $280.00

Register & Receive 50% Discount on Training Workshops !

Workshop 1: GREEN ROOF INFRASTRUCTURE: DESIGN AND INSTALLATION $199.00

Course Manuals will be provided at registration and a Certificate will be issued upon completion for CPD point accreditation.

GREEN ROOFS AUSTRALASIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

TIME / DATE:  17:00  TUESDAY  7TH OCTOBER

VENUE:   BOARD ROOM  AUSTRARALIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK, REDFERN, SYDNEY.

GRA BOARD MEETING 17:00 - 18:30
AGM ALL MEMBERS WELCOME: 18:30 - 19:30
Please join us at the Congress and the AGM to have your say about how GRA and to hear about future plans for 2015. We need your involvement and participation.

19:30 - 21:00 Join us for Dinner after the AGM.
The AGM Agenda will follow and be posted on the GRA website as a PDF.

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IN THIS ISSUE:

INTRODUCTION

2014 is gearing up as another expansive year for GRW growth in Australasia. Our efforts are still focused on dissemination, promotion and advocacy but we require your support to bang the drum louder. The website is constantly expanding with new projects, research data and opportunities to promote your projects and have your say about how we can do better. Get involved and let us know what you are doing and what you are discovering as we push for urban green infrastructure.

The perfect opportunity for our community to join together will be at the

This Congress is being hosted by GRA in collaboration with the World Green Infrastructure Network organisation and has been heavily advertised globally. Our Congress website is about ready to launch so we will be sending you the links or keep in touch via the GRA website. It is great to keep in touch about Industry developments online but we all need to connect, be inspired and extend our networks by attending events like this World Congress in Sydney. We will provide great speakers, training workshops, catering, tours and social occasions at the Congress so help spread the word and do join us.

SAVE THIS DATE: 07 - 10 OCTOBER, 2014 WGIC SYDNEY

Warm regards,
Matthew Dillon, GRA President.

 

INDUSTRY UPDATE

Growing Green: Victorian Projects

The crème of the crop in Victoria green roofs, green walls, green facades…
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Victorian Desalination Plant

The Victorian Desalination Project (VDP) has been established for two years now. Erik van Zuilekom from Fytogreen reports on wind...

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One Central Park

One Central Park is an architectural collaboration between Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects located in Sydney…

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Kangan Institute Green Roof

The Kangan Institute Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) is located in the Batman Hill Precinct of Melbourne’s Docklands.

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AILA NSW Workshop

On the 4th April AILA held a seminar attended by 150 professionals to hear presentations on the design and implementation of…

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Growing Green Guide

A guide to green roofs. walls and facades in Melbourne and Victoria, Australia

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EVENTS

April 2014

  • April 1: AIPH International Green City Conference, London, UK
  • April 2-4: DesignBUILD 2014, Melbourne, Australia
  • April 5-6: Hidden - A Festival of Outdoor Design, Sydney, Australia
  • April 8-9: Water & Environment 2014, CIWEM's Annual Conference, London, UK

May 2014

  • May 12-14: Roof & Façade & Waterproofing Exhibition China 2014, Guangzhou, China
  • May 14: Civenex 2014, Sydney, Australia
  • May 16-18: ROOF INDIA 2014, Chennai, India

June 2014

  • June 2: Irrigation Australian Conference and Exhibition, Gold Coast , Australia

 

RECENT NEWS

Six-point sustainability plan for Australia’s cities

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202020 Vision Green projects

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Sydney shortlisted for outstanding design

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Forest Lodge Eco House Opening

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New green icon for Taiwan

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The Goods Line

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RESEARCH UPDATE

NZ Research / Guidelines - Living Roof Review and Design Recommendations for Stormwater Management (September 2013) Technical Report 2013/045 Auckland Council.
Download full document.

 

RECENT PROJECTS / CASE STUDIES

Te Kaitaka 'The Cloak' at Auckland International Airport
New Zealand 

Natural Habitats ‘Living Lounge’ at the Ellerslie Flower Show
New Zealand

The Block - Sky High in Melbourne, VIC
Australia 

The Hills Clinic in Sydney, NSW
Australia

 

Coffee Coffee Shop in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

 

For more projects and details, please visit our Project Gallery.

 

PROJECT OF THIS NEWSLETTER ISSUE

Congratulations!!!

Forest Lodge ECO House won four international design awards at the 2013 A’ Design Awards announced in Milan, Italy

Forest Lodge Eco House, Sydney, NSW

The ECO House boosts two Green Roofs and three Green Facades, with solar thermal water heating for residential use and underfloor heating. Green roof planting is predominantly succulents with a pond and beehive. Expected low regime maintenance with no irrigation.

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THANKING OUR SPONSORS!

DIAMOND SPONSORS:

FYTOGREEN AUSTRALIA

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GOLD SPONSORS:

INTERNATIONAL LEAK DETECTORS / THE GREENWALL COMPANY

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SILVER SPONSORS:

ELMICH AUSTRALIA / SIKA AUSTRALIA / RONSTAN

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