Stepping Up with Green

Stepping Up with Green

Featured Writers: Marc Ottelé, Ayako Nagase, Maureen Connelly, Aditya Rande, Tim Auger and Ken Larsson

ISBN: 978-981-07-6992-5

Published: December 2013

Frequency: Half-yearly

 

Abstract

In this issue, CITYGREEN unravels the new possibilities in the advancement of skyrise greenery. It rounds up a number of impressive project features.

Locally, the PARKROYAL on Pickering hotel and Jardin condominium go beyond extensive integration with façade, to bring greenery into close interaction with users.

Internationally, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre demonstrates remarkable design of green roof deeply integrated with the building’s water conservation and treatment strategy, and innovative designs of commendable winners of the international Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence as well as Hong Kong’s Skyrise Greenery Awards in 2012.

Stepping Up with Green also shares the positive financial forecasts for the global green roof and green wall market. In Aditya Ranade’s report of the economic study, Lux Research forecasts a USD 680 million market by 2017 for green walls, suggesting a sure role for such landscape treatments in the future of cities.

In line with the growing market, more rigorous standards and testing of various green materials will prove essential. Marc Ottelé shares the findings of a life-cycle assessment conducted with collaborators to understand the cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of five different types of vertical greenery systems.

 

Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence 2012: Green Architecture for Urban Resiliency

Author: Paul Erlichman

Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence 2012: Green Architecture for Urban Resiliency

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Skyrise Greenery Awards 2012: Exemplary Skyrise Greenery Projects in Hong Kong

Author: Kathy Ng

Skyrise Greenery Awards 2012: Exemplary Skyrise Greenery Projects in Hong Kong

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A Life Cycle Assessment and Comparison: Sustainability Impacts of Five Vertical Greening Systems

Author: Marc Ottelé

A Life Cycle Assessment and Comparison: Sustainability Impacts of Five Vertical Greening Systems

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Stormwater Management Using Green Roofs in Japan: Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs to Optimise Water Management

Author: Ayako Nagase

Stormwater Management Using Green Roofs in Japan: Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs to Optimise Water Management

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Developing Tests and Evaluation of Wind Resistance: Wind Uplift Research on Sub-Tropical Vegetated Roof Assemblies

Authors: Glenn Acomb, David Prevatt, and Tuan Vo

Developing Tests and Evaluation of Wind Resistance: Wind Uplift Research on Sub-Tropical Vegetated Roof Assemblies

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Research at the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Centre for Architecture Ecology: Advancing Living Architecture

Author: Maureen Connelly

Research at the British Columbia Institute of Technology's Centre for Architectural Ecology: Advancing Living Architecture

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Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage

Author: Aditya Ranade

Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining Landscape or Chasing a Mirage?

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Recent and Future Efforts: Growing Green Roofs in Copenhagen

Authors: Dorthe Romo

Recent and Future Efforts: Growing Green Roofs in Copenhagen

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An Overview of Skyrise Greenery Initiatives in Singapore: Greening Singapore’s High-Rise Urban Landscape

Authors: Lok Yan Ling

An Overview of Skyrise Greenery Initiatives in Singapore: Greening Singapore's High-Rise Urban Landscape

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Living in a Garden: The Greening of Singapore

Author: Tim Auger

Living in a Garden: The Greening of Singapore

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PARKROYAL on Pickering: A New Generation of Tropical Hospitality

Author: urchin

PARKROYAL on Pickering: A New Generation of Tropical Hospitality

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South Beach: Building and Planting a Green City Block

Author: Narelle Yabuka

South Beach: Building and Planting a Green City Block

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Jardin: Home in a Garden

Author: Yeong Weng Fai

Jardin: Home in a Garden

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VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre: Growing a Garden for the 21st Century

Authors: Ken Larsson and Cornelia Oberlander

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre: Growing a Garden for the 21st Century

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The Melbourne City Rooftop Honey Buzz: Sweet Success on Rooftops

Authors: Angelia Sia

The Melbourne City Rooftop Honey Buzz: Sweet Success on Rooftops

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Plant Ecology and Skyrise Greening: A Plant Ecologist’s Case for Extensive Green Roofs

Authors: Jeremy Lundholm

Plant Ecology and Skyrise Greening: A Plant Ecologist's Case for Extensive Green Roofs

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Tall Buildings in Southeast Asia: A Humanist Approach to Tropical High-Rise

Authors: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, and Alina Yeo

Tall Buildings in Southeast Asia: A Humanist Approach to Tropical High-Rise

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Evolving Roof Gardens of Public Housing Estates in Singapore: Building Heartware via Skyrise Greenery

Author: Rachel Teo

Evolving Roof Gardens of Public Housing Estates in Singapore: Building Heartware via Skyrise Greenery

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