CitiesAlive, the 14th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference in Washinton, DC, is rising to the stormwater challenge this year. This year’s conference will highlight advancements in living architecture design, research and policy, with a focus on stormwater management. This year we are excited to announce Ronstan Sales Engineering Manager, Matthew Berrelli, as a presenter. His focus is: Green Walls and Hanging Gardens.
Matthew’s recently completed work on the hanging gardens at the Perez Art Museum in Miami, where storm water is effectively recovered and used to water the beautiful hanging garden. Matt commented, “Miami Art Museum makes a perfect example project for us to show off what appears to be a simple design, but actually took engineers and designers from different areas of expertise in order to make it a reality. Greening (green walls and hanging gardens) is trending, but if you want your greening to have no additional environmental impact, it is important to carefully plan how the plants will get watered; using stormwater is a great way to solve this problem”.
The presentation will cover the basics of green walls and hanging gardens such as where to start in the design, overcoming challenges, identifying costs and payback, and utilizing storm and rain water in the design.