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Event: Going Green: Green Rooftops in New York City

Date

May 22, 2008 - 6:30 p.m.

Location

Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall, Room 501

Green roofs offer many benefits in urban areas, from aesthetic to environmental to practical. They help minimize the effects of pollution, reduce the urban heat island effect, improve energy efficiency, and provide a natural oasis in the urban jungle.

Speaker Bios

William F. Foley, CSI, CCPR, has been directly involved with green roof specification, consulting, installation assistance, and project oversight for five years. Most recently, Foley has taken a new position as NE sustainable technologies specialist with Tremco Roofing Division. His responsibilities include green roofing systems, photovoltaic systems, and reflective roof system alternatives. In addition, Foley has been an instructor for "Green Roofs for Healthy Cities," teaching classes across the U.S. For more information: www.tremcoroofing.com.

Amy Norquist is a green building entrepreneur, specializing in the design and installation of green roofs and living walls. Her company, Greensulate LLC, is based in New York City and has offices on Long Island and on the west coast. Norquist has over 20 years of experience in environmental conservation/protection and has worked with green buildings for over five years. Greensulate’s clients range from large corporations to the individual brownstone owner or co-op building.

Speakers

William F. Foley, Amy Norquist