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Submissions now open for the 2015 Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to announce that the 2015 Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence are now open for submissions. The Awards will be presented at CitiesAlive: 13th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference, taking place in New York City, October 5 – 8, 2015.

For the past 13 years, the Awards of Excellence have acknowledged excellence in innovative and integrative green roof and wall design, and have raised awareness of the multiple benefits that green infrastructure can provide clients and the general public. Submissions to the Design Awards are due by June 2, 2015. Click here for more information on submission requirements.

Past winners have included many of North America’s most leading-edge projects. Last year’s winners included Jeffrey L. Bruce & Co. for the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (La Jolla, CA – pictured right-top), Wolff Landscape Architecture for The Shoppes at Kingsbury Square (Chicago, IL), and MKM Landscape Architecture for the Eric Dutt Eco Center (New York, NY – pictured right-bottom). Click here for more information on last year’s winners.

There are nine Design Award categories for outstanding green roof and wall projects in North America. The Design Awards are selected by a multi-disciplinary judging team that includes architects, landscape architects, engineers and horticulturists. Submissions are evaluated according to a broad range of weighted criteria including aesthetic, economic, functional and ecological components.

The Civic and Research Awards, which celebrate individuals who have made a significant contribution to North American green roof/wall policy and research respectively, are also open for submissions. The deadline for these submissions is July 29, 2015. Click here for more information on submission requirements.

The Awards will be presented at a luncheon on October 7, 2015 at CitiesAlive in New York City. The theme of CitiesAlive 2015 is For Resilient People, Communities and Places, and features cutting-edge designs, new technical performance research, innovative policy work, a trade show with industry leaders, and informative professional training and tours. For more information see

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