Meet Our Speaker

Steven Peck
Steven Peck

Honorary ASLA, GRP, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities; Founder of Green Infrastructure Ontario and WGIN

Living Architecture and Biophilic Design

The widespread adoption of living architecture technologies is critical to our efforts to build back from the pandemic and address climate change. This presentation will provide an overview of the basics of green roofs and walls with an emphasis on how these technologies can support biophilic design practices and help building owners and occupants adapt to climate change impacts.   


Steven W. Peck has worked on sustainable community development for more than 35 years. He founded and is the president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, and the Co-Founder of the charitable Green Infrastructure Foundation, and the World Green Infrastructure Network. He has edited and published the quarterly Living Architecture Monitor magazine for 20 years, written several books on green roofs and walls, and delivered keynote addresses and papers around the world. Steven lead the development of the Green Roof Professional (GRP) training and accreditation and has advocated for green roof policy establishment in cities like Washington DC, Toronto, Chicago, New York, Denver, San Francisco and Portland. He has recently overseen the completion and piloting of the Living Architecture Performance Tool, a performance-based rating system for green roofs and walls that can be used by designers, policymakers and manufacturers to improve product performance.


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