Monthly Archives: May 2013

Nedlaw Attends Grand Opening of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation

Windsor University Nedlaw Living Wall
Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, Windsor University

Nedlaw Living Walls are proud to attend the Grand Opening of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation at the University of Windsor on Friday, May 31, 2013. Maintenance Manager, Ashley DeMarte, will be representing Nedlaw at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am.

Ashley will be available to answer any questions about the living wall at the morning ceremony, and members of the media are encouraged to attend this event.

The Windsor-Essex County community are invited to the public grand opening at 12 noon, Wyandotte Street West and California Avenue. General open house and 30-minute guided tours will take place on the hour at 12 noon, 1 pm and 2 pm in front of the living wall.

Dr. Darlington speaking at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery Conference

Join Dr. Darlington at Discovery, an annual conference and trade show put on by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Discovery is described as Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization. “Each year, Discovery brings together the best and brightest in industry, academia, investors and entrepreneurs to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research,” said Dr. Tom Corr, president and CEO of OCE. The conference is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, May 27-28, 2013.

Innovations in Agri-Food

Dr. Darlington will be participating in the panel discussion, “Innovations in Agri-Food” on May 28, 2013 at 9am.

Ontario’s agri-food system is high tech, highly complex and internationally competitive with record high exports to markets including the U.S., Asia and Europe. The panel will explore the ongoing challenges and opportunities related to changing consumer demands, climate change and globalization and how new methods and technologies like biotechnology and bio-based products are fuelling market growth and employment while ensuring food security.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Gord Surgeoner, President of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies.

Joining Dr. Darlington, will be the following panellists:

  • Dr. Alan Scott, Project Scientist, COM DEV Inc.
  • Dr. John Kelly, Vice President, Erie Innovations and Commercialization, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association
  • Dr. Jim Brandle, CEO, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

How Register

Register for Discovery online. Use promo code OCE10 when registering and get 10% off. We hope to see you there.

Event Details

Time: 9am-10am

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, IBM Theatre

 

 

Join Dr. Darlington for a Talk on Living Walls in Educational Facilities

University of Ottawa Living Wall
University of Ottawa Living Wall

Dr. Darlington, founder of Nedlaw Living Walls, will be speaking at the Annual Conference of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, Pacific Northwest Region (CEFPI).

Dr. Darlington is delivering the talk, “Living Wall Biofilters Take Root in Educational Facilities”. The talk will be of great interest to architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers, as well as those part of school facility design, planning, construction and operations.

Approximately twenty five percent of living wall biofilters have been installed in academic institutions. The University of Guelph-Humber, Drexel University, the University of Ottawa, and Windsor University are some examples. This likely because steering teams have been mandated to come up with high-quality environments for students and faculty alike. Incorporating a living wall is another signal of the institutions commitment to their community and the environment.

Living wall biofilters also represents the amalgamation of science, engineering and art to solve real problems of environmental sustainability in the built environment in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Nedlaw Living Walls has helped academic institutions across North America achieve their LEED goals. Dr. Darlington’s presentation will demonstrate the many benefits a living wall biofilter can have on these institutions and how they can be incorporated into the mechanics of these buildings.

The talk will be given twice during the conference. Once on Thursday May, 23 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, and again on Friday, May 24, from 9:00am to 10:00am.

The theme of the conference is “Looking Toward the Horizon – Anticipating What the Future Holds”, and will be held at the Delta Regina Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Tickets are available for both CEFPI members and non-members. Don’t miss this highly educational event. Register today!

Dr. Darlington Speaking at Grey to Green Conference Tours in Toronto

Learn about Living Wall Biofilters from¬†one of North America’s leading innovators of Living Wall technology!¬†Nedlaw Living Walls founder, Dr. Alan Darlington, will be speaking at two different building tours during the upcoming Grey to Green Conference in Toronto on Wednesday May, 22, 2013. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of North America’s leading innovators of Living Wall technology. The tours also offer a chance to learn more about the Nedlaw systems and their real life applications in an intimate and informal setting. The Grey to Green Conference is organized by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

Waterfront Revitalization and Green Infrastructure Walking Tour

Corus Quay Living Wall
The first is the Waterfront Revitalization and Green Infrastructure Walking Tour. Dr. Darlington will be speaking at our Corus Quay project. The 6 story, 1,130 square foot, two sided living wall biofilter overlooks Lake Ontario. The biofilters act as indoor air purifiers consuming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other air contaminants and is one of the largest interior living wall installed in North America to date.

This biofilter has also been awarded a Landscape Ontario Award of Excellence from the Horticultural Trades Association. Dr. Darlington will be on site discussing the living wall and its benefits, as well as answering questions.

Tour Details

Cost: $30
Date/Time: Wednesday May 22, 2013 from 9:00am – 11:30am
Itinerary:

  • Canada’s Sugar Beach (Harbourfront) [9:05am – 9:30am]
  • Corus Quay, 2012 Awards of Excellence Biowall – 25 Dockside Drive [9:30am-10:00am]
  • George Brown College – Waterfront Campus – 51 Dockside Drive [10:00am-10:40am]
  • Sherbourne Common – Queens QuayEast [10:45am-11:30am]

Green Roof and Wall Tour

Robertson Building Living WallsThe second tour is the Green Roof and Wall Tour (Walking and Public Transit). Dr. Darlington will be on site at the Robertson Building. This nine year old living wall biofilter is one of the first living walls ever installed by Nedlaw, then known as Air Quality Solutions.

The biofilter is composed of several varieties of exotic indoor plants and provides a beautiful welcome to the Robertson Building while serving as an effective air purifying system. Dr. Darlington will be answering questions and discussing the benefits of the living wall.

Tour Details

Cost: $30 (Public transit costs are not included)

Date/Time: Wednesday May 22, 2013 from 9:00am – 12:30pm

Itinerary:

  • Metro Central YMCA – 20 Grosvenor Street [9:05am-9:40am]
  • Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory (Grit Lab), John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design | University of Toronto – 230 College Street [10:00am-10:45am]
  • Robertson Building – 215 Spadina Avenue [11:00-11:30am]
  • Toronto City Hall Podium Green Roof – 100 Queen Street West [12:00pm-12:30pm]

How to Register

We encourage you to join Dr. Darlington on one of these fantastic tours. Register for either tour on the Grey to Green Conference registration page. Space is limited, so be sure to buy your ticket today. For additional information, visit the Grey to Green Conference website.