Planned in part by Principal Emeritus Laura Wernick and Senior Associate and Sustainability Leader Gary Brock, the 2023 Boston Grey to Green Conference will explore the latest developments in green infrastructure—from technological advancements to implementation strategies—and shed light on the many social, economic, and environmental benefits of living architecture.
The advantages of green infrastructure are many: improved air quality, moderation of heat island effect, stormwater management, and enhanced aesthetics just scratch the surface. However, this technology is often poorly understood and therefore underutilized in the built environment. For the Grey to Green Conference, HMFH worked closely with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and the Boston Society for Architecture to organize an engaging, educational event tailored to designers, contractors, installers, maintenance professionals, and policymakers interested in expanding their knowledge of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roofs, green walls, and other forms of living architecture.
As a firm focused on holistic sustainability and resilient design, HMFH advocates for living architecture and green roof technology in public educational projects. Such recent examples as Saugus Middle High School, Bristol County Agricultural High School, and Josiah Quincy Upper School (JQUS) showcase green infrastructure as an educational opportunity and a catalyst for student well-being.
For JQUS, located in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood alongside I-90 where fresh air and green space are difficult to come by, an accessible rooftop provides outdoor space to gather, study, and relax among gardens with native plantings.
We all know the impact of this growth, and I’m glad Boston and neighboring cities see the value in green infrastructure.”
Mark Winters | Recover Green Roofs
In addition to his role on the planning committee, HMFH Sustainability Leader Gary Brock will join fellow experts from Behnisch Architekten, Tremco, and Recover Green Roofs in the session Navigating Challenges of Green Roof Projects & Future Approaches to an Integrated Design Approach. Drawing on his HMFH experience, Gary will outline best practices and lessons learned regarding green roof implementation and how to successfully incorporate green infrastructure into public projects with limited budgets.
Join HMFH on April 23rd and 24th for two days of presentations, tours, and training opportunities for AEC professionals interested in learning about the role of green infrastructure in climate change mitigation.
See the full agenda and register here.