Experience Gained: Lessons Learned by a Decade-old Green Roof Company

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Amy Norquist will be looking back–from a decade ago–at some of Greensulate’s early green roofs in NYC, and discussing what was important back then–and what is hot now–before the Big Apple was committed to green infrastructure.

She’ll also discuss what has happened with her–primarily–Green Roof/Green Wall company in the last 10 years and what trends they are seeing now with green infrastructure on the U.S. east and west coast and well as new trends in cities looking to optimize the limited space they have with living green solutions.

Amy will address the challenges to being a pioneer in an industry that has seen rapid growth in both new entrants and new products, and why Greensulate is still in business and continues to be inspired everyday.

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Amy Norquist, GRP

Greensulate Founder & CEO

Amy Norquist is Founder and CEO of Greensulate. She spent over 25 years in the fields of environmental research, science, and education prior to founding Greensulate. Most recently Amy was Deputy Director of the multi-million dollar Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries overseeing research and development efforts on major water and sustainable issues and building initiatives. Norquist is Faculty at NYU’s Schack School of Real Estate and teaches at the UCLA School of Landscape Architecture. In 2015 Norquist brought a new course on green roofs to the University of Miami’s MRED + U program. Amy’s accolades include being named a “Top 5 Start-Up” at the Opportunity Green Conference, winner of the 2010 Excellence in Design award from The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, and one of Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneurs We Love. Bloomberg Business Week named Greensulate one of "America’s Most Promising Start-ups".

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