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Green Plants For Green Buildings to Sponsor Panel of Scientific Researchers

global research leaders

By Joe Zazzera, LEED AP, GRP | August, 2011 | topics: Press Release, Research

A panel of global research leaders in the field of indoor plants will convene on Thursday December 1, 2011, to discuss research to date on the effect of plants on indoor environmental quality.

At the 9th Annual Cities Alive Green Roofs For Healthy Cities conference in Philadelphia, these thoughtful, dedicated scientists will discuss research completed to date and make recommendations for future research.

Never before have such important researchers gathered to discuss their work and findings. Not for profit organization, Green Plants For Green Buildings will sponsor the panel discussion. www.GPGB.org

Confirmed panelists are:

Professor Margaret Burchett (BSc, PhD, Dip. Educ.) A plant environmental biologist/toxicologist. Over the last 15 years she has led research at the University of Technology, Sydney in the Plants and Indoor Environmental Quality Group, focusing on the uses of potted-plants to reduce urban indoor air pollution, and to promote health and well-being for building occupants.

Dr. Alan Darlington-Adjunct biology professor and research scientist from The University of Guelph-Developer of NedLaw living wall biological filtration system.

Dr. Bodie Pennisi-Research Scientist and Associate Professor at The University of Georgia. Lead researcher of “project carbon”.

Dr. Bill Wolverton, Former NASA Research Scientist- conducted the first known research studies on indoor plants and VOC removal for the space program. Dr. Wolverton is best known for the earliest studies on the benefits of living plants indoors.

The discussion will be moderated by Green Plants for Green Buildings Board members Joe Zazzera and Amanda Culiver.

Registration information can be found at the Green Roofs For Healthy Cities website. www.greenroofs.org

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green earth – green plants names advisory council

By www.greenearthgreenplants.com | July 6th, 2010 | topics: green business, certified business, green earth green plants certified

Green Earth—Green Plants® announced today the formation of its Advisory Council.  The group’s membersare green certified interior plantscape businesses and other interested businesses, organizations and individuals.  “We are happy to announce the formation of this Advisory Council who will represent our Certified Business members and provide important feedback for the Certification Program” says Kathy Fediw, LEED AP, CLP, CLT, president of Johnson Fediw Associates and founder of the certification program.

The Advisory Council members are:

Joe Zazzera, LEED AP, GRP:  president and CEO of Plant Solutions, Inc.

Jennifer Bermudez-Perez: president, Growing Roots LLC franchise

Mike Langwiser:  operations manager of Atria, Inc.

Jim Mumford, GRP, CLP:  president of Good Earth Plant Company, Inc.

Joey Steinbeck, CLT:  general manager of Foliage Concepts, Inc.

Those on the Advisory Council must be an owner or employee of a Green Earth—Green Plants® Certified Business or the manufacturer of an Approved Product and prove their dedication to promoting eco-friendly business practices.  They are all serving as volunteers to this program.  They will be advising on the revisions and updates to the certification assessment; the valuation of the assessment’s point system; and future direction of the program.

“We at Johnson Fediw Associates are very grateful to this group of hard-working individuals and know that their feedback is crucial to the continuing success of this program” says Fediw.   The Green Earth—Green Plants® program certifies eco-friendly interior plantscape businesses and projects and includes recommendations for Approved Products.

Johnson Fediw Associates is a third-party consulting firm providing green certification programs to horticulture businesses.  For more information on the Green Earth—Green Plants® program, go to www.greenearthgreenplants.com or call 281-687-6966.