Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
The Minnesota Green Roofs Council has selected David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller, to assist the organization with its communications strategy and initiatives. The Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing green roofs as a building strategy in Minnesota. Aquilina is a corporate communications consultant and freelance writer in Minneapolis, Minn.
“David is an accomplished communications professional with experience conducting public relations for manufacturers of green building products and green roof systems,” said Kevin J. Slattery, vice president, architectural sales, Edwards Sales (Chaska, Minn.) and president, Minnesota Green Roofs Council. “Having written numerous articles and case studies on green roof projects, David understands how green roofs benefit both the environment and building owners.”
“The Council has brought together dedicated professionals with backgrounds in natural resources management, architecture, commercial roofing and waterproofing, landscape design, and green roof installation and maintenance,” said Aquilina. “As a non-profit, the MGRC plays a vital role in educating Minnesotans about green roofs and advocating for green roofs as an element of green building, sustainable development and environmental protection.”
A green roof is a supplemental roofing system that covers a conventional, structural roof with a layer of vegetation. Green roofs reduce the volume and velocity of stormwater runoff and thereby curb water pollution. They moderate the urban heat-island effect and improve air quality by sequestering carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen, and filtering airborne particulates. They create valuable green space and habitat in the built environment. Green roofs shade and insulate rooftops to improve buildings’ thermal performance and reduce energy use and costs. They also extend the service life of structural roof systems by shielding roofing components from ultraviolet radiation and temperature extremes and protecting them against damage from airborne debris.
About the Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC)
Founded in 2006, the Minnesota Green Roofs Council (MGRC) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that promotes green roofs as a building strategy in Minnesota. The MGRC seeks to support statewide and local initiatives so that accurate information about green roofs is accessible to all Minnesotans; the general public and leaders in government and the private sector are aware of the environmental issues that green roofs address; and supportive policies encourage the installation of green roofs. Donations to the MGRC are tax deductible and welcomed through giveMN.org. More information is available at http://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaGreenRoofsCouncil and http://www.mngreenroofs.org.
About David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller
David Aquilina has specialized in corporate communications and freelance writing since 2000. Growing companies and innovative non-profits choose him to bring their stories to light. He crafts their messages and illuminates their stories for the audiences whose decisions impact their success. A seasoned professional, Aquilina has more than 20 years of experience in developing corporate messaging to establish and express brands, writing and distributing press releases to publicize and promote organizations and products, undertaking media campaigns to place news and stories, and writing and publishing articles and case studies. For more information, visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidaquilina and http://www.strategicstoryteller.com.