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Green Roof Design 101: Introductory Course

This introductory course manual on green roof infrastructure design presents many of the tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget, including:
Identifying the costs and benefits of green roofs to reach performance goals;
Identifying a variety of green roof products and understanding the performance criteria of different green roof elements, and their relevance to design intent;
Understanding the major design principles for a successful green roof project and the causes for error which might lead to an unsuccessful green roof project;
Determining the various professions and competencies required to optimally implement your successful green roof project.
This course manual provides information and exercises on how to:
Determine major functions and components of a green roof;
Describe characteristics and assess various advantages of different green roof systems;
Utilize an integrated design process in your project for maximum benefit;
Evaluate the major market drivers encouraging the green roof industry in North America;
Obtain maximum points by integrating a green roof into the US Green Building Council LEED Accreditation point system.
The Green Roof Design 101 Introductory Course Manual was developed and peer-reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel of over 40 green roof experts.
Members of the Course Steering and Training Committee are:
Marisa Arpels, Earth Pledge
Tom Doyle, Soprema
Chuck Friedrich, L. Arch., Horticulturist, Carolina Stalite Company
Michael F. Gibbons, FCSI, Architectural Systems, Head, ASTM Green Roof Task Group
Tom Houlihan, L. Arch., Green Tech
Richard Kula, Principal, Sustainable Solutions, Inc.
Gail Lawlor, Energy Matters
Tom Liptan, L. Arch., Environmental Specialist, City of Portland
Lucien Marton, L. Arch., M + S Landscape Architect
Charlie Miller, P. Eng., Roofscapes
John McManus, Roofing Expert, Flynn Canada
Edmund Snodgrass, Horticulturist, Emory Knoll Plants
Steve Skinner, American Hydrotech, Inc.
Linda Velazquez, ASLA Associate, Green Roof Consultant
Wendy Wark, Principal, Green Roof Innovations
John W. White, Horticulturist, Garland
Shalini Modi, GRHC Researcher

Peer Reviewers who provided technical feedback on the original course material are:

Dr. David Beattie, Penn State University
Marie Anne-Boivin, Green Roof Consultant, Soprema
Katrin Scholz-Barth, P.Eng., ksb consulting
Patrick Carey, Architect and Principal, hadj design
Dr. Maureen Connelly, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Mary Beth Fletcher, White Premium Organics
Dr. Stephen Kellert, Professor of Social Ecology, Forestry and Environmental Studies
Haven Kiers, Planner, County of Mono, CA
Manfred Koehler, PhD, University of Applied Sciences, Neubrandenburg, Germany
Monica Kuhn, Architect
Dr. Karen Liu, National Research Council, Institute for Research in Construction
Sandra Marshall, Architect, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Terry McGlade, Perennial Gardens
Dr. Bradley Rowe, Michigan State University
Roger Schickedantz, Architect, William McDonough + Partners
Gregory Snaith, Irrigation Expert
Zen Szewczyk, Registered Roofing Consultant, IRC Building Sciences Group
Robert Venasse, Soprema Canada
The Green Roof Design 101 Manual was designed for the full-day course as part of training in preparation for the Green Roof Professional (GRP) accreditation exam. For upcoming dates and locations, click here.
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