Vegetated Roofing Systems
Vegetated roofs were created for aesthetic reasons, but have evolved to include significant environmental advantages for building owners. This course will discuss how vegetated roofs can be used to mitigate the damaging environmental effects of stormwater runoff and urban heat islands. The history, purpose, benefits, components, installation, maintenance, and code considerations of vegetated roofing systems will also be discussed.
Sustainable Development & Design
Urban Planning & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Discuss the history of vegetated roofs as well as reasons for their use in current construction practice.
Describe stormwater management and heat islands and their damaging effects on the environment.
Discuss how vegetated roofs provide mitigating effects for stormwater management and heat islands.
Describe the major components of vegetated roof assemblies and their installation.
Explain how regular roof maintenance provides sustainable and durable roof systems.
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