This 6.0 hour lecture presentation covers green infrastructure practices for building envelopes, such as vegetated green roofs, blue roofs, living walls, and rainwater retention systems. The course instructs on the opportunity for building owners to monetize the benefits of green infrastructure from stormwater management, rainwater retention and reuse, energy savings, rooftop farming, and urban ecology.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learners will be able to explain the function, application, and benefits of vegetated green roofs, blue roofs, living walls, and rainwater retention systems as well as their plant, engineered and drainage components.
Learners will be able to explain how project owners can obtain, in addition to environmental benefits, monetary value from stormwater management practices, rainwater retention and reuse, and energy reduction from green infrastructure practice for building envelopes.
Learners will be able to explain how project owners can obtain, in addition to environmental benefits, monetary and social value from rooftop farming.
Learners will be able to identify, describe, and avoid common points of failure for vegetated green roofs, and they will be able to discuss how vegetated roofs can be achieved on existing roofs.
Mary Ann Uhlmann, Joanne Rodriguez
HalfMoon Education Inc.