Randalls Island Tour

Start Date
09/24/2018
End Date
09/24/2018
Description
The green roof on NYC Parks Department's Five Borough Administrative Building is the only known green roof in the country to feature 30 distinct systems side by side. This massive rooftop landscape serves as a living laboratory that grows a variety of sedum, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and berries. NYC Parks is monitoring the performance of each system to identify the types of green roofs that will thrive in NYC's urban environment. Additional sustainability features include solar panels and a rainwater collection system. The tour will discuss labor and material costs, the difference between the systems and more.
Location
Brooklyn, NY
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
- Discover the functionality and rationale of placing 30 distinct systems on the NYC Park's Department's Five Borough Administrative Building
- Explore the agricultural opportunities present on the green roof
- Examine different monitoring protocols and how to measure performance
- Analyze different labour and materials costs and PV integration
Instructors
Max Lerner, Sustainability Project Development Coordinator, NYC Parks
Website Registration
Course Codes
CA18RIT
Provider
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


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