NATIVE GREEN ROOFS:NATURAL APPLICATIONS FOR ARTIFICIAL CONDITIONS

Start Date
03/05/2021
End Date
03/05/2021
Description
By drawing inspiration from plant communities with similar conditions, we can create green
roofs that are ecologically complex, highly resilient, and provide significant ecological benefits.
Maintenance requirements, typically high on traditional roof gardens, can also be reduced. This
session will use case studies to illustrate ecological, horticultural, and engineering techniques for
designing green roofs as high-performing elevated habitat.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Green Roofs
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
3.0
Learning Outcomes
Learn how to use native plant communities that occur in highly stressed environments as vegetative models for green roof plantings.
Learn how the engineering design for green roof growing media and drainage systems can influence plant and stormwater performance.
Gain insights into how green roof plant communities function and change as they mature, and the implications for long-term stewardship strategies.
Instructors
Ethan Dropkin, MLA & Laura Hansplant, ASLA, LEED AP
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Provider
New Directions in the American Landscape


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