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Extensive Green Roof Design

The market for green roofs in North America has grown dramatically in the last 10 years. Green roofs, while still only a tiny fraction of the overall roofing and landscaping market have become increasingly important in the green building marketplace. As with many young markets there are common misconceptions, and like many other green building techniques there is a lot of hype surrounding the design and function of green roofs. This OnDemand Webinar will focus on understanding how the components and design of green roof systems contribute to form and function of the roof. This program will examine realistic expectations for green roof performance and how to optimize roof assemblies, design and maintenance to optimize roof performance. This OnDemand Webinar will cover existing design guidelines and materials standards and materials testing protocols including fire resistance, wind uplift, root resistance, and media and drainage chemical and physical properties. By obtaining a better understanding of green roof design principles, you will be in a position to make better choices. You will leave this program with an appreciation for the importance of adopting a systematic approach to design that includes setting appropriate goals, and selecting materials and assembly types that are most likely to meet your expectations.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to discuss and provide realistic quantification of the benefits of green roof systems.
  • You will be able to identify green roof materials and systems and interpret standard test results.
  • You will be able to explain how design, media, and climate influence plant selection, establishment and vegetation maintenance requirements.
  • You will be able to review design, plant selection, and climate and determine the potential need for irrigation.

Runtime: 87 minutes
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Agenda

Introduction: Green Roof Functions and Benefits

  • Aesthetics
  • Storm Water Management
  • Energy
  • Habitat and Biodiversity
  • Roof Longevity

Waterproofing/Edging/Hardscaping

  • Waterproofing Materials
  • Resistance to Root Penetration (ANSI/GRHC/SPRI VR-1 Test Protocol
  • Leak Detection
  • Edging Materials
  • Hardscaping
  • Roof Slope and Material Attachment
  • Fall Protection

Drainage

  • Synthetic Drainage Layers
  • Granular Drainage Layers
  • Testing and Materials Guidelines
  • Influence of Drainage Selection on Storm Water Retention, Detention and Plant Growth

Media

  • Components - Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties
  • Testing, Standards, and Guidelines

Vegetation

  • Plant Selection, Selection Criteria, Biodiversity
  • Planting and Plant Establishment
  • Maintenance and Management
  • Irrigation and Irrigation Systems

Other Design Factors/Considerations

  • Wind Uplift Guideline/Standard
  • Fire Resistance Guideline/Standard
  • Materials Sustainability - Lifecycle Costs

Design to Function (Case Studies)

  • Aesthetics
  • Storm Water Management
  • Energy Conservation
  • Biodiversity

Public Policy - Role in Market Development, Cost Benefit Analysis

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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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OnDemand Webinar

This program format does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Robert Berghage

Robert Berghage

Penn State University

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Product ID: 388426
Published 2012
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