- This course will enable the student to determine whether a living green roof or wall is an appropriate solution for a new construction or renovation project, based on the specific existing or proposed conditions and the project program.
- This course will enable the student, if having determined the appropriateness of a living green roof or wall, to build a compelling case for implementation, and to propose a clear and practical path to completion. These are important skills in
persuading owners and clients, as well as achieving optimum results in negotiating permitting.
- This course will enable the student to evaluate the available materials and technologies for living green roof and wall construction and planting in order to select a successful system.
- At the completion of this course the student will be able to design, estimate, and specify a basic living green roof or green wall which can minimize stormwater peak discharge, provide thermal and acoustic insulation, prolong roof membrane life, support habitat and ecosystem services, and promote human well-being by providing natural greenspace to satisfy our need for connection to nature.