Course for Residential Green Roofs & Living Walls

The Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC) is hosting this two-day course.

Green roofs and walls are rapidly becoming one of today’s most innovative climate friendly solutions. Significant environmental benefits can now be quantified such as pollution reduction and run-off, insulating properties and reducing building maintenance and cost. With these pioneering technologies building owners can now gain a proven return on investment while presenting significant social, economic, and environmental benefits. Building professionals and enthusiasts alike will find this course of value. Over a two-day period, participants explore the history of green roofs and living walls, the practical techniques for construction and function, design, materials, draining layers and plants. Additional discussion topics will address other associated benefits, installation issues and marketing options.

This class will concentrate on the residential applications of these building elements:

  • History and Development
  • 20 Benefits Examined
  • Waterproof Membranes
  • Geotextiles
  • Growth Media
  • Plant Choices
  • Warranties and Insurance
  • Installation Scheduling and Concerns
  • Current Research

Upon completing this course students will be able to:

  • Evaluate green roof assembly options for residential projects
  • Organize and schedule the assembly of these projects
  • Understand the full range of benefits of these building elements
  • Knowledgeably discuss design options with both clients and specialists

This course is intended for those looking for a better understanding of green roofs and living walls, inlcuding but not limited to:

  • Architects & Landscape Architects
  • Building Contractors
  • Roofing and Construction Professionals
  • Landscape Professionals
  • Engineers
  • Developers
  • Building Managers
  • Policy Makers
  • Government Officials
  • Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Academics & Researchers
  • Planners and Municipal Representatives

Course registration is $450 to $550 with discounts for Native American tribes; government employees; nonprofits; students; and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members.  Register online by clicking here.