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Green Roofs: A Sustainable Strategy

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by AEC Daily Corporation
Category Sustainable sites

This course provides an overview of green roof systems including the types, benefits, components and related standards, as well asa discussion on how green roofs mitigate urban heat island effect and reduce stormwater run-off.


  • Explain how green roofs diminish the urban heat island effect
  • Describe how green roofs reduce stormwater run-off, dust/smog levels, and re-oxygenate the air
  • Explain how green roofs extend the life of the roof while providing a natural habitat for plants and animals
  • List and define the types/components of green roofs, as well as the environmental, technical, and owner/occupant benefits of green roofs
  • Explain the design considerations and standards relating to green roofs
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 0.1
BOMI (CPD) 1.0