Beauty and performance: the opportunity of living architecture
GBCI: 0910000191Session at the Alberta Sustainable Building Symposium 2014.
- 1 CE
- LEED AP BD+C
This session will focus on the design, construction and implementation of green roofs and walls synthesized as biophilic landscapes, habitable space and building infrastructure. The technical and practical are explained through project reviews from local, cold-climate and other climate-specific projects. Participants will hear cutting-edge information from current research on the quantifiable ecological benefits. The presenters will focus on key ecosystem services and explore combined strategies that have successfully maximized LEED credits. They will examine innovations, successes and challenges, stimulating a framework to evaluate the feasibility and options for site-specific green roofs and walls, green facades and interior walls for new and existing buildings.
- Increase understanding of the technical aspects of green roofs and walls.
- Learn new information about the ecological benefits of green roofs and walls from current research.
- Learn how green roofs and walls can maximize LEED credits.