This course describes the components of green roof assemblies, green walls and green façades in the context of a tropical climate in Latin America with a focus on how and why these technologies are appropriate for LEED projects and exactly what credits are affected. An understanding at this level will help improve design and specification at the beginning of the project to ensure that budgets are sufficient and credit strategies are met. Through practical case studies and an emphasis on the social, economic and environmental benefits both within and beyond the purview of LEED certification, participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities of green roofs and walls in an emerging Latin American market.
Who should attend? LEED professionals, architects, designers, engineers, contractors, consultants, investors, developers, and property managers, that are interested in learning more about the specifics of living walls and living roofs.
- Understand the contribution of vegetated buildings to the LEED certification
- Identify the environmental, social and economic benefits of vegetated buildings
- Define the criteria needed to assess a green wall, green roof or façade
- Recognize the infrastructure required to support the growing market for vegetated buildings