Learn about the design, research and maintenance of vegetated roofs during this Monday, Feb. 20 LEED Lunch & Learn session at LHB in Duluth.
Speaker — Angie Durhman, AD Greenroof
Vegetated roofs serve many environmental and aesthetic purposes in building. Green roofs help save water, reduce the heat island effect, restore habitat and increase the human desire to enjoy outdoor space.
During the program, you'll learn about the industry, design criteria, what products are available, how to maintain green roofs and how they perform in the northern climate. The session will cover some examples, including hospitals and pollinator friendly buildings.
Green (vegetated) roofs touch six categories and many points within LEED v4.
- Explain how water is used and saved on vegetated roofs. (LEED Credits: Integrative Process, Water Related Systems; Rain Management)
- Describe how restoring habitat in the built environment can not only improve ecosystems, but also increase the human desire to enjoy outdoor rooftop space. (LEED Credits: Site Development- Protect or Restore Habitat; Open Space; Heat Island Reduction)
- Understand how to monitor the performance of vegetated roofs in the region. (LEED Credit: Innovation)
- Understand what role professionals play to making green roofs successful.
Continuing education credit — This session qualifies for one hour of LEED specific GBCI CE and one hour of AIA LU/HSW CE.
Membership with USGBC Minnesota affords you great discounts on programs including this one. Become a member today.
Lunch is provided.