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Vegetated Green Roofs for LEED Projects

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GBCI: 0920022440
This course begins with the basic definition of a vegetated green roof and moves on to a discussion of green roofing policies in various jurisdictions, focusing on American cities.
Program: LEED 2009, LEED v4
1.5CE
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Objectives

  1. Contrast the environmental and life cycle analysis benefits and drawbacks of vegetated green roofs with those of other roofing strategies. (LEED v4 BD+C Sustainable Sites Credit: Heat Island Reduction and and Sustainable Sites Credit: Open Space)
  2. Describe the layers of a vegetated green roof system and explain their functions. (LEED v4 BD+C Sustainable Sites Credit: Heat Island Reduction and Sustainable Sites Credit: Open Space)
  3. Analyze strategies for dealing with green roof drainage, access and site issues. (LEED v3 O+M Sustainable Sites Credit: Site Development – Protect or Restore Open Habitat)
  4. Identify synergies and tradeoffs to existing credits and green building strategies. (LEED v3 ID+C Sustainable Sites Credit: Heat island Effect - Roof and LEED v4 ND Green Infrastructure and Buildings Credit Rainwater Management)