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Landscape Architect
5

Great!

Civil Engineer, CH2M
4

Great overview of green roofs.

5

Great course

2

difficult to see, unedited

Towson University
2

Would be better if the slides were more visible sometimes the lecture is hard to follow. Being able to view slides would be more beneficial then viewing the speaker.

Water Resources Specialist, McHenry County
3

This is a video recording of a presentation. The presentation itself was very informative but the quality of the video was sub-par.

Vice President , Cushman & Wakefield
2

Not as interesting as some of the others but o.k.

Excellent presentation- Informative and interesting.

Please Note:
It would be very helpful to have the progress bar at the bottom so it can be paused if needed.
The slides are not visible really during presentation since we see the presenter so prominantely and afterwards there were no slides to down load to review.
Please advise presenters to repeat questioners questions when presentations are recorded. It was impossible to hear the questions.
The above comments are the same I tried to leave for the other Minnesota presentation.

Again very valuable presentation but the above would be helpful and appreciated.

Senior Cost Consultant
5

Excellent Presentation and very informative!

Turner Construction Company
4

Great

Landscape architect, PVE
4

Good research and overview of specific technologies as they relate to green roofs.

President, Stephens Mechanical Engineering LLC
3

enjoyed it, informative, per others slides somewhat hazy. Being a real presentation naturally there are unplanned things that occur with IT issues and the chick working her hair - not blue suits and jelly back hair with choreography - dull - that's why I like it - a real presentation with heart and intent to inform.

Site Planner / Project Manager, Meisner + Associates / Land Vision
4

A engrossing presentation. A pdf of the slides would be beneficial.

Graduate Student, Tongji University
4

lots of details of green roof, good

architect, All Seniors Care
2

The presentation should be more focused. Too many themes and therefore, easy to forget all of them.

Project Manager, JE Dunn Construction
4

Good course, good to see how this industry is developing.

Project Engineer, DPR Construction
5

Great course!

Director, Sol. y Const. Econstruccion S.A. de C.V.
3

A downloadable ppt presentation would have helped mitigate the many distractors to the presentation. Info was good.

Director of Operations and Asset Management, Baptist Health South Florida
1

The information was helpful but I did not appreciate people walking in front of the presentation. The presentation was far away and hard to read. Not to mention the distraction of the person in the middle of the screen playing with her hair.

4
Senior Mechanical Engineer, DAR
4

informative

4

The presenter was an active contractor which I really respect. It would be interesting though to hear about greenroofs in other climate profiles.

Project Manger Engineering, Ford Land
2

Important information contained in presentation, poor technical quality of presentation.

Assistant Director , City of Homestead
2

good information for the person who is not too informed on vegetated roofs

PRESIDENT/CEO, Green Globe USA, Green Globe USA
2

I think this presentation is good content-wise but could be or can be improved a lot more presentation wise or style wise. The problem is all the pictures or data tables are not at all readable and as the topic is new, I felt that this could be much more comprehensible if care would be taken to present it slowly and videos could be more lively.
Still it is educational to some extend. I would give it two stars.

Landscape Designer, The Zealous Thumb
2

Difficult and unpleasant to listen to; presenter was clearly nervous. Also disagree with some of the recommendations regarding bamboo. There are many species of bamboo, not all invasive. Some of the clumping cultivars could be considered for green roof applications.

Landscape Architect/Children's Play Area Specialist, SPVV Landscape Architects
4

Good info but poor visuals

Senior Associate Structural Engineer, Burns & McDonnell Engineering
3

Video quality can use some improvement - hard to see the slides. I cannot download Part 2 video. Providing handouts of the slides would be of great use.

Senior Architect, Arab Engineering Bureau
4

good

Senior Project Manager, STV Inc.
4

Interesting

Sr Sustainability Manager, U.S. General Services Administration
4

Audio quit on me in the second part.

LEED Fellow, Green Building Specialist, USGBC Customer Service

Hi Kristyn! I'm sorry you were having trouble with the audio, I'll follow up with you in an email. Thanks for leaving your feedback!

Project Engineer, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
3

Went a little fast at times to follow, but otherwise informative and interesting.

Urban Planner,
4

Overall pretty good, but the quality of the video made it difficult to read some of the specifics.

Lead Structural Engineer, Strategy architectural design limited liability company
5

very useful!

Virtual Design and Construction Manager, Swinerton Builders
5

I think vegetated roofs are very interesting and important to the future of building and sustainability. This course really helped me understand vegetated roofs in great depth. I will certainly apply this knowledge to my own buildings in the future. Thanks!

Mechanical Engineer, NAGA architect
4

Good content.

Student, West Virginia University
4

Very informative and easy to follow

Architect/Project Manager, Department of Homeland Security
5

Well presented, good examples

Electrical Engineering Manager
1

No slide PDF for future reference is a major mistake.
I take these classes to further my practice and I need to be able to look back on reference material, or provide clients references when I make presentation.
I am not going to send them a video file and tell them to fast forward to a specific time to document my basis for design decisions.

Lionakis
5

The course had a lot of great information, so I score it high. The tech of delivering the talk was totally abysmal--the subject deserved better. The discontinuity while the program up loaded anther segment made the talk disjointed and frustrating to listen to and increase the time spent listening 100%.

Chief Engineer, Vornado Charles E.Smith
2

picture resolution to be improved. if possible to make it high definition to show the roofs clearly and the presenter.

Senior Cost Estimator, MBP, Inc.
5

great presentation

Landscape Designer & Arborist , Landscape Architecture
2

Video was pretty poorly shot. I wouldn't be please if I spent $45 on this credit. I think there needs to be more quality regulation on your videos for continuing education credits. Thanks

5

very very good

Architect freelance, Architect Lisa Iannascoli
4

Very interesting examples. The spiker is very good

Senior Project Manager, Johnson Controls
5

Good content.

PDP Buyer, Deere Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation
3

I would have liked if the technical issue was removed from the recording.

Senior Designer, ARCADIS
4

Great information for implementation and monitory of green roofs.

Hines
5

Super informative

Intern Architect, Morley and Associates
1

Picture quality was not great. Presenter new here information but was the material was not presented in an exciting or particularly informative way for my practice. More information on how to sell the idea of green roofs to clients and the cost/benefits analysis especially in terms of dollars would be more helpful.

Senior Project Manager, The Walsh Group
3

Ok not the best presentation. She knew her stuff but was monotone

Architect, Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair & Partners) India Private Ltd.
4

VERY INFORMATIVE

SVP, Global Design Head, Citi
Pro Reviewer
3

This is a two-part recorded session of a lunch talk on vegetated roofs that is quite informative and very well-paced. There are real-life examples shared at an adequate level of detail that really helps with gaining a full understanding of the issues that the project team solved for in their green roof designs. As can be expected from a recording of a live session, there is a minor loss of visuals at one point, and not all slides are legible at all times; however, the audio and the delivery of the speaker still keeps the presentation rather engaging. Adding a copy of the slide deck and a transcript of the audience questions, which are not audible, (and the speaker's response to those questions) as course materials should help greatly in improving the online experience.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, ETESA
4

No comments

Architectural Assistant, SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP
5

great

Energy & Green Building Project Manager, Gilleran Energy Management
3

Could not read the slides and attendees questions were not audible.

Green Building Specialist, LEED AP Homes, LEED for Homes Green Rater, U.S. Green Building Council

Hi Christine, we're sorry for any issues you had while viewing the presentation, since this was a recording of a live event.

Architect, Architekturbuero Wolfgang Juette
3

Very good presentation. I learned some new details about green roof.

Senior Environmental Engineer, Burns & McDonnell Engineering
5

Great content. Some of the commentators noted the technical issues but I dismiss that. The trade-off is that the presentation may not have even been offered or available to view in the first place. I would rather have good informative content instead of a technical polishing "hurdle" preventing a course from becoming available. Really, no worst that being in the room, plus there is the opportunity to pause or backup to replay an important point, or just pause to get a cup of coffee.

Parsons
3

Prefer to have the actual slides instead of seeing a video filming the slide/presentation. Just not as easy to read the slides

Burns & McDonnell Engineering
4

Thorough presentation

Estimator, Cranston Steel Structures
5

Excellent Course. I was very excited to see ballpark cost information included. As an estimator, it is difficult to sell the client on a system like a green roof without the cost. Most courses never delve into to that.

Assistant Project Engineer, The Christman Company
2

Presentation slides were difficult to read & IT difficulties in part 2

HVAC Engineer, SHANG HAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
5

nice course, help me a lot!

4

Prefer green roof over Solor..

Director of Sustainability, Gunlocke
4

She did a great job and I learned some really cool stuff.

Vice President, HKS, Inc.
3

Great verbal presentation but the graphics were not clear in the video

Operations Manager, Hines
3

The portion when the A/V stopped working should be omitted.

Portfolio Manager, Cushman & Wakefield
5

interesting and good speaker

Construction Project Manager, Jacobs
4

It was educational in understanding what it takes to have vegetated roof.

STV Inc.
4

Research data was interesting

Commissioning Consultants Hawaii
4

Good explanation of green roof techniques and products.

American Hydrotech, Inc.
3

Presentation is slightly dated, some slides/graphics are difficult to read.

US Air Force

Very good presentation!

Landscape Architect, La Pépinière de Joy
4

Great Course. Would have like a cost comparison between the different systems as well as another one between the extensive and the intensive green roof.

5

great

Architectural Intern, Elizabeth Eason Architecture, llc
5

I normally hate the filming a speaker live, but overall this was great. The speaker was great, the subject was interesting and easy to follow.

Graduate Sustainability Consultant, WSP USA
2

It would have been to have the technical difficulties the presenter had, edited out of the video...

5

very good, gives great basic design info and issues of consideration.

4

Pretty good outside of the technical difficulties. Would have liked to hear the questions.

5

Good presentation

Student, Kansas State University
3

Difficult to see the presentation, technical difficulties were annoying.

Membership, Credentialing, and Education Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your feedback Amber. I am sorry for any inconvenience. We have shared your feedback with our Education Partners.

Associate, Financial Reporting, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital
2

It was difficult to see the actual presentation and then to have a webinar have a technical difficult was kind of annoying to at home viewers.

Membership, Credentialing, and Education Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your feedback Nina. I am sorry for any inconvenience. We have shared your feedback with our Education Partners.

Field Coordinator, PCL Construction Services, Inc.
3

Difficult to see some of the slides in the video, but good presentation and content.

Owner, Eco-Build Strategies LLC
Pro Reviewer
3

The course was interesting and provided some good information on potential challenges, considerations and constraints. The course addressed the two basic kinds of green roof: intensive and extensive and the distinctions between the two. The course reviewed some of the ways green roofs can benefit owners and building users through their insulating factor, Stormwater management attributes and connectivity with the outdoor environment. On the downside, the course slides were very hard to see, had some technical difficulties and was definitely based on Northern climates.

LEED Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Thank you for your course feedback. The information has been shared with the Education Partner for review.

VP Marketing, Harmon Construction, Inc.
4

Very informative, thank you!

Industrial Engineer
4

excellent presentation

5

Enjoyed learning of experiences with green roofs

Territory Manager, Argos USA
4

important topics for growth

5

Very complete and professional course

Design Manager, Hyundai Development Company
5

Great Course to understand the vegetated roofs system

C.T. Hsu + Associates, P.A
4

good overview of systems and case study example

Field Engineer, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
5

Excellent

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
4

Good presentation, informative.

Cushman & Wakefield
5

informative

Managing Partner, Ecoimpact Consulting, LLC
Pro Reviewer
4

Green roofs have advanced in popularity with 36 million sf of green roofs installed in the US over the last decade. In 2015 there was an 18.5% growth in the industry. The goals of this 2 module, 1 hour recording of a live presentation, focus on improving the knowledge gap and providing case studies to present the advantages of green roofs.

The presentation describes which LEED credits a green roof can contribute toward, peer reviewed research for stormwater runoff management, typical green roof assemblies (intensive, extensive), typical plantings, and discusses design considerations including structural requirements, design for restoration, design for pollinators and food production, budget and cost of labor, materials and long term maintenance.

Because this is presented originally live in the USGBC Minnesota Community, the presentation gives a regional view of green roofs and touches on issues of snow, climate hardiness to colder zones and considerations for local wildlife. I would recommend this presentation to LEED Pros, architects, designers and building managers who are interested in learning more about green roofs.

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