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Building Enclosure Council: Green Roof Design, Installation and Maintenance From the Builder’s Perspective (Hybrid)

  • COST

    Free for BSA members, $10 for nonmembers

  • TYPE





    1 LU/HSW AIA credit available.

Event Description

This course is presented by Charlie Sinkler, President of Apex Green Roofs. In this presentation, he discusses green roof systems, a growing application in both commercial and residential construction projects within the US. Implementation of green roofs in the US has been influenced by German environmental policy that brought about a mixture of federal and local laws, backed by supportive subsidies, and punitive higher taxes on run-off from conventional roofs. German legislation has driven implementation of green roofs since the 1950s. Similarly, local legislation is driving increased implementation of green roofs in the US.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain which types of green roof incentive policies are active in the United States.

  2. Recognize how green roofs save money compared to a traditional roof.

  3. Analyze and align critical design considerations with green roof project goals.

  4. Define key points to consider for green roof planning success.