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Comprehensive Green Roof: Beyond Extensive and Intensive

February 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Learn how to maximize the environmental, social and financial benefit from green roofs. The decade-old U.S. green roof market is largely based on German technology. Advanced understanding has led to breakthroughs that address issues in first-generation green roofs and technology transfer. Comprehensive green roofs bring the most advantageous qualities of intensive and extensive green roofs together. Comprehensive green roofs support plant varieties typically seen in intensive green roofs at the depth and weight of extensive green roofs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of current technology in green roof construction illustrated by case studies.

  • Participants will understand the advantages of combining the best qualities of “extensive” and “intensive” green roofs to create a “comprehensive” green roof design.

  • Participants will understand the wide range of plant species that comprehensive green roofs can support.

  • Participants will learn the best practices in design, establishment maintenance and follow-up of comprehensive green roof design.

    This presentation can count as a “Structured Self Reported Program” for 1 hour of AIA credit.


Hemingway, Floor 18
50 Milk Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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