Introduction to Green Roofs and Living Walls

Date: May 31, 2017
Time: 9:30 am  to  5:00 pm

Summary

A one day introduction to green roof and living wall concepts, planning issues, the history of green roofs, benefits and constraints, planting strategies to benefit wildlife and how green roofs work with BREEAM.

Description

This course is an introduction to green roof and living wall concepts, planning issues (including green roof policies, green infrastructure audits and planning of GI networks), the history of green roofs, benefits and constraints, planting strategies to benefit wildlife and how green roofs work with BREEAM.

There will be a visit to the David Attenborough Building green roof, accompanied by CCI staff, and a workshop which will run through the green roof design process. The day will conclude with attendees giving feedback from their workshop groups and a Q&A and discussion.

The day will be led by Gary Grant, designer of some of the largest living walls in London, and Dusty Gedge, President of the European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations

Who Should Attend?

Professional and graduate ecologists, but also of relevance to local authority ecologists and planners, architects, landscape architects, environmental and land managers, building facilities managers, sustainability officers etc.

Knowledge Level

Beginner

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how green roofs and living walls work
  • Understand how green roofs and living walls form part of urban green infrastructure networks
  • Be familiar with planting strategies to design green roofs and living walls for biodiversity
  • Understand how green roofs contribute to scoring in BREEAM
  • Be familiar with the benefits and constraints associated with green roofs and living walls

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