Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 – 4:30 pm

Defining Sustainable Roofs          E. McKinney

   What makes a roof sustainable?

   LEED treatment of cool and green roofs

   Choosing the sustainable roofing option for your project

Understanding the Advantages of Vegetated Roofs          E. McKinney

   Stormwater management

   Absorption of pollutants

   Heat island reduction

   Increased insulation

   Increased plant and animal habitat

   Reduced energy and maintenance costs

   Aesthetic benefits and increased amenity space

Examining Vegetated Roof Design and Components          E. McKinney

   Determining which projects are candidates for green roofs

   Extensive and intensive green roofs

   Common components and materials

   Maintenance requirements

   Lifecycle analysisImpact on energy cost

Designing and Constructing Cool Roofs          B. Gardiner

   Reviewing cool roof standards and ratings


   Reflective materials

   Life cycle analysis

   Impact on energy cost

Exploring Sustainable Materials and Construction          B. Gardiner
Techniques for Conventional Roofs

   Sustainability of roofing materials: shingles, metal, tile and stone

   Insulation options

   New features and construction techniques

Adding Rooftop Renewable Energy          B. Gardiner

   Solar photovoltaic energy systems

   Rooftop solar hot water systems

   Rooftop wind turbines


     6.5 HSW CEPHs/Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 HSW continuing education hours (TX CEPHs) to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not pre-approved in Texas.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar offers contractors a continuing education opportunity, but it has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education approval.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Brian Gardiner

Principal, BMG Enterprises, LLCMr. Gardiner has provided roof consulting services for commercial, industrial, and governmental clients including architects, building owners, engineers, and contractors. He has over 30 years’ experience providing roof management programs, systems analysis, design, specifications, quality control monitoring, failure analysis, and project management. He has presented seminars on a variety of building envelope topics for various organizations, including: Roofing Contractors Association of Texas, Midwest Roofing Contractors Association, National Roofing Contractors Association, University of Texas and the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Gardiner is a past region director of RCI, Inc.; a three-time president of the Austin Chapterof the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI); and a Past Vice-Chairman of the ASTM E06-71 Green Roof Subcommittee.

Eleanor Mckinney, ASLA

Eleanor H. McKinney Landscape Architect, Inc.Eleanor H. McKinney Landscape Architect, Inc. (EMLA) is an incorporated landscape architectural firm specializing in sustainable development. Beginning in 1989, Ms. McKinney provided landscape programming, planning, design, construction document, and construction administration services to other landscape and architectural firms in Texas. In 1995, she started her own landscape architectural studio with an emphasis on thorough site analysis, quality hardscape design, and use of native plant materials. Experience has ranged from large scale master planning to intimate courtyard designs. For over 18 years, the studio has provided a unique perspective on landscapes that reflect a regional Texas flavor. In 2008 Ms. McKinney received the Green Roof Award of Excellence in the Intensive Institutional Category for the Austin City Hall. Since then she has worked on seven green roofs in Central Texas. Ms. McKinney has lectured on green roofs for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and has also appeared as a speaker at the Texas chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Conference. She earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from Texas A&M University in College Station.