Designing and Constructing Vegetated Roofs
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Friday, December 8, 2023
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CST
Presented by: Mary Ann Uhlmann
Early Adopters and Realized Benefits
- A brief history
- Benefits and advantages in today’s urban built environment
Vegetated Green Roof Technology: Types and Purpose
- Building-integrated stormwater management
- Energy-wise roofing system
- Rooftop farm
- Therapeutic green view
- Urban garden space
Components and Layout Configurations
- Common components to all systems
- Common layout configurations
- Understanding type-specific layouts and components
Design and Site Issues
- Building structural issues affecting design and performance
- Site considerations for all vegetated green roof types
- Issues surrounding a vegetated green roof retrofit
- Understanding the implications of design decisions for a ‘living’ system
Design for Specific Outcomes
- Maintenance efficiency and safety
- Plant and soil media design considerations for stormwater management
- Effective energy efficient component configurations
- Food production soil media blends
- Therapeutic green view plant palettes
- Design considerations for interactive rooftop gardens
Construction and Logistics
- Material storage and loading challenges
- Understanding the implications of construction scheduling and delays
- Specifications regarding installer experience/certifications
- Logistical decisions impacting project success
- Planting techniques vital to successful plant establishment
- Soil media compaction aversion methods
Expectations of a Successful Project
- Examples of thriving vegetated green roof projects
- Methods to monitor performance
- Expected ROI timeline
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 HSW LUs
6.0 HSW CE Hours
6.0 HSW PDHs
International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)
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This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
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The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).
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Mary Ann UhlmannUrban Horticulture Consulting, LLC
Ms. Uhlmann is an environmental horticulturist, accredited green roof professional, certified permaculture practitioner and certified sustainable landscape professional. Her firm, Urban Horticulture Consulting, provides green infrastructure planning, training and asset management. Over the past 19 years, she has been a passionate advocate for green infrastructure education and policy making. Based in Marietta, Georgia, her projects include green roof design, assessments and remediation, maintenance protocol development, FLL compliance testing and the development of public outreach programs. Recent speaking engagements include The Little Rock Sustainability Conference, P80 Global Summit and The Green Infrastructure Foundation Seattle Design Charette.
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Course Title: Designing and Constructing Vegetated Roofs
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the benefits and types of vegetated roofs, their components and layout configurations, design and site issues, construction and logistics, and expectations of a successful project.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able summarize the benefits of vegetated roofs in today’s urban built environment and explain how stormwater management and energy conservation goals can be addressed by vegetated roofs.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify common components and layout configurations of vegetated roofs, and they will be able to discuss structural issues affecting design and performance and site considerations for all vegetated green roof types.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss design specifications for vegetated roof design for specific outcomes, including stormwater management, energy efficiency, or aesthetic/therapeutic green-view goals.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss vegetated roof construction and logistics, and they will be able to define the parameters of a successful project.
LUs: 6.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with renewal energy projects
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 02/07/2026
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