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Green Roof Boot Camp


February 20, 2014
by Canadian Architect

Green Roof Professional (GRP) training takes place in Toronto from Thursday, February 27 to Saturday, March 1, 2014. Attend this series of courses on green roof design, installation and maintenance, and equip yourself with knowledge and skills to participate in an industry that posted 24% growth last year. Learn from industry experts, gain access to hundreds of technical papers, and prepare for accreditation as a Green Roof Professional (GRP) – North America’s premier distinction for green roof designers and practitioners.

The courses take place from 8:30am to 5:00pm daily in Meeting Room 1 at the Centre for Social Innovation in Regent Park, located at 585 Dundas Street East in Toronto. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now.

Green Roof Design and Installation takes place on Thursday, February 27, 2014 – an updated and consolidated version of the Green Roof Design 101 and Green Roof Design and Installation 201 courses. It incorporates new research on green roof benefits and the latest technical standards, and presents tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget. The instructor is Steven Peck, HASLA, GRP, Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage takes place on Friday, February 28, 2014 and will provide participants with an overview of waterproofing and drainage construction and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It lays out technical vocabulary and materials and presents detailed design solutions and implementation best management practices for waterproofing and drainage in green roofs. The instructor is Patrick Carey, GRP, Hadj Design.

Green Roof Plants and Growing Media takes place on Saturday, March 1, 2014 and will provide participants with an overview of plants and growing media design considerations and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It establishes design and implementation best management practices for plants and growing media in green roofs. The instructor is Janet Anderson, GRP, Caradoc Green Roofs Ltd.

Additionally, tours of local projects will be offered in conjunction with this event (weather permitting).

Tuition for Green Roof Design and Installation is $499 CDN, or $474 CDN for GRHC members. Tuition for Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage and Green Roof Plants and Growing Media is $399 CDN, or $374 CDN for GRHC members each. Tuition includes course materials, lunch and refreshments. If paying by cheque, please note it must be received in our office no later than one week before the event. Registrations may be canceled by a participant up to three days prior to the event, and will incur a $50 cancellation fee per course. We regret that a registration cannot be cancelled after that point.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is an approved continuing education provider with GBCI, AIA CES, LA CES, APLD, BOMI and RCI.

For more information, please visit www.cvent.com/events/toronto-green-roof-boot-camp/event-summary-8a580fbbf2234fbabcf9a88a0006dcc8.aspx


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