Green Roofs for Healthy Cities brings new courses to Toronto

Three courses will be offered at the Toronto Botanical Garden, located at 777 Lawrence Avenue East in Toronto.

* October 23, 2007: Green Roof Infrastructure Design & Installation 201
* November 2, 2007: Green Walls 101: Introduction to Systems and Design
* December 4, 2007: Green Roof Infrastructure Waterproofing & Drainage 301

All Courses run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, and tuition is $395 per course.

Green Roof Infrastructure Design & Installation 201
This much anticipated second course in the forthcoming accreditation program is for those who have taken Green Roof Design 101 or who already have basic green roof knowledge. You will learn the roles and responsibilities of a green roof team, and various issues and complexities involved in managing your green roof project and how to plan for success every time. The course instructor is Steven Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

Green Walls Design 101: Introduction to Systems and Design
Through a series of case studies, this course familiarizes participants with existing green wall technologies, their environmental benefits and issues related to their design and construction. This course provides information on how to determine major functions and components of a green wall, differentiate between different green wall systems, understand market drivers in North American green wall business and how to design green walls for maximum benefits and LEED points. The course instructor is Randy Sharp, Landscape Architect, LEED -accredited professional, and a principal with Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc. in Vancouver. He specializes in the design and installation of extensive and intensive green roofs as well as green walls, rain gardens and permeable landscapes.

Green Roof Infrastructure Waterproofing & Drainage 301
This is GRHCs third course in the Green Roof Accreditation Program. This new course 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 course instructor is Dave Honza, who has extensive experience in leak detection. He has surveyed over 30,000,000 square feet of roofs and participated in designing roofing or waterproofing systems for over 600 projects totaling over 15,000,000 square feet.

Those collecting AIA, RCI, ASLA credits for application toward local/regional associations or for license renewal can acquire 7.5 education credits by enrolling in 101 or 201 courses. Inquiries should be directed to Green Roofs for Healthy Cities at 416.971.4494 ext 228.

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