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GRHC UPDATE WORK TOWARDS YOUR GREEN ROOF PROFESSIONAL (GRP) DESIGNATION BY TAKING GRHC TRAINING COURSES TODAY TO REGISTER, VISIT GREENROOFS.ORG PROFESSIONAL CALENDAR GREEN ROOF BOOT CAMPS Intensive four-day event for GRP candidates presenting all four, core courses: Green Roof Design 101, Green Roof Design & Installation 201, Green Roof Waterproofing & Drainage 301 and Green Roof Plants & Growing Media 401 (courses can be taken separately). 101 New York: Austin: Chicago: San Francisco: Philadelphia: Toronto March 25 April 15 May 6 May 13 June 24 July 15 201 March 26 April 17 May 7 May 14 June 25 July 16 301 March 27 April 16 May 8 May 15 June 25 July 17 401 March 28 April 18 May 9 May 16 June 27 July 18 WASHINGTON REGIONAL GREEN ROOF AND GREEN WALL CONFERENCE We are offering the following training courses on June 1st. Green Roofs 101-401 Green Walls 101 Ecological Design Integrated Water Management Green Roof and Walls Policy Please see register. GREEN ROOF PROFESSIONAL (GRP) ACCREDITATION EXAM Tampa: New York: Chicago: March 26 April 30 June 18 Note: Course dates subject to change. Please see for details. announce that this year we will be developing some new courses that will be delivered as twohour webinars. Areas of focus will be: • Green roof maintenance; • Integrated site & building water PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UPDATE THE LATEST NEWS ON GREEN ROOF PROFESSIONAL (GRP) TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION By Hazel Farley management systems; • Urban food production; and • Ecological design for maximizing biodiver- sity on green roofs. The first course (Integrated Site & Building Water Management Systems) will be launched at our Regional Conference and Training in Washington, D.C. on June 1st, 2010. In 2009, our statistics showed that quite a large number of participants in our green roof training courses had traveled considerable distances to get their training. As a result, we experimented with the “Boot Camp” concept, running all four of our courses that provide the knowledge ongratulations to the more than 250 accredited Green Roof Professionals (GRPs) who successfully passed the exam in 2009. In order to assist you in staying current on green roof best practices and to enable you to accumulate the necessary continuing education credits, we are pleased to 32 LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR for the accreditation program consecutively over a weekend. This concept met with such an enthusiastic response that we have decided to use Green Roof Boot Camps as the primary course delivery model for 2010. This does not mean that you have to sign up for all four courses however. The number of courses you take will be up to you, but for those wishing to move more rapidly to become a Green Roof Professional (GRP) then this may be a preferred, fast-track option. Our course and exam schedule can be found at If you have any questions about the GRP accreditation or course schedule please contact GRHC’s new training coordinator, Luna Ghose at or (416) 971 4494 ext 228. D Hazel Farley is the director of training and accreditation for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities in Toronto, Canada. WINTER 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010
Laying Roots for Green Jobs
Outstanding Student Design
Passing of a Legend
New Federal Stormwater Guidelines From EPA
Partnering Science with Service
On the Roof with...Eden Brukman, Reg. Arch., LEED(R) AP
The Leaf Effect
Who Owns the Green Roof?
Planting the Federal Inventory
Curb Appeal
Maintenance Matters
Professional Development Update
Professional Calendar
Congratulations New GRPS
Welcome New Corporate Members
Green Roof Energy Calculator
Doing No Harm

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2010