Education

Since 2003, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) has offered comprehensive, multi-disciplinary courses that support the development of the living architecture industry in North America by providing detailed information on topics such as:

  • green roof design, installation and maintenance;
  • green walls;
  • building-integrated agriculture;
  • integrated water management for buildings and sites;
  • ...and more!

See below for our current course schedule. Detailed course descriptions can be found on our GRP Training Program and Half-Day Courses pages.

If you are unable to attend a course in person, course manuals can be purchased from our Green Infrastructure Store.

GRHC is an approved continuing education provider with GBCI, AIA CES, LA CES, APLD, BOMI, CNLA, CCA, and RCI.

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The following full-day courses have been delivered to thousands of green building professionals and are
recommended training for Green Roof Professional (GRP) candidates preparing to write the accreditation
exam. There are no prerequisites for Green Roof Design and Installation. For more information on the GRP training
program, please see detailed course descriptions.
Nashville
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Green Roof Design and Installation September 17
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage November 15
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media November 15
Toronto
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Green Roof Design and Installation September 18
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage September 19
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media September 20
New York
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Green Roof Design and Installation October 9
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage October 10
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media October 11
The following specialized half-day courses complement GRP training. See detailed course descriptions for more information.
Advanced Green Roof Maintenance
Nashville November 15 Details / Register
Living Architecture and Sustainable Energy
Nashville  November 15 Details / Register
Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design  
Nashville November 15 Details / Register
Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture
New York October 24 Details / Register
Nashville November 15 Details / Register
Please note: GRP candidates must register two weeks in advance of exam dates. For more information
on our accreditation program please see our GRP Accreditation page.
Green Roof Professional (GRP) Accreditation Exams
Toronto October 17 Details / Register
New York November 3 Details / Register
Nashville November 12 Details / Register

Registrations for regularly scheduled courses may be cancelled online or by contacting Jordan Richie at 416-971-4494, ext. 221, up to THREE DAYS prior to the event. A $50 cancellation fee will apply. We regret that we cannot cancel a registration after that point.

For GRP accreditation exam changes or cancellations, please see the exam guidebook.

Please be advised that Green Roofs for Healthy Cities assumes no liability or responsibility for reimbursement of airfare, hotel, or any other travel related expenses incurred due to the postponement or cancellation of courses. We suggest contacting us before making any non-refundable travel arrangements.

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by Steven Peck
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