Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Education Program

Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training in New York City

Demand for Green Roof Professionals has never been greater! The green roof industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and now more than ever, itís time to get the designation that proves youíre familiar with green roof benefits, design, implementation and technology. Join more than 525 accredited GRPs and distinguish yourself in the marketplace by adding this green building credential to your professional qualifications. The following courses are recommended training for GRP candidates preparing to write the accreditation exam.

* Registration now includes access to hundreds of green roof research papers. See below for more information.

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Course Date
Design 101 Mar 21st
Design & Installation 201 Mar 22nd
Waterproofing & Drainage 301 Mar 23rd
Plants & Growing Media 401 Mar 24th

Sponsored by the Horticultural Society of New York.

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Green Roof Research Library Included with Enrollment

Attend all four courses and receive a USB key containing over 350 technical papers from GRHC conferences - a $195 value.

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Tuition for each course includes a 100-page course manual, lunch and coffee breaks, and tours of local projects (weather permitting).

Green Roof Design 101 (2nd Ed.)
Introduces participants to the numerous public and private benefits of green roofs and presents many of the tools and techniques needed to meet your green roof project objectives.

Green Roof Design and Installation 201
An immensely practical course that provides participants with in-depth information on the multitude of green roof implementation issues from first client meetings through scheduling, insurance and permit issues, site analysis, construction considerations and more.

Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 301
Presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to meet green roof waterproofing and drainage project objectives.

Green Roof Plants and Growing Media 401
Provides participants with an overview of plants and growing media design considerations and maintenance for green roof assemblies.

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101"This course was informative, useful, and easy to understand."
-Kyle Jensen, Kyle Jensen Architect/AquafiberTechnologies Corporation

201"This course is very informative with regard to the technical aspects of the green roof construction process as well as providing a sound economic and ecological argument for the use of this technology."
-Bruce Zaretsky, Zaretsky and Associates,Inc.

301"The course did a great job of bringing the two sides of the discipline together. As a landscape architect, it was invaluable to hear how waterproofing and roofing experts view the drainage and waterproofing of green roofs."
- Dawn Easterday, ASLA, RLA, LEED,Senior Project Manager / Landscape Architect, Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd.

401"Personally, coming from the waterproofing side of the industry, the 401 course was enlightening and provided necessary information that all green roof practitioners should possess."
- Tim Barrett, Barrett Roofing