Register now for the New York Upstate Chapter of the USGBC's presentation on Green Roofs: An Introduction.
This presentation will introduce green roofs as a sustainable design element that can yield a variety of environmental, economic and social benefits. Key components of green roof systems, including roof membranes, root barriers, drainage and water retention, soil media and plant materials will be discussed. Considerations for design, construction and maintenance as well as examples from selected projects will be discussed. Resources available to estimate costs and lifecycle benefits will also be shared.
About the Presenter - Michael Gridley, RLA, LEED AP, GRP
Michael Gridley is a Senior Landscape Architect with C&S Companies. He holds Masters degrees in Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture. He is a Registered Landscape Architect, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an accredited Green Roof Professional.
Mr. Gridley has 14 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, with a focus on sustainable site design. His responsibilities include project management, landscape architectural design, visualization, rendering, and construction administration. His project experience includes green infrastructure design, parks and trails, streetscapes, commercial and institutional site development, and master planning.
Mr. Gridley has also served as visiting instructor of landscape architecture at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where he has taught in the undergraduate design studio. In addition to being a licensed landscape architect in the State of New York, he also holds CLARB certification, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and an accredited Green Roof Professional through Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.
- Identify five major benefits of green roof systems over traditional roofing materials.
- Understand the architectural, environmental and site factors which influence the effectiveness and compatibility of green roof systems.
- Acquire familiarity with six major green roof components.
- Identify tools to evaluate the comparative costs and benefits of green roof systems versus traditional roofing systems.