Training Program

Training courses are registered with LA CES, GBCI, AIA CES, APLD and GRHC (as well as RCI, where applicable) and includes a detailed resource manual. 


Green Roof Professional (GRP) Accreditation Exam | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Location TBA (separate registration required)



All courses take place at the Marriott Marquis conference venue.

HALF DAY COURSES ($175 for conference delegates, $199 for non-delegates):
Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture8:30am - 12:30pm | Carrot Common
Introduction to Integrated Water Management for Buildings & Sites I 8:30am-12:30pm | 
Location TBD 
Green Infrastructure: Policies, Performance and Projects 8:30am-12:30pm | Location TBD
Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design 12:30pm-4:15pm | Location TBD
Introduction to Integrated Water Management for Buildings & Sites III 1:00pm-5:00pm | 
Location TBD  
Living Architecture and Sustainable Energy 1:00pm-5:00pm | Location TBD
Soil Workshop 1:00pm-5:00pm | Location TBD


Course Descriptions

Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture - Half Day Course (3.5 CEUs/PDHs/CE Hours)

Trainer: Ben Flanner, Head Farmer, President, Brooklyn Grange

Rooftop urban agriculture has the potential to significantly increase food production in cities by taking advantage of underutilized spaces. This half-day course discusses practical applications of green roof and wall technologies that can be used to implement productive rooftop farming initiatives. Case studies drawn from North America’s most successful projects describe innovative approaches for overcoming common challenges associated with rooftop farming initiatives.
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Introduction to Integrated Water Management for Buildings & Sites I (3.5 CEUs/PDHs/CE Hours)

Trainer: Jeffrey L. Bruce, GRP, FASLA, LEED, ASIC, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company, LLC

This half-day course provides technical and economic information on the design and performance of a fully integrated site and building water management system based on the Net Zero Water concept. This approach promises to significantly reduce the consumption of potable water in buildings, reduce discharge to municipal waste water systems, and save on municipal energy by reducing the amount of potable water treated at municipal facilities. The recognition of the connection between water management and energy conservation is emerging as a new opportunity in integrated management systems.
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Green Infrastructure: Policies, Performance and Projects (3.5 CEUs/PDHs/CE Hours) 

Trainer: Michael Krause, Principal, Kandiyo Consulting, LLC

Developed by the Green Infrastructure Foundation (, this course is ideal for policy makers and other advocates of urban greenery. It provides attendees with a review of various vegetative technologies in urban areas (i.e. green walls, roofs, urban forests, rain gardens), presents the latest research on their many performance benefits, and showcases a variety of leading edge policy and program developments in cities such as Chicago, Seattle, New York and Toronto.
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Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design - Half Day Course (3.5 CEUs/PDHs/CE Hours)

Trainer: Brad Bass, Urban Issues Lead, Environment Canada

This course discusses design and construction best practices for green facades and living walls, including maintenance and irrigation requirements. Discover the latest research findings on the environmental benefits of these technologies. 
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Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites III (3.5 CEUs/PDHs/CE Hours)

Trainer: Jeffrey L. Bruce, GRP, FASLA, LEED, ASIC, Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company, LLC

This is the third course in the Integrated Water Management training series. Achieving net-zero water utilizes the concepts of the using and reusing of water multiple times on site and to provide to the greatest degree possible a closed-loop of water. This course is designed to enable readers to view a wide variety of rain water harvesting systems with the aim of providing an array of possible technical solutions to their water problems. Included are guidelines for sizing water harvesting systems, an overview of water harvesting system components, a review of possible application issues, and a look at material costs guidelines. This course also explores ways in which water quality can be improved and maintained before and during storage.
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Living Architecture and Sustainable Energy (3.5 CEUs/PDHs/CE Hours)

Trainer: Greg Allen, B.A.Sc., P. Eng., LEED® AP, Senior Associate, Sustainable EDGE, Ltd.

This half-day course explores innovative approaches for integrating green (vegetated) roofs and walls with other building services to reduce or eliminate energy inputs from unsustainable sources and enhance economic and health performance. Topics include intake air cooling, photovoltaics, air freshening, bio-energy production, moderation of heat loss and gain through the building envelope, and more!
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Soil Workshop

Trainer: Susan Antler, Executive Director, Compost Canada

More info coming soon
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