The following half-day courses are being offered at Grey to Green on June 1st. Note that these courses are not included with a Delegate Pass. Tuition for all courses is $199 for GRHC members, and $249 for non-members, plust HST.
- Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Green Infrastructure: Policies, Performance and Projects | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Living Architecture and Sustainable Energy | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Each course includes a detailed reference manual. Unless otherwise noted, all courses are approved for continuing education credits by OALA, OAA, LA CES, AIA CES, USGBC/GBCI, APLD, and GRHC (for GRPs). See below for detailed course descriptions.
Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture
Building-integrated agriculture is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of the agriculture industry, and recent technological innovations are enabling urban farmers to exploit underutilized spaces in our cities for food production. This course discusses practical applications of green roof and wall technologies that can be used to implement productive rooftop farming initiatives. Case studies describe pioneering urban farm operations and reveal key factors for project success.
Green Infrastructure: Policies, Performance and Projects
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.
Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design
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.
Living Architecture and Sustainable Energy
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!