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Thank You For Attending Grey To Green Conference 2016!

We are working hard to confirm the details for Grey to Green Conference 2017. 

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Training: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Enhance your knowledge in specialized subject areas and earn continuing education credits by attending Grey to Green training courses.

All courses will take place at the Department of Architectural Science - Ryerson University, 325 Church St., Toronto, ON, on June 1st.

Note that the following courses are not included with a Delegate pass; separate registration is required.



Each course includes a detailed reference manual. See below for course descriptions. Unless otherwise noted, all courses are approved for continuing education credits by LA CES, AIA CES, USGBC/GBCI, APLD, and GRHC (for GRPs).

GRP Accreditation Exam: June 1st, 2016 

A Green Roof Professional (GRP) accreditation exam is being offered on June 1st, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Separate registration is required for the exam. For more information, visit the exam registration site.

Course Descriptions

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Making it Work: How to Properly Construct Low Impact Development Green Infrastructure
Instructor: Kyle Vander Linden, Water Resources Specialist, Credit Valley Conservation

Low Impact Development (LID), an innovative stormwater management approach that treats, infiltrates, filters, and retains runoff at the source, is quickly becoming the new norm in Ontario. Construction of LID practices involves techniques and specifications that differ from traditional stormwater management construction practices. Failing to follow proper LID construction methods can result in barren bioretention landscapes, clogged infiltration practices, uneven permeable pavements, and ultimately costly post-construction repairs. This course is applicable to anyone involved in the design, construction, and inspection of LID, whether it is in a large subdivision development or a small parking lot retrofit. Instructors will take participants through each step of the LID construction highlighting potential errors and explaining proper techniques. Participants will also receive recommendations for specifications and tender contracts. The experienced instructors will present valuable lessons learned from examples in Ontario and similar cold climate regions.

PRICE: $399 (Non-Member), $349 (GRHC Member), plus HST.

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Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture
Instructor: Arlene Throness, Urban Agriculture Coordinator, Rye's HomeGrown, Ryerson University; Jayne Miles, Programming Coordinator, Rye's HomeGrown, Ryerson University

Building-integrated agriculture is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of the agriculture industry, and recent technological innovations are enabling urban farmers to use formerly underutilized spaces 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.

Includes an 85-page reference manual.

PRICE: $249 (Non-Member), $199 (GRHC Member), plus HST.


Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design
Instructor: Brad Bass, Urban Lead, Great Lake Issue Management and Reporting Section, Environment and Climate Change 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.

Includes a 95-page course manual.

$249 (Non-Member), $199 (GRHC Member), plus HST.


Advanced Green Roof Maintenance
Instructor: Andy Creath, Founder, Green Roofs of Colorado

Whether you’re a green roof designer, consultant, installer, owner, or caretaker, planning and budgeting for maintenance is critical to the long-term success of your projects. This course examines best practices for planning, budgeting, and implementing maintenance procedures, and approaches for rehabilitating green roofs that have been subject to maintenance neglect. Learn how to develop maintenance plans, contracts, and inspection reports that work in concert with warranty requirements

Includes a 115-page course manual.

$249 (Non-Member), $199 (GRHC Member), plus HST.



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