Training: June 2nd
The following half-day courses are being offered at Grey to Green on June 2nd. Note that these courses are not included with a Delegate Pass. Tuition for all courses is $175 for delegates, and $199 for non-delegates, plust HST.
- Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Introduction to Integrated Water Management for Buildings & Sites | 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 - 4:30 pm
- Integrated Water Management for Buildings & Sites III: Water Storage & Cisterns | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
- Living Architecture and Sustainable Energy | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
- The Scoop on Soil, Compost and our Living Earth | 1:00 pm - 4:30 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.
GRP Accreditation Exam: June 2nd
A Green Roof Professional (GRP) accreditation exam is being offered on June 2nd, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Separate registration is required for the exam. For more information, visit the exam registration site.
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.
Introduction to Integrated Water Management for Buildings & Sites
This course provides technical and economic information on the design and performance of integrated water management systems for buildings and sites based on the Net Zero Water concept. It describes the seven stages in the integrated water cycle: harvest, entry treatment, conveyance, storage, use treatment, distribution and usage. 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.
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 - Half Day Course
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.
Integrated Water Management for Buildings and Sites III: Water Storage & Cisterns
This course explores a wide variety of rainwater harvesting systems with the aim of providing attendees with an array of technical solutions for water capture and storage. 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 describes ways in which water quality can be improved and maintained before and during storage.
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!
The Scoop on Soil, Compost and our Living Earth
This in-depth workshop covers the following topics: Soil, its Life and Times; Soil Health for Water Conservation, Erosion Control and Food Productivity; The Right Soil for the Right Use. Presented in partnership with The Compost Council of Canada and the Compost Quality Alliance.
Note that this workshop has not been approved for continuing education or professional development hours by the associations noted above.