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GROW 0001 - Green Roofs - Concepts, Systems and Incentives

Green Roofs Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Students will learn about the basics of green roofs, definitions of the different types of green roof systems and materials, appropriate vegetation for intensive, semi-intensive and extensive green roofs. Course content will provide students with the knowledge of a benefit analysis of green roofs through a case study method. The format will be 2 hours lecture and 2 hours workshop, students will tour the dedicated Green Roof Research Facility at the Centre for Architectural Ecology to review products and to mock up a green roof assembly. This interdisciplinary course would be of interest to planners, design professionals and the building industry.

Prerequisite(s)

Familiarity with content on commons.bcit.ca/greenroof/

Credits

0.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Interpret the regulatory framework for green roof incentives.
  • Evaluate and explain the benefits of a green roof through a building and site analysis.
  • Interpret the green roof in relation to LEED rating system.
  • Determine the green roof options based on an understanding of the available products.
  • Apply knowledge of green roof systems to proposed projects.

Effective as of Fall 2006

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