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GROW 1500 - Green Walls—Design, Site Logistics and Implementation

Green Roofs Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course provides the basis for understanding green wall technologies: living walls and green facades. Students will acquire the knowledge to decide which technology is best to “green” a specific wall. They will also acquire a good understanding of the different components involved in designing, planning, and installing these leading-edge technologies. In addition, students will learn about plant choices, growing medium, irrigation, job-site logistics, maintenance, and team management to guarantee the long-term viability of a green wall project. Students will participate in group discussions and in-class activities. Throughout the course, students will work on an individual course project.

Credits

1.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Recognize the difference between a living wall and a green façade.
  • Describe the different components required to design, plan, and install a green wall.
  • Evaluate the feasibility and options for new and existing installations of green walls.
  • Select appropriate plant material and other materials for the wall environment.
  • Propose the most appropriate green wall design to match the design program, environmental mandate, and site/climatic conditions.
  • Develop a project management timeline for an efficient green wall installation.
  • Create a complete maintenance plan with long-term care requirements.
  • Create a quote for a specific green wall project.
  • Evaluate the risks and challenges related to the project.

Effective as of Fall 2014

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