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.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of GROW 1500 for the Fall 2022 term.
Wed Nov 16 - Wed Dec 07 (4 weeks)
- 4 weeks
- CRN 40991
Class meeting times
|Nov 16 - Dec 07||Wed||18:00 - 21:00||Burnaby|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
This course will be held inside the NE3 building at the Burnaby campus.
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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