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GROW 1000 - Green Roofs - Details, Installation and Maintenance

Green Roofs Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

GROW 1000 is designed for students, design professionals, contractors and planners who already have a basic understanding of green roofs. The course provides students with an understanding of green roof performance criteria, and offers knowledge and skills to manage the details, installation and maintenance aspects of green roof design. Students will be exposed to leading edge information on materials, design details, and implementation methods, and learn about green roof policy. The course presents regionally-relevant solutions supported by the current research at the Centre for Architectural Ecology (CAE). Through a project, students will integrate the lectures with practical hands-on activities. Students will further apply their knowledge through case study discussions and a tour of the BCIT Elevated Lab.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 34487

Sat Oct 16 - Sat Oct 30 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 16 - Oct 30 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. This course will be held inside the NE3 building at the Burnaby campus.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.


Learning Outcomes

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

  • Evaluate the feasibility and options for green roofs, for new and existing roof installations.
  • Propose the most appropriate green roof design to match design purpose, environmental mandate, and site/climatic conditions.
  • Select appropriate plant material and product choices for the roof environment, soil type/depth, roof functions, and visual criteria.
  • Apply knowledge of the specific technical function of green roof components to an understanding of the roofing system's design and its performance as a whole through the development of construction plans and details.
  • Develop a project management timeline for an efficient green roof installation.
  • Create an establishment maintenance plan and long term care requirements.

Effective as of Fall 2006

Related Programs

GROW 1000 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Architectural and Building Technology
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Building Construction Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Building Design and Architectural CAD
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  4. Construction Operations
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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