About This Course:
Increasing the quality of life and adapting to climate change within our cities is getting more important than ever before. Join a growing community of professionals whose goal is to promote, design, engineer, and implement a healthy urban environment with resilient nature.
Greenery on structures and biophilic design has been a long tradition in Europe and for two decades an increasing number of North American cities require nature on existing or new buildings. Jörg Breuning, the green roof expert for over 40 years, helps you to learn about Green Roofs, Blue Roofs, Brown Roofs, Solar Garden Roofs, Food Roofs, Roof Gardens, and any combination of the above.
Attendees will learn about different types of vegetated roofs and their necessity for sustainable urban design (benefits, from grey to green), as well as the path to sponge city and zero run-offs.
All different Green Roof types and the five (5) typical Green Roof systems will be examined, with an overview of projects from a gravel roof covered by mosses to a vertical forest with high biodiversity.
Attendees will learn about the tricks, tactics, and myths from colorful advertising brochures and how suppliers jump on the green bandwagon without solid knowledge or experience.
An overview will be provided to illustrate how green roofs are typically installed and learn what can be streamlined to reduce costs and maintenance.
Lessons learned, such as selection of roofing materials, roofing warranties, value engineering, leak detection, LEED, and green roof maintenance, will be provided.
Attendees will understand how to combine and fully integrate Solar/PV with vegetated roofs for maximum payback and environmental enhancement and make every roof a prime real estate.
Course Codes: AIA 500UDNR
Accreditation: 2.0 AIA LU-HSW / 2.0 PDH
About The Speaker:
Green Roof Technology, Green Roof Expert Extraordinaire for 40 years
Unlike others, Jörg Breuning is one of the few people on earth who actively shaped the beginning of the modern green roof industry in Europe/Germany more than 4 decades ago. In addition, he introduced green roofs to North America in 1999. Thus, he has over 40 years of experience in two fundamentally different markets for green roofs and green walls.
Today, Jörg Breuning’s skills in biophilic design and sustainable engineering go beyond green roofs and include specialties with living plants like Green Walls, Green Rail Road Tracks, natural swimming pools, advanced composting technology, PV / Solar combinations with vegetation, plastic-free green roofs, and solutions for the circular economy through urban mining – the highest level of sustainability and resilience.
Jörg: " There are an increasing number of masterminds for sustainable design, influencers for environmentally friendly solutions, and initiators for Cradle 2 Cradle principles. There are only a few that can convert these innovations into reality on a small or large scale. I leave the trendy, fancy buzz words to others and aid on realization."