Green Roofs Tour and Conference in Atlanta

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I wrote about the merits of innovative green roof systems in a previous post, including stormwater management, reduction of the urban heat-island effect, and habitat for migratory and pollinating species.  This June, industry professionals and the public can tour a number of these gardens atop various buildings in Atlanta, Georgia.  Workshops at the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Conference are offered to industry professionals.

Green Roof Tour, June 2:

  • Midtown which boasts the city’s most concentrated number of intensive/extensive greenroofs and even a stunning green wall at the luxurious Hotel.
  • Northern suburbs of Atlanta where you’ll visit a flagship commercial/office park with garden roofs; Rock Mill Park, an award-winning showcase for stormwater quality treatment utilizing constructed wetlands, sand and bio-filtration ponds, and the Greenroof Pavilion/Greenroof Trial Gardens; and the test greenroof and greenwall at Saul Nursery.
  • Emory University’s numerous green roofs.
  • The expansive green roofs at Atlanta City Hall and the LEED platinum Southface Eco Office.

Green Roof Tour, June 6:

  • The largest sloped vegetative roof in the southeast, the LEED Gold certified Gwinnett County Environmental & Heritage Center.  This science/nature center sits amid a 233-acre wooded natural park.

Conference Courses, June 3:

  • Green Roof Design 101 Introductory Course
  • Green Roof Infrastructure 201: Design & Installation
  • Green Roof Infrastructure 301: Waterproofing and Drainage
  • Green Roof Infrastructure 401: Plants and Growing Medium

Workshops, June 3:

  • Green Infrastructure Workshop
  • GreenSave Calculator Training Workshop
  • ASTM and FLL Standards Workshop

Visit GreenRoofs.org for registration information.  The Conference, Awards and Trade Show runs from     June 2-5.

Tag(s): Events, Green Building, Greening the Office, The Great Green Outdoors

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