Introduction to Green Roofs with Alan Burchell

Hosted by AgTech X
Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Alan speaking about green roofs at the new AgTech-X venue

Held at the new AgTech X location

40 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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According to global design firm SOM, “there are an estimated 37 square miles of roof atop New York City…with only a tiny fraction designed for active use.” But combining common practices with emerging technologies, we now have the tools to change this and help solve key challenges concerning food, water, energy, and biodiversity that negatively impact our cities today.  Green roofs (aka: vegetated roofs, living roofs, garden roofs, eco-roofs) are a big part of this solution.

This class will examine a range of topics as they pertain to Green Roofs, including:

  • Overview & History
  • System Types
  • Elements & Technology
  • Design Considerations
  • Benefits (financial, environmental, social)
  • Installation
  • Incentives
  • Solar Integration
  • and….time allowing, a brief overview of several living green wall technologies

green roof layers diagram

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About the instructor: Alan Burchell is the founder of Urbanstrong, a full-service green building technology consultancy that designs, builds, and maintains a range of green infrastructure solutions, including green roofs, solar integrated green roofs, and living walls.

Green Roofs Instructor Alan Burchell

*Attention architects, landscape architects, and LEED certified professionals:  this presentation is eligible for a 1-hour continuing education credit with AIA CES, LA CES, and GBCI CES.


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