The Washington Association of Landscape Architects is offering a workshop for landscape architects and other design professionals seeking to learn more about green roofs and living walls. The instructor will share a range of precedents that illustrate key strategies and pitfalls to green roof and living walls design. This course is appropriate for those with some exposure to the topics through experience or study. It will cover history, basic assembly and benefits, decks, loads, waterproofing, growth media, geotextiles, plants, irrigation, installation issues and maintenance.
Center for Urban Horticulture
Green roofs and living walls can help project applicants meet City requirements including Seattle Green Factor landscape standards and stormwater flow control regulations. This course will offer takeaways to help increase the participant’s understanding of this complex and evolving design environment.
Understand green roof and living wall systems;
Know the qualifications of a skilled design team;
Learn the technical and research tools available to assist with design;
Be able to compare various components, design and installation strategies;
Learn key aspects of maintenance guidelines.
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