Introduction to Green Walls discusses design and construction best practices for green façades and living walls, including maintenance, irrigation requirements as well as a number of planting and site level considerations. Learn about a number of rating system options, policy drivers for living wall technologies, and research regarding performance and benefit.
Green Walls 101 Includes:
- Access to the Green Walls 101 course
- A 100 page resource manual, in either digital or hard-copy format
- A certificate of course completion, upon request
- Determine major functions and components of green walls.
- Describe characteristics and assess advantages of different green wall systems.
- Understand market drivers encouraging green wall implementation in North America.
- Understand how to design green walls for maximum benefits and building systems integrations.
Green Walls 101 Overview:
Module 1 | Introduction
Module 2 | Overview and History
- History of Green Walls
Module 3 | Green Wall Benefits
- Benefits of Green Walls
- Public Benefits
- Private Benefits
- Design Specific Benefits
Module 4 | Policies, Standards, and Research
- Government Policies
- Design and Performance Standards
- Research and Integrations
Module 5 | Design and Implementation
Module 6 | Systems and Components
- Green Facades
- Living Walls
- Interior Living Walls
Module 7 | Case Studies
- Green Wall Case Studies
Continuing Education Credits
This course is approved for 3 AIA/ASLA/GRP, and 2.25 APLD CEUs.
David is a nationally recognized leader in restorative, sustainably focused site and land use strategies, programs, and applications with over 30 years’ experience exclusively in leading-edge, ecologically based practice. As a pioneer of leading-edge sustainable site/restorative planning and design methods, he has supported professional teams, institutions, and agencies in the use and adoption of ecologically grounded policies, principles and practices. A long-time champion of site/landscape performance, David is a Consulting Landscape Architect/Ecological Planner based in Grand Rapids, MI and currently serves on several boards and committees locally and nationally, including the Grand Rapids (MI) Green Stormwater Infrastructure Task Force, and is Board Chair for the Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF), supporting the widespread deployment of living green infrastructure in cities throughout North America.