Living Architecture Performance Tool
Overview and Case Studies
The Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) is a rating system and resource, designed to certify that green roofs and walls are designed to achieve certain measurable and replicable performance benefits, so that they can be funded, designed, installed, and maintained with a higher degree of confidence. In 2018, the LAPT v.1 was released, and pilot projects are encouraged to participate.
The LAPT is a 110-point system, encompassing 30 credits in 8 major areas of living architecture performance. It is designed to be robust and comprehensive, yet easy to use with a streamlined compliance process.
This course offers a pdf copy of the v1.0 LAPT Framework, overview presentation, and case studies of several certified projects to give you a better understanding of how the LAPT works, and why it is important for the green infrastructure industry.
The Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF) was founded in 2007 to respond to the need for greater awareness and resources to promote the design, installation, and maintenance of green infrastructure in local communities. GIF is a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership based industry association and the leading entity for promoting the Green Roof and Wall industry in the U.S. and Canada.