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Making Green Roofs and Walls Pay

Exploring Return on Investment Opportunities

Green roofs and walls are often at risk of value engineering due to the associated up-front costs, but there are a number of ways to enhance their value proposition in the public and private realm. Explore the policies, integrations, and design principles that can be leveraged to enhance your return on investment, as well as the myriad benefits for the building owner, and community at large.


Learning Objectives

  • How do green roofs and walls enhance value
  • What are some of the public and private benefits of green roofs and walls
  • How can green roof and wall benefits be maximized

Learn how green roofs and walls confer financial and environmental value to clients in the public and private realm, and how those values can be enhanced to grow value over the lifespan of a system to address initial investment costs..


Scope of Course

This course is about the different ways in which green roofs and walls can be valued in the public and private realm, providing long term benefits and financial return, offsetting high initial installation costs and reducing value engineering of living architecture systems from a project.


Continuing Education Credits

This course is approved for 1 AIA/ASLA/GRP, and 0.5 APLD CEUs.


Your Instructor


Blaine Stand, GRP
Blaine Stand, GRP

Blaine Stand is an anthropologist specializing in sustainability planning and implementation with the ultimate goal of developing communities that are healthy, equitable, and resilient. With a focus on human interaction with the built environment, he examines how people influence and are influenced by the environment and policies around them, and how sustainable infiltrations translate both hard and soft benefits to the communities in which they are installed. As Green Roofs for Healthy Cities' Professional Resources Manager, he oversees the development and deployment of professional training opportunities, industry resources, policy advocacy, and member services.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction to the Living Architecture Academy & Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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