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.
- 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.
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.