Singapore Skyrise Greenery Program

Skyrise Greenery Training and Certification

Presented by the Center for Urban Greenery and Ecology, a division of the National Parks Board of Singapore in partnership with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

Overview

Over the years, skyrise greenery has evolved from its infancy into a significant component of the built environment as more stakeholders begin to value its importance. With its scale and extent set to grow further in future, there is an increasing need for landscape practitioners to deepen their knowledge and skills in this domain, and to focus on the sustainability and safety aspects of skyrise greenery specific to our local environment.

The Skyrise Greenery Certification program was created in an effort to bridge the knowledge gap in industry training and best practice. Based on the North American Green Roof Professional designation, this program contains all of the competencies necessary for green roof success- from building science, horticulture, irrigation, waterproofing, plant physiology, structural engineering and beyond.

This collection of courses allows trainees to access tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget, the latest industry developments, technical standards and research findings.


Registration to this program includes:

  • Access to all three Skyrise Greenery training modules
  • Access to digital Resource Manuals for each module
  • Up to three Skyrise Greenery Certification Exam attempts
  • National Parks Board Site Visit Trip
  • Personalized Electronic Certification upon successful completion of the Skyrise Greenery Certification Exam


Program Detail

Module 1 - Design and Installation

This course will provide you with the latest information on green roof benefits, technical standards, product innovations, and design and installation best practice. As a trainee, you will be presented with the tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget. You will also gain insight into the latest industry developments, technical standards, and research findings.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the factors that influence the costs and benefits of green roofs.
  • Identify green roof products and the performance criteria of green roof elements.
  • Understand green roof design practices.
  • Determine the professions and competencies required to design green roofs.
  • Identify the installation requirements of different green roof systems.
  • Understand the best practices associated with green roof installation.
  • Identify common problems associated with green roof installation.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of professionals involved in green roof installation.


Module 2 - Waterproofing and Drainage

This course will provide you with an overview of waterproofing and drainage construction and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It lays out technical vocabulary, materials, and presents detailed design solutions and implementation best management practices for waterproofing and drainage in green roofs. Insight into the latest industry developments and research findings is provided, with reference to relevant project examples and green roof case studies.

Learning Objectives

  • Facilitate communication between the teams involved in green roof design and implementation.
  • Establishing basic roofing terminology.
  • Identify the performance criteria of green roof elements.
  • Understand waterproofing design practices for green roofs.
  • Determine factors that affect successful green roof waterproofing design and installation.
  • Understand how to diagnose common problems with green roofs in order to remedy them.

Module 3 - Available August 17th

This course will provide you with an overview of plants and growing media design considerations and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It establishes design and implementation best management practices for plants and growing media in green roofs. You will also gain insight into the latest industry developments, technical standards and research findings, with reference to relevant examples and case studies.

Learning Objectives

  • Facilitate communication between the various professions involved in green roof design and implementation by acquainting participants with basic plant and growing medium design terminology.
  • Identify performance criteria of green roof elements.
  • Understand basic factors that influence plant and growing media design according to predetermined performance criteria.
  • Determine factors that affect successful green roof plant and growing media design, installation and maintenance.
  • Understand how to diagnose common problems with green roofs in order to remedy them.

Site Visit - Available August 18-31

Exam - Available September 19th


Your Instructor


Rohan Lilauwala, GRP
Rohan Lilauwala, GRP

Rohan has spent the past six years working on breaking down barriers to the widespread use of living green infrastructure across North America, developing and delivering training programs, tools and resources, and analysis. His focus has largely been on green infrastructure performance, costs, and benefits, and his analyses have helped lead to the passage of Denver’s citizen-led Green Roof Initiative and improvements to Toronto’s Eco-Roof Incentive Program. He is the lead behind the adaptation of the Green Roof Training Professional Program for Singapore, and for the Living Architecture Performance Tool rating system for green roofs and walls.


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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