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Stormwater Management on Green Roofs

Designing Green Roofs to Maximize Stormwater Retention

As our cities grow and communities become increasingly paved over, the amount of impervious surfaces has increased dramatically. This increase in impervious surfaces contributes to a variety of stormwater related issues such as groundwater pollution, combined sewer overflows, and increased stress on aging infrastructural systems. Green roofs do an exceptional job and reintroducing resilience and adaptability through the renaturalization of constructed spaces and managing stormwater at the source, before it hits the ground.



Learning Objectives

  • How do green roofs manage stormwater
  • What factors influence a green roof's ability to manage stormwater
  • What are different green roof design options that influence stormwater management

Learn how green roofs act as a stormwater best management practice and how each green roof component can potentially influence a green roof's ability to manage water.


Scope of Course

This course is about the different ways in which green roofs can be utilized as a stormwater best management practice, and can supplement existing sewer infrastructure, avoiding a number of weather related costs associated with climate change.


Continuing Education Credits

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


Your Instructor


Rohan Lilauwala, GRP
Rohan Lilauwala, GRP

With a background in Urban Planning and Landscape Design, Rohan Lilauwala has spent the past five years working on breaking down barriers to the widespread use of living green infrastructure across North America. Rohan has developed and delivered training programs, tools, resources, and analyses, focusing largely on green infrastructure costs and benefits. He is also the driving force behind the Living Architecture Performance Tool, a rating system for green roofs and walls, akin to LEED.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction to the Living Architecture Academy & Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
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  Stormwater Management on Green Roofs
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  Stormwater Management on Green Roofs Concepts Review
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  Course Feedback
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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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