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Greening the Concrete Jungle: An Intro to Green Roofs with Alan Burchell

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From our organizers:

An estimated 40,000 acres of roof space sit atop New York’s buildings — so why is it that less than 1% incorporate greenery? Combining common practices with emerging technologies and recent incentives from the City, we now have the resources to change this and, in doing so, help solve key challenges related to food, water, energy, and biodiversity that negatively impact NYC today.

In our newest rendition of this class, we will examine a range of topics as they pertain to Green Roofs, including:

  • System Types
  • Elements & Technology
  • Design Considerations
  • Benefits
  • Installation
  • Incentives
  • Solar Integration

You’ll leave the class with a true understanding of the potential that green roofs can play in transforming our cities, and some tangible suggestions for where to turn next.

About the instructor: Alan Burchell is the founder of Urbanstrong, a full-service green building technology firm that designs, builds, and maintains a range of green infrastructure solutions.

*Are you an architect or green building professional? This presentation is eligible for a 1-hour continuing education credit with AIA CES, LA CES, and GBCI CES.


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Brooklyn, NY 11206 United States
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