**THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. ALL CITY PARK FACILITIES WILL BE CLOSED TUES 1/28 AND WEDS 1/29. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON RESCHEDULING**
Green Roofs and You!
2014 Inspire Speaker Series, January Installment: A Lesson on Green Roofs with Colleen Butler, PhD.
When: Weds January 29th, 6:30 PM
Where: City Park Botanical Gardens Education Center
Cost: $15 Public, $10 USGBC Louisiana Members (pending sponsorship!)
1 Self Reported CEUs available for this presentation
Attendees do not need to have any prior knowledge of green roofs or green infrastructure.
Green roofs have rapidly
become a popular design feature
in green building. Famous green roofs are found atop Chicago
City Hall, the ASLA headquarters in Washington D.C., and
the California Academy of Sciences
in San Francisco. Currently, there are only a few green roofs in New Orleans. This talk will provide an overview of green roofs and will start a dialogue about the potential
role of green roofs in New Orleans
The talk will begin with the basics of green roofs,
including definitions of extensive and intensive green roofs, benefits
of green roofs for both the building owner and the larger community, average
costs of installation and maintenance, and design considerations. We will then go further in depth, discussing the process of designing, installing and maintaining a green roof.
The speaker will discuss relevant
policy initiatives at the local, state, and federal level. Finally, the speaker and the attendees
will brainstorm ways in which green roofs could play a
role in New Orleans stormwater management.
• Attendees will gain a working knowledge
of green roofs, including benefits,
constraints, and general design.
• Attendees will learn about the potential
for green roofs to
play a role in stormwater
management in New Orleans.
• Attendees will be able to calculate
the maximum water holding capacity
of a green roof based on substrate composition and depth.
• Attendees will be able to write and execute a maintenance plan for a green roof.