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Educational courses, lectures, seminars, workshops, webinars, tours, etc. that address green building, green living, and the greenroof concept are presented here with contact information for the respective organization. is not the organizer of any of these events, and does not necessarily recommend nor endorse any event, nor are we responsible for any errors, date changes, or cancellations.  The use of the words "we" and "our" within each description pertains to each organization, not  We consider these interesting and newsworthy - please contact each organization for details!  Submit free postings of event notices with dates & complete description for publication to:

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American Hydrotech

Green Roofs: A Sustainable Strategy

American Hydrotech is offering a free online continuing education course on green roofs for the architectural community.  The course allows architects to earn one AIA/CES Learning Unit, including one hour of health, safety and welfare credit.  In addition to AIA, the following organizations, among others, have also certified this course and will give their members credit upon completion: CSI, ASLA, RCI.

American Hydrotech, Inc. is pleased to be able to offer architects, specifiers, landscape architects, LEED and other design professionals Continuing Education credits.





Keys to a Successful Green Roof

Carlisle is offering a free online continuing education course on green roofs for the architectural community.

This course provides an overview describing the proper design, implementation and installation of a green roof, with a focus on the environmental benefits such as stormwater management, and a discussion on how to specify a green roof for single source warranty. The focus of this course is sustainable design.




LiveRoof Global

Green Roofs Design Considerations

LiveRoof is offering a free online continuing education course on green roofs for the architectural community.

With a focus on hybrid green roof systems, this course provides an overview of green roofs, including system options and design and specification considerations, such as plant selection, irrigation, mitigation of wind pressure and fire risk, sloped applications, and warranty options.






Green, Living Wall Design Considerations

LiveWall is offering a free online continuing education course on green walls for the architectural community.

Provides an overview of living walls with a focus on vertical planter systems with integrated irrigation. Presented are discussions of the benefits of living walls, a comparison of system options, as well as design and specification considerations, including plant selection, growing media, lighting, and maintenance requirements..



Sika Sarnafil

What Makes a Thermoplastic Roof Sustainable?

Provides an overview of the features, benefits, and life cycle impacts of thermoplastic PVC roofing membranes that makes it a sustainable product.

Sika Sarnafil is part of Sika AG of Switzerland, a globally active specialty chemical company and a leading provider of materials for sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures in building construction and industry.






Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC)

Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training, Exams and OtherClick here for more info! Education Courses

  • Green Roof Design and Installation

  • Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage

  • Green Roof Plants and Growing Media

  • Net Zero Water for Buildings and Sites

  • Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture

  • Advanced Green Roof Maintenance

  • Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design

  • Green Roof Professional (GRP) Accreditation Exams

Online Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training Starts February 29, 2016: 10-Week Program allows attendees to learn at their own pace from anywhere in the world.


For course descriptions, locations, registration, cancellation policy, and to verify scheduling dates, please visit their website here:


Questions or Comments?
Contact Jordan Richie, GRHC Director, Education & Accreditation. or visit their website.





Academic Institutions

British Columbia Institute of Technology [BCIT]

As Canada's premier polytechnic institution, the British Columbia Institute of Technology supports the advancement of the green roof industry in western Canada through leading edge curriculum programming developed by the Centre for Architectural Ecology in the School of Construction and the Environment. We are committed to improving public awareness of green roof and living wall systems through education and demonstration both locally and globally. The Centre integrates its research and technology transfer through its diploma and degree programs, as well as academic collaborations, and professional development for the design and architecture communities. The courses qualify for professional Learning Units from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC), the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA), and the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC). The courses are held at the Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver.

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Intensive training courses on the development of vertical ecosystems

With more than five years experience of developing vertical ecosystems, Paisajismo Urbano is embarking on one of its most ambitious and interesting projects to date, sharing its knowledge in order to create a Worldwide Network of Contractors of Vertical Ecosystems. They have designed an Intensive Training Course, with which anyone with the necessary interest and sensitivity will be able to obtain the know-how needed to undertake their own vertical gardening projects through a thorough syllabus, modern dynamics and support from step-by-step audiovisual of constructions which will transmit knowledge and experience in an effective way.

Cursos de jardines verticales en México y América Latina

Alicante Forestal, va a impartir cursos de jardines verticales en Mexico y America Latina, con el fin de dar a conocer mejor esta técnica de jardinería y poder formar a profesionales de la jardinería en la creación, instalación y venta de jardines verticales. Gracias a la experiencia acumulada por las empresas que forman UnusualGreen: Urbanarbolismo, Paivert, Alijardín y Alicante Forestal, los cursos de jardines verticales abarcan todos los campos posibles, desde los sistemas actuales hasta las oportunidades de negocio existentes, con rigor y profesionalidad. Los cursos que vamos a realizar se localizan en México, en las ciudades de Guadalajara y Puebla en el mes de diciembre, las fechas definitivas están por confirmar, y os avisaremos conforme vayan siendo definitivas. Para el año próximo tenemos previsto realizar cursos de jardines verticales en más países de América Latina, fundamentalmente en Argentina (Buenos Aires), Chile (Santiago de Chile), Colombia (Bogotá), Ecuador (Quito), Perú (Lima) y Venezuela (Valencia) entre otros. Si estás interesado en realizar nuestro curso en México, ponte en contacto con nosotros de forma urgente, porque las plazas son limitadas.

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