Introduction to Sustainable Roof Technologies
Roofs account for one of the largest areas of imperviousness on a site. Impermeable roofs impact storm water quality and quantity, air quality, the urban heat island effect, and the energy needs of the building. This interactive webcast focuses on how we can potentially rethink how we build our roofs to ensure energy efficient buildings, harness energy from the sun to help us reduce our reliance on fossil fuels (nonrenewable energy), manage storm water as a resource, increase air and water quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of sustainable roof technologies including: vegetative roofs, photovoltaic roof applications, cool reflective approaches, recycled or bio-based content roofs, or some combination thereof. Focus of learning includes the benefits and limitations of sustainable roofs and the potential of technological advancements in sustainable roof design. We will conclude with creative applications and site selection and placement considerations of sustainable roofs.
At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
- Understand the environmental and economic impacts of sustainable roofs
- Comprehend the fundamentals of different types of sustainable roofs (i.e., green roofs, cool roofs, energy harnessing roofs)
- Recite concepts on how to design a building to limit amount of impermeable areas as well as expand the usefulness of the roof space
- Comprehend the current limitations of sustainable roofs (i.e., initial costs, maintenance)
- Comprehend the importance of site selection, placement, and type of sustainable roofing applications
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- Construction & Trades
This course can be used for CE or applies to the State Licenses and Professional Organizations listed below.
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Dr. Young currently works as a Military Master Planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Planning, Environmental, and Regulatory Branch. Dr. Young is involved in a variety of work including a wide range of military planning, programming, and design projects. Project Management experience ranges from installation design guides to campus master plans. Projects also focus on the impacts of development on human health and the environment, and improvements through better siting, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of military projects.
Dr. Young is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture. She teaches master’s level landscape architecture design studio course(s).
Teacher was great.
By John Y. (Contractor / Trades) on March 22, 2018
Teacher was great. Info was awesome. Best section I have done from the training out of 5. Opportunities. Recording is really quiet until you get to the Photovolaic section. Hard to hear and very poor quality. Might be an issue for people on phones , tablets or busy environments. The teacher needs to watch the uh's and um's during her presentation. Its hard to stay connected when any speaker does this. Ton of info to cover,keep it smooth and flowing.
By Andrew G. (Engineer) on March 12, 2018
Great instructor. Course covers a lot of content in a short period of time. I learned a lot!
amazing knowledgeable presenter
By Richard K. (Architect) on September 20, 2017
amazing knowledgeable presenter
Narrator was not good -- needs to say "um" less frequently and use voice in…
By marc S. (Contractor / Trades) on February 16, 2018
Narrator was not good -- needs to say "um" less frequently and use voice inflection more
By Andrew K. (Contractor / Trades) on February 8, 2018
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