This AIA (American Institute of Architects) approved continuing education course covers the many energy-saving and environmental benefits of green roofs, which are a promising technology for energy-efficient buildings. In a green roof, a layer of vegetation covers the surface of a roof to provide shade, cool indoor and outdoor temperatures, storm water management, and more. This course describes the many benefits of green roofs, including estimated saving and market potential of green roofs, technology performance of green roofs, warranties, standards and codes related to green roofs. This course is based on the Department of Energy document Green Roofs, DOE/EE-0298. The AIA has approved this course for 3 continuing education hours. Those hours are classified as HSW (health, safety, and welfare) learning units.
Course Number: AIAPDH102
Learning Units: 3
AIA Credit Designations: LU
Learning Objective 1:Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the applications of green roofs in urban areas.
Learning Objective 2:The student will be able to calculate the energy savings benefits of green roofs.
Learning Objective 3:The student will be able to describe the different styles/variations of green roofs.
Learning Objective 4: The student will know what to avoid when determining the proper application of a green roof system with respect to the building type, usage and location.