Don't Miss Out on These Free Courses Offering Continuing … –


If you are one these professionals, and have left options to the end of the year (like many of us), following are a few companies in our Directory that offer Free Courses relating to green infrastructure that provide CEU credits:
Green Roofs: A Sustainable Strategy,
An Overview of Protected Membrane Roof Assemblies
Designing with green roofs affords design professionals opportunities to plan projects with exciting new elements, added value, and significant, tangible benefits, thereby enhancing the built environment with newly-created landscapes. This course examines green roof systems, including the types, benefits, components, and related standards. As well, it provides a discussion on how green roofs mitigate urban heat island effect and reduce stormwater runoff.
During our courses, you’ll learn about: Which types of green roof incentive policies are active in the United States, How green roofs save money compared to a traditional roof, How to align critical design considerations with green roof project goals, and Learn key points to consider for green roof planning success.
Vegetated Roofing Systems
and many others…
Vegetated roofing systems provide many benefits to the man-made built environment. This presentation will explain these benefits while exploring the different design considerations, components, and guidelines that need to be followed for a successful installation that will perform as intended.
Green Roof Design Considerations
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 Roof Soil Systems Simplified,
Using Planters to Create a Dynamic Amenity Space for a Lasting Design
You will learn how to spec a green roof soil system for several green roof types by analyzing the plant palette and weight limit. Later, we determine soil profiles, depths and system build-ups to design an efficient long-term, successful soil system for a green roof.

Redefining Rooftops: Understanding Rooftop Deck Systems,
Biophilic Design & Rooftop Deck Systems – A Natural Connection,
and many others…
Rooftop decks create valuable living and recreational space for building owners, residents, and clients. Accommodating restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, and everything from residential to government buildings, rooftop deck systems offer the design flexibility to create versatile, unique outdoor spaces over any structural surface. This course explores the features, surface materials, and design options for rooftop deck systems and provides an overview of recommended planning and installation guidelines.
Vertical Living Green Walls: Designing for Sustainability
Living green walls are beautiful, living works of art that provide numerous benefits. Planning by an experienced design team is the key to their success and sustainability. This course discusses the benefits of green walls and identifies factors that need to be considered during the design process. It examines critical elements paramount to green wall design, performance, and sustainability.
Green Roofs Lessons Learned,
Solar Roof Systems: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,
and many others…
“Green Roofs – Lessons Learned” focuses on common design and construction errors found in green roof project delivery and offers solutions to prevent such errors from occurring in the future. You will learn the benefits of installing a green roof and why waterproofing is the most important part of a green roof system.

Professional Development Hours (Landscape Architecture Continuing Education)
Naturcycle is proud to offer to offer Professional Development Hours as part of the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education system. From the Boston area to New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut and beyond we can provide LA’s educational opportunities focused on engineered soils.
Green Roof NutsN’Bolts: A-Z of Essential and Practical Tips to Achieve Success
Engineering Vegetated Roof Systems to Optimize Stormwater Management
Wind Design for Modular Vegetated Roof Assemblies
Urban centres have high concentrations of impervious areas which pose a challenge in managing large volumes of stormwater. Heavy rain events or back-to-back storms cause problems like flooding, property damage, and combined overflow sewer discharge. Green infrastructure, such as vegetated roofs, can help mitigate these problems because they restore the hydrologic cycle in urbanized areas.
Greening the Amenity Deck
Over time, urban parks and other open landscaped areas are being lost to development. One solution to mitigate this issue is to reconsider undeveloped areas such as building roofs to create green amenity spaces. Amenity decks can provide some alleviation of lost green space, while affording developers the potential to monetize underutilized spaces in their buildings and provide an advantage over older buildings to attract tenants.
Above are just a few selected courses which these companies offer – make sure to visit each to see their complete offerings.
If you are one of our supporters and you also offer Free Courses with credits towards Continuing Education, and you are not listed here, please contact us to add yours, too.

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