Inhabitect is dedicated to educating our peers, the community, as well as the industry about the benefits of green roof technology. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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This will be the fifth year that Nathan Griswold has taught this 5-day course on Green Roof Design and Installation in Vermont. This course will explore intensive and extensive green roof systems and discuss various planning strategies including water retention and native habitat preservation. It will cover the theoretical and technical considerations of green roofs while gaining the hands-on experience of actually building them.
Elective Course within the Certificate in Sustainable Building and Design from Yestermorrow Design/Build School
AIA credits available: 35 HSW Learning Units
This is a regional Green Infrastructure (GI) Conference that Inhabitect is helping to plan. It will be held in Traverse City, MI at the Great Wolf Lodge and Conference Center on June 4th, 2015. This conference will expand on the 2014 statewide conference and highlight a broad range of benefits and opportunities provided by GI planning and preservation in Northern Michigan.
Inhabitect will be co-hosting a tour of regional GI projects including a recently installed green roof on June 3rd, 2015. Nathan Griswold will be giving a presentation on Green Roof Technology at the main conference on June 4th, 2015.
Inhabitect had the opportunity to participate in The Greenspire School’s annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) event on January, 15th, 2015. This was a great way to teach students, their families and educators about green roof technology.
Inhabitect was invited to present green goof technology to the Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) whose mission is to help people of all ages experience the science and spirit of the Great Lakes through hands-on, experiential learning activities aboard a traditionally-rigged tall ship schooner. The knowledge gained through these experiences provide the education, understanding, and commitment needed for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes. Green roofs offer triple bottom line benefits and are a great addition to any project that is focused on protecting their environment, their bottom line, and overall adding high quality infrastructure to their community.
Inhabitect had the opportunity to present at the Green Infrastructure Conference that was held in Lansing on May 8-9, 2014. This conference was a natural outgrowth of the Governor’s 2012 Special Message on Energy and the Environment. The Governor identified green infrastructure (GI), including green roofs, as a way to improve water quality and create recreational space at the same time. The conference expanded on this theme to highlight a broad range of benefits and opportunities provided by green infrastructure planning and preservation at local and regional scales.
Inhabitect delivered a presentation titled “Roofs Alive! Green (Vegetated) Rooftops for Northwest Michigan” to the Master Gardner Association of Northwest Michigan on October 7th, 2014. This introductory presentation covered the basic fundamentals of green roof technology and touched on how homeowners can implement this technology in Northwest Michigan.