Air & Waste Management Association

Characteristics of green roofs and living walls - effects on indoor and outdoor environments.
May 8, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Moxie's Classic Grill – at the Sandman Hotel
180 West Georgia Street
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Green roofs and walls are increasingly used in sustainable building construction and have the potential to improve the thermal and acoustical environments inside and outside buildings, protect the building envelope, reduce stormwater run-off and contribute to biodiversity, habitat restoration and well-being. This presentation will illustrate research findings based on empirical measurements and modeling to demonstrate the beneficial characteristics of green roofs and walls and present case study analysis to investigate the challenge of integrating living architecture into the design process.

Time and interest permitting, a discussion will follow on the use of the capacities of living architecture to improve the environments of rooftop amenity spaces to mitigate our ecological impact and contribute to the adherence of sustainable design practices and the World Health Organization criteria for indoor and outdoor living spaces.

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SPEAKER:  Dr. Maureen Connelly MAIBC PhD, Director, Faculty - Centre for Architectural Ecology - BCIT School of Construction and the Environment