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Design of Green Roofs Online Training - 3 PDH






Description: Because of their many energy-saving and environmental benefits, green roofs are a promising technology for energy efficient buildings. In a green roof, a layer of vegetation covers the surface of the roof to provide shade, cooler indoor and outdoor temperatures, stormwater management, and more.

Because of their many energy-saving and environmental benefits, green roofs are a promising technology for energy efficient buildings. In a green roof, a layer of vegetation covers the surface of the roof to provide shade, cooler indoor and outdoor temperatures, stormwater management, and more.

This course is intended for civil, environmental, agricultural and industrial engineers, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about green technologies. Upon completing this course, one will gain knowledge about the types of green roofs; how they save energy and manage stormwater; performance of green roofs, and case studies.

In this course, you need to review the material in the Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Technology Alert, DOE/EE-0298, "Green Roofs."

Upon completing your review of the course material, you need to take a multiple choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document. 80% correct is required for a quiz passing grade.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will

• Be familiar with the general benefits of green roofs
• Be familiar with the basic components of a green roof
• Be familiar with the energy and water saving mechanisms of green roofs
• Be familiar with the barriers to implementation of green roofs
• Be familiar with the variations of green roofs
• Be familiar with the architectural criteria for green roofs
• Be familiar with the Federal-sector potential for green roofs

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