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Engineering Green Roofs for Rainwater Management in Vancouver, BC | Free Webinar

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Jun 5
Engineering Green Roofs for Rainwater Management in Vancouver, BC | Free Webinar Next Level Stormwater Management Jun 5, 2024 : 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cities across Canada are moving from grey to green infrastructure in managing rainwater. Green roof is an effective source control tool with multiple co-benefits. It offers a practical solution in tight urban spaces where other rainwater management tools are not feasible.  As such, green roofs play a key role in the City of Vancouver’s (CoV) new simplified rainwater management (RWM) requirements for new Part 3 buildings that took effect on January 1, 2024. In this webinar, we will learn how to design green roofs to help meet CoV’s retention/detention requirements and when upgrading to a blue-green roof can increase ROI.

Learning Objectives | At the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Understand CoV’s new simplified rainwater management (RWM) requirements.
  2. Use a green roof to maximize the reduction of CoV’s detention volume requirement.
  3. Design detention green roofs using modeling to help meet a site’s release rate target.
  4. Engineer green roofs with enhanced RWM abilities to achieve financial savings.
  5. Apply an interdisciplinary approach to create a multifunctional green roof.

“Excellent.  Appreciated the amount of detail as it pertains to the various SWM calculations required.”  Mike Hall, P.Eng, Condeland Engineering

Great. Appreciated the time to answer all questions.” Carolina Daza Ortiz, P. Eng, Metrolinx

“Informative session.” Wadah Al-Yassiri, City of Windsor

“Very beneficial & informative hour.” Ali Al-Shalah, DS Consultants

“Really informative session.” Thiru Siva Thirupparan, M.Eng., P.Eng.

“Great information.” Ahmed Al Obaidy, P.Eng., Dora Engineering

Learn more and register free:

Cristina Senjug
18 King St. East Ste 1400
Toronto, ON M5C 1C4
(416) 557-7266
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins