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Engineering Vegetated Roofing Systems to Optimize Stormwater Management – LA/CES APPROVED

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Dec 15
2020
Engineering Vegetated Roofing Systems to Optimize Stormwater Management – LA/CES APPROVED Next Level Stormwater Management Dec 15, 2020 : 10:00 am

Engineering Vegetated Roofing Systems to Optimize Stormwater Management – LA/CES APPROVED

Presenters:

Karen Liu, PhD, Green Roof Specialist & Sasha Aguilera, GRP, B.Arch, Design Ambassador

Summary

Urban centers 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. Vegetated roof systems designed for maximum stormwater management decrease the volume of stormwater within the urban core and reliably delay travel time of stormwater to the treatment plant. These retention and detention strategies help alleviate the burden of heavy stormwater on our cities’ infrastructure.

Learning objectives

  • The distinction between stormwater retention and detention
  • The importance of detention in urban centres
  • Existing roof top technologies
  • Using biomimicry to re-engineer vegetated roofing system

Location:
online

Register
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I_VCs-LCQGuAsTWGfvHclg

Please contact James Weldon for more info.

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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