Best Practices in Green Roof Policy Implementation - Self Study


Length: 2 modules

Author: Tracy Jackson

Subjects: Green Building: Green Roofing

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This free course provides an overview of green roof policy development activities from across North America, as well as detailed case studies from Washington, DC (the leader in green roof implementation), Toronto, ON, which has instituted a bylaw requiring green roofs on new buildings, and Devens, MA, which has developed unique policy tools for new development.

Presenters include:
Jane Welsh, Project Manager, Zoning Bylaw and Environmental Planning, City of Toronto
Peter Lowitt, AICP, Director/Land Use Administrator, Devens Enterprise Commission
Hamid Karimi, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Office of Natural Resources, District of Columbia, Department of Energy and Environment

Self-Paced Online Course

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials on your own pace.

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After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Earn a Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.

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Tracy Jackson

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Tracy Jackson is CAO of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. Tessa Soltendieck is the Professional Education Coordinator for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

Course Outline

Watch 'Best Practices in Green Roof Policy Implementation'

Watch the 1-hour 'Best Practices in Green Roof Policy Implementation' video.

  • Best Practices in Green Roof Policy Implementation (Video)
Download the Free GRP Accreditation Tool

Download the free 'Green Roof Professional (GRP) Accreditation Practice Exam + Answer Key (2016)' tool.

  • Download the Free Tool (Resource)
After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

In this module, you'll provide feedback on this lecture, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources.

  • Introduction to HeatSpring (1 minute) (Video) preview
  • Join the Alumni Network: Add education to your LinkedIn profile in one click (Resource)
  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey (Survey)
  • Consider Joining as a Founding Member (Resource)
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate (Certificate)

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