Green Roof Professional (GRP) Accreditation Training

Online

Length: 10 weeks

Instructors: Steven Peck, Patrick Carey, William Foley

Subjects: Green Building: Green Roofing, Green Building: GRP Accreditation

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Description

GRHC’s Green Roof Professional (GRP) is the most prestigious credential in the green roof industry.

Access tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget, the latest industry developments, technical standards and research findings. This course includes everything you need to take and pass the GRP Accreditation Exam.

This training program has supported the remarkable growth of the green roof industry in North America over the past ten years by serving as a comprehensive reference for individuals who design, install and maintain green roofs.

Learning Objectives

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All Books & Manuals Included

Registration includes the study materials for the GRP accreditation exam.

Self-Paced Online Course

You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. The course will not officially begin until the scheduled start date, but students are encouraged to work ahead when possible.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible for as long as the course is offered on the HeatSpring.com marketplace, with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. 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.

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Self Report with Certificate: 22 GBCI credits (LEED Professionals), 22 AIA LU Credits, 22 Professional Development Hours by LA CES, 7 Association of Professional Landscape Designers CEUs

Being a GRP has offered our company an added level of professionalism when dealing with building owners, contractors and architects. The multi-discipline approach to the training has given us a great base for project oversight and filled in gaps in our vegetative roof knowledge.

- Roger L. Bertolini - Limited Systems, LLC

The GRP accreditation program stands out as one of the most comprehensive and intelligently designed sustainability training courses I have taken. GRP accreditation gives my organization the knowledge and credibility to guide our clients through the benefits and proper implementation of a successful green roof.

- Stefan Hansmire - Ncompass Construction LLC

This course is not for the faint-hearted. It required several hours of study every week, but as someone new to this field I came out of it with an excellent understanding of green roof design and installation techniques. The combination of lectures, materials and forum discussions was very effective.

- Julia Hitz, Bronx River Alliance

Instructors

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Steven Peck

Founder & President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA, is founder and president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the North American green roof and wall industry association. Since 1996, he has worked to advance the green roof and wall industry by facilitating research and demonstration projects; organizing conferences and workshops; writing articles; judging awards competitions;...[more]

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Patrick Carey

GRP, Hadj Design

With a background in architecture, Patrick established himself and his firm, Hadj Design, as early pioneers in green roof design. Through his design-build efforts, he has completed over 100 projects ranging from residential to commercial to institutional, and encompassing a wide variety of assembly types. He participated in the development of GRHC’s Green Roof Design...[more]

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William Foley

CSI, CCPR, GRP, LEED™ Green Associate

William “Bill” Foley has worked in the construction industry for over 25 years. In June 2014, Bill re-joined ZinCo-USA as their Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. Previously he worked with ZinCo-USA as an independent representative in 2006-8. Bill promotes water and energy efficient design employing green roof infrastructure, combined green roof photovoltaic systems and...[more]

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Course Outline

Welcome - Orientation Materials

This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can get started immediately after you enroll and the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Typically access is extended for much longer.

Week 1 - Introduction To Green Roofs And Living Architecture

Topics include: Introduction to GRHC and the GRP Accreditation Program; History and Categories of Green Roofs; the Critical Path to Project Completion; Integrated Design and Biophilic Design; Standards, Ratings and Tools; Public and Private Benefits; Methods of Quantifying Benefits

Week 2 - Overview Of Systems, Approaches And Components

Topics include: Team Selection; Site Analysis; Types of Systems and Design Objectives; System Components: Waterproofing, Drainage, Irrigation, Growing Media, and Vegetation

Week 3 - Design And Installation

Topics include: Budget Development; Policies and Incentives; Specifications; Accessibility; Structural Loading Capacity; Sloped Roofs; Construction Contracting; Bidding Methods and Bid Evaluation; Staging, Scheduling and Conveyance; Quality Assurance; Managing Liability; Warranties; Project Close Out; Post Occupancy Evaluation

Week 4 - Waterproofing Design Principles

Topics include: Types of Roof Assemblies; Functions and Attributes of Waterproofing; Wind Resistance; Fire Resistance; Accessibility and Safety; Flashing; Details; Retrofits

Week 5 - Waterproofing Material And Component Profiles + Drainage Design Principles

Topics include: Waterproofing Membranes; Insulation; Cover Boards; Root Barriers; Air Barrier; Vapor Retarder; Waterproofing Warranties; Drainage Design Principles, Components and System Design

Week 6 - Waterproofing And Drainage Implementation

Topics include: Actors Roles and Responsibilities; Coordination Between Trades; Safety Issues; Leak Detection; Drainage Installation; Maintenance

Week 7 - The Living Components Of Green Roofs

Topics include: Plant Physiology and Growing Media Science

Week 8 - Vegetation And Growing Media Design

Topics include: Designing for Specific Performance, Aesthetic and End-Use Objectives; Budgeting; Material Supply and Scheduling; Structure and Site Constraints; Water Availability

Week 9 - Vegetation And Growing Media Installation

Topics include: Growing Media Blending; Staging, Scheduling, and Conveyance Methods; Seasonal Constraints; On-Site Storage and Protection; Wind and Shade Protection; Planting Methods; Stock Replacement; Establishment and Post-Establishment Maintenance – Weeding, Fertilization, Monitoring and Testing

Week 10 - Schedule a Time to Take the GRP Accreditation Exam

You're ready to schedule a time to take the Green Roof Professional Accreditation Exam.

After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

No matter how great this course is, we know it's just one part of a bigger journey. In this module we'll start thinking about what comes next. You'll provide feedback on the course, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources. Don't forget that you'll have access to the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year). Typically access is extended for much longer without any action needed. If access is removed, contact us for an extension. Feel free to come back as much as you like to continue learning, and please stay in touch. Let us know what you do next and how we can help.

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