Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU; 1 IIBEC CEH
Commercial roofs can be sustainability “benefit multipliers” by integrating renewable energy, rainwater management strategies, and rooftop agriculture to address our changing environment and more severe storms.
The intent of this course is to discuss the interconnectedness and interrelations of roof strategies that can help minimize whole life building carbon emissions while, at the same time, improve long-term performance, durability, and resiliency by using overburden systems to alleviate the community burden of climate change.
- Define sustainability.
- Evaluate operational carbon, embodied carbon, and whole life carbon footprint of buildings.
- Discuss how roofing contributes to sustainability goals.
- Integrate holistic system design approaches to roofing overburden.