Education

Since 2003, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) has offered comprehensive, multi-disciplinary courses that support the development of the living architecture industry in North America by providing detailed information on topics such as:

  • green roof design, installation and maintenance;
  • green walls;
  • building-integrated agriculture;
  • integrated water management for buildings and sites;
  • ...and more!

See below for our current course schedule. Detailed course descriptions can be found on our GRP Training Program and Half-Day Courses pages.

If you are unable to attend a course in person, course manuals can be purchased from our Green Infrastructure Store.

GRHC is an approved continuing education provider with GBCI, AIA CES, LA CES, APLD, BOMI, CNLA, CCA, and RCI.

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The following full-day courses have been delivered to thousands of green building professionals and are
recommended training for Green Roof Professional (GRP) candidates preparing to write the accreditation
exam. There are no prerequisites for Green Roof Design and Installation. For more information on the GRP training
program, please see detailed course descriptions.
Online
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Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training February 23-May 1
Washington, DC
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Green Roof Design and Installation February 5
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage February 6
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media February 7
Toronto
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Green Roof Design and Installation February 26
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage February 27
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media February 28
Chicago
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Green Roof Design and Installation March 12
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage March 13
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media March 14
New York
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Green Roof Design and Installation March 26
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage March 27
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media March 28
San Francisco
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Green Roof Design and Installation April 16
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage April 17
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media April 18
The following specialized half-day courses complement GRP training. See detailed course descriptions for more information.
Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design  
Milton, ON (at Landscape Ontario) March 10 Details / Register
Advanced Green Roof Maintenance
Milton, ON (at Landscape Ontario) March 17 Details / Register
Please note: GRP candidates must register two weeks in advance of exam dates. For more information
on our accreditation program please see our GRP Accreditation page.
Green Roof Professional (GRP) Accreditation Exams
Washington, DC TBA Details / Register
Toronto TBA Details / Register
New York TBA Details / Register
San Francisco TBA Details / Register

Registrations for regularly scheduled courses may be cancelled online or by contacting Jordan Richie at 416-971-4494, ext. 221, up to THREE DAYS prior to the event. A $50 cancellation fee will apply. We regret that we cannot cancel a registration after that point.

For GRP accreditation exam changes or cancellations, please see the exam guidebook.

Please be advised that Green Roofs for Healthy Cities assumes no liability or responsibility for reimbursement of airfare, hotel, or any other travel related expenses incurred due to the postponement or cancellation of courses. We suggest contacting us before making any non-refundable travel arrangements.

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