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 AIA CES, LA CES, USGBC/GBCI, 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.
New York
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Green Roof Design and Installation September 10
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage September 11
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media September 12
Chicago
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Green Roof Design and Installation September 24
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage September 25
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media September 26
Online
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Online October 12-December 18
Toronto
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Green Roof Design and Installation October 22
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage October 23
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media October 24
San Francisco
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Green Roof Design and Installation October 29
Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage October 30
Green Roof Plants and Growing Media October 31
This two-day program provides technical and comprehensive information on integrated water management systems for buildings and sites that are designed to balance harvested resources with demand to achieve Net Zero Water use.
San Francisco
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Net Zero Water for Buildings and Sites Sept 17 & 18
Online
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Net Zero Water for Buildings and Sites Oct 19 - Dec 11
The following specialized half-day courses complement GRP training. See detailed course descriptions for more information.
New York (at CitiesAlive)
Introduction to Rooftop Urban Agriculture October 5 Details / Register
New York (at CitiesAlive)
Living Architecture and Sustainable Energy October 5 Details / Register
New York (at CitiesAlive)
Advanced Green Roof Maintenance October 5 Details / Register
New York (at CitiesAlive)
Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design October 5 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
San Francisco TBD Details / Register
New York October 5 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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