Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design

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Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design

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Green Walls 101 is the first green wall course presented by GRHC. Developed through an industry committee with technical peer review from various design professionals, this course presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to satisfy your green wall project objectives. The course manual identifies green wall cost factors and benefits, the different types of products available, major design principles, and how to avoid the types of mistakes that might lead to an unsuccessful project.

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Green Walls 101 is the first green wall course presented by GRHC. Developed through an industry committee with technical peer review from various design professionals, this course presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to satisfy your green wall project objectives. The course manual identifies green wall cost factors and benefits, the different types of products available, major design principles, and how to avoid the types of mistakes that might lead to an unsuccessful project.

Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design is the second edition of green walls course manuals presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. This introductory manual on green wall infrastructure design presents an overview of the many tools and techniques needed to reach green wall project objectives. Subjects addressed in the course manual include:

  • Identifying the costs and benefits of green walls to reach your green wall performance goals;
  • Identifying the costs and benefits of green walls to reach your green wall performance goals;
  • Identifying a variety of green wall products and understanding the performance criteria of different green wall elements, and their relevance to your design intent; and
  • Introducing the major design principles of a successful green wall project and discussing causes for error, which might lead to an unsuccessful project.

This course manual provides details and exercises on how to:

  • Determine major functions and components of a green wall;
  • Describe characteristics and assess various advantages of different green wall systems available in the marketplace;
  • Utilize an integrated design process in your project for maximum benefit;
  • Evaluate the major market drivers encouraging the green wall industry in North America;
  • Obtain maximum points by integrating a green wall into the U.S. Green Building Council LEEDTM Accreditation point system.

Green Walls 101: Systems Overview and Design was developed and peer reviewed by a multidisciplinary group of green roof experts.