Engineering Vegetated Roofs to Optimize Stormwater Management
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Urban centers have high concentrations of impervious areas which pose a challenge in managing large volumes of stormwater. Heavy rain events or back-to-back storms cause problems like flooding, property damage, and combined overflow sewer discharge. Green infrastructure, such as vegetated roofs, can help mitigate these problems because they restore the hydrologic cycle in urbanized areas. Vegetated roof systems designed for maximum stormwater management decrease the volume of stormwater within the urban core and reliably delay travel time of stormwater to the treatment plant. These retention and detention strategies help alleviate the burden of heavy stormwater on our cities’ infrastructure. See learning objectives below.
“Great opportunity and a pleasure.”Thanks to the speakers for their invaluable knowledge.” Francisca Tapia Jr Sustainability Consultant, ABUD:
“Excellent seminar” Dan DiMucci, Pennoni Sr. Consultant, RLA
“Exceptional resources for integrating green roof design with storm water management strategies. Interactive….a lot of valuable design information.” Meg Needle Lord Aeck Sargent, AIA Atlanta “
“The presentation was highly informative, and I personally learned a lot. I found the design tools particularly helpful.” Ganesh Nayak, President, Metier Consulting
1 LA/CES PDH Webinar Learning Objectives
1. The distinction between stormwater retention and detention
2. The importance of detention in urban centers
3. Existing roof top technologies
4. Using biomimicry to re-engineer vegetated roofing system
5. Collaboration: Landscape Architects, Architects, Civil Engineers
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With proper planning any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support. We supply a range of systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs. We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.
As a Purple-Roof partner, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.
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