Everyone is talking about green roofs these days, but honestly, what do we really know about them? We understand the environmental angle to a degree. At the same time, what exactly does it take to install a roof of this nature on your house?
For three days (June 17 – June 19), The Foundry is offering to teach people the ins and outs of green roof building. From the choices of materials, to hands on installation, to plant selections, the class participants will learn exactly what it takes to design and construct a green roof.
- Selection of green roof materials
- Types of green roof systems
- Hands on installation
- Plant selection for green roofs
- Theory behind green roofs (water retention, decreased demand on combined sewer system, insulating properties)
Benefits from a green roof include air quality, wildlife friendly, water retainment, energy conservation, green space, and noise abatement. Not to mention that they’re aesthetically pleasing to look at.
The class is directed at students, professionals and others looking to learn about green building design.
Green Roof Design and Building Class @ The Foundry
Friday, June 17th, 7pm – 9pm @ The Foundry Orientation
Saturday, June 18th, 11am – 6pm Offsite
Sunday, June 19th, 11am – 6pm Offsite
$180 for adults, $150 for students (no material cost, includes lunch on Sunday)
Hosted by Dave Lanfear
For additional information, contact Tamera Knight · email@example.com · 716-885-1381
Additional classes at The Foundry range from wood art classes, Intro to CNC Routing, make your own stained leather eyeglass case, create jeweled stepping stones, make an acrylic flower bracelet… view upcoming classes here.