GREEN ROOF

Summer course 2020

22nd - 26th of June

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THE GREEN ROOF SUMMER COURSE (5 FULL DAYS) IS HELD AT THE AUGUSTENBORG BOTANICAL ROOF GARDEN in Malmö, sweden

One of the largest R&D facilities for extensive and semi-intensive green roofs worldwide! Some highlights of the course:

a green roof tour to interesting roof sites in our region

the full scale installation of a green roof during the second half of the course

and last but not least the sharing of thoughts and ideas at the different green roof workshops!

"I am really enjoying working in the Green roof industry. Thanks to you guys. The course last June was inspiring, and actually helped me get the job"

Ryan Hennessy, course participator 2015

PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS WITH DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS are WELCOME TO APPLY TO THE SUMMER COURSE.

The field of green roofs is by its nature transdisciplinary and we think a mixed group with different skills is an asset to the course. Our common interest is sustainable urban development where green roofs play an important part in greener and more 'livable' cities!

THE Five DAYS INCLUDE

Lectures on planning considerations, systems, layers, installation and maintenance of extensive & intensive green roofs

Includes an introduction to green walls and facades. We look at a variety of systems and approaches to green roofs and facade greening and discuss their potential 'pros and nons. We discuss the green roof sub-layers' and their function (drainage, insulation, root protection, etc.). We also talk about aspects of planning & installation, plus green roof and green wall plants, taxonomy & establishment.

Full scale installation of a green roof at Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden!

During the second half of the summer course we install a full scale green roof including all its components such as sub-layers, substrate and planting. All course participants will take part in all of the different stages.

Study tour in our region including a guided tour in the Eco-City Augustenborg and its unique sustainable urban drainage system.

Green roof & green wall study tour! Green roofs play an important part in the grid of green infrastructure solutions that bring ecosystem services and resilience to our cities. At the study tour we visit different interesting green roofs, rooftop parks and green wall installations. We also visit sedum cultivation close to Malmö.

Workshops on green roof & green wall substrates, plant establishment, risk and safety, and habitat replication.

Workshops are held at the Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden. We look closely at different materials and prepare our own substrate. We also look closer at plant establishment, including handling and planting of seeds, plugs and bulbs. At the design workshops your task is to redesign one of our roofs!

"First of all, the course was led by a very knowledgeable teaching staff with an inspiring passion for green roofs. Secondly, the Botanical Roof Garden at Augustenborg is an extraordinarily good venue to learn the practice of constructing green roofs. Thirdly, it was a great opportunity to meet and work together with other green roof enthusiasts - a good starting point for building a green roof network!

Olof Woltil, course participator in 2014

PRICE & APPLICATION PROCESS

Professionals: 6 200 SEK + 25 % VAT (7 750 SEK including VAT tax)

Members of Scandinavian Green Infrastructure Association receives 20% discount on the course cost until the 31st of March.

Student price: 3 900 SEK + 25 % VAT (4 875 SEK including VAT tax)

Course participation can be cancelled up to 14 days before the course start. The full price of the course will be repaid except for the 200 SEK non-refundable administration and registration cost - included in the price above. To ensure your spot in the course the full price must be paid a minimum of one month before the course starts.

Early bird – you will receive 10% discount if you pay two months ahead.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO APPLY TO THE COURSE?

lnclude the following information in your e-mail: Name, Occupation, Address, 100 - 200 word about your background/interest in green roofs. Please write "Summer Course June" in the e-mail subject line. Last date for applying is March 31st. In beginning of April we will announce if your application was approved.

"As an international student, I can tell it is difficult to find courses that eventually meet the technical, theoretical and practical outcomes they promise. Yet, this course has not only exceeded my expectations but has also given me enough knowledge and enthusiasm to keep investigating and working in the green roof world. Thank you for this passionate, cosy and funny week! "

Oriol Garcia Antunez, course participator in 2019