Extended Lifecycle Green Roofs – Avoiding Failure of Roofing and Vegetation

Extended Lifecycle Green Roofs - Avoiding Failure of Roofing and Vegetation

Zero waste building concepts are sweeping the construction industry, from extended lifecycle products to resilient materials management during deconstruction. Large commercial roofing systems are ideal for green roofing, but by their sheer size, the amount of wasted materials, labor and costs can be equally vast when concerns arise. While each green roof system is unique, they can have very similar issues including leaking, plant death, and poor drainage.

This presentation will review some common concerns in the design and maintenance of green roofs that can lead to wasted time, money and materials. We will also discuss how to minimize waste in the restoration of green roofing, including options for restoring the membrane rather than replacing, also reusing and recycling components, and correcting common concerns before they become failures. We will review case studies, and discuss how zero waste plans fit in to municipal regulations and green building codes.

Conference Speaker

Elizabeth Hart, CDT, GRP

Tremco, Inc. Manager, Sustainability Program Development and Green Roof Info Think-tank (GRiT) Executive Director

Elizabeth Hart, CDT, GRP is the Manager of Sustainability Programs Development for Tremco, Inc. For nearly a decade she has been promoting environmental remediation with the use of on-structure vegetation and other sustainable roofing technologies. She also created and manages Tremco’s Zero-Landfill Program. Elizabeth is experienced in all phases of commercial roofing and vegetated systems, from early design and specification, through installation and maintenance, as well as restoration of existing systems. Her projects include hospitals, K-12 and higher education facilities, municipal and residential buildings, and each one has a positive impact to the building occupants and surrounding community. Elizabeth is a founding member and Executive Director of the Green Roof info Think-tank (GRiT), a nonprofit of nearly 500 members dedicated to creating urban resiliency through the use of on-structure vegetation, working closely with the City of Portland and Portland State University, to provide education, tours, and annual ecoroof symposia.

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