Green (Living) Roofs and Façades

Green (Living) Roofs and Façades

Green (Living) Roofs and Façades

Think that living roofs and façades look great and are probably environmentally friendly, but don’t know where to start?

Worried that having a living roof or façade will add to the cost and maintenance of your building?

This 2-part training course will set the scene covering the benefits of and barriers to implementing a living roof or façade with a range of relevant case studies. This will be followed by more technical aspects such as the identification of suitable sites.

About the course

Delivered in 2 parts, this course is designed and delivered by the Welsh School of Architecture with speakers including Dr Vicki Stevenson and Gabriel Wapner-Carter.

Who should take the course?

This course is designed for architects and other built environment professionals

Course overview

Part 1

Using illustrated case studies covering the various classifications you will:
• Be given an overview of living roofs and façade classifications
• Find out how to assess a site for its potential
• Gain an in-depth look at the benefits and perceived barriers to implementation

Part 2

Using case studies covering the various classifications, you will:
• Consider the economic, environmental and social targets you want to achieve from your living roof/façade
• Consider the technical design required to implement the scheme


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Course dates

14 July

Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock

15 July

Oriel y Parc, St David's

17 July

Park Place, Cardiff

Please contact Dr Vicki Stevenson  to register your interest and be consulted on other course dates and locations


In order to attend the course free of charge you must fit the eligibility criteria:

  • Live or work in one of Wales' Convergence Areas
  • Be employed or self employed
  • Work in the built environment sector or allied services
  • NOT work for a Public Sector organisation

In order to ensure the eligibility of delegates, you will be asked to complete a Participant Form and supplementary information to evidence eligibility.

How to book

Please contact Dr Vicki Stevenson to register your interest and be consulted on potential course dates and locations


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