At this point, chances are good you've heard of a green roof.... maybe you've even seen one! Green roofs are popping up all around the globe and slowly but surely covering our cities. What's the big idea?
Sure they're gorgeous, and that's probably reason enough, but why else have a green roof? Are there actual measurable benefits to the building, the city, the environment? Can you put one anywhere, any time? How much do those things cost? And what's underneath those rooftop plants anyhow?
Gwen Schantz, COO of Brooklyn Grange, heads up our Design and Installation department and will go through the ins and outs of green roofing in NYC and beyond. She'll cover all the benefits, challenges, and options available for those rooftop oases and share Brooklyn Grange's experience greenroofing our city.
By the end of this workshop you'll have a sense of what it takes to green roof a space, large or small!! Before you know it you could have a green, serene rooftop of your very own.
The class will start with a presentation inside in our new indoor events space on the 11th floor of BLDG 3 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. We'll then move upstairs to the farm to take a tour and see a green roof in action!