Announcing the Green Roof boot camp

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) are pleased to announce the Green Roof Boot Camp Training, which will be held in Philadelphia, PA June 14th – 17th, 2011. These courses provide the needed education for the Green Roof Professional (GRP) accreditation. Register today.

“The Green Roof Boot Camp in Philadelphia is an amazing opportunity to learn the essential skills needed for getting involved in this growing industry, and earn Green Roof Professional (GRP) accreditation,” said Jeffrey L. Bruce, Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. “We are especially proud to be holding this Boot Camp in Philadelphia, which will be home to CitiesAlive: the 9th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference.”

The Green Roof Boot Camp consists of 4 essential green roof courses: Green Roof Design 101 Introductory Course, Green Roof Design & Installation 201, Green Roof Waterproofing & Drainage 301, and Green Roof Plants & Growing Media 401. More than one hundred experts have worked to develop these courses, and assemble the most recent information on green roof design, installation and maintenance best practices. The courses are taught by some of the most experienced green roofs practitioners in the industry from across North America.  The courses will also allow attendees to visit the largest green roof in Philadelphia, the PECO Building. 

 

The City of Philadelphia will also be host to CitiesAlive: the 9th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference November 30th – December 3rd 2011. CitiesAlive is the largest gathering of the green roof and wall industry in North America, featuring: a trade show, expert speakers, green roof and wall tours, training opportunities and more! Visit http://citiesalive.org.   

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Steven Peck, President and Founder, GRHC: 416-971-4494, ext. 233 speck@greenroofs.org.

Alan Jaffe, Public Relations Manager, PHS: 215-988-8833, ajaffe@pennhort.org.   

 

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is a trade association of green roof and wall expert designers, installers and manufacturers in North America. Our mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs and walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professionalism and celebrations of excellence.  www.greenroofs.org

 

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1827. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society mission is to motivate people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.  www.PHSonline.org.

 

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