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Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms

August 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Calling all architects, landscape designers, urban planners, sustainability coordinators and greening professionals of all stripes! Whether you’re responding to an affordable housing RFP, or designing a high-end luxury hotel or condo building, you are likely to be integrating green roofs and or edible plantings into your design. This course will provide you with an in-depth look at technologies, systems and best practices for designing functional, beautiful and ecological rooftop green spaces.

This two-hour course will be taught by Brooklyn Grange COO Gwen Schantz. As a registered General Contractor and an experienced Sustainability Consultant, Gwen creates and builds innovative green spaces for a diverse clientele, from schools and non-profit organizations, to private residences and commercial buildings. This class will start with a mini-tour of the Brooklyn Farm with the majority of the class taking place indoors in our loft classroom directly below the farm. 

This course offers AIA LU Credits: 2  

Please note: This not the same “Intro to Green-Roofing” course that we’ve hosted in the past. This class is specifically geared towards professionals looking to dive into the world of green roofs and edibles. If you are looking to take an intro level course at this time please check out Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business, Intro to Green Walls or come take a tour. 

About Gwen Schantz
Gwen Schantz is the COO of Brooklyn Grange and heads-up our Design and Installations Division. Gwen’s dedication to solving urban environmental problems through the installation of soil and plants has been recognized by Curbed, who honored her as a 2015 “Young Gun” designer. She has given talks at various colleges and universities, served as an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Environmental Studies Department, and spoken to audiences at AIGA, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Greenbuild Conference, the Urban Green Council, the Department of City Planning of New York, and the Brooklyn Food Conference, among others. 

This class will take place in our indoor loft classroom located on the 11th floor of Building 3 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Detailed directions can be found by following the link below. 



August 8, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Brooklyn Grange


Brooklyn Grange
37-18 Northern Boulevard, Long Island City
New York, NY 11101 United States
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