Green Roof Systems Plant Selection, Carbon Sequestration, Energy Conservation, and Stormwater

Green Roof Systems Plant Selection, Carbon Sequestration, Energy Conservation, and Stormwater

Progress 11/01/08 to 10/31/13

Outputs

Target Audience: The target audiences include industry members such as the growers of nursery crops, substrate suppliers, landscape architects, landscape contractors, architects, and engineers. Also, it is aimed to provide scientific data and educate government officials and public policy makers on the environmental, economic, and social benefits that green roofs can provide. In addition, it provides knowledge for fellow researchers as well as educates the general public. Results will be reported in peer-reviewed journals and in trade publications, presented at scientific and industry gatherings, taught in a specific MSU course on green roofs, and posted on our website (www.hrt.msu.edu/greenroof). In addition, as a member of the E06.71 sustainability committee of ASTM International and the Research Committee of GRHC, information gained will be included in future standards. It will ultimately contribute to educational products that promote the contributions of the green industry to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Changes/Problems: Nothing Reported What opportunities for training and professional development has the project provided? Six graduate students have completed their degrees (2 PhDs) Mentored three visiting scholars: Mert Eksi, Istanbul University, Turkey (April 2013 March 2014), Rafael Fernndez Caero, University of Seville, Spain (June 2013 August 2013), and Hamidah Ahmad, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, West Malaysia (September December 2013). Member of team that developed a professional training course, Green Roofs 401 Plants and Growing Medium, for Green Roof Professional Certification. Worked with university researchers at Beijing Forestry University, government officials, and industry representatives to train them on how to implement green roofs in China (2010). Other international training was presented in Finland (2012) and France (2013). Guest lectures on green roofs in MSU classes: BE 482 — Diffuse-Source Pollution Engineering (4-18-13); ESA 200 — Intro Environmental Studies (2010, 2011, 2013); FW 410 — Upland Ecosystem Management (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); HRT 111 — Landscape Design (2010); HRT 203 — Principles of Horticulture (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); HRT 415 — Native Plants Landscape Restoration (2012); HRT 417 (Sustainable Sites Environmental Landscape Practicum (2010, 2011); HRT/LA 883 — Environ Design Seminar (2009, 2012, 2013); LA 492 — Senior Research Seminar (2009, 2010); and UP 400/800 — Urban Planning (2009). Included the topic of green roofs in my own class for non-majors, HRT 102 Plants for Food, Fun, and Profit (2012, 2013), and am developing a new one-credit course HRT 460 Green Roofs and Walls to be taught for the first time during Fall 2013. Worked with students in the Environmental Science Club at Okemos High School to install a green roof on their Recycling Center (2009). How have the results been disseminated to communities of interest? Results have been reported in peer-reviewed journals and in trade publications such as The Michigan Landscape and Living Architecture Monitor and presented at scientific and industry gatherings of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the World Green Infrastructure Network, American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and MNLA, as well as many lay groups. A summary of research results are published on the MSU Green Roof Research Program website (www.hrt.msu.edu/greenroof). In addition, as a member of the E06.71 sustainability committee of ASTM International and the Green roof media committee of GRHC, information gained will be included in future standards. It has been included in course literature for the Green Roof professional Certification administered by GRHC. In addition, past, present, and future findings from our green roof research program will be taught in a new interdepartmental course HRT 460 — Green Roofs and Walls (subject to university approval) that will be cross listed across Horticulture, Planning Design and Construction, Geography, Fisheries and Wildlife, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering. The new course request has been submitted and if approved it will taught for the first time during Fall Semester 2014. What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to accomplish the goals? Nothing Reported

Progress 01/01/12 to 12/31/12

Progress 01/01/11 to 12/31/11

Progress 01/01/10 to 12/31/10

Progress 01/01/09 to 12/31/09

Progress 01/01/08 to 12/31/08

Progress 01/01/07 to 12/31/07

Progress 01/01/06 to 12/31/06

Progress 01/01/05 to 12/31/05

Green Roof Systems Plant Selection, Carbon Sequestration, Energy Conservation, and Stormwater

Progress 01/01/04 to 12/31/04

Progress 01/01/03 to 12/31/03

Progress 01/01/02 to 12/31/02

Progress 01/01/01 to 12/31/01

Progress 01/01/00 to 12/31/00


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