Vegetated Roofs for Existing Buildings

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Understand vegetated roof types, system components and benefits





Return to BUILDINGSVIP home pageRecent designs for green roofs are increasing the potential for vegetated roofs on existing buildings. How can you determine your building's potential? And what exactly should you specify?


Learn how to evaluate whether your building is a candidate for a vegetated roof, what kind, and how to specify a system, including moisture barriers, insulation, non-soil engineered media, fabrics, and synthetic components.


Learning Objectives

After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand vegetated roof types, system components and benefits.
  • Learn the critical factors when assessing your roof's potential for a vegetated retrofit.
  • Understand the operation and maintenance of vegetated roofs.



Steven Peck
President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities


Steven Peck is the founder and president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership based industry association developing the green (vegetative) roof and wall industry in North America. GRHC's mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roofs and green walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professional development and celebrations of excellence. Visit for more information.