This collaborative project will develop and pilot a new training course on green roof maintenance for contractors working in the Washington, DC region. One important aspect of this work involves outreach to Latino-owned landscape contracting firms, with the goals of better understanding the interests and needs of this audience, and laying the groundwork for future trainings that will bring more Latino contractors into the field of green infrastructure maintenance.
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Be familiar with Chesapeake Bay restoration and local watershed protection efforts.
- Know the relevance of proper green roof maintenance for helping states meet their water quality goals.
- Understand green roof construction basics.
- Know how green roof components relate to short-term and long-term maintenance needs.
- Have skills to assess the condition of a green roof.
- Identify common routine and non-routine maintenance tasks for green roofs.
- Appreciate unique challenges associated with working on green roofs.
- Be prepared to estimate and perform maintenance tasks as part of a green roof maintenance team.
- Be able to develop a maintenance plan to address the specific needs of the practice.
- Know the standard safety requirements for working on green roofs.
- Be introduced to several DC area green roof incentive programs, such as River Smart Rooftops.
This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement CB96344601 to the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial products mentioned in this document.