Green Roof Maintenance Training


Green roofs are an important tool in reducing the negative impacts of stormwater on our local streams and rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. In the Washington, DC region, local governments require green roofs on some new construction, and several municipal programs encourage the implementation of green roofs, but many roofs are not well-managed once installed. This course seeks to empower local contractors with the skills needed to provide maintenance services for green roofs.

This course is a collaboration between CBLP, The Chesapeake Bay Trust, ecoLatinos and Design Green.

Thursday, July 28th 2022 | 9:30 am- 3:30 pm | Washington, DC

There is no charge for this class, but you must register in advance.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of this course.

Special accommodations available for Spanish speaking participants.


Los techos verdes son una herramienta importante para reducir los efectos negativos de las aguas torrenciales en nuestros arroyos y ríos locales y la

Bahía de Chesapeake. En la región de Washington DC, el gobierno local requiere techos verdes en algunas construcciones nuevas, y varios programas municipales incentivan la implementación de techos verdes, pero muchos techos no se mantienen apropiadamente una vez instalados. Este curso busca capacitar a los contratistas locales con las habilidades necesarias para brindar servicios de mantenimiento de techos verdes.

Jueves 28 de Julio, 2022 9:30am to 3:30pm Washington DC

Este curso es gratuito pero se debe registrarse para participar.

Los participantes recibirán un certificado de participación al final de este curso

Habrá acomodaciones especiales para participantes de habla hispana.

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Course Objectives

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.


Learning Objectives

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.

Additional information

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