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Plant Your Roof: Engineering Green Roofs for Better Buildings

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Low Impact Development (LID) methods of sustainably managing stormwater are in use throughout the Hudson Valley, the New York City metropolitan area, and beyond.  Green roofs may be considered the “Cadillac” of LID options because these roof systems, while requiring significant investment, do much more besides decreasing runoff: reducing building energy costs, extending roof life, minimizing fire hazard, and speeding up healing for hospital patients are some of the other benefits.  Schuepfer, who works in the Sustainable Infrastructure group at the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, will discuss the spectrum of LID options as a context for considering green roofs in a building construction or upgrade project.  NYSDEC design guidelines, ASTM standards, barriers to green roofs in the Hudson Valley, how to perform a feasibility study, and consideration of wind uplift will be covered.  And just how tough are green roofs anyway?  To answer this question, we will review a climate change resiliency study which examined how green roofs held up during superstorm Sandy.  We will also look at case studies of green roofs in residential and industrial settings (particularly on electrical substations).

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Frederick Schuepfer, P.E., LEED A.P.


Cocktail hour at 6 pm
Dinner and Program at 7 pm


121 Washington Terrace, Newburgh, NY 12550
Overflow parking is available at
Ultimate Cycles (533 Broadway, Newburgh)


E-mail Shahin A. Nejad @
or Phone:  845-249-4834