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Beyond the Drip Line: Ecology for Green Design Professionals

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This informative program examines the ecological design principles that connect the built environment to the natural environment. This program will be an exploration of the "green" in green design.

  • Workshop
When Oct 28, 2009
from 01:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Where Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest
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October 28, 2009

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Visitor Center

Clermont, KY


Who should attend:

  • Green Design professionals
  • Educators looking for increased knowledge about sustainability and regenerative design
  • Anyone with an interest in sustainable design efforts


Presentations by five regional design professionals with LEED project experience.


  • Connecting Buildings to Nature – Bernheim Visitor Center, LEED Platinum
    Claude Stephens – Education Director, Bernheim
    Use of site conditions to improve energy performance
    The landscape strategies behind Kentucky’s first LEED platinum project.
  • American Life and Accident Insurance Company Green Roof Project
    Jason Kruse – Project Manager, Turner Construction Company
    Troy Huffman – Project Manager, American Roofing and Metal Company
    The story behind Louisville’s largest privately owned vegetated roof
    Installation of a 17,000 sq. ft. sedum mat roofing system
  • Rain Gardens, Water Collection and Site Considerations – Regional LEED projects and other sustainable design efforts
    Chad Whitaker – Landscape Architect – LEED GA, BTM Engineering
    Landscape strategies that deal with water, shading, and maximizing open space
    Landscape examples from regional LEED and sustainable design projects
  • Living Walls and Urban Landscape Considerations – The Green Building
    Tracey Williams – Owner/Designer, Greensleeves Design
    The design and construction of a living wall system in an urban environment
    Greening strategies for an urban building site

Registration Information

For registration information, please visit the Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Web site.


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