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Recording from live webinar on 4/23/18


Revolutionizing Green Roof and Wall Performance: The Living Architecture Performance Tool

The complexity of living architecture – green roofs and walls – has created many barriers to their widespread use, including inconsistent policy that is not aligned with performance objectives and designers and building owners not optimizing the wide range of benefits offered by these systems. The Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) is a new rating system and resource created to assure stakeholders that living architecture projects will achieve certain measurable and replicable performance benefits, so they may be funded, designed, installed, and maintained with a higher degree of confidence. This webinar introduced the LAPT, discussed its structure and compliance process, and identified the ways that different stakeholders might use the tool as it enters its pilot phase.


Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the various benefits of green roofs and green walls
  2. Learn about the compliance path and structure of the Living Architecture Performance Tool
  3. Identify the potential uses of the living architecture performance tool for policy makers, building owners, designers, or product manufacturers
  4. Learn how to get involved in the pilot phase of the program



David Yocca, FASLA
Board Chair, Green Infrastructure Foundation
Senior Landscape Architect/Ecological Planner, Conservation Design Forum

David has played a significant leadership role in a wide array of sustainable planning and design efforts over the past 30+ years. His focus on performance-based landscapes has guided him to serve on boards and committees of organizations like SITES and the Green Infrastructure Foundation, where he has co-led the development of the Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT).

Rohan Lilauwala, GRP
Program Manager, Green Infrastructure Foundation
Rohan has spent the past five years working on developing tools and resources to build capacity in the public and private sector around green infrastructure. He has played an integral role in the development of the Living Architecture Performance Tool, authoring white papers in areas of performance, and he currently manages the program.

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