This seminar covers both theoretical concepts and practical applications on ways to minimize and mitigate the impacts of design and buildings on the natural environment, as well as enhance the health & well-being of buildings' occupants.
We will provide an overview of what constitutes sustainable sites (including the criteria in both BREEAM & LEED) & measures to reduce site pollution. The following topics will be specifically described:
------• Site Selection
------• Low-impact Transportation
------• Mitigating the Heat Island Effect
------• Erosion and Sedimentation Control
------• Reduction of Storm Water Runoff
The seminar will also cover how to protect & enhance the ecological value of a site and its biodiversity, and why it is important.
The presentation will end with an introduction to the different types of green roofs (extensive versus intensive), their various benefits and applications.
Nature-based Solutions (NBS) for Sustainable Neighborhoods will also be addressed.
Architects & engineers, landscape architects, urban planners, building & construction professionals, students or environmental enthusiasts.