The Many Benefits of Green Roofs: Grow Plants and Food, Improve Water Run-Off and Enhance Value

Hunter’s Point South Urban Farm, photo courtesy of Related Companies

As part of the book release for her book Sustainable Affordable Housing Management, NYC Foodscape’s Carolyn Zezima is hosting a free webinar with publisher Vendome Group, LLC on green roofs on April 21st–here are the details and the link to sign up:

FREE LIVE EVENT: Green Roofs—How to Add This Value-Enhancing Amenity in Multifamily Housing
April 21, 2016 | 1pm EDT | Webinar Duration: 1 Hour, Including 15 Minutes for Q&A

This one-hour live webinar will discuss how multifamily property owners, managers, and developers can install “green roofs” to help improve water run-off, air quality, and residents’ well-being; enhance the overall value of their properties; and comply with new and ever-stricter “green” requirements that cities across the country are mandating. While local governments and utilities often offer generous incentives for installing green roofs, some cities are now requiring building owners to meet green roofing standards—or be fined.

Author Carolyn Zezima

Presented by sustainability and affordable housing expert Carolyn Zezima and green roofs expert Mike Curry, this one-hour webinar will cover:

  • What exactly a “green roof” is — various types and degrees
  • The pros & cons of installing a green roof
  • The legislative push to require green roofs in multifamily/affordable housing
  • The costs — and incentives that can help make a green roof more affordable

This webinar is specially geared to multifamily housing property professionals, including:

  • Owners
  • Managers
  • Developers
  • Sustainability Directors
  • Affordable Housing Compliance Professionals
  • Architects and Landscape Consultants
  • Community Associations

Even if you aren’t in housing, you may be interested in the many benefits of putting a green roof on any type of building that can properly support and manage one.

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Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Photo by NYC Foodscape

To register for this free webinar, click here

Stuyvesant Town, photo by NYC Foodscape

About Sustainable Affordable Housing Management
JUST released last week, Carolyn Zezima’s new book on sustainability and affordable housing, called, Sustainable Affordable Housing Management: A Money-Saving Guide to Keeping Your Site Green, Healthy & Energy Efficient, published by Vendome Group, LLC. The book features chapters on sustainability planning, energy efficiency, green maintenance, food access and community gardens, and local, state and federal funding opportunities and encourages existing housing providers to take steps to make their communities healthier and safer for the residents that live there.

Author Carolyn Zezima has spoken to affordable housing and sustainability experts across the country, and has found that many sites report that when they adopt sustainability practices, they can trim operational costs, reduce environmental and health risks, and improve comfort for residents.

Even if you don’t work i2016_SAHM_Cover_Final-2n housing, anyone who wants advice on creating sustainability plans, measuring success, conserving water and energy, and creating procedures for green practices, such as integrated pest management, green landscaping, green painting and cleaning, composting and recycling, creating healthy food access and gardens, and ways to fund these improvements will find this book valuable.

For more information about the book, see, New Book on Sustainable Affordable Housing Management by NYC Foodscape’s Carolyn Zezima Available Today or purchase a copy here.


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