|Submission Date||Dec. 15, 2017|
The American College of Greece
AC-5: Immersive Experience
|2.00 / 2.00||
Center of Excellence for Sustainability/Environmental Studies
Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:
The Green Roof Course
One short, intensive vocational courses of 40 hours to develop practical skills which will enable graduates to install a green roof. All aspects of green roof installation are covered including, health & safety, waterproofing, water drainage and water storage, substrates, plants and irrigation. Reference is made to the history of green roofing both locally and internationally, along with the benefits of green roofs. The different types of green roofs are discussed, comparing the suitability of each for the local climate and architecture. This course focuses on green roofs in the Mediterranean region.
Green roofs are increasingly being adopted around the world and in Greece to mitigate a wide range of urban problems, which include flooding, energy conservation, bio-diversity conservation and restoration and urban pollution. There is a lack of skilled installer technicians and supervisors in the employment market and these courses address this opening by equipping participants with practical skills.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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