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Presenter: Nathan D. Griswold, GRP, ASLA, CNSP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: East Lansing, MI

Marriott at University Place
300 Michigan Agricultural College Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-337-4440

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am
Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm

Defining Sustainable Roofs

   What makes a roof sustainable?
   Building code requirements
   Sustainable certifications and incentives

Extensive and Intensive Green Roofs

   Benefits of green roofs
   Determining which projects are candidates for green roofs
   Extensive and intensive green roofs
   Common components and materials
   Maintenance requirements
   Lifecycle analysis
   Impact on energy cost

Water Management with Blue Roofs

   Benefits of blue roofs
   Applications for blue roofs
   Water retention and storage
   Water reuse
   Life cycle analysis
   Maintenance requirements

Designing and Constructing Cool Roofs

   Reviewing cool roof standards and ratings Insulation
   Reflective materials
   Life cycle analysis
   Impact on energy cost

Exploring Sustainable Materials and
Construction Techniques for Conventional Roofs

   Sustainability of roofing materials: shingles, metal, tile and stone
   Insulation options
   New features and construction techniques

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Landscape Architects

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

Architects &
Landscape Architects

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW
     6.5 LA/CES HSW PDHs

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Energy)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and landscape architects in most states, including Michigan architects and engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Michigan.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES and LA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers, architects and landscape architects.

The International Code Council has approved this course for .65 CEUs in specialty area of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Nathan D. Griswold, GRP, ASLA, CNSP

President of Inhabitect, LLC

Mr. Griswold has worked at the forefront of the green roof industry for 16 years. He has played critical roles in the design, development, sale, construction and successful establishment of nearly 1,000 green roofs across North America. From 2005-2013, he worked for one of the world’s largest waterproofing and green roof manufacturers. While in this position his sales strategies helped increase sales tenfold. Looking to get back to his Michigan roots, Mr. Griswold launched Inhabitect, LLC (http:// www.inhabitect.com), in 2013, to serve as an independent resource for designing, building and growing all forms of living architecture that are functional, beautiful and affordable. With his international network of professional colleagues in architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, engineering, construction and manufacturing, Mr. Griswold has the expertise to get the job done on time and on budget, exceeding client expectations.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.