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Presenter: Matt Barmore and 3 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Brooklyn, NY

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-246-7000

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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 
Z. Waliullah, T. Winegar

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

Extensive and Intensive Green Roofs 
Z. Waliullah, T. Winegar

   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 
D. Hayden

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

Designing and Constructing Cool Roofs 
M. Barmore

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

Exploring Sustainable Materials  
and Construction Techniques for Conventional Roofs
M. Barmore

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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

International Code Council 
     .65 CEUs (Energy)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers in all states.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA/CES qualify for New Jersey architects. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to view complete AIA information under this course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

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

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

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

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.


Matt Barmore

Vice President at Greenrise Technologies, LLC

Mr. Barmore serves as vice president at Greenrise Technologies, LLC, a national green roof design, supply, installation, and maintenance company with offices in Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, and Charleston, South Carolina. He is the board chair of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the North American green roof and wall industry association. At Greenrise, he leads the company’s sales, business development, and estimating teams. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Barmore joined Greenrise after more than a decade of service at Firestone Building Products, where he held progressive roles in technical, estimating, national sales, and marketing. He has spoken about green roofs at numerous regional and national conferences including AIA, ASLA, GRHC, IIBEC (RCI), and NRCA, and at architecture, engineering, and general contracting firms across the U.S. and Canada.


National Garden Roof Department Manager for American Hydrotech, Inc.

Mr. Hayden is responsible for the management of the staff in the Garden Roof Department at American Hydrotech. In addition to his management roles, he is responsible for the garden roof QA/QC program, development of new product lines, and expansion of the use of the garden roof assembly with AHI clients nationwide. Mr. Hayden has been at the center of the development of a series of hydrotech blue roof assemblies where stormwater can be detained on rooftops to aid in a project’s stormwater management plan. Mr. Hayden has been a practicing landscape architect and infrastructure, streetscape, urban designer for nearly 40 years. At American Hydrotech, Mr. Hayden assists designers, landscape architects, civil engineers and architects with the proper use of the garden roof assemblies and components to help ensure successful projects. Mr. Hayden is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is the past-president of the Illinois Chapter of ASLA. He is also a licensed landscape architect in the State of Illinois and holds a Certificate from the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards (CLARB). He is a registered Green Roof Professional (GRP) as designated by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and was a former member of the Board of Directors of that organization. He is also an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Zach Waliullah, CSI, CDT, GRP

District Manager – Northeast for American Hydrotech, Inc.

Mr. Waliullah is a roofing and waterproofing industry professional with a focus on environmentally sustainable and resilient roofing solutions. He joined American Hydrotech in 2012, an industry leader in the supply of waterproofing and roofing solutions for over 50 years, where he has garnered experience and expertise with the application of protected membrane roofing, vegetated roofs and rooftop stormwater solutions. Mr. Waliullah received a B.S. degree in Finance and an M.S. degree in Sustainable Management from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He also is a certified Construction Document Technologist (CSI) and an accredited Green Roof Professional (GRHC).

Tim Winegar

East Region Garden Roof Technical Sales Coordinator for American Hydrotech, Inc.

Mr. Winegar is the east region garden roof technical sales coordinator for American Hydrotech, Inc. (AHI) based in Chicago, Illinois. AHI is an international supplier of waterproofing, roofing and green roof materials and accessories. In the Garden Roof Department, Mr. Winegar’s responsibilities include supporting the field team with his knowledge of the garden roof-specific components including engineered LiteTop® growing media, drainage materials, plants, edgings, and other supplies required to complete a garden roof. In addition to assisting the sales team, he is a resource for contractors, architects, landscape architects and other consultants that take a project from concept to construction. Mr. Winegar has been in the landscape industry for almost 20 years. Mr. Winegar was a part of the green roof industry while it was still in its infancy in Chicago, working on projects of various size, scope and difficulty. To supplement his green roof background, he has vast knowledge of Midwest native plants and at grade green infrastructure. His experience as a contractor has brought a new perspective to the Garden Roof Department, and he hopes to continue to foster relationships with those connected to American Hydrotech projects.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Energy-Efficient Sustainable Roofs

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines what makes a roof sustainable, sustainable certification and incentives, extensive and intensive green roofs, blue roofs and water management, cool roofs, and sustainable materials and construction techniques for conventional roofs.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain what makes a roof sustainable, how to research code requirements affecting sustainable roofs, and identify sustainable certifications and incentives.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain the differences between intensive and extensive green roofs, determine which projects are suitable for green roofs, and describe maintenance requirements for both.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the benefits of blue roofs, including how they retain, store, reuse water.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe cool roof standards and ratings, how they utilize insulation and reflective materials, and what one can expect on reduced energy usage.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to identify sustainable materials and construction techniques to improve the energy efficiency of conventional roofs.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with roof design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/20/2022

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.