Landscape Environmental Design

Courses featuring interior or exterior application of the natural environment within architectural design are subsumed under this program category. These courses may include product discussions, safety, environmental impact, use of natural elements such as hardscape, or the application of plants and water within design, and additional case studies. Users can search the catalog using CSI division numbers, keywords, manufacturer names, or product descriptions.

Sustainable Resiliency with Garden Roofs

This course is part of our Landscape Environmental Design Program

Designing with green roofs affords design professionals opportunities to plan projects with exciting new elements, added value, and significant, tangible benefits, thereby enhancing the built environment with newly-created landscapes. This course examines green roof systems, including the types, benefits, components, and related standards. It also reviews a number of installations that demonstrate these principles.

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers

Permeable interlocking concrete pavers have the ability to create solid, strong surfaces for pedestrians and a range of vehicular uses, and can help maintain a site’s existing natural hydrologic function. This course discusses the goals of a permeable paver system and the materials used. It compares permeable pavers with other stormwater management systems and describes the proper installation of a permeable paver system.

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Porous Paving

 This course is designed to provide architects and designers with information on all types of porous pavements, their differences, similarities, maintenance plans and general benefits.

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The History and Impact of Synthetic Turf

Program: Landscape Environmental Design

A course designed to teach the history of synthetic turf, it's application in water and energy conservation, pollution abatement, sustainable design, and its versatility in numerous landscaping applications and designs. Participants will become knowledgeable about synthetic turf and innovative applications that could be applied to their residential and commercial projects. The most current technological advances in the industry and the positive role synthetic turf plays in the environment.


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The Replica Green Wall Trend - What Every Design Pro Should Know

Program: Landscape Environmental Design

This course will describe the Replica Green Wall trend, that is the use of biomimicry in artificial plants in interior and exterior green wall systems. The trend toward biomimicry is driven by low cost, low maintenance, very high quality plant substitutes, and no water, light, power or HVAC resource requirements. Yet, Replica installations provide the same aesthetic and evoke the same desirable biophilic responses as live plants.


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