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Continuing Education Opportunities
08-2014
There are plenty of opportunities to earn CEU's! Sites including Storm Water BMPs, Native Landscaping, and Wetland Restoration 2014 Raingarden Workshops Vegetated Roof Design and Construction INASLA Annual Meeting

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Feature Project - KIB's Green Roof

The 13,000 square foot green roof is a research project. It was installed by a contractor called Rooftop Greenworks, using an Omni Ecosystems comprehensive system. Rooftop Greenworks is collaborating with Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville to understand the impact of this green roof compared to standard sedum green roofs; and, also on our site, to the white membrane roof that is already designed to reduce cooling needs at KIB. We have three months of data demonstrating significant temperature reductions on the roof where it is vegetated. KIB will be tracking over the next 14 months utility use and bills to see if there are reduced needs for energy; and reduced energy costs, associated with the installation.

CHA Companies, a national engineering firm based in Albany, and with offices here in Indianapolis has modeled the impact of the green roof and stormwater runoff, which contributes to poor water quality. The data is showing a 33% gain in stormwater runoff mitigation at KIB’s sustainable site. In total, nearly 60% of stormwater that falls on KIB’s site is being kept out of the city’s combined sewer system, through a variety of strategies including pervious pavement, rain gardens, and a cistern.

The green roof today is covered with plants, thick only a few months after installation. The medium used for the planting is lightweight and high in nitrogen and organic material. The lightweight media likely enables more building owners to consider green roofs.

The green roof is providing sustenance to bees, butterflies and birds, contributing to places supporting biodiversity. KIB and Rooftop Greenworks have planted a mix that is 85% native, short stature prairie, supporting KIB’s mission of helping people and nature thrive in the city. This is an unusual rooftop planting; often roofs are planted with sedum, which is less beneficial to insects and birds.

2014 INASLA Annual Meeting

Friday, October 17, 2014 ;  7:30am to 6:30pm
Butler University, Atherton Union
704 W. Hampton Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208

A great line-up of state and national presenters headline this year's INASLA Annual Meeting with topics ranging from small business growth to public engagement strategies to urban forestry to national advocacy issues.  Whatever your interest, this year not only packs the continuing education credits, but promises to show the beauty of landscape architecture at every scale.

Registration fees for this year's INASLA Annual Meeting include parking, breakfast, all education/general sessions and Expo, lunch and the social networking event.  Beverages and snacks will be provided throughout the day.

2014 INASLA Annual Golf Outing

Thursday, October 2nd
Highland Country Club in Indianapolis

20th Annual INASLA Golf Outing Event Highlights:

This year Smock Fansler and Highland Country Club have helped to organize a unique experience for outing attendees. Golfers got to view a variety of landscape and hardscape installations completed by Smock Fansler over the past several years, while using private club facilities not normally open to public outings. 

Click here to check out photos from the event!

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

November 21-24

Annual Meeting Website - http://www.aslameeting2014.com/

Expo Website - http://www.asla.org/ads/expo.html

Online Sustainable Sites CEU'S

Below is a link to the Sustainable SITES distance learning that is being offered to all ASLA members for free (worth 3 CEU hours after quiz).

http://www.asla.org/siteslearning.aspx

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