Green & Blue Roofing Considerations

IIBEC – Canadian Prairies is hosting the Lunch ‘n Learn talk “Green & Blue Roofing Considerations”. The event will be held May 23rd, 2024. Lunch will be served at 11:30. The talk will begin at 12:00.

***NEW! – IIBEC Canadian Prairies Chapter has been approved as a AAA Registered Course Provider! AAA registrants will receive 1.0 Structured learning hour! ***

Join us for a HYBRID event, Green & Blue Roofing Considerations. The Event will be held at the ARCA Calgary Office in the Board Room, and will also be live-streamed virtually. Those who purchase a virtual ticket will be sent the link separately to the email address attached to their Paypal transaction.


Urbanization and climate change have an impact on stormwater management. In urban areas, impermeable surfaces—such as roads, parking lots and buildings—prevent rainwater from infiltrating into the ground, which can lead to flooding and pollution of surface water. Moreover, climate change aggravates these problems by increasing the intensity and frequency of rainfall, which puts more pressure on stormwater management systems.
Municipalities are therefore calling on designers to deliver integrating stormwater management practices in urban development projects. Roofs are a key element to consider in order to comply with the regulations put in place by municipalities, in addition to meeting the requirements of sustainable construction.
This seminar discusses the stormwater challenges we currently face and provides an overview of the use of green and blue roofing systems in order to meet these needs.

Learning Objective 1 – Gain insight to Western Canada’s changing stormwater management needs by looking at drivers and constraints.

Learning Objective 2 – Identify the main benefits and challenges of green & blue roofs in the built environment.

Learning Objective 3 – Review basic types, components, and functions of green & blue roofing systems.

This talk is being presented by Josh Stewart. This Lunch ‘n Learn is good for 1 CEH credit. AAA registrants will receive 1.0 Structured learning hour

About the presenter:

Originally hailing from Gull Lake Alberta, Josh has an Environmental Studies degree and Certificate in Sustainability from the University of Alberta. He is a registered Environmental Professional in Training and is currently pursuing his MBA in sustainable innovation at the University of Victoria. In his professional capacity he is a Sopranature Technical Representative for Soprema Canada, where for the past two years he has been responsible for the implementation of vegetated + stormwater management roofing projects across Western Canada.

Ticket(s)40.00 CAD
Virtual20.00 CAD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

STUDENTS READ THIS! -> Attendance to this event is FREE for STUDENTS! Email us directly at to request a ticket to the event. Let us know your name, institution, area of study, and whether you are interested in attending in person or virtually. In person event attendance is limited to 5 student members. First come, first serve.

*** If you require proof of attendance or a certificate, please email following event attendance. Include event name and first/last name in email body. ***


May 23 2024


11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Alberta Roofing Contractors Association

Location 2