WRRC Seminar - Green Roofs

February 1, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Mānoa Campus, POST 126

Green Roof Technology: Opportunities and Barriers for Hawaii

by: Andy Kaufman, ASLA, MLA, Ph.D. Associate Prof./Landscape Specialist, Dept.Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Tropical Ag & Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa

The talk will be looking at what a green roof is, the benefits, the opportunities and barriers in Hawaii, along with a looking at a public survey on of green roofs in Hawaii.

Dr. Kaufman is an Associate Professor and Landscape Specialist for the University of Hawaii. His educational background consists of a Bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona; Master’s degree in Sociology from Iowa State University; and a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Washington State University. He is an award winning landscape designer with experiences consisting of an extensive background in the landscape industry over the past twenty-four years in commercial and residential projects in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Iowa, and Washington State. Also, he has worked with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service in California, Utah, and Arizona doing recreation benefit research. In addition, his international experience consists of living in Japan learning Japanese garden installation and maintenance, and landscape design and installation in Peru. He currently teaches courses in landscape architecture, arboriculture practices and horticulture at the University of Hawaii. His research involves environmental psychology/people-plant interactions, essentially how plants affect people socially, psychologically, and physiologically and the implications on design and the landscape industry. He also conducts research on the mitigation of tsunami and storm surge by plants, and on green roof technologies for tropical environments.

Event Sponsor
Water Resources Research Center, Mānoa Campus

More Information
philip moravcik, 956-3097, morav@hawaii.edu, http://www.wrrc.hawaii.edu/seminars.php

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