FREE LIVE EVENT: Green Roofs—How to Add This Value-Enhancing Amenity in Multifamily Housing

Event date: 
April 21, 2016 | 1pm EDT | Webinar Duration: 1 Hour, Including 15 Minutes for Q&A

This one-hour live webinar will discuss how multifamily property owners, managers, and developers can install “green roofs” to help improve water run-off, air quality, and residents’ well-being; enhance the overall value of their properties; and comply with new and ever-stricter “green” requirements that cities across the country are mandating. While local governments and utilities often offer generous incentives for installing green roofs, some cities are now requiring building owners to meet green roofing standards—or be fined.

Presented by sustainability and affordable housing expert Carolyn Zezima, and green roofs expert Mike Curry, this one-hour webinar will cover:

  • What exactly a “green roof” is — various types and degrees
  • The pros & cons of installing a green roof
  • The legislative push to require green roofs in multifamily/affordable housing
  • The costs — and incentives that can help make a green roof more affordable

This webinar is specially geared to multifamily housing property professionals, including:

  • Owners
  • Managers
  • Developers
  • Sustainability Directors
  • Affordable Housing Compliance Professionals
  • Architects and Landscape Consultants
  • Community Associations

Please Note: The information contained in this webinar is provided by Vendome Real Estate Media and is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice or as an offer to perform legal services on any subject matter.




Sustainable Affordable Housing Management: A Money-Saving Guide to Keeping Your Site Green, Healthy & Energy Efficient, by Carolyn Zezima, President, NYC Foodscape

2016 | 288 pages | EPUB3 and PDF Formats

This comprehensive guide will help owners and managers of affordable housing sites create and implement sustainability plans for their sites. This guide explains how to:

  • Save money by reducing energy and water consumption;
  • Get residents to adopt “green” practices, such as recycling and composting;
  • Get incentives for sustainability initiatives, including major energy-saving improvements and retrofits; and
  • Improve the health of residents by:
    • Reducing their exposure to toxic paints, pesticides, cleaning products, and other chemicals
    • Improving their access to healthy food
    • Creating a community garden
    • Implementing a no-smoking policy
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About the Speakers: 

Carolyn E. Zezima, Esq. is the president of NYC Foodscape (, a food systems and urban agriculture consulting business, and author of Sustainable Affordable Housing Management (Vendome Real Estate Media, 2016). She has worked with food and farming enterprises and food policy organizations in Chicago and New York to promote healthy sustainable food systems, urban agriculture, school gardening programs, and regional farming, including founding The Talking Farm, “The Farm with Something to Say,” an urban farming and educational enterprise in Evanston, Ill.

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About the speaker 2: 

Michael J. Curry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant and Soil Science, specializing in Environmental Studies. He is also Registered Landscape Architect and Green Roof Professional with 20 years of design/build, nursery production, and soils experience. In addition, he has over 17 years in consulting on growth media for landscape soils and amendments, engineered soils for bioswales and rain gardens, structural soils for tree pits, green roofs, and green walls. He is also an active speaker and educator at his local community college. As President of GreenSite, Mike collaborates with designers, engineers, and contractors on the design and specifications for green infrastructure and stormwater management projects.