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Greenroof Project of the Week for January 14, 2013: William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

on January 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm under  Project of the Week: 1/14/13

William J. Clinton Presidential  Library and Museum
Little Rock, AR, USA
14,000 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

President Clinton imagined a park that would attract the local community as well as visitors from around the world to the Clinton Presidential Center, offering a space where families could come and enjoy the natural beauty along the Arkansas River. The William J. Clinton Presidential Library, a part of the National Archives, has been designated as one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly places to work in the United States by the USGBC.  Initially Silver LEED in 2004, in early November, 2007, it received Platinum certification for existing buildings (LEED-EB).

Using the Tremco vegetative roofing system, the 14,000 sf greenroof is located over a section of library devoted to presidential artifacts which doubles as a garden area and putting green for former President Clinton’s personal office and residence, irrigated by KISSS America.  More than 150 species include Arkansas bluestar, a perennial with needlelike leaves and blue flowers, and butterflyweed, a shrubby perennial with star-shaped orange flowers that attracts butterflies.  Supplied by Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants, Saul Nurseries, and others, over 90 species of plants were initially planted in approximately four truck loads of lightweight engineered growing media from ItSaul Natural.

Year: 2007
Owner: The Clinton Foundation
Location: Little Rock, AR, USA
Building Type: Library
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 14,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private  

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System: Tremco, Inc.
Plant Supplier: Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries
Landscape Architect: Heidi Natura, Living Habitats
Plant Supplier: Good Earth
Landscape Installer: Growild
Horticulturalist: Mary Ann Uhlmann, Tremco, Inc.
Growing Media: ItSaul Natural
Architect: Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership)
LEED Consultant: Leonardo Academy
Irrigation: KISSS America

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