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Greenroof & Greenwall Project of the Week for January 28, 2013: Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility

on January 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm under Project of the Week: 1/28/13

Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility
Lakeville, CT, USA
11,500 sf. Greenroof

Hotchkiss School Biomass Facility Plant; Photo Courtesy of ZinCo USA

Project Description & Details

The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school; founded in 1891, it provides an education of unsurpassed quality to 598 students in grades 9 through 12, and to a small number of postgraduates. Installed in July, 2012, the green roof on the School’s newest Biomass Treatment Center is an exciting addition to an already beautiful campus. LEED Gold certified, currently it is one of only three such power plants in the country. Designed by Centerbrook Architects, the facility is part of Hotchkiss’ commitment to becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2020.

Merging into the landscape, the Biomass Treatment Facility has a low profile and an undulating, sloped green roof. Installed by Apex Green Roofs, the sedum carpet green roof system was provided by ZinCo USA on top of a Sika Sarnafil waterproofing membrane. The Floradrain FD25-E drainage element – the proverbial “heart” of the green roof system – lies on top of the protection mat, hugging the waves of the roof, ensuring proper drainage while retaining a specific amount of water for the roof’s vegetation.

The Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility is featured in the month of September in the 2013 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Calendar.

Year: 2012
Owner: Hotchkiss School
Location: Lakeville, CT, USA
Building Type: Other
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 11,500 sq. ft.
Slope: 17%
Access: Private

 Hotchkiss School Biomass Facility Plant; Photo Courtesy of Apex Green Roofs

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Centerbrook Architects
Greenroof System: ZinCo USA Sedum Carpet System
Waterproofing Manufacturer: Sika Sarnafil
Waterproofing Membrane Contractor: Greenwood Industries
Greenroof Installation: Apex Green Roofs

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