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Greenwall Project of the Week for March 18, 2013: Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) Green Wall

on March 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm under‘s Project of the Week: 3/18/13

Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) Green Wall
Rochester, NY, USA
320 sf. Greenwall

Project Description & Details

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a multidisciplinary academic unit at the Rochester Institute of Technology whose mission is to undertake world-class education and research programs in sustainability with major foci on sustainable production, sustainable energy, sustainable mobility and ecologically friendly information technology systems.

Sustainability Institute Hall, the new world-class GIS headquarters, will be a living lab designed and constructed to exceed LEED Platinum standards. The recently completed massive green wall by Green Living Technologies International spans 8 feet wide and 40 feet tall near the building’s west entrance, containing 1,776 green plants that contribute to air quality as well as aesthetics. Additional sustainable features include fuel-cell power, water conservation, a geothermal system, and a 3,300 sf greenroof, part of Rochester’s Seneca Park Zoo Butterfly Beltway project.

Visit Green Living Technologies International (GLTi) at The Expo Pavilion in the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013, now through April 13, 2013!

Year: 2013
Owner: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 320 sq. ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Private

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: FXFOWLE in collaboration with SWBR
Design-Build Team Leader: LeChase Construction Company
Green Wall Specialist: George Irwin, Green Living Technologies International
Green Wall Specialist: Plant Designs (Rochester New York)
Green Wall System: Green Living Technologies International (GLTi)
Civil Engineering Consultant: Stantec
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: M/E Engineering

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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