Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/29/13
Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility
Petaluma, CA, USA
12,174 sf. Greenroof
Project Description & Details
The Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility has two buildings that were designed with extensive living roofs, incorporated into the facility’s design program to demonstrate the viability of this technology toward promoting environmental sustainability. After conducting an assessment report in 2011, SYMBIOS was hired and initiated a complete overhaul of the initial 2009 roof system.
Using a Tremco system, a planting plan was developed with sweeping fields of 13 succulent species to create an impression of flowing movement that follows the main axis of the building. The roofs are irrigated directly by utilizing the tertiary treated wastewater from the facility’s operations. In the western United States where seasonal drought is an annual event this green roof project clearly demonstrates the appropriate use of this reclaimed water resource. In order to meet a net zero runoff requirement goal for the project, the living roof was integrated with a series of ground level bioswales and rain gardens.
***Don’t miss the Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility on the Marin, Petaluma and Napa Valley Wine Tour | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | October 26, 2013 at CitiesAlive 2013 held in San Francisco!***
Owner: City of Petaluma, California
Location: Petaluma, CA, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Size: 12174 sq.ft.
Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Facility Designer: Carollo Engineers
Architect of Record: Burks Toma Architects
Living Roof Designer: SYMBIOS ecotecture
Living Roof Installer: SYMBIOS ecotecture
Plant Propagation: Green Roof Plants
Green Roof System: Tremco
Growing Medium: SYMBIOS custom mix blend; 4” in depth
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