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Greenroof Project of the Week for January 20, 2014: WFYI Indianapolis

on January 21, 2014 at 2:42 pm under Project of the Week: 1/20/14

WFYI Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, USA
6,000 sq. ft Greenroof


Project Description & Details

WFYI plays a crucial role in the central Indiana community as the state’s flagship PBS and NPR member television and radio station. Marking the culmination of a plan the organization conceived more than five years ago, WFYI installed one of Indianapolis’ largest greenroofs at its headquarters last spring, 2013 thanks in part to a grant from Lilly Endowment. When WFYI’s television studios were constructed in 2008, as a cost-saving addition to the existing facility, the new wing was designed to one day house a greenroof.

Before the greenroof was installed, the audio equipment in the recording studio was picking up the sound of rain hitting the roof. Now, the sound is not audible in the studio and storms have not stopped production. Omni Ecosystems installed their ultra-lightweight 5”-deep Infinity Growing Media™, and further advantage for sound insulation came from the tall plant canopy provided from Omni Ecosystems’ Meadow & Butterfly Mix systems. Echinacea, Catmint, Daylily, Aster, Sedum Autumn Joy, Buckwheat, dill, cosmos now intermingle with vegetables including radishes and carrots (and the occasional plastic fox).

Year: 2013
Owner: WFYI
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 6,000 sq.ft.
Grade: 1%


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Designer: Molly Meyer, CEO, Omni Ecosystems
Modular Greenroof System: Omni Ecosystems
Growing Medium: Infinity Growing Media™, Omni Ecosystems
Installation: Rooftop Green Works

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

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