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Greenroof Project of the Week for February 17, 2014: Whole Foods Market – Lynnfield, MA

on February 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm under Project of the Week: 2/17/14

Whole Foods Market – Lynnfield, MA
Lynnfield, MA, USA

17,000 sq. ft Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Whole Foods Market has always celebrated the difference natural and organic products can make in the quality of one’s life. Located at Market Street Lynnfield, Whole Foods Market is the anchor tenant at the largest open air shopping center in the North Shore of Massachusetts. With Jacobs Consultants as Architect of Record, this is the first Whole Foods Market in the United States with a rooftop farm.

The food roof provides an estimated 11,000 lbs of hyper-local produce per year which is then sold inside the store. Designed and constructed by Recover Green Roofs and maintained by Green City Growers, the American Hydrotech Vegetable Garden Roof System was used with 12” mounds of lightweight growing media from Read Custom Soils laid in 4’ wide rows. Drip irrigation delivers water directly to the roots, minimizing waste.

Year: 2013
Owner: Whole Foods Market
Location: Lynnfield, MA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Semi-Intensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 17,000 sq.ft.
Grade: 3%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect of Record: Jacobs Consultants, Inc.
Greenroof Consultant & Construction Oversight: Recover Green Roofs, LLC
Greenroof System: American Hydrotech Vegetable Garden Roof System
Irrigation Design and Construction: Recover Green Roofs, LLC
Planting and Maintenance: Green City Growers
General Contractor: Construction Management & Builders, Inc.
Plant Supplier: Red Fire Farm
Irrigation System: Rain Bird
Growing Media: Encendia Biochar
Growing Medium Supplier: Read Custom Soils

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

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