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Video & Project of the Week for July 14, 2014: Starbucks Green Roof, Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World

on July 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm under Project of the Week: 7/14/14

Starbucks Green Roof, Downtown Disney,
Walt Disney World

Orlando, FL, USA
1,800 sf Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Planted in May and located just past one of the main pedestrian entrances to Disney Main Street, Orlando, the new Starbucks green roof highlights the facade of its 500th LEED store, not only bringing the many benefits green roofs offer to the surrounding environment but also providing an opportunity for visitors to view close up imagination- and sustainability-inspired design. Senior Designer for Starbucks, David Daniels’? vision of the green roof atop the new store grew from an idea and conceptual poster to a thriving, tropical lemongrass sustainable ecosystem. Inside are 70-inch digital display panels with built-in cameras, a moss Starbucks siren sculpture by Paloma Teppa, reclaimed wood and LED store lights. Outside, LED green roof lighting accentuates the green roof during Disney Main Street?s lively nights.

Kevin Songer of MetroVerde designed the green roof with their hurricane strength system.  Irrigated with a micro-drip system during summer droughts, the 1,800 sf Starbucks Disney Orlando green roof is planted with lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus. Cradle to cradle sustainability is woven throughout the green roof system and plantings. Coffee grounds are saved from daily store operations, recycled through composting and used to feed the green roof plants. Soil media for the green roof was developed through the University of Central Florida?’s Stormwater Management Academy by Dr. Marty Wanielista and Mike Hardin. The green roof plants attenuate and filter stormwater runoff, helping to protect the adjacent Lake Buena Vista water bodies. Over the next year, Starbucks and Disney will bring four more Starbucks locations to guests.

Year: 2014
Owner: Starbucks Corporation
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 1,800 sq.ft.
Grade: 5%
 Inaccessible, Private


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Project Designer: David Daniels, Starbucks Senior Designer
General Contractor:
Chris Elfrink, Elfrink Construction
Green Roof System: Hurricane Design by Kevin Songer, MetroVerde Green Roofs
Roofing Contractor and MetroVerde Green Roof System Installer: Jimmy Sterling and Tad Davis, Sterling Roofing
Roofing System: Johns Manville
Growing Media: Mike Hardin and Dr. Marty Wanielista, University of Central Florida, Stormwater Management Academy
Green Roof Plants: Rodney Rubright, Springhill Nursery


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