Greenroofs.com’s “This Week in Review” on GreenroofsTV: February 10, 2012

February 16, 2012 at 12:13 am

Each week you can expect to learn What’s New here on Greenroofs.com through our “This Week in Review” video.  Here is the transcript from  February 10th, from our daughter,  Anjuli – click on the photo below to see the video, or here.  Enjoy!

– Hello, I’m Anjuli Velázquez and welcome to  “This Week in Review” for February 10th, 2012 on GreenroofsTV.

–  Project of the Week

–  Our project of the week is the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Hypar Pavilion built in 2010 in New York, NY. The Lincoln Center is the home of the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and the Juilliard School. The redesigned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is part of Lincoln Center’s $650 million West 65th St. redevelopment plan, and has a free standing glass-walled restaurant topped with a 10,000 sf sloped vegetated roof that doubles as a campus lawn – The Hypar Pavilion. Consisting of a blend of tall fescue and Kentucky Blue grasses, the roof is 11 feet from the plaza level and 23 feet from the sidewalk level and extends down to the plaza on the south end, providing access for pedestrians where they can eat their lunches, relax and look out over the beautiful reflecting pool below. American Hydrotech, the greenroof provider, teamed with the design firms to meet the challenge of installing a greenroof of this challenging shape; and a new steep slope product and assembly for this type of greenroof was developed, GuardNet™, which provides the appropriate measures to cope with the shear forces and growing media retention.

To learn more about the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Hypar Pavilion,  click on our project of the week photo on our homepage (or on the above photo).

Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 Video

You can also watch our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 Episode 9: “Sloped and Complex Green Roofs“ by Richard Hayden where the Hypar Pavilion is one of the highlighted projects.

What’s New

–  Advertiser Press Releases:

Turf Diagnostics & Design Puts Green Commitment Into Action.

–    Joblinks Update

– LiveRoof is seeking a LiveWall Sales Specialist in Chicago, Illinois, a Landscape Architect/Designer – Internal Design & Sales Specialist and a LiveWall Sales Specialist – Michigan/Indiana, in Spring Lake, Michigan.

–  Sky Gardens Blog

-Over at Sky Gardens, check out Linda’s latest post: “Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 Episode 9: “˜Sloped and Complex Green Roofs’ by Richard Hayden.”

– “Upcoming Events“

– Going on since February 8th through February 11th: is the 2012 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL.

– Also since the 8th and through February 12th: is the Northwest Flower & Garden Show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.

– February 12th: is the Climate Action and Adaptation Tour at the EcoHouse in Berkeley, CA.

– February 15th: is a Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Green Infrastructure class: Policies, Performance and Projects, held at the Southface Institute Eco-Office in Atlanta, Georgia.

– And February 16th-17th: is the European Conference on Sustainable Renovation of Buildings, in Karlsruhe, Germany.

– “In the News“

– Amanda Lehmert of the Greensboro News & Record says, “Greensboro hopes eco-friendly building gets recognized.” The 16,500-square-foot roof top garden of the Greensboro Transit Authority’s new maintenance and operations building is one of the items the city officials hope will help the facility earn a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification. The entire building was constructed with 100% U.S.-made materials and designed and built with strict adherence to LEED guidelines, which seek to save water, reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and make buildings energy efficient and healthy for its occupants.

Janie Schepker, of RiverBend Nursery who grew the LiveRoof garden said it’s full of hardy, low-maintenance plants (like Angelina and Dragon’s Breath) that are colorful year-round. This is the first greenroof on a city building but hopefully it’s just the first of many more for Greensboro.

– Veronique Pittman of the Huffington Post talks about how “Students Cut Energy Use By Up to 17%.” The Green Schools Alliance, “a global network of “˜schools guiding schools,’ working together to address 21st century environmental and climate challenges through the implementation of sustainable, energy-smart solutions,” sponsors the 2012 national Green Cup Challenge, which includes 116 schools in 22 states competing to reduce their electricity consumption during peak winter energy usage, from January 18th through February 15th. Meter readings for this year’s Green Cup Challenge have some schools reporting cuts as high as 17%.

One project highlighted, the Latin School of Chicago, has two green roofs, one atop the Middle School (5,500 sq. ft.) and the Upper School (1,200 sq. ft.) which have become virtual science and engineering laboratories. Using infrared thermometers, students have observed that the temperature on a traditional roof is often 30 degrees Fahrenheit higher than a green roof. Peter Brown, the school’s Director of Facilities and Operations. Says it’s a great opportunity for students to see how a greenroof can help reduce cooling costs.

–  To learn more about these stories and new ones posted daily, go to our In the News or Newslinks section of our website.

–   Send us your green articles, videos and images to  editor@greenroofs.com and share your greenroof or green wall info with the world!

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– This has been This Week in Review for February 10th, 2012 on   GreenroofsTV.  I’m Anjuli Velázquez and I’ll see next week!

*This week’s episode is sponsored by  The Greenroof Directory, brought to you by  Greenroofs.com.*

Did we miss something?  We’d love to hear from you!

~ Linda V.