Each week you can expect to learn Whatâ€™s New here on Greenroofs.com through our â€œThis Week in Reviewâ€ video. Â Here is the transcript fromÂ February 24th, 2012 from our daughter,Â Anjuli â€“ click on the photo below to see the video, or here. Â Enjoy!
- Hello, Iâ€™m Anjuli VelÃ¡zquez and welcome toÂ â€œThis Week in Reviewâ€ for February 24th, 2012 on GreenroofsTV.
- Our project of the week is EnBW Energie Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg AG built in 2009 in Stuttgart, Germany. EnBW supplies its customers with reliable, economical, and environmentally-friendly electricity and heat. Its 16-story Administrative Complex has three wings and a high-rise with many extensive greenroofs and useable intensive greenroofs over their underground parking. Designed by architects RKW, the EnBW City consists of nine buildings including a 60-meter-high skyscraper, a parking garage with 1,200 parking spaces, the Forum, Piazza, meeting rooms, canteen, and more. The design of the courtyards is devoted to various energy topics: wind, light and the water court; and an adjacent nature preserve offers rest and recreation for visitors and staff.
- EnBW City uses energy more intelligently and efficiently and exceeds the strict requirements of the Energy Conservation Act with cutting-edge technologies such as window shading, ventilation, cooling, lighting domes and geothermal energy. Various Optigreen system solutions were used on the project including: “Natural Roof,” “Garden Roof,” “Public Roof,” and “Landscape Roof.” The EnBW complex was a challenging project for Optigreen and the installing partners, yet has resulted in a very lovely â€œstate of energy technologyâ€ workplace.
- To learn more about the EnBW Energie Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg AG,Â click on our project of the week photo on our homepage (or on the above photo).
- Watch our Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit 2011 Episode 11: “GreenRoofs in Australasia“Â by Matthew Dillon.
- Sika Sarnafil announces Roofing Contractor of the Year Competition winners.
- Green Living Technologies Canada Professional Installer Certification Program has been scheduled.
- LiveRoofÂ® Brings James Greenhouses in Georgia into its National Network of Licensed Regional Growers for the LiveRoofÂ® Hybrid Green Roof System.
- Building on their 2011 Strategic Agenda, EPAâ€™s Green Infrastructure Program is pleased to unveil their new website and to announce the availability of technical assistance to 10-20 partner communities. The first opportunity they are announcing is the direct assistance from EPA to facilitate the use of green infrastructure to protect water quality. Technical assistance will be provided through EPA contract support, and will be directed to watersheds/sewersheds with significant water quality degradation associated with urban stormwater.
-Â Over at Sky Gardens, check out Lindaâ€™s latest posts: â€œdc greenworks Has a New Website!,â€ â€œGreenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit 2011 Episode 11:Â â€œGreenRoofs in Australasiaâ€Â by Matthew Dillon,â€ â€œGreenroofs.comâ€™s â€˜This Week in Reviewâ€™ on GreenroofsTV: February 17th, 2012,â€ and â€œCall for Papers for CitiesAlive 2012!â€
- â€œUpcoming Eventsâ€
- February 27th-28th: is the 2012 RESNET Building Performance Conference in Austin, TX.
- â€œIn the Newsâ€
- Â Kevin Collison of The Kansas City Star, reports on â€œBrad Pittâ€™s foundation to help redevelop Bancroft School.â€ Brad Pittâ€™s Make it Right Foundation is reaching out beyond New Orleans to Kansas City to renovate the long-closed 103-year-old Bancroft School and turn it into 29 affordable apartments with a 6,250 sq ft community center. A new 21-apartment building is also in the works. And, there will be a secure garage for 50 vehicles that will have its own greenroof.
Bancroft renovation supporters say this could be a good model for how to redevelop other closed schools. This project will be built to LEED Platinum environmental standards and marks the first major project to be built in the Green Impact Zone. President of the Historic Manheim Neighborhood Association, Sandra Hayes, said â€œthis project will help because it will become a community campus with the Truman Medical Center programs, senior activities, day care, job training, arts and crafts – that will change the whole fabric of the neighborhood.â€ Hopefully this is just the first of many green renovations to help communities around our country.
- PRWeb announces â€œBrooklyn Grange To Build A Rooftop Farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yards: Worldâ€™s Largest Rooftop Farm To Add Second, Larger Location in Spring 2012.â€ New York Cityâ€™s first commercial rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange, will be installing a 45,000 sq ft productive greenroof on Building No. 3, 63 Flushing Avenue, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The Green Infrastructure Grant from the Department of Environmental Protection will be contributing the funding of this project in large part; and staying in line with the DEPâ€™s mission to reduce combined sewage overflow and improve water quality in New York City, this second location will more than double the current farm’s acre of growing space and manage more than one million gallons of stormwater. Brooklyn Grange will work with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and City Growers, the farmâ€™s educational non-profit, to create training programs, community partnerships and provide fresh produce, like heirloom tomatoes, herbs, peppers, kale, and more to the surrounding area.
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- This has been This Week in Review for February 24th, 2012 onÂ GreenroofsTV. Â Iâ€™m Anjuli VelÃ¡zquez and Iâ€™ll see you next week!
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~ Linda V.