Greenroof Project of the Week for January 14, 2013: William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
Greenroofs.comÂ Project of the Week: 1/14/13
William J. Clinton PresidentialÂ Library and Museum
Little Rock, AR, USA
14,000 sf. Greenroof
Project Description & Details
President Clinton imagined a park that would attract the local community as well as visitors from around the world to the Clinton Presidential Center, offering a space where families could come and enjoy the natural beauty along the Arkansas River. The William J. Clinton Presidential Library, a part of the National Archives, has been designated as one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly places to work in the United States by the USGBC. Â Initially Silver LEED in 2004, in early November, 2007, it received Platinum certification for existing buildings (LEED-EB).
Using the Tremco vegetative roofing system, the 14,000 sf greenroof is located over a section of library devoted to presidential artifacts which doubles as a garden area and putting green for former President Clinton’s personal office and residence, irrigated by KISSS America. Â More than 150 species include Arkansas bluestar, a perennial with needlelike leaves and blue flowers, and butterflyweed, a shrubby perennial with star-shaped orange flowers that attracts butterflies. Â Supplied by Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants, Saul Nurseries, and others, over 90 species of plants were initially planted in approximately four truck loads of lightweight engineered growing media from ItSaul Natural.
Owner: The Clinton Foundation
Location: Little Rock, AR, USA
Building Type: Library
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 14,000 sq.ft.
Access: Accessible, PrivateÂ
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenroof System: Tremco, Inc.
Plant Supplier: Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries
Landscape Architect: Heidi Natura, Living Habitats
Plant Supplier: Good Earth
Landscape Installer: Growild
Horticulturalist: Mary Ann Uhlmann, Tremco, Inc.
Growing Media: ItSaul Natural
Architect: Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership)
LEED Consultant: Leonardo Academy
Irrigation: KISSS America
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