Greenroof Project of the Week for August 19, 2013: Northern Kentucky University Griffin Hall

August 22, 2013 at 7:04 am Project of the Week: 8/19/13

Northern Kentucky University Griffin Hall
Cold Springs, KY, USA
8,100 sf. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Northern Kentucky University’s Griffin Hall houses the College of Informatics, a discipline that merges three different departments: Business Informatics, Communication and Computer Science. Once certification is officially received from the United States Green Building Council, Griffin Hall will represent NKU’s first LEED-certified building with LEED Silver.

Among many other features, NKU also installed a green roof above the Informatics Commons space and the bank of four classrooms closest to the Student Union, covering approximately 23% of the total building roof area. Designed by Vivian Llambi and Associates and installed by Tecta America Zero Company and Green City Resources, the green roof’s bold elliptical lines, which are embodied by lightweight gravel vegetation-free zones contained by aluminum edging, echo the elliptical motif of the dynamic architecture of the building and the pedestrian space of the new West Oval below. A Sika Sarnafil membrane was used and rooflite® provided the 8″ deep growing media and pathways with lightweight aggregate.

Year: 2011
Owner: Northern Kentucky University
Location: Cold Springs, KY, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 8,100 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Goody Clancy
Landscape Architect: Vivian Llambi & Associates
Greenroof System: Sika Sarnafil
Roofing Contractor: Tecta America Zero Company
Landscape Installation: Green City Resources
Plant Supplier: Green City Resources
Growing Media: rooflite
LEED Consultant: The Green Roundtable
rooflite Blender: Garick

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

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