Video & Project of the Week for November 17, 2014: Hilton Garden Inn – West End

November 19, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 11/17/14

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Hilton Garden Inn – West End
Washington, DC, USA

5,820 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Pursuing LEED Silver, the four-star 167,888 square foot Hilton Garden Inn West End hotel is an upscale mid-priced 238-room hotel situated within walking distance of Washington, D.C.’s most iconic attractions and corporations. Upon opening in May 2014, the Hilton Garden Inn began participating in the LightStay program, a Hilton Worldwide initiative to save energy by continuous measurement and reduction of electric, gas and water consumption. Contributing to the LEED accreditation, this property designed by Shalom Baranes Associates includes condensate recovery, ventilation recovery, low VOC finishes and seven separate vegetative roofs over three different roof levels.

Prospect Waterproofing installed the second level courtyard greenroof system by American Hydrotech with over thirty different varieties of perennials and deciduous shrubs in engineered growing media ranging in depths of 8″ to 16″. Triangular pyramidal skylights lend a modern feel to this outdoor space, while a perimeter green screen with trellising vines add additional urban greenification. Vegetation at the pool deck and penthouse roof levels consists of deciduous perennials intermixed with sedum and other succulents. Tall grasses installed near the building rising wall adjacent to the pool area offer contrasting vegetation heights. Below surface drip irrigation was installed and in lieu of standard irrigation timers, soil moisture sensors mitigate any unnecessary watering. Craning in a difficult and high-traffic area of DC made logistical coordination essential. Construction required coordination with multiple trades including masons, electricians, steelworkers and plumbers.

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Year: 2014
Owner: Starperoto M St Partners
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Building Type: Multi-Use
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size:
5,820 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Shalom Baranes Associates
Greenroof System: American Hydrotech – Intensive Green Roof
Green Roof Installation: Prospect Waterproofing
Landscape Architect: Oculus
Irrigation: Netafim
General Contractor: Turner Construction
Plant Supplier: Kurt Bluemel, Inc., Emory Knoll Farms/ Green Roof Plants & others

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Video & Project of the Week for September 15, 2014: Southface Eco Office

September 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 9/15/14

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Southface Eco Office
Atlanta, GA, USA
2,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Built by a consortium of construction firms using widely available, off-the-shelf products, materials and technologies, the Southface Eco Office is a three-story structure with a rooftop greenroof. It was officially opened in 2009 after receiving its ENERGY STAR label, as well Platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and EarthCraft Light Commercial certification – a regional green building designation specific to the Southeast. It also meets The 2030 Challenge launched by the non-profit group Architecture 2030. The Eco Office is noted for its average energy cost of less than $25 per day.

Designed by Lord, Aeck & Sargent after an inter-disciplinary design charrette, the Southface Eco Office is an 8,300 square foot environmentally responsible building project showcasing some of the innovative green building technologies available in today’s market. The Turner Foundation Green Roof on top of the third floor expands the office space into a rooftop patio with a spectacular view of downtown Atlanta. It’s home to a custom vegetated roof system using waterproofing from American Hydrotech, drainage from JDR Enterprises, growing media from ItSaul Natural, and a variety of Sedums, Delospermas, Talinums, and Hens and Chicks supplied by Saul Nurseries. It boasts a 6.4 kW photovoltaic array salvaged from a BP gas station, and a 1,750-gallon rainwater collection cistern. For over 30 years, Southface has been the U.S. Southeast’s non-profit leader in the promotion of sustainable homes, workplaces and communities.

Southface hosted the Atlanta Green Roof Symposium on September 15, 2014.

Year: 2008
Owner: Southface Energy Institute
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Building Type: Non-Profit
Type: Extensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 2,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 4%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Lord, Aeck & Sargent
Landscape Architect: ECOS
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries
Growing Media: Mr. Natural, ItSaul Natural
Waterproofing & Green Roof System: American Hydrotech
Drainage: J-DRain by JDR Enterprises
Contractor Consortium: DPR, Hardin, Holder, R.J. Griffin, Skanska and Winter
Irrigation: Rain Bird

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Project of the Week Video Feature

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Video & Project of the Week for August 11, 2014: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Hypar Pavilion

August 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 8/11/14

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Hypar Pavilion
New York, NY, USA
10,804 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

One of the largest and best-known arts complexes in the world, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts encompasses 12 independent companies and 15 venues bringing a wide range of events to five million visitors per year. Part of Lincoln Center’s $650 million West 65th St. redevelopment plan, the redesigned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 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. Shaped in the form of a hyperbolic paraboloid, architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and FX Fowle Architects, in collaboration with other experts, first tested mock-ups of the greenroof lawn at 1/16 the size of the actual space.

The roof reaches a full height of 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. Consisting of a blend of tall fescue and Kentucky Blue grasses, the slope varies from a 1:12 pitch at the landing point to a 3:12 slope at the edges. About 50% of the roof is at a 2:12 slope, providing a fairly comfortable climb for visitors. American Hydrotech teamed with the design firms to meet the challenge of installing a greenroof of this imposing shape: GardNet®, a flexible 3-dimensional cellular confinement system, provides the appropriate measures to cope with the shear forces and growing media retention on the steep slopes.

See the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Hypar Pavilion, one of the projects highlighted in Richard Hayden’s video presentation Sloped and Complex Green Roofs from the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 on the greenroofsTV channel on YouTube.

Year: 2010
Owner: Lincoln Center
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 10,804 sq. ft.
Grade: 35%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Plant Supplier: Emory Knoll Farms
Greenroof System: American Hydrotech
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXFOWLE Architects
Turf Expert: Frank Rossi
Horticulturalist: William Harder
Construction: Turner Construction
General Contractor: Leher McGovern Bovis, Inc.
Waterproofing Consultant: James R. Gainfort AIA
Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Engineering Service: ARUP

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New Greenroofs.com Feature: Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week! June 19, 2014: American Hydrotech

June 23, 2014 at 1:28 pm

If you are on our mailing list, you surely received our brand new feature: Our Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week!

Greenroofs.com Company of the Week:

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This exclusive benefit is just one new feature here on Greenroofs.com we are giving companies listed in our Directory, highlighting their business to our audience of stakeholders, professionals, and decision makers.

Similar to our very popular Greenroof & Greenwall Project of the Week series spotlighted every Monday, we send these out weekly, but on Thursdays, and our inaugural Company of the Week was published on June 19, 2014.  And just like our Project of the Week eNews blast, the Company of the Week encourages people to click through to the Company Profile to learn more about what they have to offer.

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In addition to the eNews blast to our 10,000+ opt-in subscribers, we have created a prominent position on the Homepage for this weekly spotlight as well as posted on all our social media sites…  And, the centerpiece of this premier feature is an original video!

This exclusive video (about 2:00 min.) of each firm is also included inside their company profiles – see below. For additional exposure, these videos will also be playing on various playlists in our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.

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To be fair, we are starting alphabetically from our highest level of advertising, the Sponsors, then we’ll feature our Elite advertisers, followed by our Premium advertisers.

So who was first?  American Hydrotech:

Greenroofs.com Company of the Week: 6/19/14

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American Hydrotech
American Hydrotech, Inc.®, is a recognized leader in the development, production and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products.

AmericanHydrotechAmerican Hydrotech‘s Garden Roof® Assembly allows the design professional to transform virtually any flat or sloped roof (up to 12:12 pitch) into a landscaped environment. Designed as a lightweight, low profile system, the Garden Roof ® Assembly can be safely installed on roof and plaza decks not engineered to handle the heavy load requirements of a traditional green roof. And because the assembly incorporates a proven roofing/waterproofing membrane, Hydrotech’s Monolithic Membrane 6125®, the building owner can be assured of a water-tight structure.

The Garden Roof® Assembly provides building owners and tenants with many ecological, technical and economic benefits. Some of the advantages of the Garden Roof® Assembly include:

  • Enhances building’s appearance
  • Adds space for tenant use and recreation
  • Reduces the “Urban Heat Island” problem
  • Controls stormwater – retain 50%-90% of a typical rain fall on the roof
  • Improves building’s energy efficiency
  • Processes airborne toxins and re-oxygenates the air
  • Creates therapeutic and peaceful environments
  • Offers a Total Assembly Warranty… from the deck up

Extensive or Intensive Garden Roof ® assemblies…

The Extensive Garden Roof® is ideally suited for locations that will receive little or no maintenance, or where structural capabilities are a concern. An Intensive Garden Roof® incorporates plants that require regular maintenance, such as watering, fertilizing and mowing.

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