Project of the Week for July 31, 2017: Macy’s Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

July 31, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/31/17

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Macy’s Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof
Cincinnati, OH, USA
16,000 sf. Greenroof

Project Week July 31 2017 Macy's Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

Project Week July 31 2017 Macy's Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

The U.S.’s largest department store retailer, Macy’s was established in 1858 and is renowned for its annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held in New York City since 1924. Macy’s Corporate Headquarters sits in the heart of downtown Cincinnati’s urban core and the company strives for green department stores across the nation with sustainable renovations which are built to consume less energy whenever possible. When part of corporate headquarters needed renovation, an environmentally friendly option only made sense – the new Macy’s Habitat Green Roof is located on the 8th floor patio outside of the cafeteria. The American Hydrotech assembly will be used by its employees including the 1,000 sf “Go Green” garden where associates will plant vegetables and herbs which the chef will use in the cafeteria.

Project Week July 31 2017 Macy's Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

Designed by Rose Seeger of Green City Resources, specific selection of plant material for butterflies and pollinators was carefully planned along with seasonal progression of bloom to ensure there would be nectar and habitat all season. Many drought tolerant and native varieties were used to provide some type of seed, nectar, or cover for birds, bees and butterflies. Three large bubble boulders provide a water source for the habitat, also enjoyed by employees. Since Ohio is on the Monarch migration route, the Habitat Roof is a registered Monarch Waystation, providing nectar for adults and host plants for larvae. The green roof is also a registered Wildlife Habitat; pipes, logs, rocks and a mason bee house provide cover and encourage nesting of urban wildlife. A Cooper’s Hawk trapped in the parking garage was released onto the roof, and has been sighted back on occasion. The Macy’s Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof is the first of its kind in downtown Cincinnati and Macy’s hopes to encourage more businesses and their employees to make small oases of habitat.

Project Week July 31 2017 Macy's Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

Project Week July 31 2017 Macy's Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

Year: 2015
Owner: Macy’s, Inc.
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 16,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, PrivateProject Week July 31 2017 Macy's Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

Project Week July 31 2017 Macy's Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Designer: Green City Resources
Greenroof System and Manufacturer: American Hydrotech
Construction Manager: THP Limited, Inc.
Roofing Contractor: Structural Systems Repair Group
Paver Installation: Hicon, Inc.
Green Roof Installation: Green City Resources
Grower: Krueger Maddux
Irrigation Design: TriState Water Works

Project Week July 31 2017 Macy's Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

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Project Week July 31 2017 Macy's Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

Project of the Week Video Feature

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Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 7/31/17 video photo credits: All courtesy of Green City Resources except for:  Cincinnati-macys-twilight and Santa Claus arrives by tweber1 both licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia CommonsMacy’s Herald Square LC-USZ62-123584 crop by Irving Underhill © licensed under Public Domain via Commons; and Macys dep store by Mike Strand – Own work licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons.

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Video & Project of the Week for November 23, 2015: Macy’s Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof

November 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 11/23/15

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Macy’s Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof
Cincinnati, OH, USA
16,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The U.S.’s largest department store retailer, Macy’s was established in 1858 and is renowned for its annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, held in New York City since 1924. Macy’s Corporate Headquarters sits in the heart of downtown Cincinnati’s urban core and the company strives for green department stores across the nation with sustainable renovations which are built to consume less energy whenever possible. When part of corporate headquarters needed renovation, an environmentally friendly option only made sense – the new Macy’s Habitat Green Roof is located on the 8th floor patio outside of the cafeteria. The American Hydrotech assembly will be used by its employees including the 1,000 sf “Go Green” garden where associates will plant vegetables and herbs which the chef will use in the cafeteria.

Designed by Rose Seeger of Green City Resources, specific selection of plant material for butterflies and pollinators was carefully planned along with seasonal progression of bloom to ensure there would be nectar and habitat all season. Many drought tolerant and native varieties were used to provide some type of seed, nectar, or cover for birds, bees and butterflies. Three large bubble boulders provide a water source for the habitat, also enjoyed by employees. Since Ohio is on the Monarch migration route, the Habitat Roof is a registered Monarch Waystation, providing nectar for adults and host plants for larvae. The green roof is also a registered Wildlife Habitat; pipes, logs, rocks and a mason bee house provide cover and encourage nesting of urban wildlife. A Cooper’s Hawk trapped in the parking garage was released onto the roof, and has been sighted back on occasion. The Macy’s Corporate Headquarters Habitat Roof is the first of its kind in downtown Cincinnati and Macy’s hopes to encourage more businesses and their employees to make small oases of habitat.

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Year: 2015
Owner: Macy’s, Inc.
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 16,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Designer: Green City Resources
Greenroof System and Manufacturer: American Hydrotech
Construction Manager: THP Limited, Inc.
Roofing Contractor: Structural Systems Repair Group
Paver Installation: Hicon, Inc.
Green Roof Installation: Green City Resources
Grower: Krueger Maddux
Irrigation Design: TriState Water Works

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Greenroof Project of the Week for October 28, 2013: Mercy West Hospital

October 30, 2013 at 11:41 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 10/28/13

Mercy West Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA

109,600 sq. ft Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Mercy Health Partners has created a new hospital on a 65 acre site located in Green Township on the west side of Cincinnati, Ohio. The sustainable site plan features low energy LED site lighting, a prairie, bioretention areas, and thousands of native plants. A 2.5 acre green roof is located above mechanical and surgical rooms and two patient towers rise four stories above the green roof offering healing views for patients and visitors.

The green roof is primarily an extensive green roof planted with a mixture of 50,000 sedum plants of four varieties. Swirling across the green roof are intensive berms that mound to 30” high on which larger grasses and perennials grow recalling the rolling hills of Ohio’s ancient prairies. Prairie grasses number 1,300 plants and they include Little Bluestem and Prairie Dropseed. Over 12,500 perennials were installed including Allium, Milkweed, Pinks, Rudbeckia, Monarda, Liatris, and Obedient Plant. These perennials bloom for a number of weeks from spring to early fall and display a range of colors from white, yellow and orange to pink, red, and purple.

Year: 2012
Owner: Mercy Health Partners
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 109,600 sq. ft
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: AECOM Ellerbe Becket
Architect: Champlin Architecture
Landscape Architect: Meisner + Associates / Land Vision
Membrane: Sika Sarnafil
Construction Management: Turner Construction Management
Roofing Contractor: Tecta America – Zero Company
Plant Supplier: Krueger-Maddux and Emory Knoll Farm/Green Roof Plants
Growing Media: Rooflite by Skyland USA, Garick Producer

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