Greenroofs.com Project of the Week for April 3, 2017: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

April 3, 2017 at 9:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project Week Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 4/03/17
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Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
Atlanta, GA, USA
68,000 sf. Greenroofs

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

The former site of the iconic Rich’s Department Store (Atlanta’s most popular retailer throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries), the present Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center serves as the home of several federal agencies, including the GSA and EPA Region 4, and is one of Atlanta’s most environmentally friendly facilities. The center encompasses the six-story Rich’s Building and its beloved clock as the cornerstone of the facade (from 1924), the 10-story Midrise, the eight-story Bridge Building, and the 24-story high-rise Tower. Utilizing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, the $2.6 million project renovation’s goals, consistent with the General Services Administration’s roofing program, were to provide thermal and moisture protection; conserve energy and the environment; reduce utility costs; and help attain energy security by meeting Energy Independence and Security Act requirements.

Greenroofs.com Project Week Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

In testing the roofs’ structural integrity, it was determined that part of the Rich’s portion could not support a vegetated roof; it was changed to a white, 60 mil Tremco “Cool Roof.” But the two Tremco vegetated roofs are highlights of the buildings with planting plans designed by Tremco Roofing’s Mary Ann Uhlmann. Installed by Greenrise Technologies, more than 198,000 colorful sedums, delospermas, native cacti, alliums and more were planted 3 per sf and are set in 4″ of growing media from ItSaul Natural. The combination of roofing systems is meeting the project goals, providing such benefits as a lower installed cost than planned, cutting heating and cooling costs, reducing stormwater runoff by more than 600,000 gallons, and reducing the strain on rooftop HVAC equipment. The collaborative efforts of the National Building Contractors team and the GSA designed a vegetated roof system that not only reduced greenhouse gas emissions but also recycled 80% of the existing roof material including the pavers, waterproofing membrane, and rigid insulation.

Greenroofs.com Project Week Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

Greenroofs.com Project Week Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

Year: 2010
Owner: GSA
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 68,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Private

Greenroofs.com Project Week Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Original Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
GSA Architects: Roland Royster and Steven Moore
General Contractor: National Building Contractors
Engineer and Roof Consultant: Michael E. Clark, MEC&A
Waterproofing: Tremco
Greenroof System: Tremco
Senior Field Advisor: Jim Lohmann, Tremco
Horticulturalist and Greenroof Designer: Mary Ann Uhlmann, Tremco
Vegetative Roof Project Manager: Scott McGaughey, Greenrise Technologies
Growing Media, Plant Installation, & Maintenance: Greenrise Technologies
Growing Media: ItSaulNatural
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries

Greenroofs.com Project Week Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

Greenroofs.com Project Week Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

View the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center PROJECT PROFILE to see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about this particular project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 4/03/17 video photos courtesy of Mary Ann Uhlmann, formerly of Tremco, Linda S. Velazquez, EPA Region 4, and Wikipedia, Public Domain.

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Project of the Week for March 6, 2017: Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

March 6, 2017 at 2:02 pm

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/06/17

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Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House
Atlanta, GA, USA
300 sq. ft. Extensive Greenroof & approximately 100 linear ft. of Intensive Roof Deck Planters

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

The Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House has two locations in Atlanta, and is a popular seafood and raw bar offering excellent food with a full service bar and wide selection of beers. And both restaurants are known for their lively outdoor rooftop dining areas. But the Westside location not only boasts a lush plant storefront, its main curb appeal is the small custom-designed greenroof pavilion welcoming guests. Located directly in front, patrons can sit and relax under the shade, where special events are sometimes held as well. Also, you can go upstairs to the roof patio/bar and catch the terrific views of Atlanta’s Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead from above the greenroof. The airy wood deck has a long bar and ample umbrella-covered seating, and the continuous lushly planted flower box surrounding the deck provides colorful blooms, shrubs and vines, and frames the deck beautifully. A peek over the edge reveals the pitched greenroof, multi-hued in all seasons.

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

“Music Under the Green Roof” was held in April, 2016 by Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House.

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Owner Tad Mitchell was intrigued by greenroofs, and wanted to create an appealing cool space for his customers. Designed and installed by Bennett Design & Landscape and built by Russell Meyer, the J-Drain GRS System from JDR Enterprises was used along with Mr. Natural Lightweight Soil Mix growing media featuring a mixture of Stalite PermaTill® expanded slate and organic compost. This attractive 300 sq.ft. living roof was planted with several Delosperma, Sedum, and Talinum varieties. The restaurant is doing its part to reduce their carbon footprint; for example, the wind turbine at their Westside location reduces the amount of greenhouse gas, electricity, and helps to feed the power grid – the first restaurant in Atlanta to use wind energy. Recently named among Travel + Leisure magazine’s Top 30 American Outdoor Bars, you can take in breathtaking panoramic views of Atlanta’s skyline at either rooftop bar location, but you can only enjoy the open-air greenroof pavilion at the West Midtown Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House.

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Year: 2010
Owner: Tad and Nancy Mitchell
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 300 sq.ft.
Slope: 30%
Extensive Greenroof Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public
Rooftop Deck Access: Accessible, Open to the Public

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect/Contractor: David Bennett, Bennett Design & Landscape
Drainage: J-Drain GRS System, JDR Enterprises
Growing Media: Mr. Natural Liteweight Soil Mix, ItSaul Natural with Stalite PermaTill®
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries
Greenroof Construction: Russell Meyer
Wind Turbine: Skystream 3.7, Soenso Energy

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

View the Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House PROJECT PROFILE to see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about this particular project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

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Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 3/06/17 video photos courtesy of Bennett Design & Landscape, Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House, Linda S. Velazquez, and Rick A. via Yelp.

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Project of the Week for August 8, 2016: Chattahoochee Nature Center, The Discovery Center

August 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm

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Chattahoochee Nature Center, The Discovery Center
Roswell, GA, USA
2,000 sf. Greenroof

Project of the Week Description & Details

The Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) is located on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Georgia and sits on a beautiful site comprised of 127 acres of native plants and gardens that showcase the area’s beauty. Designed by Lord Aeck Sargent, the property includes a River Boardwalk; wetland demonstration gardens and woodland trails; live, native animals; special events; a lakeside pavilion; and the LEED Gold Discovery Center with its 2,000 square foot Native Green Roof Terrace. Built into a hillside, The Discovery Center blends with the landscape. The two-level Center features both permanent and changing interactive exhibits focusing on stewardship, conservation and education; the Chattahoochee River Resource Gallery; the Native Green Roof Terrace, and more.

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Located just off the upper exhibit gallery, the Green Roof Terrace offers stunning views of the surrounding forest and wetlands and winter views of the Chattahoochee River, using the Extensive Garden Roof® system from American Hydrotech. Planted with mostly native plants of the rock outcroppings of the Georgia Piedmont, natives include Prickly Pear Cactus, Large Flowered Tickseed, Georgia Rush, Hairy Lip Fern, and Stone Mountain Daisy, among others. Interpretive signage allows CNC education staff to teach the benefits of living roofs. Rainwater is collected from the upper butterfly roof and four underground cisterns can hold up to 4,600 gallons of water which are used to supply the low flow toilets and occasionally irrigate the gardens. The greenroof has a valuable environmental educational role in two key areas: 1) exposing the public and visitors to a plant palette not currently used in the greenroof industry; and 2) educating visitors about the underappreciated landscape of granite rock outcrops. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary throughout 2016, the Chattahoochee Nature Center is a unique place where people connect to each other and the land through a shared respect for nature.

Project of the Week Chattahoochee Nature Center The Discovery Center

The American bald eagle is just one of over 50 species of injured, non-releasable wildlife here at the Chattahoochee Nature Center; photo from their Facebook page.

Project of the Week Chattahoochee Nature Center The Discovery Center

Year: 2009
Owner: Chattahoochee Nature Center
Location: Roswell, GA, USA
Building Type: Museum
Type: Semi-Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 2000 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week Chattahoochee Nature Center The Discovery Center

Project of the Week Chattahoochee Nature Center The Discovery Center

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Lord Aeck Sargent
Landscape Architect, Project Manager and Lead Designer: David Sacks, EDAW (now AECOM)
General Contractor: Genoa Construction
Exhibit Design: AldrichPears Associates
Program Manager and Owner Representative: Silverman CPM
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Commissioning: Newcomb & Boyd
Civil Engineer: AEC
Structural Engineer: Palmer Engineering Co.
Greenroof System: Extensive Garden Roof®, American Hydrotech
Native Plant Propagation: CNC Director of Grounds, Henning von Schmeling, Chattahoochee Nature Center
Planting Design: Micah Lipscomb, EDAW (now AECOM)

Project of the Week Chattahoochee Nature Center The Discovery Center

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Project of the Week Chattahoochee Nature Center The Discovery Center

The Chattahoochee Nature Center, c 2009 Jonathan Hillyer / Atlanta via Pitchengine.

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Video & Project of the Week for July 13, 2015: Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

July 14, 2015 at 11:48 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/13/15

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Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
Atlanta, GA, USA
68,000 sf. Greenroofs

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Project Description & Details

The former site of the iconic Rich’s Department Store (Atlanta’s most popular retailer throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries), the present Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center serves as the home of several federal agencies, including the GSA and EPA Region 4, and is one of Atlanta’s most environmentally friendly facilities. The center encompasses the six-story Rich’s Building and its beloved clock as the cornerstone of the facade (from 1924), the 10-story Midrise, the eight-story Bridge Building, and the 24-story high-rise Tower. Utilizing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, the $2.6 million project renovation’s goals, consistent with the General Services Administration’s roofing program, were to provide thermal and moisture protection; conserve energy and the environment; reduce utility costs; and help attain energy security by meeting Energy Independence and Security Act requirements.

In testing the roofs’ structural integrity, it was determined that part of the Rich’s portion could not support a vegetated roof; it was changed to a white, 60 mil Tremco “Cool Roof.” But the two Tremco vegetated roofs are highlights of the buildings with planting plans designed by Tremco Roo?ng’s Mary Ann Uhlmann. Installed by Greenrise Technologies, more than 198,000 colorful sedums, delospermas, native cacti, alliums and more were planted 3 per sf and are set in 4″ of growing media from ItSaul Natural. The combination of roofing systems is meeting the project goals, providing such benefits as a lower installed cost than planned, cutting heating and cooling costs, reducing stormwater runoff by more than 600,000 gallons, and reducing the strain on rooftop HVAC equipment. The collaborative efforts of the National Building Contractors team and the GSA designed a vegetated roof system that not only reduced greenhouse gas emissions but also recycled 80% of the existing roof material including the pavers, waterproofing membrane, and rigid insulation.

Find more photos and additional information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Year: 2010
Owner: GSA
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 68,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Private

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Original Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
GSA Architects: Roland Royster and Steven Moore
General Contractor: National Building Contractors
Engineer and Roof Consultant: Michael E. Clark, MEC&A
Waterproofing: Tremco
Greenroof System: Tremco
Senior Field Advisor: Jim Lohmann, Tremco
Horticulturalist and Greenroof Designer: Mary Ann Uhlmann, Tremco
Vegetative Roof Project Manager: Scott McGaughey, Greenrise Technologies
Growing Media, Plant Installation, & Maintenance: Greenrise Technologies
Growing Media: ItSaulNatural
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries

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