Video & Project of the Week for April 20, 2015: SOLARIS, Fusionopolis (Phase 2B)

April 21, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 4/20/15

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SOLARIS,
Fusionopolis (Phase 2B), One North
Singapore
32,152 sf Greenroofs
3,272 sf Atrium Planter Boxes
44,293 sf Green Ramp
1,765 sf Greenwalls

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Project Description & Details

SOLARIS is a 15 story office building located in the Fusionopolis hub in central Singapore’s One-North Business Park, an area dedicated to research and development in technology, media, physical sciences & engineering industries. Since the site was originally a military base, most of the original ecological system had been destroyed. Designed by T. R. Hamzah & Yeang, the architect’s response was to conserve what little greenery there was by building on areas which would cause the least ecological damage, helping to improve the site’s biodiversity simply through the positioning of the building.

SOLARIS is comprised of two towers connected with a passively-ventilated central atrium. Office floors are linked by a series of sky terraces which span the atrium at upper floors. The architect designed over 8,000 square meters landscaping, a total more than the area of building. The “eco-building” replaced the original site with a ratio of 108% of landscape to site area. The “green ramp” at SOLARIS is a 1.5 kilometer linear, continuous landscape ramp that was built to connect the ground level to the upper levels of the building, linking the basement Eco-cell with a cascading sequence of roof-gardens at the highest levels. The building has accomplished a 36% reduction in overall energy consumption by integrating fully landscaped areas directly into the facade of the building. A dramatic vision of the possibilities inherent in Skyrise greenery design, 95% of the project’s total landscaped area is above ground level.

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SOLARIS is Greenroofs.com’s Project of the Week 4/20/15 Replay in honor of its designer, the green architect, ecologist and planner Ken Yeang who is the Opening Keynote for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015. Enjoy his lively hour-long interview by Linda Velazquez for an in-depth look into Ken’s signature bioclimatic eco-architecture plus much more insight into SOLARIS itself, now playing though May 31, 2015.

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Year: 2010
Owner: SoilBuild Group Holdings
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 84,777 sq.ft.
Grade: 1 – 7%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect of Design: T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.
Architect of Record: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: Arup Singapore Pte Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: PEB Consultants
Facade Consultant: Aurecon Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.
Sustainability Consultant: Aurecon Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.
Photographer: Albert Lim

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Video & Project of the Week for April 6 & 13, 2015: Tremco Incorporated Headquarters

April 15, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 4/6 & 4/13/15

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Tremco Incorporated Headquarters
Beachwood, OH, USA
9,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, Tremco Incorporated is dedicated to the development of high-performance buildings characterized by energy efficiency, limited environmental impact, and low operating costs. In June 2010, Tremco began a foundation-to-roof renovation of its 40-year-old-headquarters. The goal: to transform the building into a showcase of sustainability that has achieved LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. Changes were so extensive that the certification is for new construction and not for renovation; officially, the building is LEED-NC.

Tremco’s 46,000 square foot corporate headquarters renovation incorporated numerous sustainable features plus four types of sustainable roofing systems from Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, including a vegetated roof using their own system. Designed with four different sections to support a variety of low-maintenance plant life and edibles, the vegetated roof features 46 species with almost 16,000 plants including fruits, vegetables, and herbs the company’s cafeteria can use. The HQ also has a living facade trellis system by Tournesol Siteworks on several walls on top of the roof. During the renovation, Tremco sent nothing to landfills. Almost 100 percent of everything removed was recycled, reused or burned for energy. The company has implemented a zero landfill policy at its headquarters.

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Thank you to Tremco Incorporated for supporting Greenroofs.com as our Rare Earth Sponsor for the third time at our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015, open now!

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Year: 2010
Owner: Tremco Incorporated
Location: Beachwood, OH, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 9,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Waterproofing: Tremco, Inc.
Greenroof System: Tremco Roofing
General Contractor: Tremco Incorporated
Roofing Contractor: Warren Roofing and Crawford Roofing, Inc.
Design/Build: Tremco Incorporated/ WTI
Greenroof Designer and Water Re-use Consultant: Rana Creek Habitat Restoration
Green Facade System: FRP planters and VertiGreen trellis, Tournesol Siteworks

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Video & Project of the Week for March 30, 2015: David L. Lawrence Convention Center

March 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/30/15

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David L. Lawrence Convention Center
(Pittsburgh Convention Center)
South Terrace
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
22,400 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Located in downtown Pittsburgh, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center effectively blends unparalleled space, functionality, and flexibility with cutting-edge technology to offer meeting planners, show organizers, exhibitors, and visitors a location for an unforgettable event experience. Its iconic design takes inspiration from the historic suspension bridges that span the Allegheny River adjacent to the riverfront site, and provides the latest chapter in Pittsburgh’s long history of engineering and technological innovations. At the time of completion, it was the only convention center in the world to receive LEED Platinum certification for Existing Buildings and LEED Gold for New Construction.

Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, the South Terrace has the publicly accessible Living Roof – over 20,000 sqft of green roof space located on the third floor, cityside, featuring over 7,000 perennials, grasses, and sedums. The roof was designed to retain up to 80% of the annual rainfall by incorporating both extensive and intensive Roof Garden sections from Carlisle SynTec Systems. The extensive sections are vegetated using sedum mats while the intensive sections are vegetated using 75 different native and adaptive plant species. The Roof Garden with its water-jet cut blue paver plaza area reflects the nearby Allegheny River and speaks to the stormwater benefits of green roofs, creating a highly usable space that can be used by visitors or for special events. Based on research gathered by the US EPA, it is estimated that the South Terrace Green Roof will remove almost 680 pounds of particulate matter from the air annually, which is approximately equivalent to the annual emissions of 255 passenger vehicles.

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Year: 2011
Owner: The Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive & Intensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 22,400 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Single Source Greenroof System Supplier: Carlisle Syntec
Project Design/Architects: Pashek Associates
Roof System Installation: Cuddy Roofing & Eisler Landscapes
Construction Manager: Turner Construction/P. J. Dick/ATS
Photography: TJ Willetts, Burns & Scalo
Owners Representative Services: Oxford Development
Educational Signage & Research: The Penn State Center

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Video & Project of the Week for March 16, 2015: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

March 17, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/16/15

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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY, USA
297,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

With 840,000 gross square feet of exhibit space, the Javits Center is New York City’s largest venue for conventions, trade shows and special events. Designed in 1986 by I. M. Pei, the iconic facility embarked on a major renovation project in 2010 that includes a new roof, re-doing the building’s signature curtain wall with high-performance glass, upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems, and interior reconfigurations to enhance the visitor experience as well as boost operational efficiency. Early on, concrete pavers or a green roof were considered as alternatives for a protective element for the new roof. However, the weight of pavers would have required a structural upgrade to the roof to support their weight load.

FXFOWLE Epstein, the architects for the LEED Silver certified renovation project, and CRS, the waterproofing consultant, specified the Xero Flor Green Roof System, whose vegetative mats include 14 different varieties of Sedum, for various reasons. By re-cladding the building with high-performance, bird-safe glass, upgrading the control systems and the lighting fixtures – and adding a green roof – the building will achieve an estimated 26 percent reduction in the Javits Center’s energy use. And by moderating the volume and velocity of stormwater runoff, the green roof will contribute to improved water quality in the Hudson River. Clayton Rugh, Ph.D. of Xero Flor America calculated the green roof will prevent approximately 6.8 million gallons of runoff per year. In the spring and summer of 2014, 11 species of birds were spotted on the Javits Center green roof during a study conducted by the Audubon Society and Fordham University. Completed in October 2014 and measuring 297,000 sf, the Javits Center is the second largest green roof on a single, free-standing building in the U.S. (after the Ford Motor Company’s River Rouge Plant).

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Year: 2014
Owner: New York Convention Center Corporation
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 297,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: FXFOWLE Epstein (a joint venture between FXFOWLE Architects and Epstein Global)
Construction Manager: Tishman Construction Corporation (AECOM)
Waterproofing Consultant: Commercial Roofing Solutions (CRS), Inc.
Waterproofing Membrane: Siplast Teranap Modified Bitumen System
Green Roof Manufacturer: Xero Flor America (XFA)
Green Roof System: Xero Flor XF301+1″XT
Green Roof Installer: United States Roofing Corporation
Irrigation Contractor: National Lawn Sprinklers, Inc.
Green Roof Maintenance Contractor: New York Green Roofs

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