Video & Project of the Week for October 19, 2015: Levi’s Stadium

October 21, 2015 at 11:51 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 10/19/15

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Levi’s® Stadium
Santa Clara, CA, USA
27,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Scheduled to host Super Bowl 50 next February 2016, Levi’s® Stadium is a $1.27 billion multi-purpose facility with the flexibility to host a wide range of events with seating for about 68,500 people, featuring 176 luxury suites and 9,000 club seats. Fans attending San Francisco 49ers home games experience football in the most eco-friendly and sustainable LEED Gold certified facility in the league. State of the art technology is used throughout the stadium, and visitors may view a live dashboard display featuring current energy measurements, water and air monitors, and other dynamic green features as the building operates daily. Designed by HNTB, the iconic feature of the stadium is the massive 5-story Suite Tower on the west side, topped by the NRG Solar Terrace green roof.

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The installation of 1,186 solar panels on the canopy framework on the green roof and on three solar pedestrian bridges connecting the parking lot to the park generate 375 kW of power at Levi’s Stadium – as much renewable energy as it will consume on game days. And the NRG Solar Terrace green roof is an inviting space which can be booked for receptions and ceremonies. The 27,000 square foot American Hydrotech green roof contains 16 species of vegetation native to the Bay area for the concessionaires, who will utilize produce within local farm-to-table menus. 85 percent of the water used at the stadium is recycled, used for both potable and non-potable uses such as the playing field irrigation water.

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

Publisher’s Note: Levi’s® Stadium is included in Greenroofs.com’s “2015 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” in the # 5 category “Fields of Green: Big League Sports Venues.”

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Year: 2014
Owner: Santa Clara Stadium Authority
Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 27,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff California Architects
General Contractor: Turner Devcon, A Joint Venture
Greenroof System: Garden Roof Assembly, American Hydrotech
Solar Design & Installation: NRG Solar
Solar Design & Installation: SunPower Corp.

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Video & Project of the Week for October 12, 2015: McKinley High School (PS 305)

October 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 10/12/15

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McKinley High School (PS 305)
Buffalo, NY, USA
2,360 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Located in Buffalo, New York, McKinley High School PS 305 is comprehensive, selective, and the only public vocational high school for horticulture and the construction trades in the district. Modernized in 2012, the McKinley High School reconstruction was part of the $1.4 billion Buffalo Public Schools Reconstruction Program aimed at modernizing the city school system. Designed by CannonDesign, the existing 40,000-square-foot building was renovated along with a new 13,000-square-foot addition, including a green roof over the one story addition adjacent to the interior courtyard.

Stormwater management in this area was a prime factor in the design. Designed by Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, the green roof not only introduced the much needed management system to the district, but also created a unique and dynamic viewing element from every level of the addition with its four distinct patterns of yellow, red, blue and white. Carlisle SynTec Systems, manufacturer of the structural roof’s waterproof membrane, recommended the modular Hydropack® green roof system from Vegetal i.D. With four inches of growing medium, its fully saturated weight is 18 pounds per square foot. The other green infrastructure solutions feature a 1,700-square-foot rain garden, 695 square feet of permeable pavers for the new building entry and courtyard, and a 3,000-gallon cistern under the courtyard to collect excess runoff from the green roof and permeable pavers.

The project’s landscape architect, Joy Kuebler, said “The green roof is essential in the project’s green infrastructure for stormwater management. We could not have met the state mandates without it. More than functional, the green roof is a landscape feature that enlivens the everyday environment of the school. It is a living showcase of green infrastructure.”

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Year: 2012
Owner: Buffalo Public Schools
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 2,360 sq. ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect and Structural Engineer: CannonDesign
General Contractor: LPCiminelli
Landscape Architect and Green Roof Designer: Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC
Roofing Contractor and Green Roof Installer: Joseph A. Sanders & Sons, Inc.
Green Roof Consultant, Manufacturer and Maintenance: Vegetal i.D.
Roof Components / Waterproofing System: Carlisle SynTec TPO 60 mil and a PVC slip sheet
Greenroof System: Vegetal i.D. Hydropack®
Pavers: RubberForm recycled Rubber Paver Tiles

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Video & Project of the Week for October 5, 2015: High Line

October 9, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 10/05/15

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High Line: Phase 1Phase 2Phase 3
New York, NY, USA
~300,313 sq. ft. Greenroof

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Phase 1; Photo Courtesy of and ©Steven L. Cantor, Landscape Architect, New York City.

Project Description & Details

An ambitious and highly acclaimed urban reclamation project created in three phases over a period of eight years, the award-winning High Line is noted for its innovative design and sustainability. Located in New York City’s Meatpacking District and Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, the length of the High Line traverses 23 uninterrupted city blocks, 30 feet in the air, with expansive views of New York City and the Hudson River. At a total of 1.45 miles the High Line is considered the “longest greenroof” in the world to date.

The former abandoned elevated railway was championed by the non-profit group “Friends of the High Line” and designed by the landscape architecture firm of James Corner Field Operations and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro with planting design from Piet Oudolf and engineering design by Buro Happold. ZinCo USA provided the technical basis for all the green roof design concepts in terms of plants, walkways, and leisure areas with Floradrain® drainage elements and ZinCoblend M growing medium.

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Phase 1; Photo Courtesy of and ©Steven L. Cantor, Landscape Architect, New York City.

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Phase 1; Photo Courtesy of and ©ZinCo.

Phase 1 was completed in 2009 and starts at the Gansevoort Stair. Features include the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook passing through the Gansevoort Woodland; Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature; Chelsea Market Passage; Northern Spur Reserve; 10th Avenue Square and Overlook; Plaza and Woodland; Washington Grasslands; 14th Street Passage; and the Chelsea Grasslands.

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Phase 2; Photo Courtesy of and ©Steven L. Cantor, Landscape Architect, New York City.

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Phase 2; Photo Courtesy of and ©ZinCo.

Phase 2 was completed in 2011 and features include the Chelsea Thicket; Wildflower Field; 23rd Street Lawn; Philip A. and Lisa Maria Falcone Flyover; and the 26th Street Viewing Spur.

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Phase 3; Photo Courtesy of and ©Steven L. Cantor, Landscape Architect, New York City.

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Phase 3; Photo Courtesy of and ©ZinCo.

Completed in 2014, Phase 3 picks up around the far west side of the Hudson Yards to West 34th Street across from the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Features include the Pershing Square Beams; Interim Walkway; and the CSX Transportation Gate.

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Phase 2; Photo Courtesy of and ©Steven L. Cantor, Landscape Architect, New York City.

One of the most expensive parks ever constructed, the High Line is also one of Manhattan’s most popular destinations and receives 5 million visitors per year. From an overgrown abandoned railroad trestle to a delightful changing panorama of self-seeded landscape and re-introduced indigenous vegetation, original and restored rails, and contemporary artwork to a wide variety of places for relaxation and enjoyment, the iconic High Line is dearly loved as a remarkable landscaped city park in the air.

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Phase 1; Photo Courtesy of and ©Steven L. Cantor, Landscape Architect, New York City.

Find more photos and additional information on each profile in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database: Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3.

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Phase 1; Photo Courtesy of and ©Steven L. Cantor, Landscape Architect, New York City.

Year: 2009, 2011 and 2014
Owner: City of New York
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Park
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: ~300,313 sq. ft
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Phase 1; Photo Courtesy of and ©Steven L. Cantor, Landscape Architect, New York City.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape Architect: James Corner Field Operations
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Planting Design: Piet Oudolf
Engineering: Buro Happold
Greenroof System: ZinCo USA
Greenroof Installation: Kelco Landscaping
General Contractor: KiSKA Construction
Construction Management: SiteWorks Landscape & Lend Lease

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Phase 1; Photo Courtesy of and ©ZinCo.

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Phase 3; Photo Courtesy of and ©ZinCo.

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Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week for October 2, 2015: SYMBIOS

October 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

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SYMBIOS is a unique green roof & wall company dedicated to developing artesian-type designs coupled with optimal performance-based vegetative building systems.

GCW-SYMBIOS-logoAs a DESIGN + BUILD company, SYMBIOS makes the follow-through from design to installation a smooth ride. A committed full-service provider, they also offer maintenance services to keep the roof system vibrant year after year.

As design professionals and experienced builders for over 24 years, they understand successful projects reflect an integrated approach combining in-depth knowledge, thoughtful design and technical skills.

SYMBIOS teams up with architects, developers and private owners to foster green roof and wall systems to achieve optimal performance as well as appealing aesthetics.

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