Video & Project of the Week for December 8, 2014: Simmons College School of Management

December 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 12/08/14

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Simmons College School of Management
Boston, MA, USA
2,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university. Offering undergraduate education for women and renowned coeducational graduate programs, it also has the nation’s first MBA program designed specifically for women. Designed by CannonDesign architects, the $63 million Simmons College School of Management and Academic Building was formerly a parking lot. The LEED Gold certified structure encloses the newly formed Simmons Quadrangle creating a new center for campus life and concealing a five-level 700-car subterranean parking garage below.

The building includes four state-of-the-art general-use classrooms, four School of Management-specific classrooms, an executive education conference room, and a green roof patio. Installed by Apex Green Roofs, the Roofmeadow Type II design has primarily drought tolerant sedum species with mounds of flowering perennials and grasses at deeper depths, which range from 4″-8″. Overlooking the quad, the semi-intensive greenroof is available to faculty and students to enjoy.

A powerful reflection of Simmons’ commitment to environmental sustainability and of their responsible stewardship of economic resources, the project has been included in Simmons College’s curricula in environmental science and ethics/philosophy, further enhancing their sustainable mindset.

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

Year: 2008
Owner: Simmons College
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size:
2,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: CannonDesign
Installation:
Apex Green Roofs
General Contractor:
Lee Kennedy Co.
Greenroof System:
Roofmeadow Type II

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Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Simmons College School of Management and Academic Building – Project of the Week Video below or see it on our greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

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Greenroof Project of the Week for February 17, 2014: Whole Foods Market – Lynnfield, MA

February 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/17/14

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Whole Foods Market – Lynnfield, MA
Lynnfield, MA, USA

17,000 sq. ft Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Whole Foods Market has always celebrated the difference natural and organic products can make in the quality of one’s life. Located at Market Street Lynnfield, Whole Foods Market is the anchor tenant at the largest open air shopping center in the North Shore of Massachusetts. With Jacobs Consultants as Architect of Record, this is the first Whole Foods Market in the United States with a rooftop farm.

The food roof provides an estimated 11,000 lbs of hyper-local produce per year which is then sold inside the store. Designed and constructed by Recover Green Roofs and maintained by Green City Growers, the American Hydrotech Vegetable Garden Roof System was used with 12” mounds of lightweight growing media from Read Custom Soils laid in 4’ wide rows. Drip irrigation delivers water directly to the roots, minimizing waste.

Year: 2013
Owner: Whole Foods Market
Location: Lynnfield, MA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Semi-Intensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 17,000 sq.ft.
Grade: 3%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect of Record: Jacobs Consultants, Inc.
Greenroof Consultant & Construction Oversight: Recover Green Roofs, LLC
Greenroof System: American Hydrotech Vegetable Garden Roof System
Irrigation Design and Construction: Recover Green Roofs, LLC
Planting and Maintenance: Green City Growers
General Contractor: Construction Management & Builders, Inc.
Plant Supplier: Red Fire Farm
Irrigation System: Rain Bird
Growing Media: Encendia Biochar
Growing Medium Supplier: Read Custom Soils

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