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

More Info

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

Project of the Week for August 1, 2016: The Ohio State University (OSU) Green Roof at Howlett Hall

August 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Project of the Week OSU Green Roof at Howlett Hall

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 8/01/16

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The Ohio State University (OSU) Green Roof at Howlett Hall
Columbus, OH, USA
12,000 sf. Greenroof

Project of the Week Description & Details

Located on the 60-acre Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens, Howlett Hall is home to The Ohio State University (OSU) Department of Horticulture & Crop Sciences and the Food Science Processing Plant. Having been designed to house a rooftop garden originally in 1967, previously it was a tar and chip roof that was hot and unattractive, as well as an under-utilized space on the urban campus.

Along with Mary Maloney, director of Chadwick, the renewed efforts of a former student, Megan Meier of Higher Ground Green Roofs, jump-started the green roof campaign again in 2010. With Roofmeadow providing the greenroof system, three and a half years later The Ohio State University (OSU) Green Roof at Howlett Hall was the first publicly-accessible green roof in Columbus. Blended by Garick, the depth of the lightweight growing media from rooflite® ranges from 4-6″ with areas where it mounds to 18″.  The team covered about half of the roof with a pre-grown Sedum mat from Moerings USA / Sempergreen, with 11-14 varieties. The other half was planted with 7,225 perennials. It is estimated that 191,196 gallons of polluted stormwater runoff are diverted each year from the watershed of the nearby Olentangy River, with a projected annual savings of $10,374 in energy costs and roof maintenance.

Project of the Week OSU Green Roof at Howlett Hall

Year: 2013
Owner: Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 12,000 sq.ft.
Grade: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week OSU Green Roof at Howlett Hall

Project of the Week OSU Green Roof at Howlett Hall

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape Architect: NBBJ
Architect: Mikel Coulter, CTL Engineering, Inc.
Owner’s Rep/Consultant: Higher Ground Green Roofs
Greenroof System Provider: Roofmeadow
Pre-vegetated Sedum Carpet: Moerings USA / Sempergreen
Growing Media: rooflite®
rooflite® Blender: Garick
Pavers: Hanover® Architectural Products
Installation: McCullough’s Landscape & Nursery

Project of the Week OSU Green Roof at Howlett Hall

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Project of the Week OSU Green Roof at Howlett Hall

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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.

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

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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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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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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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