Video & Project of the Week for March 23, 2015: Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

March 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/23/15

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Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Philadelphia, PA, USA
9,480 sf. Greenroofs

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Project Description & Details

Demonstrating the University of Pennsylvania’s leadership in the emerging field, the LEED Gold certified Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is a premier $91.5 million state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratory facility. The 78,000-gross-square-foot facility houses several multi-user experimental laboratories critical to advanced research and development in nanotechnology, woven together by collaborative public spaces that enable interaction between different fields. Defined by a 1.7-acre central campus green at a new gateway to the campus, the building also features a courtyard, public galleria, a forum space, high-profile conference rooms, and two green roof spaces.

Responsible as architect and for site design, WEISS/MANFREDI focused the laboratories around a new central quad. This convergence of architecture and landscape at the heart of this project provides a new indoor/outdoor open space for interaction, allowing panoramic exterior views, opening the sciences to the University landscape, and making research activities highly visible. The green roofs crown the 68-foot cantilevered volume – one lower, partially accessible intensive roof with native plants, and one upper extensive roof with sedums. They are considered a “miniaturization” of the building’s courtyard. The Roofmeadow Type III Savannah Intensive Vegetative Roof Assembly was installed utilizing 3 inches of drainage media with varying depths of growing media planted with assorted sedums and native trees, perennials and grasses.

The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is the 2015 Recipient of the Institute Honor Awards for Architecture from the AIA.

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Year: 2013
Owner: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Building Type: Laboratory Facility
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 9,480 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System Provider & Consultant: Roofmeadow
Green Roof Contractor: G.R.A.S.S. and EDA Contractor
Architect & Site Design: WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Greenroof Design: WEISS/MANFREDI
Civil Engineer: Stantec Consulting
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company
Photography: Albert Vecerka/Esto Courtesy of WEISS/MANFREDI; Roofmeadow

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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.

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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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Video & Project of the Week for November 10, 2014: Nashville Music City Center

November 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 11/10/14

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Nashville Music City Center
Nashville, TN, USA
191,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The LEED Gold certified Nashville Music City Center (MCC) is a 1,200,000 square foot convention center in the SoBro (South of Broadway) district in Nashville. Five stories high, the wavy roof has three independent greenroof sections which mimic the rolling hills of Tennessee. The iconic greenroof design represents the frets and body of a guitar – including 845 solar panels incorporated into the guitar body itself. A 360,000 gallon rainwater collection tank stores rainwater from the roof which is used to irrigate outdoor landscaping and flush the hundreds of toilets in the building.

The Music City Center is the recipient of the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities 2014 Green Roof Special Recognition Award. The co-recipients are Roofmeadow, who designed the greenroof, provided construction oversight, and oversees maintenance; Greenrise Technologies, who constructed the greenroof and also conducts greenroof maintenance; and TVS, lead architect, who conceived the greenroof project and laid out the signature green diamond pattern. Greenrise Technologies says “This project represents the ultimate fusion of aesthetics and engineered performance.”

Designed for stormwater retention and urban heat island reduction, the greenroof can handle a 2.6-million-gallon stormwater offset. Protected by a waterproofing membrane from Sika Sarnafil with Bonar‘s Enkadrain®/W 3601 drainage, the shallow under 3″ deep rooflite® Extensive MCL substrate blended by Garick is covered with pre-vegetated sedum mats from Sempergreen. The undulating surfaces with pitches ranging from 16 – 25% required slope stabilization of the media, and the Anti-Slip System Type N with net and sills from Optigreen® was used, supplied by Conservation Technology.

We at Greenroofs.com hope to see you in Music City tomorrow at CitiesAlive!  As you may know, Haven Kiers and I will be presenting our 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design this Friday, November 14 at 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm – SESSION 6 – please come and see us.  The Nashville Music City Center is included in our Top 10 List, representing one great example of the #5 category, “Sculptural Architecture.”

Year: 2012
Owner: City of Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size:
191,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 25%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates (TVS); Tuck Hinton Architects; and Moody-Nolan Architects
General Contractor Joint Venture: Bell & Associates Construction, Clark Construction Group, Harmony Construction Group
Greenroof Design: Roofmeadow, with TVS
Greenroof Installation: Greenrise Technologies
Waterproofing Membrane: Sika Sarnafil
Roofer: Baker Roofing
Drainage: Enkadrain®/W 3601, Bonar
Anti-Slip System: Type N with Net and Sills, Optigreen®
Optigreen® Distributor: Conservation Technology
Growing Medium: rooflite®
rooflite® Blender: Garick
Pre-vegetated Mats: Sempergreen
Maintenance: Greenrise Technologies with oversight from Roofmeadow

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Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week for September 5, 2014: Roofmeadow

September 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

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 Roofmeadow has remained at the forefront of the North American green roof industry since 1997. Through innovative design and smart stewardship the firm continues to create inspiring roofscapes that use water wisely and grow plants reliably.

roofmeadow-logoRoofmeadow is an award winning green roof provider that has remained at the forefront of the North American green roof industry since 1997. With in-house civil engineers, landscape architects, horticulturists, construction specialists, and the nation’s leading rooftop agriculture specialist, Roofmeadow provides green roof life cycle accountability focused on long-term performance. Roofmeadow’s portfolio includes over 3 million square feet of built green roofs, including over 70 that are larger than 10,000 square feet. Signature projects include the Chicago City Hall, Nashville Music City Center, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Hanover Architectural Products Headquarters.

Roofmeadow’s success depends upon its ability to deliver landscapes on structure that are engineered to endure, proven to perform, and guaranteed to last. With a rigorous Materials Certification Program, a national network of Roofmeadow-certified green roof installers, and long-term system warranties, Roofmeadow ensures that each project is built with the utmost quality control. All Roofmeadow construction documents comply with the German FLL Guidelines and ASTM testing methodologies and are founded on evidenced-based research and field analyses.

The company’s pioneering designs and construction practices continue to raise the bar for the North American green infrastructure industry. Current projects incorporate garden exhibits, community agriculture, demonstration pollinator habitats, dramatic terrain, and blue-green roofs that contain rainwater and provide plants with controlled water flows. Their newest technology introduction is a cutting-edge self-ballasted fall protection system that can quickly be installed for ongoing maintenance and stewardship.

All Roofmeadow design techniques are either field tested or modeled on scientific principles. Roofmeadow works closely with owners, contractors, and maintenance crews to monitor and document each green roof’s long-term performance and appearance. Roofmeadow’s strategic stewardship program allows Roofmeadow green roofs to thrive and foster ecological benefits for decades.

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