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

September 8, 2014 at 2:11 pm

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Our Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week is an exclusive benefit for companies listed in our Directory, highlighting their business to our audience of stakeholders, professionals, and decision makers:

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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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For more detailed information about Roofmeadow, please visit their company profile in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.

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The Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science and Technology Symposium is August 7 & 8, 2014

July 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm

If you are located in the U.S.’s Mid-Atlantic region, be sure not to miss the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science and Technology (MGRST) Symposium on August 7 & 8, held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

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Everyone speaking is an expert in his or her respective field, as you can see below, including two of our very engaging Contributing Editors, Ed Snodgrass of Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants and Jorg Breuning of Green Roof Service/Green Roof Technology:

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Also presenting are a couple of Greenroofs.com advertisers who are long time leaders in our industry – and both awesome individuals, too:  Charlie Miller of Roofmeadow and Greg Long of Capitol Greenroofs.

Register at: http://bit.ly/1eEWANU

For more information about the Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science and Technology Symposium, please contact:

Steven M. Cohan, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice
University of Maryland
(301) 405-6969
scohan@umd.edu

~ Linda V.

 

Video & Project of the Week for May 26, 2014: Asbury Woods Nature Center

May 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 5/26/14

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Asbury Woods Nature Center
Erie, PA, USA
5,000 sf Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

A model of sustainable design with a focus on energy conservation, the state-of-the-art Asbury Woods Nature Center sits on over 205 acres of rich, ecologically diverse land in northwestern Pennsylvania, boasting 4.5 miles of hiking trails. Designed by Schmidt Copeland Parker Stevens, in late 2005 the Center opened its doors to the new addition along with modern updates to the existing 1930’s cottage. The Exhibit Hall features live animal habitats, a turtle pond, an amphitheater/program area, and a live honeybee hive exhibit plus three new classrooms, covered by the 5,000 square foot vegetative roof that visitors see as they enter the building.

Provided and designed by Roofmeadow, a Sedum carpet tops the dramatic barrel-vaulted roof with pitches up to 7:12, creating a striking counterpoint to the forested surroundings of the Asbury Woods Nature Center. The un-irrigated Type I vegetative roofing system has a 5” depth with Sedums and flowering herbs such as Allium schoenoprasum and Talinum calycinum. In the flat portion cuttings of various Sedum species were used including S. sexangulare, S. sieboldii, and S. spurium. A small curved informational kiosk was also planted at the building entrance by Lichtenfels Nursery. The Asbury Woods Nature Center green roof was funded through a $63,892 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Energy Harvest Grant.

Year: 2005
Owner: Asbury Woods Partnership, Inc. and the Millcreek Township School District
Location: Erie, PA, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 5,000 sq.ft.
Grade: 15%
Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Provider & Consultant: Roofmeadow
Plant Supplier: Emory Knoll Farms
Plant Installation: Lichtenfels Nursery
Roofmeadow Contractor: Lichtenfels Nursery
Lead Architect & Landscape Architect: Jackie Kaminsky & Gregory Copeland (currently with Domokur Architects), Schmidt Copeland Parker Stevens
Waterproofing Membrane: Sika Sarnafil
Structural Engineer: I. A. Lewin & Associates
General Contractor: Odyssey Builders

New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Asbury Woods Nature Center Project of the Week Video below or see it on our on greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

Click here to see the entire profile and learn more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

Video & Project of the Week for April 14, 2014: The Ohio State University (OSU) Green Roof at Howlett Hall

April 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 4/14/14

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The Ohio State University (OSU)
Green Roof at Howlett Hall

Columbus, OH, USA
12,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project 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. Three and a half years later, the Ohio State University Green Roof at Howlett Hall was the first publicly-accessible green roof in Columbus. 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 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.

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

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

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

New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch The Ohio State University (OSU) Green Roof at Howlett Hall Project of the Week Video below or see it on our on greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.