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

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Video & Project of the Week for May 19, 2014: Man at Work Sculpture Garden at the Grohmann Museum

May 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 5/19/14

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Man at Work Sculpture Garden
at the Grohmann Museum

Milwaukee, WI, USA
11,900 sf Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The Grohmann Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work where visitors may view industrial manufacturing from the 18th century to the present. Created to promote Milwaukee School of Engineering students’ exposure to and appreciation of art and the museum, the facility includes general use classrooms, a conference center, and the Man at Work Sculpture Garden atop the Grohmann Museum.

In total, 18 bronze sculptures – men and women toiling in the field and foundry, heaving hammers or pinching molten metal with hot tongs – are displayed in the Man at Work Collection. Featuring pavers, sod, and various planters in addition to the sculptures, the rooftop garden is open to museum patrons and staff and is also used for special functions. This was a complicated roof because of all the different flashing conditions, securing the statutes, and dealing with other trades. It was challenging for both Sika Sarnafil, the waterproofing system provider, and the roofing/waterproofing contractor, F. J. A. Christiansen Roofing Co. (a TectaAmerica Company). The 1,000 pound sculptures generate great interest for the museum, and have a commanding view of the city of Milwaukee themselves that was built on the hard work they depict.

Year: 2007
Owner: Milwaukee School of Engineering
Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Building Type: Museum
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 11,900 sq.ft.
Grade: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Uihlein – Wilson Architects
Waterproofing System: Loose-laid system using 80 mil, Sarnafil® G476 Membrane, Sika Sarnafil
Roofing / Waterproofing Contractor: F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Company
General Contractor: The Bentley Co.

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Greenroof Project of the Week for February 3, 2014: Duke University Marguerite Kent Repass Ocean Conservation Center (OCC)

February 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/3/14

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Duke University Marguerite Kent Repass
Ocean Conservation Center (OCC)
Beaufort, NC, USA

2,440 sq. ft Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Built in 2006 and located on Piver’s Island at the head of the Beaufort Inlet in North Carolina, the Marguerite Kent Repass Ocean Conservation Center (OCC) is a state-of-the-art teaching facility for Duke University’s Marine Lab serving as a beacon for sustainability. Designed by the office of Frank Harmon Architect PA, the OCC was awarded Gold LEED certification in 2008.

In 2010 a Xero Flor pre-vegetated extensive greenroof was installed, selected due to the structural capacity of the building, availability of regionally sourced material, and the challenges associated with a windy coastal climate as it is certified to resist high wind loads and is also an FM Global accepted assembly for this building and location. Protected with Sika Sarnafil waterproofing, Living Roofs, Inc. worked with Xero Flor America and Frank Harmon Architect to design the system and the irrigation which is supplied by a rainwater catchment system. The greenroof components were tested against wind uplift during a direct hit on August 27, 2011 with Hurricane Irene and when Hurricane Earl skirted the Outer Banks of North Carolina on September 3, 2010: The green roof experienced zero soil erosion or damage.

Year: 2010
Owner: Duke University
Location: Beaufort, NC, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 2,440 sq.ft.
Grade: 2%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Frank Harmon Architect, PA
Greenroof Consultant & Installation: Living Roofs, Inc.
Greenroof System: XF301+2″XT Vegetated Mat Assembly with Enhanced Wind-Uplift Security Modification, Xero Flor America
Waterproofing Material: Sika Sarnafil
Construction: Curtis Construction

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Greenroof Project of the Week for October 28, 2013: Mercy West Hospital

October 30, 2013 at 11:41 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 10/28/13

Mercy West Hospital
Cincinnati, OH, USA

109,600 sq. ft Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Mercy Health Partners has created a new hospital on a 65 acre site located in Green Township on the west side of Cincinnati, Ohio. The sustainable site plan features low energy LED site lighting, a prairie, bioretention areas, and thousands of native plants. A 2.5 acre green roof is located above mechanical and surgical rooms and two patient towers rise four stories above the green roof offering healing views for patients and visitors.

The green roof is primarily an extensive green roof planted with a mixture of 50,000 sedum plants of four varieties. Swirling across the green roof are intensive berms that mound to 30” high on which larger grasses and perennials grow recalling the rolling hills of Ohio’s ancient prairies. Prairie grasses number 1,300 plants and they include Little Bluestem and Prairie Dropseed. Over 12,500 perennials were installed including Allium, Milkweed, Pinks, Rudbeckia, Monarda, Liatris, and Obedient Plant. These perennials bloom for a number of weeks from spring to early fall and display a range of colors from white, yellow and orange to pink, red, and purple.

Year: 2012
Owner: Mercy Health Partners
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 109,600 sq. ft
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: AECOM Ellerbe Becket
Architect: Champlin Architecture
Landscape Architect: Meisner + Associates / Land Vision
Membrane: Sika Sarnafil
Construction Management: Turner Construction Management
Roofing Contractor: Tecta America – Zero Company
Plant Supplier: Krueger-Maddux and Emory Knoll Farm/Green Roof Plants
Growing Media: Rooflite by Skyland USA, Garick Producer

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