Video & Project of the Week for May 4, 2015: Private Kiawah Island, SC Residence

May 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 5/04/15

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Private Kiawah Island, SC Residence
Kiawah Island, SC, USA
1,500 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

This private residential green roof is located in the marsh sensitive ecology of Kiawah Island in coastal South Carolina. The semi-intensive green roof works not only to visually delineate the union between the building and the surrounding tidal marsh environment but also works to protect the vital buffer zone from harmful storm water. The homeowners enjoy full access to the roof via slate pavers that lead to a wonderful outdoor space overlooking open marshland.

The green roof is a custom built-up system with subsurface irrigation, installed by Living Roofs Inc. Waterproofing from Sika Sarnafil and Bonar drain mat were used throughout the green roof ensuring a watertight structure and providing both water retention and drainage. The vegetation is made up of 5 species of grasses including natives such as Muhlenbergia and Nassella. Perennial grasses were chosen in order to create a seamless visual transition from the roof to the marsh below. Two pieces of marsh cedar driftwood collected from the surrounding environment were placed among the grasses providing natural design and habitat for marsh species. The green roof was installed in May of 2011 and by the end of the same summer, fiddler crabs were found crawling through the grasses on the roof! The installation was challenging as space was limited for staging materials and lifting the growing media and pavers to the roof, but the team at Living Roofs Inc. persevered through hot and muggy Charleston weather to finish this very successful project.

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Thank you to to Bonar for supporting Greenroofs.com as one of our Diamond Sponsors at our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015, open now through May 31!

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Year: 2011
Owner: Private
Location: Kiawah Island, SC, USA
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 1,500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Drainage & Water Retention: Enkadrain, Bonar USA
Waterproofing: Sika Sarnafil
Architect: Thomas and Dezinger Architects
General Contractor: Koenig Construction
Landscape Architect: Wertimer & Associates
Green Roof Installation: Living Roofs Inc.

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Video & Project of the Week for April 27, 2015: 1630-2 Meeting Street, “The Refinery”

April 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 4/27/15

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1630-2 Meeting Street, “The Refinery”
Charleston, SC, USA
2,300 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Located just four miles north of downtown in Charleston’s Upper Peninsula, a long blighted area of post-industrial brownfields known as “The Neck” is now a booming site of revitalization and a mecca for creative businesses. One shining example of this rebirth is the 1600 Meeting Street Development by Flyway Development with a newly renovated set of three buildings rehabilitated by The Middleton Group Architecture. Formerly owned and occupied by Exxon Oil, the 89-year-old buildings had laid vacant for over two decades. Flyway’s goal for the property was to create a hub for creative people to come together, connect, and work. They also aspired to renovate the buildings sustainably by using reclaimed materials, eco-efficient lighting, and a green roof which sits above the shared offices of Lowcountry Local First, a non-profit advocate and promoter of local small businesses and farmers, and its initiative, the Local Works collaborative workspace community.

Designed using the GROWVista™ modular green roof system from Green Roof Outfitters, the green roof atop 1630-2 Meeting Street covers a majority of the building’s roof surface and features both extensive and intensive plantings. The green roof was installed over the course of a day. The extensive portions of the green roof, which make up the majority of the green roof, were planted using Sedum Mats provided by Moerings USA / Sempergreen. Pre-grown modules planted with Sedums, Delosperma, Prickly Pear, and Allium were used around the HV/AC units. A small intensive section of the green roof features native coastal perennials and grasses. The green roof can easily be observed from the third floor balcony of the adjacent building and is often the highlight of building tours and the flowering green roof makes an interesting juxtaposition with the oil tanks seen in the distance.

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Thank you to Green Roof Outfitters for supporting Greenroofs.com as one of our Diamond Sponsors at our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015, open now through May 31!

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Year: 2014
Owner: Flyway Development
Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 2,300 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Architect: The Middleton Group Architecture
Modular System: GROWVista™, Green Roof Outfitters
Green Roof Designer: Green Roof Outfitters
Installation: Green Roof Outfitters
Pre-vegetated Mats: Moerings USA / Sempergreen

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Video & Project of the Week for April 20, 2015: SOLARIS, Fusionopolis (Phase 2B)

April 21, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 4/20/15

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SOLARIS,
Fusionopolis (Phase 2B), One North
Singapore
32,152 sf Greenroofs
3,272 sf Atrium Planter Boxes
44,293 sf Green Ramp
1,765 sf Greenwalls

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Project Description & Details

SOLARIS is a 15 story office building located in the Fusionopolis hub in central Singapore’s One-North Business Park, an area dedicated to research and development in technology, media, physical sciences & engineering industries. Since the site was originally a military base, most of the original ecological system had been destroyed. Designed by T. R. Hamzah & Yeang, the architect’s response was to conserve what little greenery there was by building on areas which would cause the least ecological damage, helping to improve the site’s biodiversity simply through the positioning of the building.

SOLARIS is comprised of two towers connected with a passively-ventilated central atrium. Office floors are linked by a series of sky terraces which span the atrium at upper floors. The architect designed over 8,000 square meters landscaping, a total more than the area of building. The “eco-building” replaced the original site with a ratio of 108% of landscape to site area. The “green ramp” at SOLARIS is a 1.5 kilometer linear, continuous landscape ramp that was built to connect the ground level to the upper levels of the building, linking the basement Eco-cell with a cascading sequence of roof-gardens at the highest levels. The building has accomplished a 36% reduction in overall energy consumption by integrating fully landscaped areas directly into the facade of the building. A dramatic vision of the possibilities inherent in Skyrise greenery design, 95% of the project’s total landscaped area is above ground level.

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SOLARIS is Greenroofs.com’s Project of the Week 4/20/15 Replay in honor of its designer, the green architect, ecologist and planner Ken Yeang who is the Opening Keynote for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015. Enjoy his lively hour-long interview by Linda Velazquez for an in-depth look into Ken’s signature bioclimatic eco-architecture plus much more insight into SOLARIS itself, now playing though May 31, 2015.

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Year: 2010
Owner: SoilBuild Group Holdings
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 84,777 sq.ft.
Grade: 1 – 7%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect of Design: T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.
Architect of Record: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: Arup Singapore Pte Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: PEB Consultants
Facade Consultant: Aurecon Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.
Sustainability Consultant: Aurecon Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.
Photographer: Albert Lim

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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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New!  The Tremco Incorporated Headquarters is featured in Greenroofs.com’s brand new 2015 Wallpaper Projects Gallery – download yours for free.

Thank you to Tremco Incorporated for supporting Greenroofs.com as our Rare Earth Sponsor for the third time at our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015, open now!

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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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