Video & Project of the Week for July 6, 2015: Fenway Farms

July 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/06/15

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Fenway Farms
Boston, MA, USA
7,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Seeded atop the roof of the Red Sox front office and the Gate A entrance of Boston’s beloved Fenway Park, Fenway Farms is the new 7,000 square foot rooftop garden designed to provide 4,000 pounds of organic produce to ballpark attendees each year. Since its completion for Opening Day on April 13, 2015, Fenway Farms has invigorated what was once an oddly shaped, unused roof into a thriving rooftop farm. The transformation was initially conceived by Linda Pizzuti, wife of Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, as part of an ongoing campaign by the Red Sox to exemplify and promote healthy and responsible ways of living. As such, the project was engineered with sustainability in mind on all levels, is highly visible to ballpark attendees, and has been included as a stop on the official Fenway Park tour.

Covered with a waterproofing membrane from Carlisle, Recover Green Roofs designed and built Fenway Farms using its Recover Aerated Media Module system, which features a series of 5-gallon non-woven fabric-lined crates made of 50% recycled plastic content. Located long the 3rd base side of Fenway Park, the site is equipped with an automated Weathermatic Smartlink drip irrigation system to conserve water while supporting the farm’s rotating array of vegetables and herbs. Crops are sown in locally sourced Vermont Compost Company soil, and Fenway EMC Chefs are incorporated into the process of selecting which plants will be grown each season. They then utilize the weekly harvests in salads and fresh side dishes prepared in the EMC Club kitchen, incorporating a range of arugula, snap peas, and rosemary in the spring season to eggplant and potatoes come the summer months. Fenway officials hope to teach fans and younger folks about the importance of sustainability and healthy living, and Fenway Farms is a tool for that education.

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Year: 2015
Owner: Boston Red Sox
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 7,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Membrane Manufacturer & Supplier: Carlisle
Membrane Installation: Chaffee Roofing
Filter Fabric Supplier: Root Down Hydroponics
Soil Media Supplier: Vermont Compost Company
Plant Supplier: Natick Community Farm and seeds by Green City Growers (gcg)
Green Roof Design & Installation: Recover Green Roofs
Irrigation Design & Installation: Recover Green Roofs
Irrigation Control System: Weathermatic Smartlink
Irrigation Supply/Consultant: Northeast Nursery
Farming Company: Green City Growers
Modular Greenroof System: Recover Aerated Media Module (RAMM), Recover Green Roofs

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Video & Project of the Week for June 29, 2015: Casa Clementi

June 30, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 6/29/15

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Casa Clementi
Singapore
166,410 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Casa Clementi is a multi-award winning Singapore public housing project by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) adhering to the HDB’s roadmap to provide a better living environment for Singaporeans by creating well-designed, sustainable and community-centric towns. With 10 high-rise residential blocks consisting of 2,234 dwelling units, it is one of the largest public housing projects developed by the HDB. Located on top of the multi-storey car park, its main design feature is a large landscaped environmental deck returning greenery back to the urban setting. The roof garden occupies 15,460 sqm (27.3%) of the site area, of which 7,460 sqm (48.6%) is devoted to planters for planting.

Designed by Surbana International Consultants, Casa Clementi residents and occupants of neighbouring buildings enjoy a delightful Elmich Pte Ltd green roof when they look out from their respective windows and balconies instead of glare from a bare concrete roof. Besides providing additional community space, the landscaped garden offers immediate visible aesthetic value plus long term energy cost savings for the development as well as environmental benefits for the community at large. Paved open plazas, trellised seats, adult and elderly fitness stations, children’s play stations as well as perimeter pathways that also double as a 660 m jogging track complete the multi-functional landscaped environmental deck which connects to all the residential blocks. An oasis of lush greenery, the rooftop garden is where residents mingle and unwind, and children play without having to leave the safety of their residential compound.

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Year: 2012
Owner: Singapore Housing and Development Board
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 166,410 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect of Record: Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd
Landscape Consultant: Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Straits Construction Singapore Pte Ltd
Green Roof Specialist: Elmich Pte Ltd
Designer and Manufacturer of VersiCell®: Elmich Pte Ltd
Distributor & Supplier of EVALON® V: Elmich Pte Ltd
Greenroof System: Elmich Landscape Roof

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Video & Project of the Week for June 22, 2015: Grand Rapids Downtown Market Green Roof

June 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 6/22/15

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market Green Roof
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
4,800 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The $30 million development Grand Rapids Downtown Market is a mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local produce. The indoor facility features a 24-vendor market hall, while dozens of farmers and artisans line the outdoor farmer’s market shed. The founders of the Downtown Market had a vision for a green facility which reflected their commitment to local, sustainable products. As the first LEED-intended green market in the U.S., the design team carefully chose products which met the green building standards.

In keeping with the LEED Certified Downtown Market, the LiveRoof team established a healthy, sustainable ecosystem that covers the rooftop with seamless vegetation featuring three patterned plant mixes of yellow, green and pink, and red and purple. The Market’s 4.25 inch LiveRoof hybrid green roof system is publicly accessible, providing a relaxing space for visitors and staff. Now the Grand Rapids Downtown Market has a living roof to complement its 832 square foot outdoor living walls installed on three separate sections of the exterior brick walls planted with hardy perennials, enhancing sustainability with 100 percent plant survival in May, 2013. Locally sourced and grown materials are essential to the ethos of the market, with made-in-Michigan aluminum railings and molded planter boxes, as well as the wall and roof plants, which were all grown less than 30 miles from the Market’s location. In total, both systems were produced using materials almost entirely sourced within 200 miles of the project.

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Year: 2013
Owner: Downtown Market, Inc.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4,800 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System: LiveRoof
Architect: Hugh A. Boyd, Architect
Green Roof Plant Palette & Layout Design: Pete Lazdins and Michelle Hoffner, ProgressiveAE
Greenroof Supplier: LiveRoof, LLC.
Green Roof Installation: Modern Roofing
General Contractor: Pioneer Construction

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Video & Project of the Week for June 15, 2015: The Hellenic Treasury – Constitution Square

June 16, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 6/15/15

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The Hellenic Treasury – Constitution Square
Athens, Greece
6,997 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Considered the most important square of modern Athens from both a historical and social point of view, Syntagma (Constitution) Square is at the epicentre of commercial activity and Greek politics, situated opposite the Greek Parliament. The Greek Ministry of Finance installed a lightweight green roof, or “oikostegi,” within a shallow substrate depth (less than 10 cm) on the Treasury in Constitution Square with the main motivation being to provide a research roof to study the thermodynamic impact of a green roof in hot Athens. Designed and installed by Oikosteges, or OS Green Roofs, mainly indigenous Hellenic aromatic herbs were selected to be able to survive the harsh conditions such as several species of thyme, sage, lavender, mint, and oregano, among others.

Studies of the thermodynamics of the roof in September 2008 concluded that the thermal performance of the building was significantly affected by the installation. In further studies in August 2009, energy savings of 50% were observed for air conditioning in the floor directly below the installation. Energy savings totaling €5,630 per annum were recorded, which translates to a 9% saving in air conditioning and a 4% saving in heating bills for the whole building. The study also stated that while measurements were being made by thermal cameras, a plethora of birds and beneficial insects were observed on the roof, ranging from robin redbreasts, yellow hammers, yellow tits, coal tits, and sparrows to kestrels hovering high above eyeing up the smaller birds. Also, many species of pollinators have been seen such as honey bees, tiger swallowtail and monarch butterflies – plus dragonflies and ladybugs. The study suggested that both the micro-climate and biodiversity of Constitution Square had been improved by the oikostegi.

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The Hellenic Treasury – Constitution Square is Greenroofs.com’s Project of the Week in honor of its designer, Andrew Clements, who along with Karla Dakin was one of our esteemed speakers at our Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015. Their collaborative video “Two Extremes in Waterwise Design from Denver, Colorado and Athens, Greece” included The Hellenic Treasury.

Once again, thank you to all who supported us and contributed to this biennial online event!

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Year: 2008
Owner: The Hellenic Treasury
Location: Athens, Greece
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 6,997 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System: Oikosteges 1 (OS1)
Greenroof Design & Installation: Andrew Clements, OS Green Roofs

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