Greenroof Project of the Week for August 5, 2013: David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Pittsburgh Convention Center)

August 6, 2013 at 11:39 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 8/5/13

David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Pittsburgh Convention Center)
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

20,000 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center effectively blends unparalleled space, functionality, and flexibility with cutting-edge technology to offer meeting planners, show organizers, exhibitors, and visitors a location for an unforgettable event experience. At the time of completion, it was the only convention center in the world that met the USGBC’s LEED Platinum certification for Existing Buildings; it also received Gold for New Construction.

Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, three programmable outdoor spaces rich in native plants allow visitors and wildlife to connect to southwestern Pennsylvania’s beautiful natural environment. The South Terrace has the publically accessible Living Roof – 20,000 sqft of green roof space located on the third floor, cityside, featuring over 7,000 perennials, grasses, and sedums. Incorporating one of Carlisle SynTec‘s most robust single-ply roofing systems, the roof was designed to retain up to 80% of the annual rainfall by incorporating both extensive and intensive Roof Garden sections.

Year: 2011
Owner: The Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 20,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Single Source Greenroof System Supplier: Carlisle Syntec
Project Design/Architects: Pashek Associates
Roof System Installation: Cuddy Roofing
Construction Manager: Turner Construction/P. J. Dick/ATS
Photography: TJ Willetts, Burns & Scalo

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~ Linda V.

Greenroof Project of the Week for July 29, 2013: Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility

July 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/29/13

Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility
Petaluma, CA, USA

12,174 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

The Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility has two buildings that were designed with extensive living roofs, incorporated into the facility’s design program to demonstrate the viability of this technology toward promoting environmental sustainability. After conducting an assessment report in 2011, SYMBIOS was hired and initiated a complete overhaul of the initial 2009 roof system.

Using a Tremco system, a planting plan was developed with sweeping fields of 13 succulent species to create an impression of flowing movement that follows the main axis of the building. The roofs are irrigated directly by utilizing the tertiary treated wastewater from the facility’s operations. In the western United States where seasonal drought is an annual event this green roof project clearly demonstrates the appropriate use of this reclaimed water resource. In order to meet a net zero runoff requirement goal for the project, the living roof was integrated with a series of ground level bioswales and rain gardens.

***Don’t miss the Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility on the Marin, Petaluma and Napa Valley Wine Tour | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | October 26, 2013 at CitiesAlive 2013 held in San Francisco!***

Year: 2011
Owner: City of Petaluma, California
Location: Petaluma, CA, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 12174 sq.ft.
Slope: 9%
Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public

 

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Facility Designer: Carollo Engineers
Architect of Record: Burks Toma Architects
Living Roof Designer: SYMBIOS ecotecture
Living Roof Installer: SYMBIOS ecotecture
Plant Propagation: Green Roof Plants
Green Roof System: Tremco
Growing Medium: SYMBIOS custom mix blend; 4” in depth

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Greenroof Project of the Week for July 22, 2013: The Republik Building/ Xero Flor America HQ Green Roof

July 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/22/13

The Republik Building/ Xero Flor America HQ Green Roof
Durham, NC, USA

2,343 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

In July 2012, Xero Flor America (XFA) moved into renovated offices in The Republik Building at 211 Rigsbee Avenue in downtown Durham, N.C.’s historic district. The new 2,343 square-foot Xero Flor green roof atop the building, completed in February 2013, is the first green roof installed on a historic building within the boundaries of the district. Alterations to the roof cover required a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Durham Historic Preservation Commission.

The XF301+2 system option was selected for the project. Fully saturated, it weighs only 10-11 pounds per square foot, making it ideal for the retrofit. XFA showcases three of its plant palettes on the roof: Appalachian Plant Mix, Southern Plant Mix, and the Mid-Atlantic Plant Mix. Given its size and the specific Xero Flor option installed, the green roof atop the Republik Building/ Xero Flor America HQ can prevent more than 50,000 gallons of stormwater runoff annually. And, it demonstrates that properly planned and installed green roofs can be compatible with historic preservation.

Read the Greenroofs.com July 2013 Guest Feature Article by David Aquilina “New Corporate Green Roof is First on a Commercial Building in Historic Durham, N.C. Downtown District.”

Year: 2012
Owner: Robert Shaw West
Location: Durham, NC, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 2,343 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Roofing Contractor: Baker Roofing
Roof Component Manufacturer: Firestone Adhered TPO
Green Roof Designer: Xero Flor America (XFA)
Green Roof Manufacturer: Xero Flor America (XFA)
Green Roof System: Xero Flor XF301+2

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Greenroof Project of the Week for July 15, 2013: 360 State Street

July 16, 2013 at 10:42 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/15/13

360 State Street
New Haven, CT, USA

25,000 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

Located on a former 700,000 square foot brownfield site, 360 State Street is a nationally recognized and award winning 32-story mixed use luxury residential and retail development within walking distance from Yale University. Costing $180 million, the multi-use modernist building offers 500 luxury apartments (including 50 affordable units) and 25,000 sq ft of retail space; it is the U.S.’s first LEED Platinum certified development under the LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program.

A massive 80,000-pound fuel cell powers 360 State Street and other unique features include street-level shops, a community-owned food co-op, Zipcar car-sharing program, electric car charging stations, and a rooftop terrace with a heated swimming pool, sundeck and impeccably landscaped rooftop gardens. The half-acre greenroof features native and adapted plants with an expansive lawn for residents’ enjoyment with rainwater harvesting and irrigation. 400 cubic yards of rooflite intensive and 200 cubic yards of rooflite semi-intensive growing media were manufactured locally in Connecticut by Garick.

Year: 2010
Owner: Becker + Becker
Location: New Haven, CT, USA
Building Type: Multi-Use
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 25,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Becker + Becker Associates and Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron
Landscape Architect: Towers|Golde
Developer: Becker + Becker Associates
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: Suffolk Construction Co.
Investment Partner: Bentall Kennedy | MEPT
Green Building Consultants: Atelier Ten, 2nd Law, LN Consulting
Growth Media: rooflite® semi-intensive & intensive manufactured locally in Connecticut by Garick
Landscape Contractor: Let It Grow, Inc.

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