Greenroof Project of the Week for July 8, 2013: U.S. EPA Region 8 HQ, Denver Office

July 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/8/13

U.S. EPA Region 8 HQ, Denver Office
Denver, CO, USA
19,396 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

The LEED-NC Gold certified U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Office is a 248,849-square-foot facility located in Denver, CO, that serves approximately 850 employees. The facility, a product of more than three years of planning, design, and construction, serves as a hallmark of environmental sustainability in a prominent lower downtown historic district location featuring photovoltaic arrays, wind turbines, and a three-terraced modular GreenGrid greenroof used for research.

The primary objective of EPA’s green roof is to absorb runoff and release it at a reduced and measured pace, minimizing deleterious impacts to the South Platte River from concentrated stormwater runoff. In addition to recording stormwater management efficacy, a consortium of experts representing the EPA, the City of Denver, Colorado State University (CSU), and the Denver Botanical Garden examined plant species, irrigation regimes, and soil media compositions in an effort to optimize performance for the local Front Range climate zone. The research resulted in the 2010 Design Guidelines and Maintenance Manual for Green Roofs In the Semi-Arid and Arid West©.

Year: 2006
Owner: GSA/EPA/Government Properties Trust
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 19,396 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Modular Greenroof System: GreenGrid
Principle Investigator: James E. Klett, Ph.D., Colorado State University Green Roof Research
Graduate Research Assistant: Jennifer Bousselot, Colorado State University Green Roof Research
Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP
Sustainable Design Consulting and MEP Engineering Design: Syska Hennessy Group
Horticulturist & Growing Medium Consultant: Weston Solutions
General Contractor: Opus Northwest for Building, Weston Solutions for Greenroof
Irrigation Design: Larry Keeson
Maintenance Company: Weston Solutions

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Greenwall Project of the Week for July 1, 2013: One Premier Place

July 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/1/13

One Premier Place
Irvine, CA, USA

16,241 sf. Greenwalls

Project Description & Details

In early 2000, Ford Motor Company announced that it was constructing a 300,000 sf. Class A facility and moving its Premier Auto Group (PAG) headquarters to Irvine, CA. The new facility, named One Premier Place, would include an 181,000 sf. office tower, 90,000 sf. product development wing, conference center, vehicle display area, fitness center and cafeteria. The facility would also be the first completed LEED NC project in the U.S.; the space is now home to the corporate headquarters of Taco Bell.

The One Premier Place project consists of 16,241 sf. of greenscreen® trellis panels in three specific applications including a 24’ tall freestanding installation surrounding a storage area of the Product Development wing; a second freestanding facade 20’ tall and extending 300’ across an entire elevation for screening and a secure area for on-site day care operations; and a 24’ tall installation attached to a four story parking facility. By incorporating green facade wall technology into the project scope, designers were able to achieve additional LEED credits, contribute to the energy efficiency of the building envelope and extend the landscape programming to the vertical plane.

Year: 2001
Owner: YUM Brands Inc. Taco Bell
Location: Irvine, CA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Green Façade
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 16,241 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Green Facade Wall Manufacturer: greenscreen®
Project Design Architect: LPA, Inc.
Construction Manager: Koll Construction
Environmental Design Consultant: William McDonough & Partners

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Greenroof Project of the Week for June 17, 2013: Transformadora Ciel Green Roof

June 27, 2013 at 10:50 am

Transformadora Ciel Green Roof
Mexico City, DF, Mexico

4,704 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

Designed by Rojkind Architects and AGENT Collaborative Architectural Design, the Transformadora Ciel project is a three-level corporate greenroof which resulted from the restoration of a rooftop heliport that was no longer in use. Zona Verde MX used more than 8,900 sq. ft. of a 100% PET recycled geotextile in the various areas which translates to more than 20,102 recycled bottles of PET in the whole system. Annual savings estimates include 4.872 liters of water harvested; 81 kg of particulates & CO2 captured; and 3.840 kW produced by solar panels.

The level on top of the heliport was designed to capture stormwater and features low maintenance plants with low water requirements brought in from providers less than 100 miles from Mexico City. The designers created two middle spaces between the top and the ground rooftop levels upon which endemic grasses were planted. And three sections on the main rooftop level include two leisure gardens and a 307 sq. ft. urban agricultural garden with an 8-inch-deep rich soil where organic lettuce, coriander, broccoli, tomatoes, Swiss chard, spinach, cabbage, and chiles are grown.

Year: 2012
Owner: The Coca Cola Company
Location: Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4,704 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

General Manager: Cynthia Villalba, Zona Verde MX S.A. de C.V.
Architect: Arch. Citlalli Fernandez, Zona Verde MX
Natural Systems: Biol. Luis Lara, Zona Verde MX
Design Architect: Felipe Castañeda, AGENT
Architect, General Manager: Michel Rojkind, Rojkind Arquitectos
Supervisor: Eng. Hugo Moreno, HINES
Corporate Supervisor: B.S. Paulina Diaz, Coca Cola Mexico
Project Leader: Arch. Manuel Rosique, MANACAR

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Greenroof Project of the Week for June 10, 2013: Sebert Landscaping Corporate Office

June 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Sebert Landscaping Corporate Office
Bartlett, IL, USA

6,500 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

Sebert Landscaping’s multi-award winning LEED Gold certified corporate office was designed to be both a state-of-the-art green building and demonstration for clients and allied professionals. A green roof, along with permeable pavers, native plantings and a water feature that helps manage stormwater, are among the award-winning landscape elements recognized for sustainable construction.

The rooftop includes a patio area with wood decking made of reclaimed wood; furnishings, a pergola and lush planters provide a sense of enclosure. Beyond the patio is the passive portion of the rooftop, incorporating a LiveRoof modular system, whose pre-grown plants provided instant color and texture. It uses four-inch trays of Allium and Sedum, and six-inch trays of grasses, which together detain roughly 1,500 gallons of water in a one-inch rainfall. A $50,000 grant stemming from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, helped make the green roof possible.

Year: 2010
Owner: Sebert Landscaping
Location: Bartlett, IL, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive & Intensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 6,500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape Architect: Sebert Landscaping
Landscape Contractor:
Sebert Landscaping
Modular Greenroof System:
LiveRoof
Plant Consultant:
Midwest Groundcovers
Installation:
Sebert Landscaping

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