Greenroof Project of the Week for May 20, 2013: St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital

June 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm

St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital
Twin Falls, ID, USA

13,243 sf. Greenroof

St. Lukes Magic Valley; Photo Courtesy of South Landscape Architecture

Project Description & Details

St. Luke’s Magic Valley’s new state-of-the-art medical center opened its doors in 2011 to meet the healthcare needs of the rapidly growing region. Built for the 21st Century, it incorporated features designed to promote maximum patient comfort and quality patient care. The St. Luke’s design team goals were to provide a state-of-the-art “green” facility.

Putting a public face on a hospital’s green initiative has helped to spread awareness of environmental issues. In the case of Magic Valley, the public face came in the form of the hospital’s rooftop gardens. Designed by South Landscape Architecture, the gardens serve to remind the public of the importance of plant life and give patients a beautiful view from their hospital rooms. Tournesol Siteworks’ GRT3 Modular Green Roof Trays were planted with a variety of native sedums filled with a local planting soil mix.

Year: 2012
Owner: St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center
Location: Twin Falls, ID, USA
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Extensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 13,243 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

St. Lukes Magic Valley; Photo Courtesy of South Landscape Architecture

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Modular Greenroof System Manufacturer: Green Roof Outfitters
GRT3 Modular Green Roof Trays Provider:
Tournesol Siteworks
Project Manager: John Roters, ASLA, South Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architect: Tom South, ASLA, South Landscape Architecture
Irrigation: Hunter

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~ Linda V.

Greenwall Project of the Week for May 6, 2013: Institute of Technical Education HQ & College Central, Singapore

June 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 5/6/13

Institute of Technical Education HQ & College Central, Singapore
Singapore

57,307 sf. Greenwalls

Project Description & Details

The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) is a post-secondary institution in Singapore that provides pre-employment training to secondary school leavers as well as continuing education and training to working adults. ITE has incorporated environmental sustainability as one of the key strategic programmes under the new ITE INNOVATE Plan 2010 – 2015, which aims at instilling greater awareness among its stakeholders, embracing green practices and developing new competencies for the green economy.

ITE made a bold statement to embrace Singapore’s transformation into a ‘City in a Garden’ with green walls up to 35 m (115 feet) high covering the facades of eight campus blocks, together totaling 5,324 sq m (57,307 sq ft), making it the largest vertical greenery installation at a single development in the world. The living walls on the six-storey façades were established using the Elmich VGM® Green Wall System, comprising Vertical Greening Modules (VGM®) containing a geotextile bag filled with EnviroMix® GW, a primarily inorganic soil-less lightweight planting media, anchored onto stainless steel pilasters. The green walls form visually appealing living barriers that protect the west-facing walls of the campus blocks from the intense tropical sun which can reach temperatures as high as 38.0 °C (100.4 °F) in equatorial Singapore.

Year: 2012
Owner: Institute of Technical Education
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Educational
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 57,307 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Green Wall System Provider: Elmich Pte Ltd
Designer and Manufacturer of VGM® Green Wall System: Elmich Pte Ltd
Landscape Contractor for the Green Walls: Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Kajima Overseas Asia Pte Ltd
Architect: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

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Greenroof Project of the Week for April 8, 2013: McGrath Acura Car Dealership

April 9, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Greenroofs.com  Project of the Week: 4/8/13

McGrath Acura Car Dealership
Chicago, IL, USA
4,469 sf. Greenroof

McGrath Acura Car DealershipGreenroof first installed in April, 2012; Photo Courtesy of Vegetal i.D.

Project Description & Details

Located along the north branch of the Chicago River, the site for the new state-of-the-art 57,550-sf McGrath Acura Dealership of Chicago underwent extensive renovations. The Missner Group incorporated numerous sustainable design elements to the final plan, a 47,000 square foot renovation of the existing facility and a 10,550 square foot addition.

The comprehensive Acura and used car center includes an extensive greenroof and permeable pavers for the parking lot. Carlisle SynTec 60 Mil TPO was used along with 1,719 Hydropack ® trays from  Vegetal i.D. with stone ballast – the system does not require aluminum edges to design the vegetation-free zone. Although the vegetation was still dormant when installed, a few chives were starting to bloom, as well as the thyme. It was estimated to take one person to lay down 260 sf per hour.

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Year: 2012
Owner: McGrath Acura Car Dealership
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4,469 sq. ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

The McGrath Acura Car Dealership Greenroof all greened up in August, 2012; Photo Courtesy of Vegetal i.D.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Balay Architects
General Contractor: The Missner Group
Waterproofing Membrane, TPO 60 Mil.: Mike Lowery, Carlisle SynTec Systems
Green Roof System & Manufacturer: Vegetal i.D.
Distributor: North Coast Roofing Systems
Roofing Contractor: Kevin Burgess, Team Manager, Olson Roofing Company Inc.

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Greenroof Project of the Week for April 1, 2013: Columbus Commons

April 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Greenroofs.com  Project of the Week: 4/1/13

Columbus Commons
Columbus, OH, USA
168,000 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

Columbus Commons is a 9-acre $20 million park and green space in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio located on the site of the former Columbus City Center Mall. Visitors enjoy the state-of-the-art Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion, hand-carved carousel, outdoor reading room, world-class gardens, outdoor cafes, bocce courts, a life-size chess set and more.

The park itself is actually a 6-acre greenroof over an underground parking garage and includes a $5 million permanent stage and pavilion, which have become key downtown focal points. A total of 168,000 sq/ft of J-DRain GRS drain mat was installed on top of the waterproofing. The new Columbus Commons is a common area for the entire community to enjoy, and the park supports the ongoing, market-driven development of a truly walkable downtown neighborhood that integrates living spaces with retail office and entertainment opportunities.

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Year: 2011
Owner: Downtown Development Corporation & Capitol South Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Building Type: Multi-Use
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 168,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Moody Nolan
Landscape Architect: EDGE Group
Construction Manager: Corna-Kokosing
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection & Security System Design: ms consultants
Waterproofing: Henry Company
Installation: Phinney Industrial Roofing
Drainage: J-DRain GRS, JDR Enterprises, Inc.

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