Video & Project of the Week for February 2, 2015: Advocate Center – Chicago Bulls Training Facility

February 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/02/15

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Advocate Center – Chicago Bulls Training Facility
Chicago, IL, USA
11,300 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Seeking to upgrade amenities and provide Chicago Bulls players a more conveniently located practice facility, and with the recent expansion of the Bulls’ partnership with Advocate Health Care, the Advocate Center was constructed in September 2014. The $25 million practice facility and front-office headquarters is located on Madison Avenue, across the street from the United Center, the team’s home court since 1994. As both organizations share a passion for philanthropy, a significant component of the expanded partnership will be a focus on improving the community and helping those in need.

Designed by 360 Architecture (now HOK), the new 60,000 square foot Advocate Center, considered a “basketball palace” by some league officials, features state of the art weight training, other amenities for athletes, and a beautiful American Hydrotech green roof terrace – all while delivering eye-catching architecture and further development of the city’s gentrifying West Loop Corridor. The second floor of the Advocate Center features an 11,300 square foot green roof, boasting American Hydrotech Garden Roof® Assembly (partially planted with Sempergreen pre-vegetated Sedum mats) and Ultimate Assembly® technology. More than 1,800 square feet of Hanover Architectural pavers and regional media were used to deliver sustainable benefits and on the spacious amenity deck. The Advocate Center is part of more than $400 million in public and private investment in Chicago’s Near West Side and promises to provide improved synergies for the team and further integrate them into the heart of the downtown community.

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Year: 2014
Owner: Chicago Professional Sports Limited Partnership
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size:
11,300 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: 360 Architecture (now HOK)
Contractor: McHugh Construction
Greenroof System: Garden Roof Extensive, American Hydrotech
Structural Engineering: Lochsa Engineering
Pavers: Hanover® Architectural Products
Pre-vegetated Mats: Moerings USA/Sempergreen
Installation Contractor: Christy Webber Landscaping
FRP Fiberglass Planters: Tournesol Siteworks

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Project of the Week Video Feature

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Watch the Panel Session “Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices” with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable from Our Virtual Summit 2013

December 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com’s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the Panel Session “Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices.”  Steven Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is the moderator in Toronto, Canada and leads this panel with Melissa Daniels of Plant Connection in Riverhead, New York, Christopher Lyon of Tournesol Siteworks in Hayward (outside of San Francisco), California, and James Sable of greenscreen® in Los Angeles, California.

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“The session will begin with a description of the different green wall technologies.  Along the way, best practices for design and maintenance planning, associated with facades and living walls, will be addressed and we’ll wrap up will a focus on some of the challenges involved and how to address issues if green walls are not performing as expected.”

Here’s more about the speakers:

The VS2013 Green Walls Panel - click to learn more!

Riverhead, NY, USA. Melissa Daniels has been in the horticulture business for more than twenty years. She is co-owner of Plant Connection Inc., a 42-acre nursery company specializing in green roof and green wall products. Melissa is the current President of the Long Island Nursery & Landscape Association, a board director for the New York State Nursery Landscape Association, and a Certified Nursery Landscape Professional. Melissa serves on the Green Walls Committee for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and is a Certified Trainer for their Green Walls 101 Course.

Hayward, CA, USA. Christopher Lyon is the president of Tournesol Siteworks, and has been working at the intersection of landscape and architecture for 18 years. He’s been part of the Green Roof & Walls jury for the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities CitiesAlive conference awards for the past two years. Tournesol Siteworks is a leading manufacturer of commercial pots and planters, site furnishings and container irrigation systems. Tournesol recognized the nascent opportunity in living walls in 2008, and has become a premier provider of systems to help designers, contractors and owners install them in commercial settings. They are located just outside San Francisco, and work nationwide.

Toronto, Canada. Steven W. Peck is the Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the North American trade association for the green roof and wall industry. See his full profile here. Steven is the Moderator for the “Green Wall Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices” Panel. He is also a Keynote Speaker, presenting “12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs.”

Los Angeles, CA, USA. James Sable is Executive Vice-President of greenscreen®. As a member of greenscreen® James has been documenting green wall examples for more than ten years and manages an image library of over seven hundred installation sites and thousands of green wall images. He is active in the promotion of green wall design and research, and co-authored the distance learning course “Considerations for Advanced Green Facade Design” (2012). James travels internationally, presenting to associations and government groups, describing green facades and living walls and the potential benefits for application in the built environment.” ~ VS2013

Watch the “Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices” Panel Session with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck (Moderator), and James Sable below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture.  This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between Greenroofs.com and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.

Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:

Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.

Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.

2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.tv playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish

Video & Project of the Week for July 7, 2014: Starbucks Living Wall at Downtown Disney, Anaheim

July 11, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/07/14

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Starbucks Living Wall
at Downtown Disney, Anaheim
Anaheim, CA, USA
330 sf Greenwall

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Project Description & Details

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality Arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is a premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Starbucks wanted something particularly eye-catching and unique for its new 5,600 sf LEED-certified indoor / outdoor store in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Based on its Green Store model, it opened in April of this year.

This first-of-its-kind Starbucks experience engages guests through its 150-seat restaurant with sustainable materials, a 10-foot, nine-panel LED screen, an interactive touch screen which encourages guests to sketch their own artwork, the outdoor patio built around an old Ficus tree, and the outdoor Tournesol Siteworks‘ green wall designed with 1,000 native plants in the shape of a coffee cup. At the heart of their VGM living wall product is a recycled plastic planting module attached to stainless steel hanging rods. Measuring 15 feet H x 22 feet L, 78 VGM modules were shipped to the job site already grown-in, planted in a 4 inch soil profile with Isotoma, reverse spider plant, Senecia serpens, and dwarf mondo grass with pre-assembled irrigation emitters and tubing in the modules. Over the next year, Starbucks and Disney will bring five more Starbucks locations their parks’ guests.

Year: 2014
Owner: Starbucks Corporation
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Roof Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Roof Size: 330 sq.ft.
Grade: 100%
Access:
Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Project Management, Design, Construction & Documents Services: Architects Orange
Landscape Architect: David Ling, LandStudio 360
Plant Supplier: Instant Jungle
Modular Greenwall System: Tournesol Siteworks‘ VGM System
Store Design: Starbucks

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New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Starbucks Living Wall at Downtown Disney, Anaheim Project of the Week Video below or see it on our on greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

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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

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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

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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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