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Learn more about each profile by simply scanning the QR Code with your smartphone or tablet built-in camera. If you don't want to scan, you can still get more information about each project the old fashioned way - by entering the Project ID number located under each photo in The Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database. Printed on 50% recycled paper with 25% post consumer waste using soy inks, the 2014 Greenroofs and Walls of the World™ Calendar is designed, produced and distributed by Greenroofs.com.
California Academy of Sciences, The Osher Living Roof by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, SWA Group, Rana Creek, American Hydrotech & many more; Photo by and courtesy of Tom Fox, SWA Group.
January features the GOLISANO INSTITUTE for SUSTAINABILITY in Rochester, NY. Rochester Institute of Technology’s mission is to undertake world-class education and research programs in sustainability with major focus on production, energy, mobility and ecologically friendly information. Its Golisano Institute for Sustainability’s living wall from GLTi is a focal point for the world class building. The patented Green Living Wall provides a breathtaking 4-story tapestry of texture and color that naturally removes harmful toxins, carcinogens and volatile organic compounds. Consisting of 1,920 plants, it has the ability to clean the air throughout the entire galleria.
February features the NASHVILLE MUSIC CITY CENTER in Nashville, TN. Working to achieve LEED Silver certification, the Nashville Music City Center is a 1,200,000 square foot convention center just finished in June, 2012 in the SoBro (South of Broadway) district in Nashville. Five stories high, it has three independent green roof sections on the wavy roof. The 175,000 square-foot green roof, designed to mimic the rolling hills of Tennessee, features substrate from rooflite®. A 360,000 gallon rainwater collection tank stores rainwater from the roof which is used to irrigate outdoor landscaping and flush the hundreds of toilets in the building.
March features the HANOVER® ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS in Hanover, PA. Roofmeadow® designed a showcase the green roof for Hanover® Architectural Products, the industry leader in architectural pavers, at their headquarters providing landscape architectural and engineering services. With patio seating, seatwalls, and a stage area, employees are free to enjoy the amenity space at lunchtime and for events and presentations. Hanover also uses the retrofit rooftop for potential clients and partners. The Roofmeadow® assembly contains 4-26" of media with a diversity of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and trees and base capillary irrigation; the project took six weeks to construct.
April features the WILLIAMS ENGINEERING Building in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This beautiful meadow is a rare green roof success story in the harsh climate of Northern Alberta. Designed as part of ongoing research through the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), the corporate retrofit project aims to test which plants will be most resilient in Edmonton’s dry and windy rooftop environments. Bioroof prescribed a colorful native urban meadow mix, which has taken root and thrived against all odds. Bioroof’s Eco-System utilized locally sourced ingredients to supplement their rich, organic Eco-Blend growth media, in order to ideally suit the plantings and the environment.
May features the 1133 AVENUE of the AMERICAS Building in New York, NY. The Durst Organization has installed over one acre of green roofs within their portfolio. The entire system has the capability to retain 27,897 gallons of storm water at a given time. The roof shown here at 1133 6th Avenue in New York City is 5,510 square feet and uses a pack system that was installed by Green Roof Blocks.
June features the DAVID L. LAWRENCE CONVENTION CENTER in Pittsburgh, PA. The LEED Platinum (EB) and Gold (NC) certified 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 experience. Three programmable outdoor spaces rich in native plants allow visitors and wildlife to connect to southwestern Pennsylvania’s beautiful natural environment. Designed to retain up to 80% of the annual rainfall by incorporating both extensive and intensive Roof Gardens from Carlisle SynTec, the living roof incorporates one of their most robust single-ply roofing systems plus additional system components.
July features the MORZINE AQUATICS CENTER in Morzine, France. Located in an exceptional natural environment within the French Alps, one of the priorities of the architects for the Morzine Aquatics Center was to integrate this massive and very visible building within its surroundings. Covered with fully pre-grown vegetated HYDROPACK® modules from Vegetal iD, the green roof blends into the landscape offering a beautiful "fifth facade" view for pedestrians who use the bridge overlooking the building. The “MIX-FLORE Aroma” Plant mix of perennials and sedum plants include Dianthus carthusianorum, Dianthus deltoides, Festuca glauca, and Sedum hybridum, among other varieties.
August features the GRAND RAPIDS DOWNTOWN MARKET in Grand Rapids, MI. 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 nation, the design team carefully chose products which met the green building standards. The market’s 4.25 inch LiveRoof® hybrid green roof system is publicly accessible, providing a relaxing space for visitors and staff. A LiveWall® system with hardy perennials enhances sustainability with 100 percent plant survival. Both systems were produced using materials almost entirely sourced within 200 miles of the project.
September features the VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN VISITOR CENTRE in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The design of the VanDusen Botanical Garden's Visitor Centre was inspired by the leaves and flower of an orchid, flowing seamlessly into a central oculus. The undulating green roofs are located on the "petals," planted with grasses and colorful bulbs. Designed to exceed LEED Platinum standards, it is one of the first buildings in Canada certified under the Living Building Challenge. Rainwater is filtered and used for greywater requirements; 100% of blackwater is treated by an on-site bioreactor. With slopes ranging from 2 to 50 degrees, this project used three different ZinCo green roof systems.
October features the THE REPUBLIK BUILDING in Durham, NC. Located on Rigsbee Avenue in the heart of downtown Durham, the Republik Building is the home of the national headquarters of Xero Flor America. The 2,343 square-foot Xero Flor Green Roof atop the building is the first green roof installed within the Downtown Durham Historic District. The installation showcases the Xero Flor system, which is 100 percent made in America. The Xero Flor pre-vegetated mats on the roof feature three distinctive plant palettes from the company’s Southeastern regional production fields: the Appalachian Plant Mix, Southern Plant Mix, and the Mid-Atlantic Plant Mix.
November features the CASA FELIZ STUDIOS in San Jose, CA. Since 2009, First Community Housing’s Casa Feliz Studios has provided affordable housing, including to those with developmental disabilities. Capping the multi-award winning LEED Gold certified building is an exceptional roof from Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance that includes an 8,000 sf vegetated roof and a 16-kilowatt photovoltaic system to help generate clean, renewable energy. A combination of vegetated roofing and ground level bio-swales retains approximately 80% of stormwater runoff onsite; the remaining flow is slowed, and the water naturally filtered before entering the storm sewer.
December features the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND in Washington, D.C. The International Monetary Fund, also known as the world’s bank, headquartered in Washington, D.C., has two buildings across the street from one another, Headquarters 1 and Headquarters 2. Realizing the strong need for green roofs in the Capitol District, the IMF decided to convert the existing ballasted assembly at the HQ2 Building to a green roofing system. The new and old membrane system was covered with a 4 inch deep extensive green roofing system with 5 species of Sedum. The HQ1 Building features a 6-story decorative exterior terrace in the center of the building that is covered with decorative stonework and intensive planters. Barrett provided a 20 year Vegetative Roofing System warranty for both projects.
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