Rooftop Garden for honey bees to cap Baltimore Warehouse
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Baltimore, MD., October 27, 2010 - Green Roof Service LLC and Architecture and Design Inc. (ADI) are pleased to invite the community to the installation of the first rooftop garden designed specifically for honey bees. The installation will take place on Tuesday November 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the roof of the recently remodelled Ice Storage House owned by Resource Conservation Technology in Baltimore.
Demonstrations explaining green roof technology will be held throughout the installation, and staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the installation and beekeeping. Admittance is free and open to the public.
One of the greatest threats to honey bees today is the lack of habitat due to urban sprawl. The garden will provide an ever-blooming habitat and water source for bees while reducing the building’s energy consumption. Green roofs slow and store contaminated storm-water runoff, reduce air-borne pollutants, and mitigate the urban heat island effect, thus benefiting the urban environment and the bay.
Green Roof Service LLC and ADI combine their extensive experience to bring sustainable design to the Baltimore area. Theirs is the first green roof with honey bees in Maryland and one of the first of its kind in the country. Join them as they create this mutually beneficial environment up on the roof.
Jörg Breuning, founder of Green Roof Services LLC and a native of Germany, has worked for over 30 years in green roof design and installation and helped bring green roof technology to the United States. Breuning has been a key figure in establishing guidelines and regulations used by ASTM and trade organizations to standardize the green roof industry.
Diane Odell, of Architecture and Design Inc., an architect and Green Roof Professional (GRP), designed the planting plan for the garden with plants that bloom from February to November. Odell, who is herself a beekeeper, has utilized her architectural and landscape design skills to create environmentally friendly buildings and gardens since 1994.
Resource Conservation Technology, which has manufactured and distributed advanced technology for energy, water, and environmental conservation for over 25 years, is providing all the components for the green roof.
The historic Ice Storage House is located at 330 W. 23rd St. a block off Howard Street. For more information on this project or to attend the installation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.evolutionroof.com.
For more information:
Green Roof Service LLC
Tel. (443) 345-1578
Cell Phone: (410) 322-8029