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For more info about the William H. Kerr Family Foundation, please visit their website here. Read more about the project in the September/October 2007 issue of CNR here, and the St. Louis Business Journal of August 14, 2007 here.

Learn about Green Roof Blocks in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.

Managed by co-trustees Dr. John Sweet and William Sweet, the William H. Kerr Family Foundation is an 8-year-old, family-run nonprofit that provides charitable funding for various organizations, many of them in the environmental arena. The foundation building greenroof project began in the spring of 2005, on a building over 150 years old which originally housed a community shower house. The William H. Kerr Family Foundation Building was awarded LEED Platinum in a ceremony on October 17, 2007 with 58 LEED (Existing Building) credits, the city of St. Louis’ first.

In addition to serving as the office space for the trustees of the foundation, the building on the north riverfront will also accommodate local bicycle enthusiasts by providing a space for secure storage and a changing area.

The main Green Building components include:

Green Roof;
Reflective metal roof;
Reused 100% core and shell;
Natural day lighting;
Wind Turbine;
Photo Voltaic Panels;
LED lighting;Water conserving plumbing;
Rain water harvested for irrigation;
Zero storm water runoff site.

Greenroof components used:

360 Green Roof Blocks (1440 sf);
80 Green Paks (340 sf);
Johns Manville EPDM Roofing over R-30 insulation (3 inches).


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