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360 State Street is located at 360 State St, New Haven, CT 06510; 877.360.7828;; see their Green Living page. Find it on Google Map here. See the case study from the architect, Becker + Becker; landscape architect Towers|Golde; and the June 14, 2011 FUEL CELL USERS PANEL Case Studies in Real Estate Development: 360 State Street and the Octagon by Michelle Lauterwasser from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program. Read the following articles: February 2011 360 State Street by Julie Schaeffer in; October 4, 2010 360 State Street New Haven, Connecticut presentation by Bruce Redman Becker at the CBIA: What’s the Deal? Business Energy Conference; July 29, 2010 CT Green Building Runs on Giant Fuel Cell by Shira Levine in the Woodstock CT Green Team; July 26, 2010 New in New Haven: LEED Platinum Luxury Rental 360 State Street in gbNYC; June 15, 2010 Living the Platinum Dream: 360 State Street by Elizabeth Madrigal in GreenLandlady; and the March 9, 2010 360 State Hailed As National Model by Allan Appel in the New Haven Independent. See the 1:56 Going_Green 360 State Street video by Diana Perez and Dan Lee from NBC Connecticut News. Learn about the following companies in the Greenroof & Greenwall Directory: rooflite and Garick.

Completed in 2010, 360 State Street is a nationally recognized and award winning 300′, 32-story mixed use luxury residential and retail development within walking distance from Yale University. Costing $180 million, the multi-use modernist building features 500 luxury apartments (including 50 affordable units) and 25,000 sq ft of retail space. At the time of its completion, it was the second-tallest building in the city, and the largest apartment building in the state.

The former 700,000 square foot brownfield site that once had been a 1 -acre parking lot (the Shartenberg Department Store), is now Connecticut’s first residence with LEED Platinum Certification (106 points) – it is also the U.S.’s first LEED Platinum certified development under the USGBC’s LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program. The unique building features many amenities including street-level shops, a community©\owned food co©\op, Elm City Market (2011), indoor parking, Zipcar car-sharing program, electric car charging stations, and a rooftop terrace with a heated swimming pool, sundeck and impeccably landscaped rooftop gardens.

360 State Street contains numerous energy-efficient technologies, such as occupancy sensors and heat-recovery systems, using 50% less energy than a energy baseline residential building. Most impressive is the massive 80,000-pound fuel cell installed to power the property. “…to date, this one is the largest fuel cell to operate a residential building in the world, and the only one of its kind in the U.S.,” (Levine, 2010).

360 State Street’s half-acre green roof garden with rainwater harvesting and irrigation system features native and adapted plants with an expansive lawn for residents’ enjoyment. Growing media statistics:

 400 cubic yards of rooflite intensive
 200 cubic yards of rooflite semi-intensive
 All packaged in crane strapped super sacks.

A sub-contractor for the General Contractor Suffolk Construction, Let It Grow, was awarded the streetscape and the 6th floor terrace portions of the project. The scope of work for the 6th floor terrace included decorative and concrete pavers, unique stone settings, pool coping, precast curbs and walkways; landscaping and irrigation. As with all rooftop installations, solving the material handling puzzle to stage and lift almost 600 cubic yards of growth media and a large volume of plants including turf grass, natives, shrubs, and mature trees required close integration with vendors. The logistics specialists at Garick were critical to getting approximately 20 tractor trailers of super sacks to the jobsite on time and on demand in order to keep a smooth operation flow 6 stories above grade.

Let It Grow continues to expand its expertise and capabilities for green roof implementations, and the opportunity to help build a green design project at this level was highly gratifying, and demonstrated Let It Grow’s ability to cope with the challenging demands while performing challenging and rewarding work. Partnering with experienced green roof industry professionals like the rooflite team, and their Connecticut licensed blender Garick, helped to ease the burden on an inspiring project.


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