See the project in the Minneapolis Green Roof Council’s Green Roof Database here. For more info on this project, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expected to be completed in 2009, the goals for the Bell Museum of Natural History site master planning, designed by The Kestrel Design Group, Inc., include creating a museum that will:
? Integrate outdoor and indoor experiences
? Connect people and cultures to Minnesota?s diverse ecological biomes
? Combine learning styles of art, science, and nature centers
? Encourage discovery and repeat visitation
? Demonstrate sustainable, eco-friendly and high performance design
The green roof will provide an example of a Minnesota bedrock bluff prairie community and help maximize the above goals.
The Bell Museum of Natural History expects to provide the following benefits: education; outdoor museum space; reduced building energy; stormwater benefits;
extended roof lifespan.
The plant list inlcudes locally native Bedrock Bluff prairie plants in a varied depth growing medium.