See the article “A New Home for Business” about the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Sustainable Enterprise case study on the Ithaca College School of Business website, and the article in AZoBuild “Ithaca College Building Gets Highest LEED Rating” of September 22, 2008 here. Learn about Motherplants in The Greenroof Directory here and contact them for further project info.
“In spring 2008 Ithaca College’s School of Business opened its innovative new building, the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise. Situated in the center of the College’s campus, the building’s U-shaped seating areas, numerous collaborative breakout rooms, and small conference rooms allow students to work and learn together in an atmosphere similar to the professional environment they will one day occupy.The building’s forward-looking design also reflects a major commitment to sustainability. From top to bottom, it is a real-world example of environmental stewardship that incorporates the highest principles of sustainable design,” (Ithaca College, see below).
The Ithaca College – Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Sustainable Enterprise is the first business school to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum rating. “One of the hallmarks of the new building’s sustainable design is the vegetative roof, which will reduce runoff and collect rainwater for use in the building’s heating and cooling systems,” (Ithaca College).The green roof helps keep the building cool and efficient landscape planning helps minimize water needs while keeping plants vibrantly green. Rainwater is captured and used for cooling the building. Sedums and prairie grasses were used.