|The Milwaukee Public Library worked with the City of Milwaukee's Office of Enviornmental Sustainability, We Energies, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, and Focus on Energy to create the greenroof on their Central Library annex. Tecta America Corp. installed the vegetative roof and solar photovoltaic system. A crystalline solar photovoltaic roof system with a capacity of 30kW was combined with an extensive greenroof, projected to generate 40,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of power per year for the next 40 to 50 years.|
|All non-path, non-pv areas north of major paths have been planted with four kinds of sun-loving sedums; all non-path, non-pv areas south of major path are planted with four kinds of shade-loving sedums and chives; ornamental grasses also were planted, and the major path is composed of crushed red granite gravel (Milwaukee Public Library website - see the planting plan here).|
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|The Milwaukee Public Library is located at 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233. Visit the Milwaukee Public Library Central Branch greenroof page here, where you can also learn about free tours. The free 20-minute tour includes an introduction to Green Ideas on the first floor, followed by a tour of the roof on the deck area that is surrounded by the green plantings. Reservations are not required. Last green roof tour for the season is Saturday, October 30, 2010.|
For more information on the tours, contact the library at 414.286.2797. Read the Library's solar case study Milwaukee Public Library Rooftop Goes Solar by Niels Wolter with Focus on Energy, the May 11, 2010 Milwaukee's Central Library Adds Green Roof by Jason Newton from WISN Milwaukee where you can also see a video, and the May 8, 2010 Milwaukee Public Library installs green roof by Don Behm from JS Online. See photos here Learn about Tecta America in The Greenroof Directory here.
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