Furbish Residence
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Project Name: Furbish Residence
Year: 2001
Owner: The Furbish Family
Location: Pasadena, MD, USA
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 600 sq.ft.
Slope: 5%
Access: Inaccessible, Private
Submitted by: John Shepley

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Plant Supplier: Green Roof Plants
Design/Build: The Furbish Company
Mike and Heather Furbish decided to construct their greenroof for both aesthetics and energy savings. As a real estate developer who focuses on creating environmentally-friendly, sustainable buildings in the region, Mr. Furbish also wanted to set an example. The Capital Online reports "The Furbish home boasts a living green roof abloom with 10 varieties of the succulent sedum plant set in a wooden grid to prevent the greenery from shifting. It is one of the few green roofs in the county built on a private residence or public building.

Inside, thanks to the green roof and several other environmentally friendly building techniques, the house remains in the 65-69 degree range throughout the year. Electricity bills run $30 a month, and the propane used in the home's stove, heater and dryer cost the couple an annual average of $900 for the 2,300 square foot home."
Green Roof Plants supplied the plants in September, 2001.

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Read the November 26, 2004 The Capital Online article by Wendi Winters "Green roof helps family save on energy" here.
 
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