Taco Boy
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TheTaco Boy Greenroof; Photo Courtesy of Living Roofs, Inc.Project Name: Taco Boy
Year: 2009
Owner: Revolutionary Eating Ventures
Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Other
Size: 2500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Private
Submitted by: Living Roofs Inc.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: Kevan Hoertdoerfer Architects
Installation: Living Roofs, Inc.
General Contractor: M.K. Smith Builders, Ltd. Co.
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Revolutionary Eating Ventures' Charleston restaurant, Taco Boy, is sporting a new green feature: an extensive green roof. The green roof joins a variety of other environmentally conscious elements including a living fence, porous paving, rainwater harvesting, and reclaimed materials and furniture. The building itself is even recycled as it was formerly a bread distribution warehouse. To meet the structural challenges of a green roof retrofit, a lightweight green roof system was installed to keep loads at a minimum.

Completed in October, 2009, plant material selected for the southeast region is a mixture of deciduous and evergreen drought tolerant species. The green roof is visible from the Highway 17 Bridge and will help to mitigate stormwater runoff and reduce energy costs in the summer.
Construction of TheTaco Boy Greenroof; Photo Courtesy of Living Roofs, Inc.

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Taco Boy is located at 217 Huger Street Charleston, SC 29403; 843.789.3333. See the project profile from Living Roofs, Inc.. Learn about Living Roofs, Inc. in The Greenroof Directory.
 
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