Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan Parking Garage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Detroit Parking Garage; Photo Courtesy of Xero Flor AmericaProject Name: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan Parking Garage
Year: 2008
Owner: Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan
Location: Detroit, MI, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 51322 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: Greenroofs.com

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: Neumann/Smith
General Contractor: Turner Construction
Installation Contractor: ChristenDETROIT
Landscape Architect: Grissim Metz Andriese Assoc.
Greenroof System: XF301+2FL, Xero Flor America
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Completed in November 2006 on top of the nine-story, 1,825-space parking deck of the Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters, the Parking Garage is the first LEED® Certified parking structure. The greenroof sports an area for employee walking and a 1/10 mile (160 m) jogging track made of recycled rubber paving. Built with recycled steel and concrete, and it also recycles rain and irrigation water. Pumped through a piping system to a 120,000 gallon tank underground, Blue Cross Blue Shield then uses it to water the landscaping.

As of May, 2013, this Blue Cross Blue Shield parking structure has the second largest greenroof in Michigan; it was the first greenroof in the city of Detroit.

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Headquarters Parking Garage is located at 651-699 East Congress Street (& NW corner of Chrysler Service Drive), Detroit, MI 48226. See the profiles from Xero Flor America and Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative. Read the May 1, 2013 BCBS parking deck has second largest 'green roof' in Michigan by Robin Schwartz, Fox 2 News where you can also see a 2:17 video; see the 3:40 PCI Sustainability Case Study: Blue Cross Blue Shield Parking video from Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute on YouTube; and read the March 1, 2007 Blue Cross/Blue Shield finish huge green roof parking garage by staff in Metromode. Learn about Xero Flor America in The Greenroof and Greenwall Directory.
 
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