|The current Westview Condos structure was the original Bell South headquarters in downtown Nashville going through a conversion to high-end condos. Completed on November 30, 2005, the Garden roof was added to provide a premuim green space to these upscale units. The garden provides a 360 degree vista of downtown Nashville and is located across from the newly planned federal courthouse. Also involved in this project was TVA, which contributed funds in order to use this as a demonstration project of their commitment to sustainability.|
|The roof supplier was Building Logics of Virginia Beach, VA. Local native plant material and installation by GroWild, Inc. of Fairview, TN. The system is comprised of a structural concrete deck, tapered isocyanurate insulation to provide slope, a fully adhered base sheet, the two ply greenroof MB membrane, filter fabric, growing media and plant material. The MB system provides the waterproofing, root resistance, drainage and water retention features.|
Homeowners can grill and entertain their guests in four separate sitting areas while watching butterflies and listening to birds. Landscaped with all native plants including the American Smoketree, Serviceberry, Blueberry Bushes and grasses such as Prairie Dropseed and Little Bluestem as well as the federally endangered Tennessee Coneflower. The growing media was a Stalite mix, ItSaul Natural, provided by their nearest supplier in Atlanta, GA.
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|The Westview Condos are located at 180 9th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203. Read Linda Velazquez's Greenroof Project of the Week feature on Greenroofs.com of 4.25.10 "GPW: Westview Condos" here. This project was filmed for the TN Wild Side cable program available in the local viewing market in 2006. The project is available for visit by appointment only. Read the case study from the Southeast Watershed Forum here and read the Tenneseean.com article "On the roof, nature takes root" by Michael Cass of November 27, 2006 here (PDF from Deck Designs by Brentwood).|
Learn about ItSaul Natural in The Greenroof Directory, Building Logics also in the Directory here, and the plant supplier here: http://www.growildinc.com/. See additional photos in the profile at the RD Herbert & Sons website: http://www.rdherbert.com/pfolio_green_projects_n03.html. For more info contact: Ralph P. Velasquez, former president, Integrated Building Technologies, now Director, Sustainable Technologies with Tremco Inc., 615.812.4397; or email@example.com. To schedule a tour, please contact Mike Berkley at GroWild, Inc. at: 615.799.1910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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