Geisinger Medical Center
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The Geisinger Medical Center Greenroof; Photos Courtesy American HydrotechProject Name: Geisinger Medical Center
Year: 2007
Owner: Geisinger Medical Center
Location: Danville, PA, USA
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4400 sq.ft.
Slope: 1.5%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: John Shepley, Green Roof Plants

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Installation: R. H. Markon
Greenroof System: American Hydrotech
Plant Supplier: Greenroof Plants/Emory Knoll Farms
Photos Courtesy American HydrotechPhotos Courtesy American Hydrotech
Geisinger Center for Health Research is a $21 million, 63,000 square foot building opened in March, 2007. Sunbury's The Daily Item states, "...The latest innovation of the Center for Health Research was recently unveiled -- a 4,400 square-foot green roof covering the south end of the building."



In the article, Mitchell Leiby, construction manager for Geisinger says, "We will see more of this concept incorporated in future building projects, particularly Geisinger projects...Incorporating green concepts into the building is one of the many ways the center is attempting to become a showcase." Geisinger is pursing LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
Situated over the auditorium, more than 8,500 plants adorn the green roof. In all, thirteen different types of plants include allium, chives, sedum acre and sedum floriferum.

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Newly planted; Photo by: Robert Inglis; Photo Source: The Daily Item, 5.29.07
Read The Daily Item article "Geisinger nurtures energy savings" of May 29, 2007 by Jaime North here. Visit the Geisinger Medical Center website. Learn more about American Hydrotech in The Greenroof Directory here, and about Emory Knoll Farms here.
 
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