Goodman Residence
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The Goodman Greenroof Cabin in September, 2005; All photos Courtesy Green Roof Service, LLC.Project Name: Goodman Residence
Year: 2005
Owner: Goodman Residence
Location: Great Falls, VA, USA
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 2500 sq.ft.
Slope: 6%
Access: Inaccessible, Private
Submitted by: John Shepley & J?rg Breuning

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Plant Supplier: Emory Knoll Farms
Design/Build: Furbish Company
Greenroof Consultants: J?rg Breuning & Peter Philippi, Green Roof Service LLC
Green Roof Installer: Michael Furbish, Furbish Company
Technical Sales Representative: Jeff Key, Sarnafil, Inc.
Roofing Company: Cubertson Company
FLL Green Roof Components: Lee Jaslow, Resource Conservation Technology
Growing Media Expert RoofliteTM: Joe Di Norscia, Skyland USA LLC
The original Norwegian Log Cabin, circa 1973.Recently planted in 2005.Check out the newspaper story from the WaShington Post!
Planted on August 30, an extensive green roof has been installed on both the old log house and cabin. Both buildings were imported from Norway in 1971 and were built with authentic sod roofs. While the guest cabin still had the original green roof, the log house roof had been changed to tiles by a previous owner. As the cabin roof started leaking last year, Mr. Goodman decided to reconvert the log house and have new green roofs on both buildings.
These green roofs were built on a 6 in 12 pitched roof using a Rooflite TM drainage system and growing medium. The goal was to create a stable, natural looking green roof with high biodiversity and low maintenance. This green roof will help to reduce energy cost and increase roof longevity. Multiple stormwater benefits were achieved through this green roof installation including retention of water for later irrigation, porosity to prevent erosion, and finally to eliminate gutter cleaning. All components are according the German FLL Guidlines for Green Roofs as well as roofing details according to German standards (EN/DIN).

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See a photo presentation on The Goodman Residence from Green Roof Service here. Learn about the following companies in The Greenroof Directory: Green Roof Service and Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants.
 
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