U.S. Pharmacopeia
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The U.S. Pharmacopeia greenroofProject Name: U.S. Pharmacopeia
Year: 2006
Owner: United States Pharmacopeial Convention
Location: Rockville, MD, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 10500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1.5%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: John Shepley

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Plant Supplier: Emory Knoll Farms
Installation: Prospect Waterproofing
Greenroof System & Waterproofing Membrane: American Hydrotech, Inc.
Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, PC
The U.S. Pharmacopeia greenroof on April 26, 2008; Photos Courtesy of American HydrotechPhoto Source: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency: http://www.pmda.go.jp/english/international/reports/wa201012_e.html April 26, 2008; Photos Courtesy of American Hydrotech
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a non?governmental, official public standards?setting authority for prescription and over?the?counter medicines and other healthcare products manufactured or sold in the United States.

Construction on the new U.S. Pharmacopeia headquarters in Rockville, Md., was completed in 2007, with many of the staff moving
to their permanent locations at the end of August of that year. "The new headquarters?a work in progress since 2004?consists of two new structures: a 141,000 square foot office and laboratory building and a 16,000 square foot conference center.

"In addition to the much-needed additional space, the new headquarters provides other features, including: multiple new meeting facilities/rooms in addition to the main conference area; a vegetative green roof on top of the conference center; environmentally sound and energy conserving electric systems; a large break room, which also can serve as an overflow area for functions held in the courtyard (which itself is three times larger than the former courtyard); a fully functional gymnasium; and, bridge connectors from the new buildings to the existing building. The new headquarters will better serve USP?s staff, members, and volunteers," (USP 2007).
"In addition to the much-needed additional space, the new headquarters provides other features, including: multiple new meeting facilities/rooms in addition to the main conference area; a vegetative green roof on top of the conference center; environmentally sound and energy conserving electric systems; a large break room, which also can serve as an overflow area for functions held in the courtyard (which itself is three times larger than the former courtyard); a fully functional gymnasium; and, bridge connectors from the new buildings to the existing building. The new headquarters will better serve USP?s staff, members, and volunteers," (USP 2007).

In October, 2010, U.S. Pharmacopeia was awarded the 2010 Preservation Award for New Construction and Design by Peerless Rockville.

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The U.S. Pharmacopeia greenroof  on April 26, 2008; Photos Courtesy of American HydrotechApril 26, 2008; Photos Courtesy of American Hydrotech
Visit the website, read their 2007 PDF article "New USP Headquarters Completed, Staff Move into New Buildings" here, and their 2010 press release "State-of-the-Art Maryland Headquarters Facility Earns USP 2010 Peerless Rockville Preservation Award" here. Learn more about the following companies in The Greenroof Directory: Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants and American Hydrotech.
 
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