Rocketts Landing
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Rocketts Landing recently planted in late October, 2007; Photo Courtesy Building LogicsProject Name: Rocketts Landing
Year: 2007
Owner: Scandia USA
Location: Richmond, VA, USA
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 3840 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: Tom Sims, Building Logics

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenroof System Provider: Michael Perry, Building Logics
Production Manager: Tom Sims, Building Logics
Peter Psoramatis, Paneko Construction
Growing Media: Chuck Fredrich, Carolina Stalite
Plant Supplier: Gary Tinder, StoneCrop LLC
Photo Source: www.rockettsvillage.comPhoto Source: www.rockettsvillage.comThe EnviroTech GR system; Photo Courtesy Building Logics
Rocketts Landing is a new community under construction along the James River and minutes from downtown Richmond. The first residences will include 250 condominiums in four mid-rise buildings and 42 elegant townhomes. Green roofs were selected not only for their aesthetic value, but also for their energy savings and overall life cycle cost. The green roof systems, developed in Germany, incorporate a high performing water proofing membrane, a copper root barrier, a drainage layer, and a water retention layer. The modified bitumen roof membrane is designed to provide superior, long-term performance characteristics essential for green roofs. The vegetated roof with raised planting beds provides an additional outdoor living space in excess of 900 square feet per unit. The contractor was recently awarded the James River Green Building Council?s Leadership Award.
Before...Photo Courtesy Building LogicsAnd after...Photo Courtesy Building Logics
The EnviroTech GR system was used for this project. This system incorporates a high-grade polymeric bitumen sheet with plasto-elastic properties. It is modified age stabilizing amorphous polyalphaolefin (APAO). These patented membranes incorporate the root barrier, water retention system, drainage layer and waterproofing system all in one. The EnviroTech system provides the most lightweight and easily installed green roof system in the industry.

This green roof was constructed from the plywood deck up. The installation process involved the following: installing tapered insulation, installing Dens Deck (protection board, mechanically fastened), installing FamoBit P4 (base ply), installing FamoGreen RET CU P4 (top ply), filter fabric, and adding the growing media and planting plants. The extensive areas are approximately 4? in depth and the semi-intensive areas are between 6-7 inches in depth.

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Aerial Site Photo from October, 2007; Photo Source: www.rockettsvillage.comPhoto Courtesy Building LogicsPhoto Courtesy Building LogicsPhoto Courtesy Building LogicsAerial Site Photo from October, 2007; Photo Source:
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