|Completed in September, 2007, the Franklin D. Reeves Center greenroof is located at 2000 14th Street, NW, and covers 4,000 square feet of space. DC Greenworks installed the roof, and it was designed to help reduce stormwater run-off into the Anacostia River and global warming while creating job training opportunities for young people. The roof is planted with low maintenance, native species, and will help reduce energy costs. As a result of this project, twelve young adults received training in horticulture and green roof installation through DC Greenworks.|
Referring to the Franklin D. Reeves Center and the One Judiciary Square greenroof, the director of the Office of Property Management, Lars Etzkorn, said, ?These two green roofs are just the first of a number of green actions our agency is taking to make sure our existing and new government buildings are as green as possible. We are committed to the green mandates of the DC Council and of Mayor Fenty?s commitment in 100 Days and Beyond to achieve the highest possible LEED standards while offering job training for District youth.?
|A 2,000 sf pre-vegetated tray modular system grown by Carolina Stonecrops was used and the project also includes a 2,000 sf intensive greenroof planter. The planter's 18" of growing medium holds scabiosa, penstemon, euphorbia, guara, echinacea, elymus, and achillea.|
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|The Franklin D. Reeves Center is located at 2000 14th Street NW, Washington D.C. Read the Washington Post's "City Is Cultivating a Greener Future" by Lindsay Minnema of 1.10.08 here and the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development Press Advisory of 11.19.07 "District Office Buildings Newly Outfitted With Green Roofs" here. Learn all about D.C. Greenworks in The Greenroof Directory here and Carolina Stonecrops here.|
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