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The New American Home GreenroofProject Name: The New American Home
Year: 2007
Owner: Homes by Carmen Dominguez
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Extensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 660 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: Dr. Marty Wanielista

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Client/Developer: Homes by Carmen Dominguez
Architect: Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects & Planners
Landscape Architect: Glatting, Jackson, Kercher, Anglin, Lopez, Rinehart
Green Roof Consultant: UCF Stormwater Management Academy
Greenroof System: American Hydrotech
January 2007 (South view green roof)Jreen Roof Planters (South side of Home)January 2007 (View of Downtown Orlando from NAH green roof)G
Completed in January, the house was the show home for the 2007 International Builders Show, which had an attendance of over 100,000 people. The green roof and the stormwater management system for the house was the highlight of the green technology showcase.

Project Type: Single Family Home, Research grant for the green roof from the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Green Roof Type: Extensive/ 5-6 inch media depth

Green Roof Size: 300 sq.ft. and 360 sq.ft. of Green Roof Planters
Design intent: Stormwater Management

Design innovations: 95% retention of site runoff; underground water runoff collection cistern for pollution control and irrigation of the roof; primarily native vegetation; pollution control media beneath the growth media.

Irrigation: Netafim drip irrigation

Structural Deck: Pre-cast Concrete

Growing Medium: Mineral (Big River Industries) with Vermiculite, Perlite, and Peat Moss.

Vegetation (plant lists): Muhlenbergia capillaris (Muhly grass)
Zamia integrifolia (Coontie Palm)
Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads)

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For more info, contact UCF Professor Marty Wanielista, director of the UCF Stormwater Management Academy and the leader of the Student Union project at: wanielis@mail.ucf.edu.
 
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