WGBH Boston
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The WGBH Boston Greenroof in February 2010; Photo Courtesy of Apex RoofsProject Name: WGBH Boston
Year: 2008
Owner: WGBH
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 5200 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Apex Green Roofs, Charles Sinkler

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Green Roof Project Coordinator: Dr. Karen L. Weber, Earth Our Only Home, Inc.
Architect: Polshek Architects
Architect: Polshek Architects
Installation: Apex Green Roofs
Engineering Design, Assembly Selection, Shop Drawings, Specifications and Installation Supervision: Roofmeadow
The WGBH Boston Greenroof on June 29, 2010; Photo Courtesy of Apex RoofsThe WGBH Boston Greenroof on April 15, 2010; Photo Courtesy of Apex RoofsThe WGBH Boston Greenroof in February 2010; Photo Courtesy of Apex Roofs
WGBH is a public radio station based in Boston, and the building is LEED certified. It "has a Roofmeadow green roof surrounding its solar panel array. Roofmeadow was responsible for the engineering design, assembly selection, shop drawings, specifications and installation supervision of the green roof. The green roof will optimize the efficiency of the adjacent 100kW photovoltaic array by maintaining cooler air on the roof," (Roofmeadow).
An early shot of the WGBH Boston Greenroof; Photo Courtesy of Apex Green RoofsPhoto Courtesy of Apex Roofs
Installed in the spring of 2008, the green roof at WGBH is one of the first green roofs to combine solar and vegetative roof technologies. Both provide for a nice backdrop to the first Polshek Partnership building in Boston. The roof was established from cuttings and accomplished near complete coverage over the course of its first year of growth.

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The WGBH Boston Greenroof in February 2010; Photo Courtesy of Apex RoofsThe WGBH Boston Greenroof on June 29, 2010; Photo Courtesy of Apex RoofsThe WGBH Boston Greenroof in February 2010; Photo Courtesy of Apex RoofsThe WGBH Boston Greenroof on April 15, 2010; Photo Courtesy of Apex RoofsAn early shot of the WGBH Boston Greenroof; Photo Courtesy of Apex Green Roofs
WGBH is located at One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135; 617.300.5400; http://www.wgbh.org/. Watch the 1:39 Apex Green Roofs installs a vegetative roof on the top of Boston NPR affiliate, WGBH video from Apex Green Roofs. See the case study from Roofmeadow. For more information about the WGBH Boston project, contact Apex Green Roofs at apexgreenroofs.com.

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