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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:

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 ProtectionGreen 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 ManagementDesign 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 irrigationStructural Deck: Pre-cast ConcreteGrowing 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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