Each week you can expect to learn What’s New here on Greenroofs.com through our “This Week in Review” video. Here is the transcript from October 12, 2012 from our daughter, Anjuli – click on the photo below to see the video, or here. Enjoy!
– Hello, I’m Anjuli Velázquez and welcome to “This Week in Review” for October 12th, 2012 on GreenroofsTV.
– Our project of the week is the Multnomah County Multnomah Building, built in 2003 in Portland, Oregon. Designed as Portland’s first public green roof demonstration garden, the Multnomah Building offers a powerful opportunity for education. Three distinct educational were addressed: public accessibility, interpretive activities and free sharing of data between professionals. Upon exiting the 5th floor elevator, the greenroof panorama of wildflowers, grasses and sedums is immediately visible from the vast expanse of picture windows, and descriptive interpretive signs allow for easy access to green roof information.
Since the vegetative roof itself is not accessible, the serpentine raised bed has displayed representative project plant material, and it also acts as a seating wall for visitors. In 2010 Multnomah County and the City of Portland partnered and created the “Hope Garden” here and planted an organic vegetable garden. With Tremco as roofing consultant, the roof also serves as a laboratory for green roof development with experiments conducted by various agencies, including Portland State University and the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services.
– To learn more about the Multnomah County Multnomah Building, click on our project of the week photo on our homepage (or on the above photos).
– We’d like to welcome Onset Computer Corp., our new advertiser here at Greenroofs.com! Their HOBO ® data loggers are widely recognized as the industry standard for measuring and recording environmental conditions.
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– Over at Sky Gardens, check out Linda’s latest posts: “CitiesAlive 2012 is Next Week!” “Kevin Songer, our own Tropical Green Roof Editor, at TEDxRiversideAvondale on October 20, 2012,” and “Greenroofs.com’s “˜This Week in Review’ on GreenroofsTV: September 28, 2012.”
– “Upcoming Events“
– October 17th-18th: is the 14th Annual 3 Rivers Wet Weather Sewer Conference, in Monroeville, PA.
– October 17th-20th: is the CitiesAlive 2012 10th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference, in Chicago, IL. Linda and Haven will be presenting their 2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof and Greenwall Design, so make sure to attend their presentation on Friday!
– And October 20th: is TEDxRiversideAvondale with Kevin Songer, our newest editor – The Tropical Green Roof Editor – in Jacksonville, FL (Follow on Twitter: @TEDxRA).
– “In the News“
– Danielle Tcholakian of Metro.us reports on “Rooftop farm opens at East Village school building.” The Robert Simon Complex in the East Village in New York City now features a rooftop farm designed by Michael Arad, the architect behind the 9/11 memorial.
Fifth Street Farm spans 2,400 square feet and will be used to educated students about the plants grown there and the environment. Students will be growing, harvesting and eating their own herbs, vegetables and fruits. Capturing stormwater and using solar energy are also possibilities for the roof’s new addition.
– The PBS NewsHour talks about “Coping with Climate Change: Green Roofs of Chicago.” Global temperatures are rising, and cities are facing the challenge of keeping their infrastructure and residents cool. Chicago is tackling the problem with a green design makeover that includes 369 green roofs covering 5.5 million square feet, which is more than any other city in North America.
This article takes a look at some of the most impressive ones, starting with [Chicago] City Hall. This 23,000 square foot green roof serves as a test bed for researching and measuring what green roofs can do. This roof alone saves the city about $3,600 a year in heating and cooling costs. Millennium Park is 24.5 acres, and currently one of the largest greenroofs in the world. It covers two parking garages, a railway and an opera hall. Check out the full article for more amazing Chicago projects.
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– This has been This Week in Review for October 12th, 2012 on GreenroofsTV. I’m Anjuli Velázquez and I’ll see you next week!
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~ Linda V.