26 Nov '12, 2pm

Project of the Week!! Check it out

Project of the Week!! Check it out

Beyond the aesthetic and health benefits of a green roof, the design team noted several environmental perks as well. Green roofs can prevent water pollution by reducing the amount of storm water entering sewer systems by slowing it down and filtering it; lower energy use and energy costs; lowering air temperatures to mitigate the urban heat-island effect; clean and oxygenate the air; add biodiversity; mitigate noise; suppress fire; and extend the lifespan of the roof. The design team, the installer, and rooflite technical team worked closely to ensure that the maximum saturated bulk densities of the green roof soil would be appropriate for the client’s healthcare building, with careful consideration of dynamic loads and seismic safety elements. GreenScaped Buildings installed a built-up vegetated roofing assembly and planted with a combination of sedum tiles from Etera® an...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=1502

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