27 Jan '14, 2pm
Project of the Week: @NIH National Institutes of Health by @TremcoGreenHQ GreenRoofPlants Furbish Co... #greenroofs
The NIH Library is an open stacks biomedical research library whose collection and services are developed to support the programs of the National Institutes of Health and selected U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. "This endeavor was the first retrofit of an existing NIH roof with green roof technology. It was a cooperative effort between the NIH Library and the Office of Research Facilities Division of Environmental Protection. "The 4400-square-foot cement patio area adjacent to the NIH Library in Building 10 has been transformed into a verdant, eco-friendly garden terrace. The project won the HHS Green Champion Award (FY 2009) for Sustainable Building Design. The terrace project and the other green initiatives won the Medical Library Association Green Project of the Year Award (2011). The NIH Library Green Terrace is an extension of the newly re...