03 May '11, 6pm

House Ocho with a Lively Green Roof

House Ocho with a Lively Green Roof

With seismic activity in the area, generous windows and views, and other site constraints, House Ocho needed a design to minimize roof loads. With the help of Paul Kephart , the expert behind iconic green roof projects such as California Academy of Sciences and the Vancouver Convention Center, this green roof was designed with six inches of lightweight soil and a water retention layer that maintains soil moisture using small cups.

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/05/house-ocho-green-roof-...

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