13 Jun '11, 1pm

A green roof working laboratory in NYC #greenroof #architecture #nyc

A green roof working laboratory in NYC #greenroof #architecture #nyc

Randall’s Island is home to the NYC Parks Department’s Five Borough Administrative Building, the central hub for our Citywide Operations division as well as our renowned Parks fleet. On Earth Day 2007, Mayor Bloomberg released a comprehensive sustainability plan for the City of New York titled PlaNYC. In response to this visionary initiative, the Five Borough Technical Services division adopted its own short term sustainability task force. After extensive research, Five Borough discovered that installing a green roof can contribute significantly to the city’s sustainability effort. In spring 2007, the Five Borough Technical Services Division began a program of installing green roofs of various designs atop the Five Borough Complex on Randall’s Island where it is headquartered. To date, the division, together with Parks’ Green Apple Corps, has installed 24 systems covering ...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=787

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