Britannia Crossing Soars With Sustainability – New LiveRoof® System tops off Britannia Crossings list of environmentally-friendly features
CALGARY, AB — August 20, 2015 —Britannia Crossing located at 5119 Elbow Drive SW, is the new home to a large green roof located on the third floor surrounding the outdoor play area of one of its tenants, Kids and Company. The living roof was installed this summer and completes an enviable list of environmental and health-friendly building features, with the goal of attaining LEED Gold certification. The five-story, mixed-use building is also home to OPUS Corporation its owner, Browns Socialhouse, Café Artigiano and a number of other retail merchants and office tenants. In addition to the green roof, the building also has solar panels, uses low emitting materials, a green cleaning policy, green power initiatives, regional and recycled materials, a hybrid company car and many more initiatives to create a sustainable environment.
“We considered the benefits the green roof had for the community and our tenants as we planned this development. The benefits ranged from a better work environment for our tenants and employees to numerous environmental benefits that just could not be ignored,” said Hannes Kovac, President and CEO of OPUS Corporation. “The living roof also provides a level of safety for Kids and Company by surrounding their play area and helping to control the temperature of the area. It provides a more aesthetically appealing view for those working on the fourth and fifth floors as well.”
“We have also gained an increased understanding of the operation and management of the LiveRoof system for more projects down the road,” Kovac continued.
Eagle Lake Landscape Supply custom grew the 2,000 sq. ft. vegetative roof using locally sourced plants and soil in recycled plastic modules. The green roof was delivered fully mature, and the LiveRoof installation was performed by the Skyline Group, of Rocky View, AB.
“We applaud developers like OPUS Corporation and their commitment to their employees, tenants, community and the environment,” says Eric Heuver, owner, Eagle Lake Landscape. “We value the opportunity to partner with them in creating living, sustainable projects in urban settings that protect and strengthen natural resources such as waterways and more.”
Green roofs provide nature function and beauty. A patented, subterranean modular system unites the soil and plants creating a naturally beautiful meadow-like aesthetic. The roofs provide aesthetic, environmental and social benefits.
Financial benefits can also be achieved from a vegetative roof including: extension of roof life, energy conservation, enhanced public relations, and conservation of municipal septic systems. To learn more about the benefits of LiveRoof vis
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