Wildwood, MO (March 2013) – Wildwood Municipal Building’s Grand Opening will take place on March 6th from 4pm – 7pm. Everyone is invited to tour the new building during this event and get a first hand look at the new green roof covering over 1600 square feet of the building.
“We are thrilled about having a LEED certified facility for the City that features a green roof!” says Dan Dubruiel, City Administrator of Wildwood, Missouri. The LiveRoof® 4.25” Standard System grown by Green Gate Farms and installed by Sunnyside Nursery LLC, covers three sections of the roof on this new building; the utility room, the garage, and the front entryway. The sedums planted in the LiveRoof® system were chosen specifically for Wildwood’s particular climate.
Marianne Duckworth, LiveRoof Consultant for Green Gate Farms says, “The green roof on the new City Building is a great opportunity for the environmentally conscious city of Wildwood, to not just talk the talk, but take action to help our environment.” Beyond the aesthetics of a green roof, the vegetation from this installation absorbs rainfall and reduces storm water runoff. This green roof helps reduce rooftop temperatures during summer to save energy, as well as protecting and extending the life of the roof membrane. Green roofs are estimated to double or even triple the life of roofing materials and they work as insulation to reduce heating and cooling costs.
In addition to using plants well-established in soil specially engineered for the extremes of a rooftop environment, LiveRoof modules include unique features which establish a green roof as a naturally functioning ecosystem. With LiveRoof, the green roof plants are fully grown when the system is installed for instant results, enduring beauty and low maintenance.The LiveRoof System reduces labor costs to maintain compared to most systems, because the established plants thrive as their own living mulch.
About Green Gate Farm: Green Gate farms was founded in 1992 and is a regional LiveRoof licensed grower servicing St. Louis and the surrounding area. They are members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as well as the American Horticultural Society. Green Gate Farms has grown into a strong reliable company focusing their efforts on the needs of their customers while never abandoning their commitment to produce plants with consistent quality. The business serves a diverse customer base, which includes landscapers, garden centers and wholesale plant distributors. For more information about projects previously grown by Green Gate Farms or information regarding the LiveRoof system, visit www.greengatefarms.com.
Based in Spring Lake, Mich., LiveRoof®, LLC (www.liveroof.com) is the top horticultural science company in the green roof industry. Exceptional in design and function, the LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System is the most refined horticultural solution. LiveRoof establishes a healthy, sustainable ecosystem that covers the rooftop with seamless vegetation. Licensed regional growers customize plant selection for every LiveRoof project. They deliver the system’s modules abundantly vegetated with locally cultivated, full-grown plants for an instant green roof and trouble-free ownership. LiveRoof’s natural function and natural beauty offer the highest level of green roof performance with ultra-low maintenance costs. The proof is on the roof — showcased in over 800 installations that total more than 3 million square feet.