Greenroofs.com has named the Greensboro Transit Authority green roof project as “Project of the Week.”
“The building was designed with a green roof in mind as a central architectural element,” says Brian Slevar, AIA, Senior Architectural Designer, Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates. And Kevin Elwood, Greensboro Transit Authority, confirms, “A green roof is beneficial for reducing the environmental impact of a facility.”
The first greenroof on a Greensboro city building, the Greensboro Transit Authority Maintenance Operations Facility and Administrative Offices living roof was installed on October 29, 2011 and LiveRoof® 4″ deep Standard Modules were used over a GAF EverGuard 60 mil TPO roof membrane and slip sheet. Multiple plant mixes of Sedums and other succulents make up most of the vegetative lower roof with solar panels for hot water on the higher roof.
Brian Slevar adds, “The source of the plants plays a significant role in the success of a green roof project. LiveRoof has regional growers who cultivate the plants locally. Riverbend Nursery did a wonderful job.
“This was our first LiveRoof project. We had used other modular systems before. LiveRoof offers significant advantages. The modules are sturdier. They are designed to allow the plants to grow together to create a unified roof with no plastic grid lines.”
See more photos and the full project description at greenroofs.com.