Environmental Design + Construction - October 2009 - (Page 34)
COOL ROOFING PLUS Testing at the Top A3C PUTS A VARIETY OF ROOFING TYPES TO THE TEST ATOP ITS URBEN RETREAT. By Daniel H. Jacobs, AIA, LEED AP A3C’S LEED-CI GOLD SUSTAINABLE SHOWCASE AND URBEN RETREAT HAS WON NEARLY A DOZEN DIFFERENT LOCAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS FOR IT’S SUSTAINABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS. SHOWN IS THE BEFORE (BOTTOM RIGHT) AND AFTER. PHOTOS BY CHARLES TUROK OF A3C. Completed in the spring of 2008, the cool and green roof demonstration/ research project of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based architecture and design firm A3C took place atop its UrbEn Retreat. The project was implemented with the assistance of Firestone Building Products and in collaboration with Prof. Moji Nawab of the University of Michigan’s Sustainable Design Research Lab. The planting of 2,500 plugs in the loose-laid portion of the green roof was completed in May 2008, with the assistance of a dozen local master gardeners. ed+c O C TO BE R 09
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