Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2018 - 14

"THEY HAD BUILT THIS GREEN ROOF THEMSELVES, HAD
CULTIVATED IT AND WATCHED IT GROW FOR YEARS,
AND THROWING IT OUT WAS NOT IN KEEPING WITH THEIR
COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY."

Photos courtesy Gwen Schantz

- GWEN SCHANTZ

LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / SUMMER 2018 / 14

efficiencies and savings that come with laying
out green roof materials, raking out the soil,
and rolling out sedum blankets.
This project gave our team the opportunity
to put the green paks to the test, moving 5,000
sf of them from one roof, and trucking them
30 blocks uptown to another roof - in December. We showed up on-site bright and early on
a Saturday morning as a fairly heavy snow was
blanketing New York City. There was about
an inch of accumulation already topping the
green paks, which made it difficult to interpret
Cook Fox's color code - orange, yellow, pink
and green spray-painted spots indicating
whether the paks contained sedum, grasses, or
flowers. Based on the code, we would know
where to take the paks-some would be going
to a totally new location: the Starrett-Lehigh
building, in Chelsea, which had agreed to take
about a third of the paks to install on one of
their massive terraces.
Over the course of the morning, the weather
warmed above freezing - just enough for the
snow to switch over to sleet, and then rain, but
not warm enough to thaw the frozen green
paks or our icicle fingers. We used flat shovels
to pry the 80-pound, slushy and mud-filled
green paks from the EPDM roof, loading them
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