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But beyond healing benefits and user enjoyment, green roofs also offer sustainability and cost
savings benefits that are big draws for healthcare
organizations. They help mitigate the urban heat
island effect and offer extra insulation, thereby
reducing building cooling loads. And according to
the National Park Service, a well-maintained green
roof can double a roofing system's life expectancy,
as compared to a standard roof.
Setting the scene
However, this process hasn't been without its share
of bumps in the road. For example, early attempts
to transplant European methods, plants, and componentry to the U.S. were stifled by vast regional
weather and environmental differences between the
two continents, and exacerbated by inexperienced
installers and designers. Furthermore, healthcare
organizations suffered from a lack of knowledge
and experience in maintaining vegetated green
roofs.
Analyzing shortcomings of those first installations
has now reshaped the way designers are approaching projects today, starting with addressing
underutilization.
For example, lack of use can often be attributed to poor wayfinding or garden visibility, poor
maintenance, a lack of seating arrangements, poor
plant selection, too much pavement, not enough
planting, and/or failing to provide users with a sense
of control or engagement, says Matt Malone, landscape architect at Perkins+Will (San Francisco).
As for solutions, Malone says, "The seamless
integration of outdoor space planning with the functional considerations of building structure, architectural detailing, wayfinding, and better understanding
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of the end user's needs are paramount." However,
in order to achieve this level of integration, planning
for a vegetated roof early in the design process is
essential.
For example, at Nemours Children's Hospital in
Orlando, Fla., a green roof concept of a "hospital in a
garden" was created, embedding gardens within the
facility to provide direct access for patients, visitors,
and staff. One garden serves as an extension of the
outpatient surgery waiting room and the second is
an extension of the hospital's rehabilitation therapy
activity space.
"From the beginning of planning, we identified
opportunities to use the healing power of nature by
introducing garden spaces into the building massing, and that energy to prioritize gardens continued
through design development, budget analysis, and
construction phases," says Michael S. Cluff, director of facility planning at The Nemours Foundation

Top: An elevated plaza
connecting three surrounding
buildings, Duke University's
Duke Medicine Pavilion Plaza
in Durham, N.C., strategically
conceals all mechanical
equipment underneath,
including several large
emergency generators. Above:
The effect created with the
Duke Medicine Pavilion Plaza,
designed by Perkins+Will, is
a valuable outdoor space for
occupants to enjoy.

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