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Welcome to what’s latest with Living Roofs—articles, events, and press features, with some special news updates sprinkled in.
Aug 5, 2021
City of Columbia Water and Wastewater Management Facility Awarded AIA Regional Award
We are late (but delighted!) to share that the City of Columbia Water & Wastewater Management Facility project received a prestigious AIA South Atlantic Region (SAR) Merit Award for Adaptive Reuse on September 16th, 2020, at the virtual awards gala of the annual SAR “Aspire” conference. The team over Watson Tate Savory knocked it out of the park on this one! The award was one of only 29 given in the region which includes Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Follow the link below to read more on this incredible project and the accolades it has recieved!
Read article here:City Water Awarded AIA Regional Award
Mar 19, 2021
Pro Landscaper Sustainability Issue Features Article by LRI Founder Emilio Ancaya
Check out LRI's own Emilio Ancaya's article discussing the benefits of one of our pollinator meadow roofs right here in the heart of Downtown Asheville, NC. Published previously by Asheville's Green Built Alliance, this article delves into the history and development of this unique project, and explains how it serves the building and local community as a site for supporting local biodiversity, adding rooftop amenity, providing excellent stormwater management and structural insulation, contributing to improved air quality, and combating rising urban heat island effects.
Read article here:Rooftops Reimagined
Dec 2, 2020
Living Roofs, Inc. Featured in Article at Blue Horizons Project
Check out this excellent article at Blue Horizons Project discussing the merits and benefits of building green roofs right here in the Southeast, spotlighting Living Roofs, Inc. and featuring insight from our very own Kathryn Blatt Ancaya. The article highlights downtown Asheville's Garage Apartments project, a green roof that was designed, installed, and is currently maintained by LRI. This project currently provides a range of advantages for the building, its residents, and the surrounding area, including pollinator habitat, stormwater retention, and aesthetic value. Follow the link to find out more about this project, and the virtues of green roofing in North Carolina and beyond!
Read article here:An Asheville-Based Company Working to Ignite the Green Roof Revolution
Nov 10, 2020
Living Roofs, Inc. Featured in Latest Issue of Living Architecture Monitor
The Fall Awards Issue of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities' Living Architecture Monitor is out, featuring Living Roofs' 2020 Award of Excellence in the Small Scale Residential green roof project category. The article recognizes Living Roofs' comprehensive involvement in the conception and installation of The Sandyland Cove green roof complex in lake Toxaway, NC. The award was announced previously earlier this October, and we are thrilled by the latest acknowledgement of our team's efforts toward the success of this unique project. To read the full article at Living Architecture Monitor, please follow the link below, and go to livingarchitecturemonitor.com for more.
Read article here:Fostering Resilient Communities at Any Scale
Oct 19, 2020
Living Roofs, Inc. Green Roof Featured in Columbia Regional Business Report
Check out this article in the Columbia Regional Business Report spotlighting the City of Columbia Water and Wastewater Management Building’s green architecture, including a 14,000 square foot green roof designed and built by Living Roofs, Inc. in collaboration with Roofmeadow. Installed in 2017 and currently maintained by Living Roofs, the green roof at City of Columbia features a lush meadow of native and ornamental grasses and wildflowers, providing stormwater management and pollinator habitat along with a series of surrounding rain gardens. For more information on this project, see our page on the City of Columbia Water and Wastewater Management Facility at livingroofsinc.com.
Read article here:Thinking green pays off for Columbia architects
Oct 8, 2020
Living Roofs, Inc. Honored with 2020 Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
We are proud to announce that Living Roofs, Inc. has received a 2020 Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities for The Sandyland Cove project in Lake Toxaway, NC. The project won this year's GRHC Small Scale Residential Award. The Sandyland green roof complex consists of three roofs across the residence’s main house, guest house and boat house and feature thriving communities of native cool and warm season grasses, perennial wildflowers and herbaceous groundcover. Aside from providing beautiful amenity spaces, the roofs reduce stormwater runoff, insulate the buildings below, and provide important wildlife and pollinator value in the form of food and habitat. The Sandyland project was a labor of love for all involved from conception to installation to ongoing maintenance. We are thrilled to receive this recognition for the effort our team has put into its development.
Read article here:Green Roofs For Healthy Cities Announces The 2020 Awards Of Excellence Winners
Apr 1, 2020
Six North Carolina Companies Protecting the Planet
Living Roofs Inc recognized in the April 2020, Earth Day issue of Our State Magazine
Read article here:Six North Carolina Companies Protecting the Planet - When it comes to helping the environment, these folks are making a difference — on Earth Day and every day.
Aug 26, 2019
Living Roofs Inc honored with Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
We are proud to announce that we received a 2019 Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. The Garage Apartments project in Asheville, NC won the year's Multi-Unit Residential Award. On top of an apartment complex and eye-level with a neighboring hotel's pool patio, this small roof is a visual treat and designed to promote biodiversity, reduce roof temperature, provide habitat and food sources for native pollinators, and reduce stormwater runoff in downtown Asheville.