Green roof as infrastructure.
This green roof serves as a stormwater control measure to meet the city's requirements in their effort to reduce pollutants and flooding. The green roof allowed the developer to avoid installing an underground stormwater containment system, using the saved space for needed parking.
As added benefits, the green roof will also lower the building’s energy demands by shading the surface and reducing indoor temperatures, and will extend the lifespan of the roofing by insulating it from temperature fluctuations, UV rays, and exposure to the elements.
Location: Asheville, NC
Completion Date: 2020
Size: 3,500 sqft
Services Provided: Design Studio, Construction, Care & Maintenance
Green Roof System: Custom Build Up
Architect: MHA Works
General Contractor: Beverly-Grant, Inc.
Roofing Contractor: Baker Roofing
What’s in the build?
Our services in action
Building Infrastructure 8 Stories Up
Landscape on structure projects require a unique set of skills with attributes of a roofer, contractor, and landscaper. For urban projects on busy streets like this one, the work begins on the ground, preparing and coordinating deliveries, traffic safety, and logistics. And before the material arrives on the roof, it's crane rigging & signaling and receiving material before the construction begins. The Living Roofs team is experienced with all these steps to ensure it's ready to go safely, efficiently, and with no headaches when the installation starts.
Design Studio x
The design of the custom green roof system created more design flexibility and reduced costs associated with planting. Flexibility and a lower price tag helped increase the green roof's square footage, saving more money in the long term. The system was designed to support a biodiverse meadow and provides a tremendous stormwater benefit that helps reduce the negative impacts on public infrastructure and surrounding waterways.
Care & Maintenance x
No heavy machinery or special tools needed for this relatively self-sustaining green roof, but routine maintenance is part of every project (with or without a green roof!). Our Care & Maintenance team knows when a light hand and no-fuss is the order of the day and for this project that means drain inspection, irrigation monitoring, surveying plant health, and cleaning up any litter that flew up to the roof.