Location: Beaufort, NC
Completion Date: March 2011
Green Roof System: Custom Built-Up
Size: 28,500 sqft
Plant Material: Sedums and Perennials
Services Provided: Green roof Installation and Maintenance
The Ocean Conservation Center is located Beaufort, North Carolina at the Duke University Marine Laboratory. The building was designed by the office of Frank Harmon Architect PA
and at the time was an innovative example in the coastal south. The green roof is one of many environmentally sensitive technologies at the Ocean Conservation Center. The system selected is a pre-vegetated, extensive system green roof with specialized components to secure the green roof from coastal high wind exposure. The system was selected due to the structural capacity of the building, availability of regionally sourced material, LEED Platinum certification, and the challenges associated with a windy coastal climate.