Renovations of the Main Library advance sustainability goals and energy efficiency.
The recent renovations to the main library meet LEED certification and accommodate the needs of a growing community.
This green roof advances Durham County's sustainability goals by cooling the building and reducing stormwater runoff. It demonstrates how green roofs can be an economic, visual, and environmental amenity for the community. Now that's something to look up to!
Location: Durham, NC
Completion Date: 2019
Size: 3,000 sqft
Services Provided: Construction
Certifications: LEED Gold
Green Roof System: American Hydrotech
Irrigation: Hunter, Rainbird
Paver System: Hanover Elevated Paver on Pedestal
Architect: Vines Architecture
Roofing Contractor: Hamlin Roofing Company
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Durham County Library
Reading Steep Slopes, Not Books
Living Roofs, Inc’s construction team installed green roofs on both steep slope and flat roof areas over hot applied waterproofing. The steep slope green roof was installed using a structurally engineered cabling and soil retention system. Six inches of growing media and subsurface drip irrigation helps support a diverse mix of Sedum species. Installing these materials on a steep slope creates challenges for both safety and keeping materials from sliding during installation. The LRI crew worked efficiently with many months of planning to ensure the installation went as safe as possible. Pedestal-set concrete pavers were also installed by the construction team on various amenity terraces.