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Leicester

Leicester, N.C.

A modern home on a knoll.

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Location: Burnsville, NC

Date of Completion:  May 2009

Green Roof System:  Custom built-up

Size:  600 sqft

Plant Material:  Perennials and Grasses

Services Provided:  Design, Installation and Maintenance

Architect: SPG Architects

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Leicester

Located just outside of Asheville, this contemporary residence demonstrates sensitivity to the surrounding agrarian landscape and features numerous green technologies including a geothermal field for heating and cooling, rainwater catchment for irrigation and toilet

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fixture use, a tankless hot water heater, and a green roof among others. The green roof is located off the main floor of the home on top of the lower guest wing and reaches out to mountain views. The green roof system chosen is a semi-intensive built up system and is planted with a variety of native and ornamental perennials and grasses to unify it with the surrounding landscape. The green roof is accessible to the owner and guests.

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