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McMillan Federal Courthouse and Post Office

Florence, S.C.


Location: Florence, SC

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

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McMillan Federal Courthouse and Post Office

Living Roofs, Inc. installed the 28,500 sqft green roof on the Federal Courthouse. This roof will join the rankings of some of the largest green roofs in the Southeast + may be the largest in South Carolina. An extensive green roof system was selected due to the load constraints of the existing structure. It is a traditional built-up system planted with a diverse list of plant material. This project is a Federal GSA Project and we are proud to have been a part of the team. Custom Built-Up

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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.