Target Center, Minneapolis, MN AD Greenroof maintains this roof across 2.5 acres. It’s covered in succulents and Minnesota natives, making it the most ecologically diverse roof in the state! Better yet for the City, it has a Return on Investment of 7.6 years! More details here.
Olympic Hills Golf Course, Eden Prairie, MN AD Greenroof, LLC formed a venture with Refuge Landscape to provide design-build services for Aulik & Associates on an addition to the golf course. The 1,800 sf vegetated area was designed to be aesthetic for its members and weddings; as well as functional to manage 90% of the storm water. Since the original quote came in under budget, we were able to add berms with flowering natives and spring bulbs with permanent drip irrigation. This is a new installation completed in the rain and sun by May 28, 2015. Ongoing maintenance is performed by the grounds crew.
AD Greenroof, LLC consulted for Schwickerts, Tecta America, for a new construction project in the Omaha, NE region. The roof was modified bitumen with the over burden installed at various soil depths. The two roofs cover over 2 acres of semi-intensive native plant material with sedum perimeter, making it a haven for pollinators. Ms. Durhman blogged about it on September 24 2014! The roof is not open to the public but is reserved for maintenance. More photos by Integrated Design Group.
AD Greenroof, LLC partnered with CEC, Inc to design and install a monitoring system that tracks the weather, temperature relationships, and hydraulic performance in St. Paul, MN, at the Penfield green roof, as well as a conventional EPDM ballast upper roof. We host a public website that automatically updates and reports high-level summary data. The website provides opportunities to download raw data from all of the sensors. We continue to monitor the performance in 2017 with assistance from Capitol Region Watershed District.
We have a similar monitoring system in New Orleans. Check out their website for more information on storm water and the project!
In 2006, The Metropolitan Council (Twin Cities region) installed a 1,800 sf green roof as a demonstration and trial project. It is on a building at their Farmington waste water treatment facility. In 2014, new funding was secured for routine maintenance provided by AD Greenroof, LLC. The owner recognizes the value of ongoing and regular maintenance, and has provided some additional funds for plant trials to increase diversity and new habitats for the regions birds and insects. The Met Council is a 2015 Environmental Award Finalist.
USPS: The US Postal Service- Morgan Processing Facility New York, NY explored a green roof by incorporating a semi-intensive design across 80,000 sf. It is currently being maintained and researched. Read about its energy savings.
Sloped Rooftops? YES! A great way to showcase an extensive roof from ground level! AD Greenroof has participated in many designs and installs over the years.
St Paul Fire Station #1 & #10, St. Paul, MN requested an intensive garden above their parking garage to educate the general public and be an amenity space for the firestaff. It currently feeds them during the growing season utilizing a small, yet very productive, roof top farm. The 7,000 sf green roof is open by appointment. Watch the video here.
Green roof technology can be used on parking deck structures, busy rooftops, interior courtyards, elevated rail ways (like the High Line in NYC), and can even incorporate no-mow turf! Greening any impervious surface helps mitigate storm water runoff.
Combine technologies to maximize efficiency! Rooftops are designed to be as productive as possible using a variety of technologies: roof top farming, light pipes, solar, reflective surfaces where green is not possible.
*AD Greenroof LLC works with its partners to complete these projects and does not claim sole responsibility.