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American Hydrotech based Green Roof one of Best in North America

By , January 14, 2011 9:06 am

American Society of Landscape Architects recognized with Award for Excellence on American Hydrotech based green roof.  Visit their web site  for a bounty of information that will certainly inspire you and provide a great foundation for understanding what can be accomplished and the unique benefits of green roof technology. American Hydrotech based green roofs can be useful rooftop amenities, provide calculated storm water management benefits to meet your municipality and site requirements, and ensure long term trouble free watertight integrity.

Having assisted with 100 green roofs in our region, Thomco has the experience to assist you through general design development inquiries, construction documents, budgeting, coordinating with your civil engineer on stormwater issues, and your landscape architect on their specific needs.

ASLA Green Roof Earns Top North American Design Honor
 
The ASLA green roof, located in its downtown Washington, D.C., headquarters, has earned recognition as one of the best in North America. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will present ASLA with its 2010 Award of Excellence in the Institutional Intensive category, which honors innovative green roof design in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The ceremony will take place at CitiesAlive: 8th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday, December 2.

“We are deeply honored by this award,” says ASLA Executive Vice President and CEO Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA.  “We wanted to create a space to push the envelope of green roof design, educate the public on the benefits of green roofs, provide an amenity to our staff, and facilitate easy data monitoring—all within a 3,000-square-foot footprint.  This is a proud day for us.”

 In the spring of 2006, ASLA replaced the original membrane on the 12-year-old building with one of the first green roofs within the District of Columbia. In addition to its being a retrofit and having an unusual design, judges commented on the amount of research done on the roof’s plant palette and the fact that the roof is not only accessible, but in frequent use for everything from yoga classes to public tours.

 “This is a fabulous demonstration project that illustrates the potential of creative design work on green roof projects,” says Steven Peck, Hon. ASLA, founder and president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.  “There is no question that ASLA’s green roof delivers on its promise as a showcase of multiple benefits.”