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02/27/2014

Laboratory to Research Vegetated Roof Systems

 

Looking to add a green roof to your facility, but not sure which system will yield the best result?

Green roof developer Hanging Gardens, in conjunction with the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences, will utilize the Milwaukee Water Council's Global Water Center's vegetated roof as a research laboratory to establish which systems are most beneficial for stormwater mitigation. Other criteria the roof will be tested against include:

  • Water holding capacity
  • Reduction in storm surge capabilities
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Cooling effect
  • Leaching of pollutants and nutrients
  • Rooting of cuttings

The 3,600-square-foot vegetative roof will consist of eleven different vegetative roofing slices, representing five different installation types.

Installation Type 1: Modular Systems

  • Standard module with a biodegradable sidewall
  • Standard module with 3/4-inch tall sidewall with removable soil elevator
  • Standard module with full height sidewall

Installation Type 2: Vegetation Blanket System

  • Fully vegetated sedum mat system

Installation Type 3: Sedum Tile System

  • Color max fully vegetated sedum tile system
  • Growers choice fully vegetated sedum tile ultra-lightweight system

Installation Type 4: Vegetated Plug Systems

  • Native WI perennials – split patch w/ organosilica
  • Garden variety perennials

Installation Type 5: Sedum Cuttings Systems

  • Cold weather sedum cuttings system – split patch w/ organosilica
  • Warm weather sedum cuttings system
  • Zone 4 & 5 sedum cuttings system

For more information, visit the Global Water Center.

 

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Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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