The Osher Living Roof

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The California Academy of Sciences Osher Living Roof is a model green roof for the San Francisco Bay Area. The INnatrualist guides below provide a record of plants growing on the roof and the surrounding landscape. This roof is composed of entirely native … Continue reading

Green roofs for pollinators

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Interested in making your green roof ecologically valuable? Bee hives are a great way to bring pollinators to the roof! See the non-profit Pollinator Partnership  for an excellent resource to find plants that will increase pollinators here

Cities Alive!

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Make sure to register for CitiesAlive and become a member of the Green Roof Alliance! The 2013 CitiesAlive conference in San Francisco will act as a launch pad for the development of industry-wide collaboration across different sectors of the green roof and wall … Continue reading

Academy Portholes

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Small skylights on the green roof of the California Academy of Science resemble portholes on a ship. More here.

LA Museum of the Holocaust

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The 15,000-square-foot living roof of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust boasts an innovative  array of features which improve energy use, water use, indoor air quality and lighting.  More here.

Mill Valley Hillside

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Each of the three levels of this steep grassy hillside residence in Marin County, California, is topped with a broad green roof, as if the living hillside was peeled up to create shelter below.  Large skylights poke through to provide … Continue reading

EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park

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The EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park is the first environmental justice education facility in the Bay Area and San Francisco’s first 100% “off-grid” building, and features Eco Machine wastewater treatment, a green living roof, solar panels and wind turbine, and … Continue reading

The Drew School

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The Drew School’s New Roots project features include an external living wall vertical garden, living roof, recycled and sustainable USGBC-certified materials, and environmental sensors.  More here.

The Living Roof

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The 9,500-square-foot living roof at One South Van Ness percolates storm water, reduces peak runoff,  reduces cooling loads and energy use within the building, provides a suitable habitat for butterflies & honey bees, and a beautiful park-like view from neighboring buildings.  The plants on the living roof … Continue reading