Tag Archives: green roof

LA Museum of the Holocaust

LA Museum of the Holocaust © 2012 greenroofalliance. All rights reserved.

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

Mill Valley Residence © 2012 greenroofalliance. All rights reserved.

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

The Drew School

Drew School © 2012 greenroofalliance. All rights reserved.

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

One South Van Ness © 2011 greenroofalliance. All rights reserved.

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

The Living Roof

Living Roof © 2011 greenroofalliance. All rights reserved.

The Living Roof of the California Academy of Sciences, a 197,000-square-foot rooftop which accommodates a living tapestry of native plant species.  The Academy’s green rooftop keeps the building’s interior an average of 10 degrees cooler than a standard roof would.  … Continue reading