Tag Archives: natives

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