Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Breaking Ground Contracting has completed the design and installation of its cutting edge vegetated roof, part of a major building renovation on track for LEED Platinum certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. The vision of president, Mary Tappouni, has finally come to fruition, and our green roof designer, Kevin Songer of MetroVerde, has been an amazing partner to us in this endeavor. Follow the progress on the Breaking Ground Green Roof blog at www.breakinggroundgreenroof.com. We are have been documenting the project from the start and we post almost daily about the plants and biodiversity that inhabit our rooftop. We're even showing our community how to grow vegetables on our rooftop garden! Join us for the conversation!
Friday, January 28, 2011
We are excited that the new roof on our corporate office will be sporting a 10kW photovoltaic (PV) solar system alongside our beautiful green roof. Keep checking back with us to see our progress. Our building, due to be re-occupied next month, will be promoted as a community educational tool, so we will be posting quite a bit of information and photos as we begin our move back to our home on Highway Avenue!
I have posted a link to Kevin Songer's blog site, which has a wealth of information on green roofs, vertical green, permaculture (growing food on the roof!) and many other sustainable concepts involving living things. Look closely and you'll see photos of the BGC remodel project! Take a visit!