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Design, planning & installation of vegetative building systems
“Living buildings are an evolutionary step in the green design movement and play an important role in the greening of whole systems.”
Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility
This facility has two buildings that were designed with extensive living roofs, totaling 12,000 square feet. Striving for net-zero storm water runoff, improved building energy performance and utilization of treated wastewater for irrigation were some of the goals.
Offering green ‘living’ roof design, installation & maintenance services for both residential & commercial projects. Serving the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Sacramento as well as Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties of California
• Pre-design Consultations
• Design & Planning
Building Integrated Vegetation (BIV) can play an important role in meeting the requirements for a LEED, Cal-Green or the Living Building Challenge project.
Our clients have ranged from school districts constructing green schools, non-profits building affordable housing to homeowners designing their eco-home.
Green roofs have a wide range of benefits including:
- Positive effect on climate change
- Improvements to building performance
- Enhanced storm-water management
- Creation of a natural habitat & green space
- Protection of roof’s waterproofing systems
Living roofs can be designed to emphasize various planting themes or types.
1. Succulent – Cacti
2. Native – Biodiversity
3. Perennial – Herbaceous
4. Landscape Garden
5. Food Garden
LIVING ROOF FAQ
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