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The Gap Inc. office building in San Bruno, Calif., was designed to blend into a steep savannah site. The 69,000-square-foot (6400-m²) undulating green roof system is covered in native grasses and wildflowers.

Photo courtesy of William McDonough + Partners, Charlottesville, Va.

From the article: The greening of North America
Issue: March 2004



This semi-intensive green roof system plot features a variety of flowering plants and shrubs on the Green Roof Infrastructure Demonstration Project at Toronto City Hall. The plot is one of several experimental plots on the city hall's roof system.

Photo courtesy of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Toronto.

From the article: The greening of North America
Issue: March 2004



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Conference Center in Salt Lake City provides an expanse of meadow and trees as an oasis for meditation and contemplation in an urban environment.

Photo courtesy of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

From the article: The greening of North America
Issue: March 2004



These photos show the use of thermal insulation. Tapered insulation, in an effort to optimize thermal performance, can greatly reduce heating and cooling costs during the lifetime of this roof system and building. Benefits only will increase as energy costs continue to rise (the installation meets tenets 8, 9, 15 and 16).

Photo courtesy of Hutchinson Design Group Ltd., Barrington, Ill.

From the article: Sustainability and roofing: its time has arrived
Issue: March 2004



These photos show the use of thermal insulation. Tapered insulation, in an effort to optimize thermal performance, can greatly reduce heating and cooling costs during the lifetime of this roof system and building. Benefits only will increase as energy costs continue to rise (the installation meets tenets 8, 9, 15 and 16).

Photo courtesy of Hutchinson Design Group Ltd., Barrington, Ill.

From the article: Sustainability and roofing: its time has arrived
Issue: March 2004



The proper application of a roof system, especially in detail areas such as this lap seam, will improve the chances of optimizing long-term roof system performance (meets tenets 13, 14 and 19).

Photo courtesy of Hutchinson Design Group Ltd., Barrington, Ill.

From the article: Sustainability and roofing: its time has arrived
Issue: March 2004



This fully adhered 90-mil- (0.09-inch- [1.5-mm-]) thick EPDM roof system was designed with long-term performance as a key goal. By achieving a highly thermal-efficient, robust and durable roof system, the building owner is taking the long-term view, which is the most important concept in sustainability. (This installation meets tenets 4, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 21.)

Photo courtesy of Hutchinson Design Group Ltd., Barrington, Ill.

From the article: Sustainability and roofing: its time has arrived
Issue: March 2004



A W.R. Meadows protection mat was used to prevent damage to the repaired casements during the backfill process.

Photo courtesy of Honeywell Commercial Roofing Systems, Cary, N.C.

From the article: Defending the coast
Issue: March 2004



Baker Roofing Inc., Raleigh, N.C., waterproofed 11 casements. The pentagon-shaped fort has 26 casements, or fortified rooms.

Photo courtesy of Honeywell Commercial Roofing Systems, Cary, N.C.

From the article: Defending the coast
Issue: March 2004


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