Many natural elements are being incorporated into the Building Hope expansion, not only for healing and aesthetic purposes, but also for environmental friendliness and sustainability.

A feature starting to take shape on the new expansion are the “green” roofs… which are literally roofs covered in vegetation.

Not only are they beautiful, but they provide benefits like reducing the amount of stormwater runoff, which decreases stress on sewer systems during peak flow times; they help improve air quality by capturing airborne pollutants and atmospheric deposits and helping filter harmful gases in our city’s air; and the temperature-moderating effects of green roofs can reduce demand on power plants, and potentially decrease the amount of CO2 and other polluting by-products being released into the air.

The photo above shows some of the green roof prep work, including installation of rubber roofing and vapor barriers, which the vegetation will be planted over. Green roofs will be installed on levels 2 and 8 of the new expansion.

As the roofs continue to take shape, we will share updates on the blog so stay tuned!


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Tim McKey

Project Superintendent