April 2008 Table of Contents

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Calamos Investments / Naperville, Ill. Cool Roofing Calamos Investments / Naperville, Ill.

Calamos Investments chose a green roof to replace the ballast-covered roof area surrounding its tenth-floor rooftop patio. Read more

Pacific Garden Mission / Chicago Cool Roofing Pacific Garden Mission / Chicago

As part of the largest continuously operating homeless shelter in the U.S., the 16,000-square-foot (1486-m2) green-roof system incorporates a solar-reflective membrane and vegetated grids. Read more

Grohmann Museum / Milwaukee School of Engineering Cool Roofing Grohmann Museum / Milwaukee School of Engineering

Six sculptures sit amid this 10,000-square-foot (929-m2) vegetated roof that features sod rather than typical green-roof sedum. Read more

Cool Roofing Albany Park Middle School / Chicago

A 4,000-square-foot (372-m2) green roof covers a portion of the nearly 43,000-square-foot (3995-m2) roof over the school. Read more

American University Media Production Center / Washington, D.C. Cool Roofing American University Media Production Center / Washington, D.C.

When designing the 880-square-foot (82-m2) roof, David Fyffe, P.E., a principal at Seal Engineering Inc., wanted to prove the desirability of installing a green roof as a retrofit. Read more

Gannett Flemming Inc. / Camp Hill, PA. Cool Roofing Gannett Flemming Inc. / Camp Hill, PA.

Completed in August 2007, this extensive 4-inch (102-mm) vegetated roof spans approximately 1,400 square feet (130 m2). Read more

World Trade Center West Podium/Boston Cool Roofing World Trade Center West Podium/Boston

At 15,000 square feet (1394 m2), this extensive green roof is an unirrigated 5-inch- (127-mm-) deep dual-media assembly. Read more

William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum / Little Rock, Ark. Cool Roofing William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum / Little Rock, Ark.

The vegetated roof is divided into north and south sections. Read more

The Bronx Green Roof Demonstration Project/New York Cool Roofing The Bronx Green Roof Demonstration Project/New York

This 10,000-square-foot (929-m2) extensive green roof features monitoring equipment that measures its performance. Read more

The Court at Upper Providence Shopping Mall / Royersford, PA. Cool Roofing The Court at Upper Providence Shopping Mall / Royersford, PA.

Developers and local officials aimed to improve rather than burden the community with this 400,000-square-foot (37160-m2) shopping center. Read more

Kitchener Huron Natural Park, Kitchener/Ontario, Canada Cool Roofing Kitchener Huron Natural Park, Kitchener/Ontario, Canada

The 1,500-square-foot (139-m2) roof’s vegetation consists of 90 percent sedums (eight varieties) and 10 percent mixed perennials. Read more

Stoffer Hall, Washburn University/Topeka, Kan Cool Roofing Stoffer Hall, Washburn University/Topeka, Kan

Administrators at Washburn University were attracted to vegetated roofing when considering a new roofing solution to top 7,000 square feet (650 m2) of a 15,000-square-foot (1394-m2) addition to Stoffer Hall, the university’s science center. Read more

Social Security Administration/Birmingham, Ala. Cool Roofing Social Security Administration/Birmingham, Ala.

Three types of roof systems make this project one of the largest roofs in the Southeast. Read more

U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters/Suitland MD Cool Roofing U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters/Suitland MD

Designed and built to provide a world-class workplace for 6,000 employees, the Census Bureau’s design features sweeping curves and glass cladding with vertical wooden louvers. Read more

The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone

What makes a good decorative stone? How does one determine what kind is appropriate for a specific use? Read more

Brise Soleil Product Line From Hydro Building Systems Innovations Brise Soleil Product Line From Hydro Building Systems

Hydro Building Systems’ Brise Soleil product line incorporates thin-film flexible solar modules manufactured by Ascent Solar. Read more

Thermal Barrier From Wausau Window and Wall Systems Innovations Thermal Barrier From Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ 7250i-UW Series unitized curtainwall system features a polyamide nylon structural thermal barrier. Read more

Architectural Glass From PPG IdeaScapes Innovations Architectural Glass From PPG IdeaScapes

Industries has combined the solar control of Solarban 80 low-emissivity glass with its new blue-green Optiblue glass. Read more

Countertops From VT Industries Innovations Countertops From VT Industries

A contoured edge profile from VT Industries provides postformed laminate countertops—prefabricated countertops with one to three bends in the laminate—with the look and feel of granite, natural stone or solid surface at a fraction of the cost. Read more

Solar Water Heaters From Heat Transfer Innovations Solar Water Heaters From Heat Transfer

Heat Transfer has introduced a line of solar water heaters for all solar thermal applications. Read more

Green XLamp XR-E LEDs From Cree Inc. Innovations Green XLamp XR-E LEDs From Cree Inc.

Green XLamp XR-E LEDs from Cree Inc. are 70 percent brighter than the company’s previous green power LEDs. Read more

Tensotherm From Birdair Inc. And Cabot Corp. Innovations Tensotherm From Birdair Inc. And Cabot Corp.

Birdair Inc. and Cabot Corp. have released Tensotherm, a composite roof system that offers the grace and flexibility of tensile roofing fabrics with the added benefits of an insulation layer. Read more

Countertops And Sinks From New River Concrete Innovations Countertops And Sinks From New River Concrete

New River Concrete Countertops and Sinks are made of sand and gravel from the New River, which runs through North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Read more

Western Red Cedar Shingles From Cedar Valley Manufacturing Innovations Western Red Cedar Shingles From Cedar Valley Manufacturing

Cedar Valley Manufacturing has introduced the 7 1/8-inch (181-mm) exposure to its coastal line of shingle panels that are handcrafted with 1/2-inch- (13-mm-) thick butt-mixed grain Western Red Cedar shingles. Read more

Hands Free Urinal From Zurn Innovations Hands Free Urinal From Zurn

With hands-free operation, Zurn’s Z5798 ultra-low-consumption urinal system can accommodate 200,000 flush cycles. Read more

Zero-To-10-Volt Daylight Dimmer From Solatube International Inc. Innovations Zero-To-10-Volt Daylight Dimmer From Solatube International Inc.

Solatube International Inc.’s Zero-to-10-volt Daylight Dimmer provides scene control and time-clock based functionality. Read more

The Series 526 Thermal Impact Storefront From EFCO Innovations The Series 526 Thermal Impact Storefront From EFCO

The Series 526 Thermal Impact Storefront from EFCO accommodates 1 5/16-inch (33-mm) insulating glass units for enhanced U-values and impact resistance. Read more

Ceramic Tile Installation is Key Eco-Tech Ceramic Tile Installation is Key

To ensure ceramic tile truly is green, you must be aware of installation processes. Read more

Innovations: April 2008 Innovations Innovations: April 2008

These products will help achieve sustainability. Read more

Tool Estimates LEED Project Costs Perspectives Tool Estimates LEED Project Costs

To help solve LEED-cost issues, MHTN Architects Inc., Salt Lake City, developed a cost-estimating tool. Read more

Reaffirm Lifelong Bonds Environmental Views Reaffirm Lifelong Bonds

Eat, drink and be green while reaffirming bonds with the Earth and with friends. Read more

Building Reflects Life Inside Ecocentric Building Reflects Life Inside

More than 800 free-flying tropical and native butterflies dart about the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, Rochester, N.Y. Part of the Strong National Museum of Play’s $37 million expansion, the garden’s unique roof spans are reminiscent of butterflies’ graceful wings, making the facility itself an attraction. Read more

Futuristic Office Showcase of Sustainability On the Boards Futuristic Office Showcase of Sustainability

South Korea's Songdo International Business District sets a trend toward sustainable urban developments. Read more

Professional Designation Pending Cool Roofing Professional Designation Pending

A designation for green-roof professionals is underway. Read more

Vegetated-roof Failure Teaches Lessons Deep Green Vegetated-roof Failure Teaches Lessons

The original vegetated roof on the M Financial Building in Portland, Ore., never lived up to expectations. Read more

Life-cycle Assessment Becomes Accessible Deep Green Life-cycle Assessment Becomes Accessible

The Merrickville, Ontario, Canada-based Athena Institute's EcoCalculator makes life-cycle assessment available to everyone. Read more

Supper Club Incorporates Sustainability Ecommercial Supper Club Incorporates Sustainability

Sustainability is woven into the Red Stag Supper Club, Minneapolis, so well its patrons may not notice the conservation measures. Read more

Winery Leads to Nature Feature Winery Leads to Nature

By using simple, natural materials and blurring the lines between indoors and out, the Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Wash., connects wine enthusiasts to nature. Read more

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