Co-op the Whole Block: Green Roof Installed
May 16, 2019
Photo courtesy of Comma-Q Architecture.
Our new building has gone green — literally.
With the help of Greenspace Landscaping, LLC and Comma-Q Architecture, our green roof was installed on Monday, May 13.
Is that Grass?
Nope. It's sedum, a hardy drought-resistant succulent plant.
Once it takes root and matures, we will not need to irrigate it except in extreme dry spells.
Benefits of a Green Roof
- Reduces carbon footprint
- Releases oxygen
- Reflects less heat
- Mitigates storm water runoff
- Keeps the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter
- Helps keep energy costs down
- Creates a habitat for birds and insects
That Looks Heavy!
It is. A green roof weighs significantly more than a traditional membrane roof assembly.
However, the structure on our building has been sized to support that added weight.
Coming Soon...Co-op the Whole Block
The green roof isn't the only news!
It's getting close to "move-in" day for our expanded building. We gain occupancy the first week in June.
The building houses mostly back of the house operations - offices, meeting spaces and our bakery, kitchen and warehouse (currently all located in offsite buildings).
Co-op West Main Closure
Co-op West Main will be closed for about a week during this time. In addition to moving, we are remodeling our deli area.
Anticipated closure is June 3-9. We hope to reopen on June 10.
These dates are barring any unforeseen construction changes.
We apologize for the significant inconvenience this will cause. Co-op Downtown will be open with regular business hours.