Dirt bag alert! We’re laying soil on the roof of our new building. Come spring, this will become a green roof.
Each bag holds 1,800 pounds of soil. We recently laid 100 bags on the west side of the roof (the section facing our parking lot). Next spring, we'll add soil to the north side of the building facing Main Street.
Sound pretty heavy? The building’s structural system has been designed to withstand the weight of the soil as well as any added snow pack.
Next summer, our roof will come alive with 10 varieties of sedum, a succulent plant that does well in extreme weather conditions and requires minimal maintenance.
Why a Green Roof?
We're installing a green roof because it helps offset our carbon footprint and allows us to operate more sustainably.