GROWWEST fosters regional dialogue for encouraging green roof policy; forwarding the design, construction and performance of green roofs in Colorado; and brings together parties united for the green roof cause. As a grass roots organization, it is Growwest’s goal to convince the public and politicians that government policies favoring green roofs are good for the environment and the bottom line.

Green roofs are an integral component of sustainable development in the arid West.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Toronto! cities alive!

Mark and I headed to north to Toronto for the International Green Roof Congress with Cities Alive! below are a few pictures of the events, good cafes and green roofs. The last slide is beautiful intensive roof that was located at the sheraton center hotel where the congress was held. There were speakers from across the globe and many new exciting projects to keep our eyes out for.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Denver Justice Center

This is a new install as of this week with Sempergreen mats on the Denver Justice Center

"The 1st picture is of the smaller green roof on the 5th floor, the 2nd picture is the larger green roof on the 3rd floor.
The mats have a similar sedum pallet compared to the Steamboat residence green roof. (which is doing great).
It will be interesting to see how the mats respond to the Denver climate.
The substrate layer underneath is 4" minimum and at some places up to 6". The base of the green roof is a Hydrotech hot fluid applied membrane.

We installed 7500 sq ft of green roof between 9am and 1pm with 6 guys.
With the right amount of maintenance this should be a stellar green roof in Denver that hopefully will boost the industry here in Denver." Dick Bernauer, Sempergreen

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Green Roof in Steamboat

Some summer shots of this sedum mat green roof in Steamboat Springs. This roof was installed by Andy Creath of Green Roofs of Colorado on new construction private residence and was approximately 1300sq/ ft. This is an extensive green roof with only 3" of expanded shale soil mix underneath a semper green sedum mat. It was installed in late May . I was amazed at how much it has bloomed and how different it is in appearence with these 3-4" flowers. It exceeded my expectation in the aesthetics department as we were hoping to create a meadow type of feeling yet wanted instant coverage.... not to shabby!