SWFL - Green Roofs, Baseball and Fireworks

  • 08 Aug 2009
  • 5:00 PM
  • 2300 El Jobean Rd. - Building A - Port Charlotte, FL 33948


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Join the SWFL Branch for an evening of Green Roofs and  Baseball
2009 Inaugural Season Logo.JPGSaturday, August 8
Registration starts at 5:00 pm Presentation at 5:30

Ticket includes a Stonecrab Baseball Hat, game program, fireworks, trading card giveaway and an all American Baseball feast --hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, pasta, lemonade, tea soda
Chapter members $25 pp
Guests $30 pp

Vegetated roofs, often referred to as “green” roofs, have been a part of vernacular building techniques for thousands of years. With examples ranging from the hanging gardens of Babylon to the soddies of the early rooftop 1.jpgAmerican west pioneer homesteads, these features can vary widely in their technical design and appearance.  Modern green roofs first started being implemented as a solution to severe nutrient pollution to German surface waters and have since been adopted around the world.  In the United States, Chicago has led the way with the implementation of green roofs to address their urban heat island conditions.  Most green roofs in the U.S. are located in the northern climates, specifically the northeast and northwest.  As a result a majority of the U.S. green roof research focuses on the design issues relevant to these regions.  This presentation will focus on the correct design for a Florida vegetated roof, specifically citing several examples that exist in the state.  There will also be a focus on the Charlotte County Stadium green roof design elements as well as an overview of the research taking place on the roof. 

USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, c/o Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science,
777 Glades Road, Room EE 329, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, info@usgbc-fgc.org / 561-373-7367
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