Upstate University Hospital Cancer Center, Syracuse, NY
As the world seeks ever “greener” solutions to construction challenges, a Vegetative roof presents exciting new possibilities for building owners. This is the ultimate in socially conscious sustainability, as previously barren, underutilized roofspace can be transformed into lush green areas filled with real-world advantages. Diamond offers guidance on load limitations and other technical considerations, then will help create useable space with trees, flowers, grasses, herbs, and even connective walkways and patios. Additional benefits include reduced stormwater runoff, insulation for energy savings, improved air quality, reduced noise levels and extended roof system life.