Burns & Scalo Roofing Installs Vegetative Green Roof System at Nature Research Center
North Carolina's Green Square Complex to Receive Sustainable Rooftop
Burns & Scalo Roofing, a leader in roofing and environmentally-responsible specialty contractor, has installed a vegetative green roof system at the Nature Research Center located in Raleigh.
The project features 30,000 sq. ft. of vegetative green roof installed over an environmentally friendly hot rubberized asphalt roof. The vegetation that will be planted on the Nature Research roof is comprised mainly of sedum matting over lightweight growth media. Underneath the plant material, there is a complex system comprised of multiple layers that are engineered to protect the roof and sustain plant life.
"We are very excited to be a part of such a monumental and cutting edge sustainable project," said Steve Pierce, Branch Manager of Burns & Scalo North Carolina. He adds, "Green roofs are a smart investment for the building owner and the environment; they help reduce storm water runoff, decrease energy usage through increasing the insulation characteristics of the rooftop, and can even extend the lifespan of the roof."
The Nature Research Center is part of North Carolina's Green Square, which is a two-block, multi-use sustainable development project that also will include North Carolina's state environmental offices.
The vegetative green roof at Nature Research