Designer: DRA Architects, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Warner Larson, Inc
Installer: The Waterproofing Company
Vegetated Roof at Cape Cod Tech Manages Stormwater and Teaches Sustainability
The highly visible 25,000 square foot green roof comprised of the innovative StormCap™ green roof system offers numerous benefits to the newly constructed Cape Cod Tech High School, as well as the local watershed. It is fitting that the region’s leader in technological education is also a study in building sustainability and innovation.
Newly Installed Vegetated Roof Thrives
One month after installation, the newly installed vegetated roof had acclimated beautifully to the location. The photo on the left was taken weeks after the April 2020 installation under strict Covid-19 safety procedures. (See video below.)
Aesthetically Pleasing and Distinct Design
Among its design features, is a highly aesthetic 25,000 square foot green roof that consists of contrasting sections of Marroon and Standard pre-grown sedum mat mixes. Various species of flowers and foliage change color and height with the seasons and require minimal fertilization and maintenance year round.
Green Roof Tackles 2.54″ Rainstorm
The StormCap™ 2.5+1 green roof system can handle a 2.54″ rainstorm. As a result, this helps reduce localized flooding and stormwater pollution. The lightweight system weighs only 23 lbs/sf saturated, and retains up to 1.59 gal/sf of stormwater. The 4″ profile includes drainage, filter, retention, media and a plant base delivered in pre-grown sedum mat.
Its components include Knauf Insulation’s Urbanscape® needled mineral hydro blanket that uses no binders and has a superior retention of 90% of water by volume.
In addition to the various environmental benefits including energy efficiency and mitigating heat island effect, the highly visible green roof helps further educate students on green infrastructure and climate resilience.
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Any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support. We supply a range of systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs. We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to start your green roof transformation.
As a Purple-Roof partner, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.