16 Jul 2018

Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ

Stormwater Capture Co is featured in WATERPROOF! a quarterly magazine that is a great information resource for all types of waterproofers, including residential and commercial waterproofers, foundation contractors, and thousands of large roofing contractors.  The magazine reaches 10,000s interested readers throughout the U.S. every quarter.  Download the article: Waterproofing-Green-Roofs, Waterproof Mag, Summer 2018

 

About Stormwater Capture Co

Our team prides itself in being a hassle-free, one-stop-shop supplying vegetated systems that can be customized to local requirements, with warranty and maintenance support. We also offer ​access to a variety of analytical support service​s such as ​stormwater calculations specific to location ​and building/roof type.

We specialize in supplying green roof systems with​ high water retention-to weight ratio such as the StormCap system. Our premium base layers ​include​ the ​Needled ​M​ineral ​H​ydro ​B​lanket and can be easily cut to fit any shape and design.​ Contact us 855-786-7626 or send drawings to info@stormwatercaptureco.com get an estimate for your project.

 

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Dedicated to sustainability, NYC Convention Center embodies world-class technological innovation

NYC Convention Center green roof brings nature back to urban core.

The 6.75-acre green roof on the Javits Convention Center makes the 27-year-old building an example of sustainable retrofitting – attracting many species of birds, bats, bees and even tourists who go on rooftop tours.  This NYC landmark is also closely monitored by a team of engineers from Drexel University and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art who have designed and installed sensor systems to track its environmental impact.

CEO very pleased with performance of vegetated roof

In a recent interview with NPR (see video below), Javits’ CEO Alan Steel explained the significant aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits of the green roof.

Honey harvested in Fall of 2017 from NYC’s rooftop.

“Besides the great reaction, there are practical benefits.  We have three hundred thousand bees, we’ve seen 25 different species of birds on the roof. We reduced the temperature out here by about six degrees Fahrenheit and we also save about seven million gallons of stormwater runoff that’s absorbed in the  soil and the plants.  We’ve been able to reduce our energy consumption by about twenty six percent and that translated for us last year (2016) into a saving of about three million dollars.”  Javits is now also selling honey harvested from the rooftop.

“The success of our sustainability program epitomizes our rebirth as an organization, and this first batch of honey illustrates how far we have come in our efforts to reduce energy, create a wildlife haven and improve the quality of life in our neighborhood,” said President and CEO Alan Steel.

Green roofs are a learning laboratory for Engineers

Professor Franco Montalto in the department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Drexel College is the lead researcher on the Javits green roof project. He says in recent years the City of New York has made major commitments to sustainability and green infrastructure.

“The Javits Center green roof exemplifies the kind of environmentally sensible urban redevelopment projects that the City wants to encourage. The retrofit building will reduce urban runoff, mitigate the urban heat island effect, and, potentially have a cooling effect on the streets and buildings that surround it. Our research will seek to quantify these benefits,” said Montalto.

Watch NPR feature on Javits

Montalto’s research team is currently also monitoring more than 15 other green infrastructure sites in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Students from The Cooper Union will monitor the data and use it to learn about and model functional sustainable design projects.

“The Javits Center green roof project provides Cooper Union students with a significant learning opportunity to study sustainable design and use New York City as a learning laboratory,” said Dr. Joseph Cataldo, a professor in the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union.  “Our students are presently developing a model to predict the thermal behavior of the green roof using climate and infrared data. This information will be helpful to better gauge hydrology and temperature variations of the green roof, which, subsequently, is an important part of determining and understanding temperature patterns in green roofs and New York City as a whole.”

“Water and energy are intimately linked through the process of evapotranspiration,” Montalto said. “Incident solar radiation changes liquid water, originally deposited on the roof by precipitation, into water vapor which then leaves the roof surface. The energy consumed by this process keeps the roof and building cooler than it otherwise would be, since without the green roof this energy would simply heat up the roof surface. At the same time, if the air in the vicinity of the air conditioner intake pipes is cooler, these units have to work less to cool the -already cooler- building.”

For more on the Drexel and Cooper Union green roof research, click here.

About Stormwater Capture Co – Supplier of High Performing Vegetated Roofs

Stormwater Capture Co supplies green roof systems with high water retention to weight ratio, ideal for retrofits and new builds.

Our team prides itself in being a hassle-free, one-stop-shop supplying vegetated systems that can be customized to local requirements, with warranty and maintenance support. We also offer ​access to a variety of analytical support service​s such as ​stormwater calculations specific to location ​and building/roof type.

Stormwater Capture Co supplies a range of systems from lightweight to biodiverse.  Premium base layers ​include​ the ​Needled ​M​ineral ​H​ydro ​B​lanket.  Sedum blanket and base layers can be easily cut to fit any shape and design.​

Contact us 855-786-7626 or send drawings to info@stormwatercaptureco.com get an estimate for your project.

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05 Apr 2018

Case Study

Project Name……………………Johnson & Johnson World Head Quarters
Location…………………………..New Brunswick, NJ
Size…………………………………4641 ftover 7 atrium rooftops
Date Installed……………………December 15 & 16, 2017
System…………………………….StormCapTM
Construction Type…………….Steel
Designer………………………….Mark Yanchuk, J&J
Installer…………………………..Robert Ganter Contractors Inc
StormCap pre vegetated roof system

High performing StormCap system is wind tested and retains up to 2.6″ of rainfall for superior stormwater management.

State-of-the-art building technology reduces Johnson & Johnson HQ footprint

One of the main reasons the green roof was included in the design of the building was to reduce the stormwater runoff from the roof and protect local watersheds. The vegetated roof also helps increase the lifespan of the roofing membrane and keeps the building, and surrounding area, cooler on hot days.

Johnson & Johnson’s World HQ has seven vegetated roofs using the StormCapTM vegetated system and has been awarded the first LEED Existing Buildings Gold Certification in New Jersey. The high performing, low maintenance StormCapTM system was selected for its superior water retention-to-weight ratio. Innovative and easy to install, this system uses quality pre-grown mats, engineered growing medium and high performing base layers such as Urbanscape®’s Needled Mineral Hydro Blanket which has superior water retention characteristics holding 90% of its volume in water. The green roof has no permanent irrigation.

The sedum blanket is delivered with 85% foliar coverage and provides an instant green cover. It consists of 10-12 species of sedum specially selected for their heat/drought tolerance and year-round visual interests.  The sedum blanket helps reduce water

Additional benefits for the employees

Research shows there are additional benefits for the employees and company itself, as views of nature promotes positive levels of well-being among employees and keeps employee performance at optimal levels. Good for the building, good for the environment and good for the employees and community. Win-win-win.

About Stormwater Capture Co

Our team prides itself in being a hassle-free, one-stop-shop supplying vegetated systems that can be customized to local requirements, with warranty and maintenance support. We also offer ​access to a variety of analytical support service​s such as ​stormwater calculations specific to location ​and building/roof type.

We specialize in supplying green roof systems with​ high water retention-to weight ratio such as the StormCap system. Our premium base layers ​include​ the ​Needled ​M​ineral ​H​ydro ​B​lanket and can be easily cut to fit any shape and design.​

Contact us 855-786-7626 or send drawings to info@stormwatercaptureco.com get an estimate for your project.

30 Mar 2018

Case Study

Project Name……………………2nd District Police Station
Location…………………………..Bethesda, MD
Size…………………………………4125 ft
Date Installed………………….. November 30, 2017
System…………………………….StormCapTM
Construction Type…………….Steel
Designer………………………….Michael Baker International
Installer…………………………..Gordon Contractors

Bethesda Police Department meets LEED® Silver Requirements

One of the main reasons the green roof was included in the design of the building was to reduce the stormwater runoff from the roof and protect local watersheds. The vegetated roof also helps increase the lifespan of the roofing membrane and keeps the building, and surrounding area, cooler on hot days.

The new 2nd District Police Station in downtown Bethesda is a unique public/private state-of-the-art police station designed to meet LEED® Silver certification requirements. It includes community space as well as a separate, secure entrance for police officers. The installation of the StormCapTM vegetated system with 1,000 plant plugs helps StonebridgeCarras developers meet the Montgomery County, MD Green Building and Sustainability Standards and Energy Guidelines.

StormCap pre vegetated roof systemThe high performing, low maintenance, StormCapTM system was selected for its superior water retention-to-weight ratio and excellent stormwater retention capability. The sedum blanket is delivered with 85% foliar coverage and provides an instant green cover. It consists of 10-12 species of sedum selected for their heat/drought tolerance and year-round visual interests. The sedum blanket helps reduce water evaporation, soil erosion and weed growth.

The Needled Mineral Hydro Blanket by UrbanscapeTM acts as a water reservoir to support plant health, and offers reliable stormwater management over the lifespan of the vegetated roof. Capturing up to 2.6″ (1.6 gal/ft2) of rainfall on the rooftop helps prevent stormwater pollution and protect local watersheds. The green roof has no permanent irrigation.

About Stormwater Capture Co

Our team prides itself in being a hassle-free, one-stop-shop supplying vegetated systems that can be customized to local requirements, with warranty and maintenance support. We also offer ​access to a variety of analytical support service​s such as ​stormwater calculations specific to location ​and ​building/roof type. We specialize in supplying green roof systems with​ high water retention-to weight ratio such as the StormCap system. Our premium base layers ​include​ the ​Needled ​M​ineral ​H​ydro ​B​lanket and can be easily cut to fit any shape and design.​ Contact us 855-786-7626 or send drawings to info@stormwatercaptureco.com get an estimate for your project.

16 Aug 2017

Case Study

Project Name…………………..Mastery Cramer Hill Elementary School
Location…………………………..Camden, NJ
Size…………………………………3000 ft2
Date Installed…………………..2017
System…………………………….StormCapTM
Construction Type…………….Steel
Designer………………………….Blackney Hayes Architects

 

StormCap pre vegetated roof systemStudents and teachers of Mastery Cramer Hill Elementary have a pleasing view of vegetated rooftop that changes appearance with the seasons.

Workers unroll the sedum blanket onto the growing medium.

A team of workers from Ganter Contractors install the nearly 3000 square feet of vegetated roof in less than one day.

One of the main reasons the green roof was included in the design of the building was to reduce the stormwater runoff from the roof. The vegetated roof also helps increase the lifespan of the roofing membrane and keeps the building, and surrounding area, cooler on hot days.

Needled Mineral Hydro BlanketThis school’s vegetated system features the lightweight Needled Mineral Hydro Blanket which acts as a water reservoir to support plant health, and offers reliable stormwater management over the lifespan of the vegetated roof.

The sedum blanket is delivered with 85% foliar coverage and provides an instant green cover. It consists of 10-12 species of sedum specially selected for their heat/drought tolerance and year-round visual interests.  The sedum blanket helps reduce water evaporation, soil erosion and weed growth. The green roof has no permanent irrigation.

Research shows improved behavior and academic achievement in students who have a view of natural landscapes from their classroom.

About Stormwater Capture Co

Our team prides itself in being a hassle-free, one-stop-shop supplying vegetated systems that can be customized to local requirements, with warranty and maintenance support. We also offer ​access to a variety of analytical support service​s such as ​stormwater calculations specific to location ​and building/roof type.

We specialize in supplying green roof systems with​ high water retention-to weight ratio such as the StormCap system. Our premium base layers ​include​ the ​Needled ​M​ineral ​H​ydro ​B​lanket and can be easily cut to fit any shape and design.​

Contact us 855-786-7626 or send drawings to info@stormwatercaptureco.com get an estimate for your project.