22B — March 27 - April 9, 2015 — Green Buildings — M id A tlantic

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G reen B uildings By MacKenzie Sharp, MLA, pfi The benefit of green roofs

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bent soil layers, which helps prevent the overflow of storm sewers, and improvement of water quality by filtering rain- water before it reaches local rivers and streams. Vegeta- tion improves air quality by filtering oxygen and absorbing greenhouse and noxious gases, as well as providing plant and wildlife habitat, including corridors for migratory bird species. NYC residents benefit from noise reduction due to the sound dampening effect of soil and plants, and diminished Urban Heat Island Effect – soil and green surfaces, instead of dark, paved surfaces that absorb solar heat and prevent cooling. As well, there are obvi- ous visual and spatial ameni- ties garnered from beautiful Rothenberger brings over 25 years of proven experience in planning and designing college and university facilities. “EwingCole is delighted to gain the expertise of a higher education design leader like Stu,” said Mark Hebden, AIA , president at EwingCole. “His leadership will further advance our ability to cre- ate innovative designs that enhance the quality of life for campus communities.”

green spaces. Green roofs can also serve as community gar- dens - creating sites for urban agriculture - and other com- munal gathering spaces. For building owners, green roofs offer significant long term advantages. In addition to making their property more attractive to prospective ten- ants/buyers, they can expect reduced heating and cooling costs thanks to the insulating properties of the soil and veg- etative layers, and prolonged roof membrane life, with lower maintenance costs. To help off- set the initial costs of installing a green roof, NYC and New York State passed legislation creating a one-year tax abate- ment for buildings installing a green roof (available through 2018). n Prior to joining EwingCole, Rothenberger was a principal at Stantec, an associate prin- cipal at SHW Group and a senior vice president at STV Architects. Rothenberger is an active member of the American In- stitute of Architects, the Soci- ety of College and University Planners, APPA and the Na- tional Association of College and University Business Of- ficers. n

reen roofs take on dif- ferent forms, from a simple shallow layer

of soil and ground cov- er, to a com- plex system intended to look like a more natu- ral landscape with deeper soil, shrubs and t r e e s .

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Green roofs can be credited with improving human health and comfort by offering envi- ronmental and economic ben- efits to both building owners and residents. Environmental benefits in- clude enhanced storm water management through the ad- dition of permeable and absor-

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EwingCole hires Stuart Rothenberger, AIA, LEED AP Philadelphia, PA

— Ewing- Cole , an ar- chitecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announced that Stuart R o t h e n - b e r g e r , AIA, LEED

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AP has been added to its higher education practice.

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