Ballard Library green roof, Seattle, WA
photo courtesy Hydrotech USA
Starbucks in Seattle, WA gets a green wall.
cool wall-garden in Seattle
photo from George Moromisato
roof garden on top of the Seattle Art Musuem
“The green roof at Seattle hotel-condo project Olive 8 is being installed this week. It is one of the largest green roofs in Seattle at 8,355 square feet.”
“‘Center for Urban Agriculture’: located on a .72-acre site, it includes fields for growing vegetables and grains, greenhouses, rooftop gardens and even a chicken farm. The building also would run completely independent of city water, providing its own drinking water via the structure’s 31,000-square-foot rooftop rainwater collection area. Photovoltaic cells would produce nearly 100 percent of the building’s electricity.”
Weber Thompson’s design for Eco-Laboratory won the Natural Design Competition at the annual Greenbuild International Conference. The concept high-rise includes rainwater collection, black water to graywater conversion features and is net-zero energy. The high-rise is virtually a self-contained sustainable community.
Perhaps the most unusual feature of the design is the energy-generation system. It starts with methane (produced from waste), which runs the hydrogen fuel cell. The fuel cell and other systems provide electricity and heat water.
(via Mother Earth News)