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Old 12-27-2007, 05:39 AM
 
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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is the sub-division a more traditional sub-division? I love modern Architecture, and would love to do more designs of it for our clients, but people are still wanting to stay inside the box with designs.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Here's a green roof! Actually, the house was "green" throughout.
New American Home at the past International Builders Show (2007) in Orlando,FL

http://www.nahb.org/news_details.aspx?newsID=3901
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:07 AM
 
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:43 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I didn't think a few planters on a roof constitutes a green roof. That's just a roof garden. My understanding was that a waterproof membrane is installed, then a layer of soil, then the whole roof is planted in low growing drought resistant plants like sedums.
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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I didn't think a few planters on a roof constitutes a green roof. That's just a roof garden. My understanding was that a waterproof membrane is installed, then a layer of soil, then the whole roof is planted in low growing drought resistant plants like sedums.
That is what I was expecting too.
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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A "green" roof constitutes a means of reuse/ sustained use- not grass, trees, shrubs, or other living organisms. In this particular case- the solar system creates shaded areas of roof; reducing radiant heat transfer through the roof along with producing electricity. The condensor units for the HVAC system and the generator don't take up ground area, and minimize noise. The cistern system, which most of the water comes from the roof.

Here's the complete article on the New American Home from Builder Magazine.

http://www.builderonline.com/industr...ticleID=419770

Not only is it a well conceived home- but it is iconic in architecture. I think it will truly stand the test of time.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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A "green" roof constitutes a means of reuse/ sustained use- not grass, trees, shrubs, or other living organisms. In this particular case- the solar system creates shaded areas of roof; reducing radiant heat transfer through the roof along with producing electricity. The condensor units for the HVAC system and the generator don't take up ground area, and minimize noise. The cistern system, which most of the water comes from the roof.

Here's the complete article on the New American Home from Builder Magazine.

http://www.builderonline.com/industr...ticleID=419770

Not only is it a well conceived home- but it is iconic in architecture. I think it will truly stand the test of time.
I agree, we have used these type of systems on some of our clients houses, they turned out looking great.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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Speaking of green roofs:

Scroll to the bottom. Sedum is the plant. Not a small roof by any means. Click on pics for a larger version.

http://www.desmoineslibrary.com/Buildings/index.htm (broken link)

In case you don't know Des Moines gets a lot of snow, freezing rain, sleet, etc every winter. If it will work here I think it's okay pretty much anywhere.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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My only "beef" with ICF's is I have not seen a nice looking way to finish off the exposed areas of the exterior face of the wall. Perhaps there are some nice looking examples, I just have only seen these modular pieces of stucco-like board to cover up the exposed areas. It looked very flimsy and there was a visible joint about every 6-8 feet - not very appealing in my opinion.

Here is one we did not long ago. Let me know if you would like to see more.

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