The renovated headquarters of Raven Industries will soon be housed under plants.  Over the next two days, a living, planted roof will be installed as part of a plan to green the entire facility.  The LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System was selected for the green roof system, which will be installed on April 15-16, 2014.

The modular green roof system bill be delivered fully grown by Bachman’s, Inc. the regional grower for the LiveRoof system, and will be installed by Architectural Roofing & Sheet Metal.

“The facility has been operational over fifty years, and we want to honor the building’s legacy by making sustainable design and product choices which reduce operating costs and stand the test of time,” said Brian Meyer, Raven’s Chief Information Officer.

According to Meyer, “The green roof system provides a beautiful environment for our team members where they can enjoy the outdoors, and it enables overall building efficiency in dissipating heat and conserving rainfall.”

“We selected regionally adapted plants that will be delivered mature, thriving, and ready for the rigors of the rooftop environment,” said John Daniels, Vice President of Bachman’s of Minneapolis, Minn.

Green roofs offer many benefits, including, beautification, water management, air purification and improved energy efficiency.  The LiveRoof green roof system contributes toward the credits needed to acquire the LEED certification anticipated by the design and construction team.

The LEED program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.  Certified LEED buildings cost less to operate and are a test to the values of the organization that own and occupy them.

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