The County Office Building's green roof was completed in July 2005 with 9,000 sedum plants that have grown and spread, working to cover the roof with a layer of green foliage.
Albemarle County's Green Roof
The roof is the first demonstration project of its kind in the region and joins other green roof proposals in the area including an expansion of Rouss Hall at the University of Virginia and portions of the new Monticello visitors center. In addition, interest in and implementation of residential applications continues to expand. We are hoping this demonstration project will help to cast the seeds of a greener and cleaner Albemarle County.
>> Click HERE to see photos of the Green Roof's growth over the past two years.
With funding made available through the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the County of Albemarle installed a green roof over a large portion of the County Office Building. The area is comprised of the portion of the building housing Community Development, which is adjacent to visitor's parking. The project covers over 9,000 square feet of the building with two types of green roof systems.Albemarle County is excited to join with other green roof projects in the Commonwealth, such as the City of Alexandria which has installed a 10,756 square foot green roof on their health department building. Other projects have been completed at James Madison University, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alliance for the Bay, Richmond Area in conjunction with SunTrust Bank, and Downtown Greens Community Garden in Fredericksburg.
Albemarle County's Green Roof Project is supported with funding from the Chesapeake Bay Program through the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation via grant agreement number BAY 2004-20-SR.
Green Roof Resources
Great Lakes Water Institute
Penn State Green Roof Research
Click HERE for related Green Roof links.
Staff contact: Gregor Patsch