Πέμπτη, 14 Αυγούστου 2014

Sweet Lemongrass Green Roof on Downtown Disney Starbucks Cafe

Sweet Lemongrass Green Roof on Downtown Disney Starbucks Cafe

Included here are several photos of the new Starbucks Disney Orlando cafe's Green Roof!
MetroVerde Florida Green Roofs atop Disney Starbucks cafe

MetroVerde Florida Green Roofs atop Disney Orlando Starbucks cafe
The rooftop is so hot and so humid, a virtual tropical prairie.

The rooftop includes Poaceae family species growing in three inches of green roof soil media.
MetroVerde's extensive Florida Green Roofs are only 3" thick and designed to withstand hurricane winds
Green roof like these are so very important to providing so many benefits for communities.  Green roofs, like the Starbucks green roof give urban core wildlife important habitat.  The living roofs attenuate and clean stormwater, removing particulate matter and cleaning rainfall before reaching our surface and ground water systems.  Green roofs create a sense of place in the urban core and play an important role in mitigating urban heat island effect, and so much more!
Located along Main Street in Orlando Disney, the Starbucks Green Roof sets a standard for sustainable architecture
Importantly, this roof is designed to be tropical storm and hurricane resilient.  The entire green roof assembly growing system including plants are permanently attached to the underlying building.
Cradle to Cradle Sustainability, Recycling Starbucks Coffee Grounds into Green Roof Compost!

Finally, this roof is a spectacular example of cradle to cradle sustainability.  Coffee grounds from the cafe are composted and used to feed the plants.  The plants in turn clean water and air, creating a better world for growing coffee beans.

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