SUNY ESF: College of
Environmental Science & Forestry
MAKING SPACE FOR NATIVE SPECIES
State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry student center, called the Gateway Building, was designed to achieve a LEED Platinum certification. It features a combined heat-and-power system, and a highly visible 5,000-square-foot green roof designed to serve as both an example of a rooftop native species installation and a distinctive outdoor classroom.
Recover worked with Highview Creations and Motherplants, LTD to install an intensive green roof composed of Alvar plant community species that are known for their tolerance in dry soils. Plants were grown at Motherplants Nursery in Ithaca, New York.
Read more about the LEED Platinum Gateway building here.
State University of New York
5,000 sq. ft.
Native, Mixed Perennials
Green Roof Components