WWF’s New Green Roof for its Washington HQ

September 29, 2010 / No Comments

World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) latest green architectural innovation has reached completion. The organization’s headquarters in Washington D.C. features this which is in fact a green roof atop the building. This is considered as the third largest in the city.

wwfHQ WWF’s New Green Roof for its Washington HQ

Here, the original 24 year-old roof is replaced with state of the art living system. This system comprises of locally grown plant life which accounts for 27,750 sq ft.

It has eleven types of sedum plants installed. These plants are known for their water storing properties and therefore will reduce stress on the city’s sewer infrastructure. The overflow of water from these plants is tackled by channeling their flow into the nearby parks such as Potomac, Anacostia and Rock Creek Parks.

The renovated roof is no harm for sound insulation and will also reduce the operating costs to cool and heat the building. An on-site dedication of the renovated building will take place this week by WWF.

The representatives from the EPA, the District Department of the Environment and the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) will also be present at the function.

WWF headquarters in the Netherlands built earlier is also essentially a green design.

(Via Inhabitat)