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Fort Bragg's First "Green" Living Roof Installed

The new facility hosts a number of more environmentally responsible features including permeable asphalt parking spaces, radiant heat flooring, generous use of skylights and fan-cooled outdoor workspaces.

Today marks a significant event as Fort Bragg's first "green roof" in unveiled.

As part of the Army's efforts to conserve energy and find innovative ways to promote sustainability, an Army Corps of Engineers project at Fort Bragg has installed a vegetated roof system of succulent plants on the newly constructed Installation Transportation Deployment Support Area.

"This green roof project will help to reduce the heat island effect that can make large, concrete-covered spaces like the Installation Transportation Deployment Support Area unbearably hot in the summer and very costly to operate," said Ekaterina Dones, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

As part of the Army’s continuing efforts to conserve energy and find
innovative ways to promote sustainability, an Army Corps of Engineers
project at Fort Bragg has installed a vegetated roof system of succulent
plants on the newly constructed Installation Transportation Deployment
Support Area (ITDSA). The more than $10 million facility will allow units to
prepare and inspect vehicles and equipment for transportation by air, rail
and sea.

“We are very proud of this green roof project, which will help to
reduce the heat island effect that can make large, concrete-covered spaces
like the Installation Transportation Deployment Support Area unbearably hot
in the summer and very costly to operate,” said Ekaterina Dones, U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.


Kem Davis April 29, 2013 at 11:29 AM
I love this idea. Can houses use this same kind of roof ? Is Ft Bragg the 1st military base to try this ?
Harnett Hawkdriver April 29, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Yea, So who gets to be the first soldier to have to go up there to mow, weed, or do police call. Just saying :)

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