Hamline University Tops Off New Building with a LiveRoof Green Roof

Monday, July 2, 2012

LiveRoof, LLC, the green roof industry’s top horticultural experts, and Bachman’s, a family-owned wholesale and retail nursery based in Minneapolis that serves as a LiveRoof regional distributor and grower, announced that the LiveRoof system was selected for the 1,800-square-foot green roof installed atop the new Anderson Center at Hamline University. Located on the southwest edge of Hamline’s campus in St. Paul, Minn., the 100,000-square-foot Anderson Center will be the official entrance to campus and a stunning meeting place for students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors.

“The Anderson Center green roof at Hamline is the first large LiveRoof installation in Minnesota to use LiveRoof Deep Modules, which provide up to six inches of soil,” said Dale Bachman, chief executive officer, Bachman’s. “With six inches of growing medium, the green roof includes taller drought-tolerant grasses and native and adapted non-native perennials in addition to standard varieties of low-growing Sedum.”

Bachman’s is finding that universities and colleges are investing in green roofs. LiveRoof was recently selected for a 27,000-square-foot green roof for the Biomedical Discovery District at the University of Minnesota. Other Bachman’s LiveRoof projects include installations at Bethel University, Arden Hills, Minn.; the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minn.; Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.; and South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D.

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