Gardens

Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, Ontario

At close to 4,000 m2 the Green Roof on the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) building is one of it's prime visible manifestations of sustainability. It consists of sedum drought-resistant plants that grow in a sand medium, requiring little maintenance or irrigation once established, and it is part of a high performance building envelope, achieving an R-50 insulating value. This growing vegetation also absorbs and controls rainwater runoff, which creates less strain on the building’s storm sewer drainage systems.

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