University of pennsylvania law school, philadelphia P.A.
Apex Greenroof Installation Year: 2012
Owner: UPENN Law
Location: Philadelphia P.A.
Building Type: Educational
System: Semi-intensive and extensive dual media systems
Size: 10,275 sf
"The building puts an emphasis on integrating aspects of environmental sustainability, creating a healthy, light-filled indoor environment and reducing greenhouse gasses through energy-efficient design. One example: Golkin Hall’s rooftop gardens not only provide attractive areas for student and faculty collaboration but also reduce the amount of storm water entering the city’s combined sewer/waste water system, counteract the heat-island effect caused by conventional dark roofs." (Penn Law’s Golkin Hall Awarded Gold LEED Status for Environmental Design, www.upenn.edu)