St. Mary Surgical / Emergency Department Green Roof
In continuing to improve the views from patient room and therapy areas, St. Mary Medical Center contracted with CVDA to develop green roof projects over four existing membrane roof areas. The roof areas include the Surgical Green Roof, the Emergency Department Roof, Emergency Department Canopy Green Roof, and the Pediatrics Green Roof. The total area of the four rooftop areas is approximately 31,500 square feet.
Each roof was developed with a design concept related to healing. The rooftops were designed with a variety of sedums and grasses, with the soil media depth of three inches for the sedums and six inches for grasses. The rooftops have electronic leak detection systems using vector mapping.
The design concept of each roof is presented in interpretive panels around the Medical Center Campus.
These projects not only provide energy savings and reduce peak stormwater run-off but also significantly improved views for upper floors of surrounding buildings. Although the rooftops are designed as a purely visual experience and are not accessible, it can be enjoyed by patients, medical staff and visitors from patient rooms, offices and hallways.
Location: St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Client: Community League, St. Mary Medical Center