OR brewing company installs advanced green roof, protects local waterways

This summer, Ninkasi Brewing Company's administrative building opened in the city of Eugene, Ore., and features a state-of-the-art rooftop garden that helps protect local waterways.

Sep 2nd, 2014
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Ninkasi Brewing's Green Roof by LiveRoof

EUGENE, OR, Sept. 2, 2014 -- Ninkasi Brewing Company's administrative building recently opened in the city of Eugene, Ore., and features a state-of-the-art rooftop garden that helps protect local waterways.

A living, planted roof was installed as part of a plan to green the entire facility. The LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System was selected for the 6,100-square-foot green roof, which was installed this summer.

The living roof reduces the total amount of stormwater runoff and filters pollutants that would otherwise be deposited in local streams, lakes and rivers. Additionally, the green roof will moderate the temperature of runoff water, which minimizes its effect on local aquatic life.

GreenFeathers, the regional grower for the LiveRoof system, grew and delivered mature flowers and greenery for the rooftop, which was designed by Cameron McCarthy and installed by Rexius.

This new brewery is part of a larger growth project for Ninkasi, which includes a new local distribution facility and second brewhouse. All buildings are registered to be LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified under the new LEED campus platform.

The green roof is visible above the front entrance and from windows throughout the facility.

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About Ninkasi Brewing Company

Ninkasi Brewing Company was founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge and continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in Eugene, Ore. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasi's Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint. For more information, visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com.

About GreenFeathers, Inc.

GreenFeathers, Inc., the Pacific Northwest regional distributor and grower for LiveRoof, is the green roof division of Blooming Nursery, Inc., one of Oregon's largest wholesale nurseries with 100,000 square feet of greenhouses and more than 45 acres of growing fields. Since 2008, GreenFeathers has custom grown over 50 green roof projects in the states of Oregon and Washington. For more information, visit www.greenfeathers.info.

About LiveRoof

Based in Spring Lake, Mich., LiveRoof® Global, LLC is a horticultural science company in the green roof industry. Exceptional in design and function, the LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System is the proven green roof system. LiveRoof establishes a healthy, sustainable ecosystem covering rooftops with seamless vegetation. LiveRoof has been used on over 1000 projects totaling more than 4,000,000 square feet. For more information, visit www.liveroof.com.

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