Green roofs aren't a new concept, in fact they can trace their lineage in the United States back to the sod roofed homes that were common on the prairie during the country's westward expansion. But green roofs in their modern incarnation date back to the 1960's. Today, green roofs are divided into two broad categories, extensive and intensive, based on the pounds of vegetation per square foot, as well as the amount of maintenance they require.
Following on our earlier work installing the landscape at the new Brightview South River senior living community, E-Landscape has now been selected to perform ongoing maintenance at the facility, located on Lee Airpark Drive in Edgewater. Brightview South River is Brightview's seventh senior living community in Maryland and its first assisted living community in Anne Arundel County. The community has 64 residences designated for assisted living and 26 in a separate wing for people with Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive impairments. The residences include studios, one-bedroom apartments and two bedroom apartments.
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Green building practices have garnered quite a bit of attention recently as architects, developers, and property owners seek to gain LEED certification for their buildings. One outcome of this movement is increasing interest in green roofs.
E-Landscape recently began work on the Elkton Senior Apartments, a 60-unit senior apartment building that will be constructed in Elkton (Cecil County) Maryland. The project is being developed by The Ingerman Group, headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and the General Contractor is Hamel Builders of Elkridge, Maryland.
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