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Museum green roof is for the birds

March 16, 2010

CHATTANOOGA, TN — The planned 3,000 square foot green roof at the Creative Discovery Museum (CDM) — the largest green roof in Chattanooga, Tennessee — will be home to a variety of butterflies, birds and the museum''s own honeybee colony, according to The Chattanoogan.

According to the story, the LiveRoof green roof vegetation will be installed by Engineered Verdant Solutions (EVS) with funding support from the Stein Construction Company and Greenspaces.

CDM Executive Director Henry Schulson said: "The green roof will not only provide environmental benefits to the museum and the community, it will also be viewed by thousands of children and families every year who will learn the many ways that a green roof can help create a healthier planet."

The roof will only take a few days to install, and will consist of sedum plants over most of the roof covering as well as planter boxes with colorful seasonal flowers and small trees, the story added.

The CDM intends to apply for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the story added.

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