Next week, contractors will begin installation of a planted roof atop 1200 Avenue at Port Imperial. The 103-unit, seven-story building is part of the $2 billion master-planned Port Imperial South Community, located along the Hudson River. Lennar, owners of the previously-opened 1000 Avenue at Port Imperial and 1200 Avenue at Port Imperial, are installing their second green roof as construction nears completion at the second of four condominium buildings planned at The Avenue Collection.
The newest community offers skyline views for 75 percent of the building. In addition to a host of social and health amenities, a third-floor outdoor plaza will feature an open lawn, planting areas, seating, fire pit, sundeck and pool. On Monday, September 28, contractors will begin installing a 21,600 square foot LiveRoof brand system, which will feature a patterned mix of red and gold low-growing sedums. Ornamental grasses will also be used to block view of rooftop mechanical equipment from adjacent windows and seating areas.
Green roofs provide nature function and beauty. A patented, subterranean modular system unites the soil and plants creating a naturally beautiful meadow-like aesthetic. The roofs provide aesthetic, environmental and social benefits. Financial benefits can also be achieved from a vegetative roof including: extension of roof life, energy conservation, enhanced public relations, and conservation of municipal septic systems. The rooftop garden will provide important stormwater management as required by local legislation.