Ballard Library

Seattle, WA
Secteur de marché: 
Civique/ Gouvernement
ExtensifApplication en penteImperméabilisationSystème Garden Roof®
Type de projet: 
Nouvelle construction
 sq. ft. pi. ca.
Année de fin des travaux: 

Libraries are traditionally stark repositories of knowledge. Installing a green roof was an opportunity to generate community interest in green design to make this facility a dynamic teaching tools for sustainable design and environmental awareness.


The green roof was incorporated as part of an overall strategy to reduce and conserve energy costs where possible. Solar (photovoltaic) panels provided by the Seattle City Light Green Power Panel installed on the northern edge of the roof will monitor the amount of electricity captured and collected onsite. Energy generated from these panels is fed back into the city's power grid, reducing the library's energy bills. Additionally various rooftop sensors measure wind speed, direction, sunlight etc. 


The gently curving roof is visible from the periscope and observation deck and invites visitors to engage in the green roof's ecology above the street. The project illustrates green buildings are feasible within a modest budget, presenting the community with an ideal example of benefits realized when sustainable design combines with extraordinary architecture. 


As the site is in an urban setting, the challenge was to develop the site in a restorative manner. Formerly home to a bank and a parking lot, hardscape compromised 100% of the lot coverage. Today, combined with the green roof and planters at the building perimeter, the hardscape has been reduced to 20% of the lot coverage.


The seamless waterproofing membrane used for the green roof project, Monolithic Membrane 6125EV-FR® (fabric reinforced, environmental grade, 25% recycled content), is a hot fluid-applied, rubberized asphalt that forms a long-lasting tenacious bond to the substrate. MM6125EV-FR's® unique formulation, which includes inert clay fillers, provides excellent resistance to acids and fertilizers. 

2006 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Award of Excellence - Extensive Institutional Category2006 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Project
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
PCL Construction Services, Inc.


  • November 22, 2018
    -	Patrick Quenneville, conseiller technique associé chez Cometal; Pierre Boudrias, gestionnaire immobilier principal chez Bentall Kennedy; Denis Gingras de chez Membranes Hydrotech Corporation; Pierre-Luc Baril, ingénieur, vice-président et associé principal chez Pageau Morel; ainsi que Rodrigue Paulin, architecte chez Paulin architectes

    Nous sommes très reconnaissants d'avoir obtenu ce prix mérité pour notre innovation en matière d'environnement.  La MM6125 contient 40% de matière recyclée post-consommateur.  En spécifiant notre membrane, les professionnels de la construction...

  • October 25, 2018

    Le verre recyclé postconsommation trouve désormais une nouvelle application dans la composition d'une membrane d'imperméabilisation.

    En 2016, Hydrotech amorce une démarche de recherche et développement en vue d'intégrer une nouvelle...