Radha Green Roof Maintenance, Spring 2011 Visit #4Read more
|Location:||Main and Union Street|
|Sponsors:||Vancity, Real Estate Foundation of BC|
Radha is an education-based non-profit organization offering courses and workshops in yoga and personal development, as well as vegan cooking. Radha renovated its century-old building to reduce its carbon footprint, energy, and water use while improving the overall comfort of the building. Radha wanted their building to operate in line with their yoga values of taking responsibility for themselves and their actions.
Projects in Place assisted Radha with the design and installation of a green roof that transformed their rooftop into a living and breathing surface while contributing to the area’s emerging green economy. Ultra-light sedum mats from Xeroflor, which roll on the roof like carpet, were ideal for the building’s structural conditions.
The Build Event spanned over 2 days, and engaged approximately 100 people in the installation. From students to professionals to interested Vancouverites, everyone had the opportunity to climb onto the roof and participate - making it a great community event.
"Their passion for greening the inner city has helped develop new opportunities for the residents of the DTES and brought the idea of sustainability to the inner city."