‘Green’ roof project targeted for Community Center

A "green' roof set to be installed atop the Grand Haven Community Center will provide a new look to the facility. "Your typical roof is an unattractive feature,' LiveRoof LLC General Manager Dave MacKenzie said. "When you have a ‘green' roof, you have something that is beautiful.'
Alex Doty
Jun 14, 2011


The project is a result of a Clean Michigan Initiative grant administered by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. The DEQ grant is funding half of the nearly $60,000 project; the other 50 percent is coming from a grant from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

Grand Haven Special Project Manager Julie Beaton said MacKenzie’s crews were recently out redoing some of the roof components and the roof drainage to accommodate the new system. On June 20, crews are expected to begin installation of the project.

MacKenzie said while the process is relatively simple and efficient, there is a lot that takes place before installation — including growing the “green” roof vegetation at a local greenhouse so that it’s mature by the time it’s installed.

“The installation itself will be like installing a puzzle on the rooftop — one piece at a time,” MacKenzie said.

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