When riders can finally wait for the Seattle Streetcar to arrive at the First Hill Station in 2014, they'll be able to wait under a green roof.
The 10,000 square-foot facility roof will be planted with sedums. These drought-tolerant plants require little care, thrive in full sun with good drainage and suppress weeds. This green roof is just one of the features of this building to certify it under the LEED silver program, the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Certified LEED buildings cost less to operate and are a physical demonstration of the values of the organizations that own and occupy them. The roof is expected to last at least twice as long as a traditional tar roof while keeping polluted water out of local waterways and providing a habitat for birds and other animals.
· Green Roof Planted atop Seattle's Second Streetcar Line's Maintenance Facility Roof [LiveRoof]