Green Roof Guide: Dansko Strides toward Sustainability

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Triple Installation Crowns Footwear Company's Headquarters

A LEED Gold certification for Dansko's Chester County, PA, headquarters brought founders Peter Kjellerup and Mandy Cabot a step closer to their green goals. The 90,000-square-foot facility features three vegetated roofs, one of which houses a patio with a pergola and is accessible to employees. The entire east wing is covered by the largest of the three.

The environmental benefits are a popular motivator for would-be green roof owners, along with stormwater management and aesthetics, explains Brian Lambert, Director of Products and Systems for the Garland Company, the roofing manufacturer that supplied modified bitumen for the project’s green roofs and other flat areas and metal roofing for the steep slopes.

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