Shq athut A Gathering Place, Vancouver Island University (VIU), Nanaimo, B.C

Green Roof

Created at: 29 Apr 2022


There are four green roofs on Vancouver Island near Nanaimo, B.C., and during their design, installation, and establishment, there was a concerted effort between the university, the city, and private industry to learn about how green roofs can be populated with native vegetation to reclaim lost habitat and to mitigate climatechange. Research on these roofs was largely influenced by former VIU faculty member Dr. David Gaumont-Guay. Dr. Gaumont-Guay was a member of the Department of Biology since 2009, where he established the Biometeorology Research Laboratory. Before his passing in 2016, Dr. Gaumont-Guay was the principal investigator of a green roof research lab set up at the Nanaimo campus and three other sites: the VIU Cowichan campus (VIU-COW) in Duncan, the Island West Coast Developments (IWCD) as an industrial partner, and at the transit building of the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), as a municipal partner.

Samenvatting (Dutch description)

Building Owner/Client: Vancouver Island University Green Roof Design Team Lead: Laura-Jean Kelly, Department of Horticulture, VIU Architect: Alfred Waugh Architects Installation Contractor: Vancouver Island University Horticulture Project completion: 2011 Green roof area: 456 m2 (4908 ft2)

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