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Green Roofs Unveiled at National Building Museum Exhibition

liveroof225LiveRoof® and Riverbend Nursery, Inc. will feature a LiveRoof® system at the National Building Museum’s new exhibition, Green Schools, featuring the Sprout Space™ modular classroom. 

The exhibition opens to the public on Sunday, March 3rd. The installation of this new green space is tentatively set for Wednesday, February 27th and the National Building Museum will host a Media Preview of their entire exhibit on Thursday, March 28th from 10am - 12noon. To RSVP for the Media Preview please contact Emma Batson, (202) 272-2448, ext. 3458 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Green Schools exhibit will be introduce schools throughout the country which have installed green roofs on their buildings. Riverbend Nursery also donated modules for the new Green Schools Exhibit called Sprout Space™ at the National Building Museum.

The entire Exhibit features a range of K-12 green projects and demonstrates green school design possibilities. Visitors will be able to touch, feel, and see the green features of a Sprout Space™ classroom. The LiveRoof modules donated by Riverbend Nursery and LiveRoof® will include a mix of drought-tolerant plants grown specifically for use in on rooftops in Washington D.C.’s climate. The modular classrooms offer a cost effective and healthy solution for new school construction.

Scott Titanish, LiveRoof Area Sales Manager for Riverbend Nursery and licensed LiveRoof® Grower, understands the needs of school buildings as well as the benefits provided by a green roof installation. “I’m honored that the National Building Museum is offering this exhibit to the public and allowing visitors to see up close what a green roof can do.”

“Green Schools continues the National Building Museum’s decade-long exploration of meaningful, sustainable practices in all sectors of the built environment,” says Chase W. Rynd, Executive Director of the National Building Museum. “Exploring how schools across the country are incorporating green strategies—balancing the constraints of shrinking budgets with prudent environmental standards—provides us with valuable insight as we look toward constructing the next generation of school buildings.”

In the past two years, a number of area school districts have installed LiveRoof® green roofs on new and existing buildings. In July, a green roof was installed on Highland Elementary in Silver Spring, Maryland. To see pictures of green roof school installations in Maryland please visit: http://www.liveroof.com/showcase_filter.php?state=Maryland

About Riverbend Nursery, Inc.
Situated on over 100 acres in Riner, Va. in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Riverbend Nursery is a progressive container grower of quality perennials, herbs, groundcovers, and ornamental grasses. A wholesale-only grower, Riverbend sells to independent garden centers, landscapers, and distributors in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Riverbend grows more than three million containers annually with over 1,200 varieties, produced in both heated and unheated greenhouses. The majority are propagated at the nursery facility from seed, cuttings or divisions. As a LiveRoof® licensed regional grower, Riverbend is committed to providing unsurpassed service to green roof customers in the District of Columbia, North Carolina, Virginia and parts of both Maryland and West Virginia. More information is available at www.riverbendnursery.com

About LiveRoof®
Based in Spring Lake, MI, LiveRoof®, LLC (www.liveroof.com) is the top horticultural science company in the green roof industry. Exceptional in design and function, the LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System is the most refined horticultural solution. LiveRoof® establishes a healthy, sustainable ecosystem that covers the rooftop with seamless vegetation. Licensed regional growers customize plant selection for every LiveRoof® project. They deliver the system’s modules abundantly vegetated with locally cultivated, full-grown plants for an instant green roof and trouble-free ownership. LiveRoof’s® natural function and natural beauty offer the highest level of green roof performance with ultra-low maintenance costs. The proof is on the roof — showcased in over 800 installations that total more than 3 million square feet.