Sioux Falls, SD – The renovated headquarters of Raven Industries (Nasdaq: RAVN) will soon be housed under plants. Next week, a living, planted roof will be installed as part of a plan to green the entire facility. The LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System was selected for the green roof system, which will be installed on April 15-16, 2014.
The modular green roof system will be delivered fully grown by Bachman’s, Inc. the regional grower for the LiveRoof system, and will be installed by Architectural Roofing & Sheet Metal.
“The facility has been operational over fifty years, and we want to honor the building’s legacy by making sustainable design and product choices which reduce operating costs and stand the test of time,” said Brian Meyer, Raven’s Chief Information Officer.
According to Meyer, “The green roof system provides a beautiful environment for our team members where they can enjoy the outdoors, and it enables overall building efficiency in dissipating heat and conserving rainfall.”
“We selected regionally adapted plants that will be delivered mature, thriving, and ready for the rigors of the rooftop environment,” said John Daniels, Vice President of Bachman’s of Minneapolis, Minn.
Green roofs offer many benefits, including, beautification, water management, air purification and improved energy efficiency. The LiveRoof green roof system contributes toward the credits needed to acquire the LEED certification anticipated by the design and construction team.
The LEED program is 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 testament to the values of the organizations that own and occupy them.
About Raven Industries, Inc.
Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and manufactured high-quality, high-value technical products. Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance and unmatched service. Raven’s purpose is to solve great challenges in areas of safety, feeding the world, energy independence, and resource preservation. To realize this purpose, we utilize our strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation to serve the precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, aerospace, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Visit http://www.RavenInd.com for more information.
About Bachman’s, Inc.
Bachman’s has been in business since 1885, when founder Henry Bachman, Sr. first planted vegetables on a plot of land in south Minneapolis. Today, that plot contains the firm’s headquarters, with acres of floral, gift, garden, and landscaping departments. Bachman’s has grown to 29 retail locations in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, Minn., including six full-service Floral, Gift and Garden Centers. Bachman’s Nursery Wholesale Center has serviced the garden center, nursery and landscape industries since 1984. Bachman’s is the licensed regional grower and distributor of the LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System servicing eastern South Dakota. For more information, visit http://www.bachmans.com andhttp://www.bachmanswholesale.com.
Based in Spring Lake, Michigan, LiveRoof®, LLC is the top horticultural science company in the green roof industry. Exceptional in design and function, the LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System is the proven green roof system. LiveRoof establishes a healthy, sustainable ecosystem covering rooftops 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 — over four million square feet installed and showcased on http://www.liveroof.com.