Overview of Kansas State University’s interdisciplinary Seaton Hall green roof stormwater project with native plants.
(2013) Kansas State University. Kansas State’s multidisciplinary research team on the Seaton Hall green roof project includes engineering, horticulture, landscape architecture and agronomy. Few studies have rigorously assessed the long‐term viability of native plants on green roofs and their accompanying influence on soils and stormwater management. The primary goal for the Seaton Hall Green Roof project is to test the viability and growth of native grasses and forbs on a small integrated green roof with a soil profile of four to seven inches, thus providing valuable information for facilities O&M.
The Designer’s Guide aims to benefit both property owners and planners/designers by describing important considerations related to small‐scale green roof planning, design and management Two succinct chapters are provided: the first addressing the green roof planning/design phase (focusing on the retro‐fit green roof designed for the rooftop that is readily visible from Seaton Hall’s West Wing first‐floor breezeway—called the lower green roof); the second providing guidance for green roof implementation, with photos showing the implementation and establishment of the Lower Seaton Hall Green Roof.
A Designer’s Guide to Small‐Scale Retro‐fit Green Roof Planning, Design, and Implementation http://faculty.capd.ksu.edu/lskab/Designers-Guide-to-Green-Roof-Implementation-June-2013-KSU.pdf