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2:25 p.m. July 25, 2012
Bearden Hill rooftop features outdoor space with panoramic view of the Smoky Mountains

KNOXVILLE -- Bearden Hill is showcasing an innovative meaning to the term Green. The rooftop of Bearden Hill Office Building in Knoxville now flaunts a stunning 1,300-square-foot outdoor space on its roof at 6450 Kingston Pike. The roof offers a panoramic view of Mount LeConte and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Using LiveRoof® Green Roof, Southeast Green Roofs, LLC of Fairview, Tennessee was selected for the project. A licensed regional grower and distributor for LiveRoof, Southeast selected and grew the green roof plants in the system's modules which were installed by Dixie Roofing of LaFollette.

The three-story, 10,500-square-foot building, constructed by Merit Construction, Inc., is located atop Bearden Hill. It includes the offices of McCamy Development and the barre3 exercise studio.

"We recommended LiveRoof because it is the green roof system that is full-grown at the time of installation. That imparts immediate beauty and reduces long-term maintenance," said John Wisinger, landscape designer, Hedstrom Design, LLC, the landscape architecture firm that designed the green roof and patio area. "In addition, the plants were cultivated right here in our own region."

"On the day we delivered LiveRoof for installation, the system's modules were abundantly vegetated with regionally adapted, locally grown plants already full-grown and flourishing," said Andy Sudbrock, plant ecologist, Southeast Green Roofs, LLC. "The specialized plants, developed for their beauty and ability to thrive on rooftops for decades, will require minimal maintenance."

"Green roofs provide green space as an architectural amenity and offer other significant benefits," said Bruce Bosse, president, Merit Construction, Inc. "Green roofs extend the service life of a building's roof, moderate stormwater runoff, and reduce energy demand and costs (especially for air conditioning in the summertime)."

Merit Construction, Inc. is a commercial and industrial construction firm located in Knoxville, Tenn. Merit has completed more than a billion dollars in construction volume since 1982, with an average of $87.2 million annually over the last five years. Merit has extensive experience building all types of beautiful and functional construction projects including office buildings, retail facilities, medical buildings and industrial facilities, as well as churches and educational facilities.

LiveRoof®, LLC is the top horticultural science company in the green roof industry. 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.

Published July 25, 2012

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