Green parking decks surely ain't it
The seven-level, $40 million deck, which opened at the beginning of the year, is not just green philosophically. It’s green, literally.
The garage’s three entrances feature “green walls,” tufts of vertically growing euonymus shrubs kept vibrant by a built-in drip-irrigation system.
The walls help to reduce “reflexive heat, the warmth that bounces off buildings,” Willis said.
And although its specific sustainability benefits aren’t great, acknowledged Paul Manning, director of project management, “it softens the whole feeling of a parking garage and it does have an aesthetic benefit. It’s a lot better than a big neon sign saying ‘entrance.’”
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