Green Roof Boston


A new film about building a green building in Boston is making the festival rounds.

The Greening of Southie is a feature documentary about Boston’s first residential green building, and the skeptical workers who are asked to build it. From wheatboard cabinetry to recycled steel, bamboo flooring to dual-flush toilets, The Macallen Building is something different––a leader in the emerging field of environmentally friendly design. But Boston’s steel-toed union workers aren’t sure they like it….

Points keep accruing at the building site, as soil and succulents are hoisted onto the green roof

They’ve got a succulent green roof? Nice.

The extensive green roof on the top of the building, shown in this photo, lowers heating and cooling loads in addition to managing stormwater. Credit: John Horner, John Horner Photography


    
    
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