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Saint Louis County .....

Motor Pool Green Roof
Minnesota Lake Superior Coastal Program....., Final Report - August 30, 2008
Contract Number - A99836 Project Number - 306A-03-07
Photos by Tom Romundstad of the St. Louis County Property Management Department,
Contract Administrator/Project Manager for Green Roof Project.
Report Prepared By:
William Scalzo - Project Architect - Scalzo Architects, Ltd.
Thomas L. Romundstad - Contract Administrator - St. Louis County Property Management
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
This project was funded in part under the Coastal Zone Management Act, by NOAA's
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, in cooperation with Minnesota's
Lake Superior Coastal Program.
St. Louis County also acknowledges the State of Minnesota Department of Natural
Resources and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for the ongoing support of the
county's green initiatives.
Special Thanks
We at St. Louis County would like to thank William Scalzo of Scalzo Architects, Ltd
here in Duluth for his constant help, support, and expertise in design and
implementation of installment of the St. Louis County Motor Pool Green Roof project.
We would also like to thank A.W. Kuettel & Sons, Inc. And Mike Eklund of Duluth for
the great work he and his crews did on the installation of the modular green roof system
and the training their company put their people through making them one of the areas
first and leading installers of green roof systems.
And thank you to Bachman's Wholesale Nursery & Hardscapes and Doug Danielsen for
all their help and support and for accommodating our tight schedule and providing an
excellent product, delivery, and the training to all involved, including St. Louis County
Property Management staff for proper care and maintenance of the finished product.
And a very special thank you to Tony Mancuso, Director of Property Management
for Saint Louis County for his open mind and forward thinking!
And also, Pat Collins, Karla Sundberg, Mindey Granley, and Clint Little for their
insights on all the various aspects of this project and the process!
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Introduction
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Built in 1957, when generally speaking, energy wasn't as big an issue as it is today, the St.
Louis County motor pool garage, located on the corner of 4th Avenue West and 2
nd
Street in
downtown Duluth, was not built with energy conservation or use in mind. Therefore, the
structure was perhaps one of the biggest energy wasting buildings owned by the county.
There was no insulation in the concrete roof (which later was paved with 6 inches of asphalt
and used for parking vehicles). There were glass brick windows, many of which were north
facing not to mention having an over abundance of them. There was a poor heating and
ventilation system etc., and during the winter months, the condensation built up so badly that
is had caused mold to grow throughout the structure. It dripped from the ceilings onto the
parking deck, cars, trucks, and verious equipment and supplies. Any heat that was generated
inside was lost through the uninsulated walls, windows and roof costing taxpayers much more
money than any building should, not to mention the emissions created by the generation of
energy for the systems within. And recently, the roof was inspected by a structural engineer
and was decertified for vehicle parking.
Therefore, the county's property management department decided to begin bringing the motor
pool facility up to date.
WORK COMPLETED
Some of the projects included total mechanical system infrastructure replacement including
natural convective ventilation which brought the building up to current ventilation code
requirements, total electrical system replacement, interior painting (white for better light
reflectance), energy efficient lighting, exterior shell repairs and sealing, storm drain
replacement, window replacement/upgrade to energy efficient units (ongoing), replacement of
north facing glass brick windows with insulated panels, and the addition of building insulation
which greatly improved the building envelope's thermal performance. Due to the
aforementioned decertification of the roof structure for parking, the 6 inches of asphalt was
stripped, parapet and other various repairs made, several inches of high density foam
insulation and new epdm added. The type of insulation was determined based on future plans
to add a green roof. The pounds per square foot weight load of the green roof is less than that
of vehicles and asphalt, making it possible. The county also replaced the former natural gas
powered riding floor sweeper with a battery operated unit for improved indoor air quality. As a
result of all of the upgrades, the indoor air quality was vastly improved.
Part of the project included the above mentioned new insulated roof. And since the existing
roof still had ample capacity to accommodate the weight of a green roof system, the
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Lake Superior Coastal Program, Western Lake
Superior Sanitary District, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and St. Louis County have
partnered on the modular LlLive Roof concept as a pilot project for this area.
This will be the first commercial building green roof installation in this region. The above listed
agencies will monitor the performance of the storm water run-off and retention system. It will
be available for education, demonstration, and investigation purposes for these public
agencies and others. Pavers have been installed for this purpose and informational signage
will also be placed at the site near the recycled material, maintenance free picnic table has
been placed. We also intend to make available through the forthcoming St. Louis County
Green Initiative Website, information and photos, etc., regarding the new green roof.
We will be monitoring roof temperatures, inside and out, using thermometers at various levels
above the surface as well as infrared photography under various atmospheric conditions. We
will look at the temperatures above the remaining area of the roof (phase II portion), now
covered in black epdm, and compare it to temps above the green roof areas. This is usually
where air intakes for ventilation and air conditioning are on buildings. Therefore, a green roof
(as well as a white roof) lowers the temperature of the air in this area thereby helping reduce
cooling load. This cooler air also make roof mounted photo-voltaic panels operate more
efficiently, which we have on the motor pool facility. We now always use white roofing material
when a green roof isn't possible or feasible. We used black on this one knowing we would be
covering it over with the modular planted system. We plan to finish the remaining portion of the
roof with a green-roof in phase II of the project early in 2009.
RESULTS
This particular application lent itself well to this project due to its being a low building with a
broad footprint. The thermal advantages benefit the entire building in this scenario as opposed
to a tall building with a relatively small footprint, in which case, only the top floor reaps most of
the benefits.
This roof project will be used as a demonstration project to educate and encourage similar
projects within the counties served by the Lake Superior Coastal Program and beyond. The
roof costs about twice as much but will last at the very least, 2 to 3 times longer (60 years and
more) than a standard roofing system. It will reduce cooling load up to 30
%
, add some
insulation value, reduce storm water run-off into the Lake Superior watershed, reduce the heat
island effect, provide air filtration and aid in removing C02 from the air, replacing it with 02.
The roof will provide additional green space for people and the environment, and in this case
better photo voltaic production due to the cooler space during the hotter months as previously
indicated. It also provides a much more natural and pleasing view to anyone viewing it from
the surrounding taller buildings or further up the hillside. Prior to the green roof, there were
impounded vehic\es as well as older county owned vehicles being readied for auction stored
upon the old roof on a black top surface that was rapidly deteriorating. Therefore, this is a vast
improvement esthetically as well!
CONCLUSIONS
Green roofs have been in existence for centuries and have been used for commercial building
applications for decades. This is not new technology for the building industry but is new to this
area. The green roof will be an example of what government agencies can and should do. We
need to take a leadership roll in these kinds of energy conservation initiatives.
The grant application process included approval by several State agencies including the State
Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). The Duluth Motor Pool building is not in the historical
district that includes the Civic Center buildings; but because it is adjacent to the historical
district, the County was required to go through the review process. This process was the
greatest setback for the project. It took 13 months to get the final approval from SHPO.
Based in part on our green roof project, St. Louis County was awarded the Lake Superior
Binational Forum Environmental Stewardship Award for 2008. The group is comprised of folks
from the U,S. and Canada representing Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario. The
forum design and promote ways to improve the quality of life and the environment within the
Lake Superior Watershed Area.
APPENDICES
A - Brief description of green roof system and project from Bachman'S Wholesale Nursery &
Hardscapes.
B - Thank you letter from Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program's Pat Collins, Program
Manager.
C - Please see attached copies of the following published articles, etc.:
1 - st. Louis County.org
2 - Lake Superior Binational Forum description of
organization and announcement - http://www.superiorforum.info/wp.php?pg=15
3 - Duluth Journal article.
4 - weco Twin C:ities - Project Energy Report
5 - Duluth News Tribune article - Tuesday August 5
th
, 2008
6 - Duluth News Tribune cover story - Friday June 27, 2008
D - As-built drawing - August 1, 2008 - Scal1zo Arclhitects
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This report is printed on 100% post consumer recycled paper
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WHOLESALE NURSERY & HARDSCAPES
Date: August 27, 2008
To: 8t. Louis Cou nty Property Management
Lake Superior Coastal Program
From: Doug Danielsen
Subject: Duluth Motor Pool Green Roof
To date the Duluth Motor Pool Green Roof is the largest LiveRoof project in
Minnestota. The plant mix consists of seven different varieties of sedum that
provide year round interest. The seven varieties are: Sedum album 'Coral
Carpet', Sedum floriferum 'Bailey's Gold', Sedum hybridum 'Immergrunchen',
Sedum kamtschaticum, Sedum reflexum, 8edum sexangulare and Sedum
spurium 'Dragon's Blood'
LiveRoof is the only pre-vegetated modular green roof system available. We
grow it at our nursery for 60 - 90 days to fill in the modules. This creates an
instant green roof. When you start off with an instant green roof you get all of
the benefits of a green roof day one. Live Roof will absorb 95% of a 1 inch rain
and help on your energy savings. Studies have shown green roofs can save
up to 30% on your energy bill during the summer. Another benefit of green
roofs is extending the life of the roof. Sunlight is the number deterrent to
membrane roofs. With green roofs you are protecting the membrane from the
sunlight. Green Roofs will double to triple the life of the roof.
Bachman's Wholesale Nursery and Hardscapes 6877 235
th
St West Farmington, MN 55024
651-463-3288 • 800-525-6641 • fax 651-463-4747 . Iiveroof@bachmans.com
August 25, 2008
Tom Romundstad
St. Louis County Property Management
100 North 5th Avenue West
Suite 50
Duluth, MN 55802
Dear Tom,
B
Pat Collins
Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
1568 Hwy 2
Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-6612
Pat.Collins@dnr.slate.mn.us
Thank you for your participation in our recent evaluation by the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Your contributions were appreciated, and they added
important observations and insight for the evaluators.
Thanks to the local partner meetings and site visits, the evaluation team observed a solid network
of committed coastal partners in every community along Minnesota's Lake Superior coast. The
periodic evaluation of Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program (MLSCP) is an opportunity to
show the accomplishments of our partners, the impact of the program, and the effectiveness of
coastal management in Minnesota. We were pleased to have feedback on your experiences
working with MLSCP.
The results of the evaluation will be in the form of official recommendations regarding
improvements to MLSCP from the NOAA evaluation team. This will likely be made available
within the next 6 months, and we will post the report and comments on our website at:
www.mndnr.gov/waters/lakesuperior
Thank you, once again, for your time and participation in our coastal program evaluation.
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Welcome to St. Louis County
St. Louis County, Minnesota
Located in Northeastern Minnesota, St. Louis County is the
largest county east of the Mississippi. St. Louis County is known
for its spectacular natural beauty, including a national forest and a
national park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, four state parks
and 500 lakes.
St. Louis County is the home of 200,500 people, living in small
mining towns, farm communities, and in busy cities. The major
industries in St. Louis County are mining, wood and paper
products, shipping and transportation, health care, and tourism.
Duluth, the largest city, is an international seaport and also the
county seat. St. Louis County also maintains courthouses in
Hibbing and Virginia and a Government Services Center in Ely to
serve its citizens.
St. Louis County has museums, libraries, parks, theatres, a
waterfront boardwalk, and limitless recreation including boating,
fishing, skiing, and arts presentations. Education is a top priority,
with excellent public and private schools and opportunities for
higher education at several public and private colleges .
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St. Louis County's Duluth Veterans SeNice Office
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Invitation to Attend the Bobby Arc Memorial
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St. Louis County Public Safety Expo
st. Louis County Wins Lake Superior Binational
Forum's Environmental Stewardship Award
County Administrator Position - Applications Being
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SLC Wins Lake Superior Binational Forum's Environmental Stewardship Award
August 4, 2008
For Immediate Release:
CONTACT: Tony Mancuso, County Property Manager
St. Louis County Courthouse
Duluth, Minnesota (218) 725-5085
Lissa Radke, United States Coordinator,
Lake Superior Binational Forum, Northland College Ashland, Wisconsin (715) 682-1489
St. Louis County Wins Lake Superior Binational Forum's
EnvironmentaJ Stewardship Award
The Lake Superior Binational Program has annoW1ced that United States and Canadian judges with the Lake Superior Binational Forum have selected St.
Louis County as the recipient of its 2008 Environmental Stewardship Award in the U.S. Municipality category for outstanding initiatives that protect Lake
Superior. The award was based upon the work of the County's Property Management Department and its innovative practices that reduce water and energy
use, reduce solid waste, use recycled products, and use alternative energy sources.
A short awards ceremony with the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 9:30AM in the County Board
Room, Second Floor, Duluth County Courthouse (100 N. 5
th
Ave. West). The event is open to the public and will be held at the beginning of the regular
County Board meeting so that others can learn more about the sustainable practices conducted by the Property Management Department.
The award pays tribute to those individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship through leadership in five
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St. Louis County, Minnesota
Located in Northeastern Minnesota, St. Louis County is the
largest county east of the Mississippi. St. Louis County is known
for its spectacular natural beauty, including a national forest and a
national park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, four state parks
and 500 lakes.
St. Louis County is the home of 200,500 people, living in small
mining towns, farm communities, and in busy cities. The major
industries in St. Louis County are mining, wood and paper
products, shipping and transportation, health care, and tourism.
Duluth, the largest city, is an international seaport and also the
county seat. St. Louis County also maintains courthouses in
Hibbing and Virginia and a Government Services Center in Ely to
serve its citizens.
St. Louis County has museums, libraries, parks, theatres, a
waterfront boardwalk, and limitless recreation including boating,
fishing, skiing, and arts presentations. Education is a top priority,
with excellent public and private schools and opportunities for
higher education at several public and private colleges .
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St. Louis County's Duluth Veterans SeNice Office
Relocates with The Vet Center
Invitation to Attend the Bobby Arc Memorial
Highway Celebration
St. Louis County Public Safety Expo
st. Louis County Wins Lake Superior Binational
Forum's Environmental Stewardship Award
County Administrator Position - Applications Being
Accepted
Mortgage Foreclosure Data
Iron Range Action Housing Readiness Day
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SLC Wins Lake Superior Binational Forum's Environmental Stewardship Award
August 4, 2008
For Immediate Release:
CONTACT: Tony Mancuso, County Property Manager
St. Louis County Courthouse
Duluth, Minnesota (218) 725-5085
Lissa Radke, United States Coordinator,
Lake Superior Binational Forum, Northland College Ashland, Wisconsin (715) 682-1489
St. Louis County Wins Lake Superior Binational Forum's
EnvironmentaJ Stewardship Award
The Lake Superior Binational Program has annoW1ced that United States and Canadian judges with the Lake Superior Binational Forum have selected St.
Louis County as the recipient of its 2008 Environmental Stewardship Award in the U.S. Municipality category for outstanding initiatives that protect Lake
Superior. The award was based upon the work of the County's Property Management Department and its innovative practices that reduce water and energy
use, reduce solid waste, use recycled products, and use alternative energy sources.
A short awards ceremony with the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 9:30AM in the County Board
Room, Second Floor, Duluth County Courthouse (100 N. 5
th
Ave. West). The event is open to the public and will be held at the beginning of the regular
County Board meeting so that others can learn more about the sustainable practices conducted by the Property Management Department.
The award pays tribute to those individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental stewardship through leadership in five
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categories: Youth or youth related groups; Individual adult; Business; Industry; and Municipality, Community group or First Nation/Tribe. Winners of the
award have shown a positive impact by helping to protect and restore the natural environment in the Lake Superior basin. Strong preference was given to
projects that have achieved positive change through action that went above and beyond required operations.
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St. Louis County has made significant and innovative operational changes in many of its 180 facilities that have lead to sustainable buildings including:
replaced older heating and cooling systems with energy efficient alternatives; switched all lighting in county buildings to high energy efficiency bulbs;
installed water-free urinals and low-flow flush valves its Duluth Government Services Center and constructed a 6 kilowatt wind generator on the building's
roof; installed a green living roof on the Duluth motor pool garage to reduce storm water runoff and provide insulation; and replaced old windows with high
energy performance windows.
The county-wide goal is to reduce utility consumption by 20% from 2000 to 2010. Individual initiatives such as these have already reduced the energy
consumption or carbon footprint in major buildings by 20 to 33 percent. The electrical upgrades within Duluth area buildings alone have prevented 3,000 tons
of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
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award have shown a positive impact by helping to protect and restore the natural environment in the Lake Superior basin. Strong preference was given to
projects that have achieved positive change through action that went above and beyond required operations.
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St. Louis County has made significant and innovative operational changes in many of its 180 facilities that have lead to sustainable buildings including:
replaced older heating and cooling systems with energy efficient alternatives; switched all lighting in county buildings to high energy efficiency bulbs;
installed water-free urinals and low-flow flush valves its Duluth Government Services Center and constructed a 6 kilowatt wind generator on the building's
roof; installed a green living roof on the Duluth motor pool garage to reduce storm water runoff and provide insulation; and replaced old windows with high
energy performance windows.
The county-wide goal is to reduce utility consumption by 20% from 2000 to 2010. Individual initiatives such as these have already reduced the energy
consumption or carbon footprint in major buildings by 20 to 33 percent. The electrical upgrades within Duluth area buildings alone have prevented 3,000 tons
of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
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Lake Superior Group Gives Environmental Awards to U.S. and Canadian Winners
Ashland, Wisc.-The Lake Superior Binational Program announces the winners of its fifth annual
Environmental Stewardship Awards Program. The program honors seven U.S. and three Canadian
recipients, and four U.S. honorable mentions in six categories: Youth, Adult Individual, Business,
Industry, Municipality, and Community Group. Each U.S. winner will receive a framed print of a
photograph title "Quiet Congregation" by Darren Arnold of Silver Bay, Minn.
An awards ceremony for U.S. recipients is scheduled for Lake Superior Day on Sunday, July
20, at 1: 15 p.m., at the Barker's Island Pavilion in Superior, Wisc. The awards ceremony is part of a
four-hour festival sponsored by the Douglas County UW-Extension's youth program, the county's Land
Conservation Department, and other volunteers that includes a Native American drummers group.
winners of a city of Superior schools essay contest, a beach clean-up, remarks by dignitaries, a free
hot dog picnic, free kites for kids and a kite fly, and educational activities.
The Canadian winners will receive awards at ceremonies to be scheduled in Ontario later this
summer.
Since its inception in 2004, the Binational Program has made 29 awards to binational
recipients that have taken sustainable and innovative actions to protect the world's largest freshwater
lake.
U.S. Individuals
Two American lake champions offered several decades' worth of exemplary
leadership in lake protection and restoration, so this year the Forum gave special Lifetime
Achievement awards to both of them.
These two recipients-a steadfast public servant working through the bureaucracies of a state agency
and a tireless lawyer and community activist hired by nonprofit groups-illustrate the diversity of roles
and actions needed to successfully address complex lake issues.
Duane Lahti of Oulu, Wisconsin, retired this spring after 30 years of generous service to the
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the citizens of Wisconsin, and the Lake Superior
environment. In his final role as the DNR's Lake Superior basin water leader, Duane was a strong
advocate for protecting the public trust doctrine as defined in the Wisconsin constitution, which holds
that the waters of the state belong to and should be held in trust for its citizens.
He also helped restore the Iron River in Bayfield County that flows to Lake Superior by
removing the controversial Orienta Dam; helped establish cleanup standards at the Northern States
Power Superfund Site on the Lake Superior shore in Ashland, Wl; was instrumental in cleaning up an
area of concern at Hog Island in Superior, WI; and he helped build a consensus-based public process
through the Wisconsin Lake Superior Public Advisory Team that developed a special designation for
Lake Superior and a zero discharge standard for nine bioaccumulative pollutants.
Duane worked closely with the City of Superior to develop and implement a Special Area
Management Plan that balances the need to protect wetlands while allowing growth to occur in a city
where much vacant land is designated as wetlands. Duane's love of the natural environment and his
dedication to fair but firm decision making processes has made him a memorable leader that will be
greatly missed.
Jane Reyer, formerly of Grand Marais, Minnesota, has played a lead role in rallying and
supporting local communities in their efforts to protect the Lake Superior basin by addressing the
challenges of toxic substances and the impacts of uncontrolled development. This top graduate from
the University of Oregon Law School decided to dedicate her considerable legal and organizational
skills to help citizens' groups take action to protect the environment.
Jane spent the next 20 years as an innovative problem solver and creative thinker during her
organizational campaigns. She led a lawsuit that resulted in the EPA developing regulations for
mercury and asbestos emissions for taconite plants, the largest source of mercury emissions to Lake
Superior. She represented the National Wildlife Federation, Minnesota Conservation Federation, the
Lake Superior Alliance, and Save Lake Superior Association in this case.
Jane's skills as a community organizer are legendary. She led citizen involvement in the
review of permits for Mesabi Nugget, a large industrial plant proposed for the Lake Superior basin,
which would be a new source of mercury to the basin. With North Shore Watershed Watch and the
National Wildlife Federation, Jane advocated for the clean-up of the Poplar River on the Minnesota
North Shore that was once one of the most productive trout streams in the area, but became heavily
degraded by sediment-laden run-off from recreational and residential development.
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U.S. Organization: Bad River Watershed Association (a tie with EAGLE, below)
The Bad River Watershed Association (BRWA), headquartered in Ashland, Wise., was formed
in 2002 by area volunteers who wanted to monitor the water quality of streams in the Bad River
watershed, a major river that empties into Lake Superior.
The BRWA has also initiated a culvert project to conduct a watershed wide, quantitative road-stream
crossing inventory to identify specific sites that are high priorities for restoration. Prior to this time,
there was very little data available on water quality characteristics of streams within the Bad River
watershed. A major reason for the group's formation was the need for high quality data to make
responsible decisions affecting water resources.
As a result of extensive quality control measures taken after professional training of volunteers,
BRWA's water quality data was used by Wisconsin DNR in 2006 to approve the designation of 44
northern stream segments as Exceptional Resource Waters (ERW) or Outstanding Resource Waters
(ORW). Originally, streams in the Bad River watershed were not considered for these designations
due to a lack of information.
This year the BRWA also received a Wisconsin Stream Monitoring Award from the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources for its exemplary volunteer stream monitoring efforts and culvert
inventory and replacement actions.
For information contact Michelle Wheeler, Director, at 715-682-2003.
U.S. Organization: Environmental Association for Great Lakes Education (EAGLE), Duluth, MN
In 2007, EAGLE received a grant from the Zeppa Foundation to produce an ad campaign on
Duluth buses that helped make global climate change a local issue. Eight area individuals-including a
rabbi, photographer, construction worker, musician, physician, children, a teacher, and a hockey
goalie-offered personal ways that they reduced their carbon footprints by choosing sustainable
actions. Each suggestion included the exact amount of carbon dioxide and dollar savings realized per
year. These messages appeared on the sides of buses and on community posters, reaching
thousands of people every day.
As a result of this innovative outreach method, at least one other community has also
produced a similar educational campaign; evaluation results indicated that people who saw the
posters did begin to make personal changes in their own lives.
U.S. Business: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth, Minnesota
The DECC is a veteran player in the "green" field, having taken steps towards implementing
sustainable operations since 2003. This staff-driven initiative continues to develop money-saving
solutions to reduce waste, conserve resources, and save energy. DECC staff cooperates with
customers to offer green conventions and events that minimize environmental impacts, including the
2007 "Making a Great Lake Superior" conference where DECC staff worked closely with conference
planners to:
• Serve locally grown and/or organiC food (approximately 60 percent of all food served)
• Used only reusable dishware, beverage cups, and cloth napkins; used bulk dispensers instead
of individual disposable items
• Composted all food waste (about 80 percent of the DECCns annual food waste is composted);
surplus food donated to local food banks
• Food and beverage containers and cardboard were recycled
The DECC has incorporated these and other practices into their facilities' maintenance and
operations and staff continually investigate ways to further reduce waste, energy consumption, and
water use.
In February 2008 the DECC also received the Governor's "Minnesota Great Award" awarded
to businesses that preserve the state's environment through innovative practices preventing pollution
and waste and improving resource efficiency.
For information contact Chelly Townsend, Food Service Director, at 218.722.5573 ext. 209.
U.S. Municipality: St. Louis County Property Management, Duluth, Minnesota
Staff in this county department have made innovative and significant operational changes in
many of its 260 facilities that have lead to sustainable building use including: replaced older heating
and cooling systems with energy efficient alternatives; switched all lighting in county buildings (such as
courthouses, offices, motor pool, and government services center) to high energy efficiency bulbs;
installed water-free urinals and low-flow flush valves in the services center, as well as constructed a 6
kilowatt wind generator on the roof; installed a green living roof on the motor pool and garage building
to reduce stormwater runoff and provide insulation; replaced windows with high performance windows.
The county-wide goal is to reduce utility consumption by 20 percent from 2000 to 2010.
Individual initiatives such as these have already reduced energy consumption or carbon emissions
footprint by 20 to 33 percent. The electrical upgrades within Duluth area buildings alone have
prevented 3,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
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For information contact Tony Mancuso, Property Management Director, at (218) 725-5085.
U.S. Industry: SMOC Health System, Duluth, Minnesota
8t. Mary's Duluth Clinic (SMDC) knows that greener buildings are better for the environment
and human health, so it was a natural choice to construct a medical facility using as many
environmentally sustainable components as possible. In 2007, the new medical care center, located
near Lake Superior, was certified at the Gold level in the national leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system. It is the largest and one of the first medical
facilities in the U.S. to be lEED certified.
The building offers cleaner indoor air, a smaller ecological footprint, and lower energy and
water use. SMOC made use of green building materials and design: low flow water fixtures and n o ~
irrigation landscaping; energy conserving lighting and insulation, renewable energy, and carbon
offsetting: and construction waste recycling. These measures resulted in a 25 percent reduction of
energy use and 30 percent reduction of water use from traditional buildings; up to 77 percent of the
7,400 tons of construction waste was recycled and diverted from landfills
The building's interior also offers healthy components: all paints, varnishes, sealers,
adhesives, flooring, and other finish materials contained no or low volatile organic compounds, to
ensure good indoor air quality.
• Linoleum flooring, which is made from renewable materials such as linseed oil, pine, or other
rosin material, is used instead of plastic-based tile.
• All interior furnishings were required to meet GREENGUARO certification.
For information contact Kim Kaiser, SMOC Public Relations, at (218) 786-4154.
Canadian Youth Group
The Thunder Bay Christian School in Ontario (grades 9 and 10) have contributed
significantly in the past two years to the success of an annual Children'S Water Festival held at the
school. Their participation in this lively educational event proves that students also make excellent
teachers.
With a focus on the importance of water conseNation, water quality, technology, and ecology,
the students are trained to run several fun and interactive activities and experiment stations that they
then present during the two-day festival. They take a lead role in hosting and educating younger
Grades 3 and 4 classes that travel from area schools to the festival. The Community Relations Officer
at the Lakehead Conservation Authority, a partner in the festival, reports that the event "couldn't be
run without them. n
To further their contributions, the students also participate in an annual litter clean up along the
Trans Canada Highway.
Canadian Industry
Ontario's coal-burning hydroelectric facilities are scheduled for closure by 2014, but Ontario
Power Generation (OPG) took voluntary steps towards phasing out fossil fuel use at its Thunder Bay
plant on Lake Superior 10 years ago. This facility was among the first fossil fuel power sites in North
America to be registered to the ISO 14001 standard as certification of its Environmental Management
System. Coal will gradually be replaced with biomass technology especially wood pellets, which will
reduce air emissions.
Currently the facility chooses low sulfur lignite and coal and controls toxic emissions with
special emissions "scrubbers." The corporation also offers extensive community education programs
about energy conseNation; partners with numerous environmental groups on shared projects;
participates in waterfowl survey projects; donates to annual tree planting programs; and sponsors an
annual Children's Water Festival.
OPG Thunder Bay also received a 2005 Municipal Green Award for contributions for city
recycling, and a "Local Hero Zero Award" from Zero Waste Action Committee in Thunder Bay.
Canadian Individual
Linda Bruins of Thunder Bay proves that actions needed to reduce global warming can start
with one household. As a dedicated volunteer for the city of Thunder Bay's Porchlight Campaign,
Linda organized armies of volunteers that canvassed the city's neighborhoods offering residents a free
compact fluorescent light bulb (CFl) in exchange for a conventional light bulb. Linda's outreach
emphasized the benefits of switching to energy efficient lighting; for example, if each household in
Canada replaced one old light bulb with a CFL, the result would be equal to taking 66,000 cars off the
roads.
To help spread messages about global climate change and the need for personal involvement ,
Linda recruited and coordinated visiting youth groups from all over North America to volunteer
with local youth in the 2007 education campaign.
The Canadian Urban Institute also selected Linda as a winner of its fifth annual Urban
Leadership Awards for outstanding community contributions.
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The Lake Superior Binational Program has announced that
United States and Canadian judges with the Lake Superior
Binational Forum have selected St. Louis County as the
recipient of its 2008 Environmental Stewardship AVlard in
the U.S. Municipality category for outstanding initiatives that
protect Lake Superior.
The award was based upon the work of the County's
Property Management Department and its innovative
practices that reduce water and energy use, reduce solid
waste, use recycled products, and use alternative energy
sources.
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at 9:30 a.m. in the County Board Room, Second Floor, Duluth County Courthouse (100 N. 5th Ave. West). The event is
open to the public and will be held at the beginning of the regular County Board meeting so that others can learn more
about the sustainable practices conducted by the Property Management Department.
The award pays tribute to those individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to envirorunental
stewardship through leadership in five categories: Youth or youth related groups; Individual adult; Business; Industry;
and Municipality, Community group or First Nation/Tribe. Winners of the award have shown a positive impact by
helping to protect and restore the natural environment in the Lake Superior basin. Strong preference was given to
projects that have achieved positive change through action that went above and beyond required operations.
St. Louis County has made significant and innovative operational changes in many of its 180 facilities that have lead to
sustainable buildings including: replaced older heating and cooling systems with energy efficient alternatives; switched
all lighting in county buildings to high energy efficiency bulbs; installed water-free urinals and low-flow flush valves its
Duluth Government Services Center and constructed a 6 kilowatt wind generator on the building'S roof; installed a
green living roof on the Duluth motor pool garage to reduce storm water runoff and provide insulation; and replaced old
windows with high energy performance windows.
The county-wide goal is to reduce utility consumption by 200/0 from 2000 to 2010. Individual initiatives such as these
have already reduced the energy consumption or carbon footprint in major buildings by 20 to 33 percent. The electrical
upgrades within Duluth area buildings alone have prevented 3,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
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Officials are hoping the green roof will help cut the building's energy use and reduce
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PlA'
Enger Tower Peace Bell
Gatheting to commemo-
rate the bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
9 a.m. today, Enger Tower.
Remembrance Church Ser-
vice at 7 p.m., Concordia
Lutheran Church, 2105
Woodland Ave.
Call 728-9395.
Singles Activity Group,
10:15 a.m. today, Duluth
Grill Embers America,
118 S. 27th Ave. W.
Call 722-6828.
Better Breathers Club,
10:30 a.m. today, First Unit-
ed Nlethodist Church, 230
E. Skyline Parkway, Amer-
ican Lung Association
offering a support group
for patients having chronic
lung disease, including
pulmonary fibrosis.
Call 7264721.
DAR Daughters of Liberty,
11 a.m. today, Island Lake,
3838 Sunset Boulevard.
Program by Ruth England
on Women of the Civil
War. Call 728-4146.
Member's Appreciation
Day (M.A.D.), 4-8 p.m.
today, Lake Superior Zoo,
7210 Fremont St. Go to
'ATVlrw.ls20o.org or call
730-4500.
Autism Association of
Not;thern Minnesota
mee'ting, 6:30 p.m. today,
Baja Billy's Cantina &
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Fitger's Complex. Go to
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Preschool Story Times,
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Homesteaders, 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Duluth Town
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LOCAL NEWS I FROM PAGE ONE
ST. LOUIS COUNTY
AFSCME contract goes to board
NEWS TRIBUNE
The St. Louis County Board of
Conunissioners today is expected
to give preliminary approval to a
labor agreement with the county's
largest employee union. .
The deal between the county and
American Federation of State,
County and MuniCipal Employees
Local No. 5 will see members '
receive a 2 percent, or 40 cent per
hour, wage increase, whichever is
larger. Another 2 percent pay hike
will come ill January 2009 with
another 1.5 percent increase, or 30
cents per hour, in mid-2009,
. The civil service employees had
been working under terms of their
old contract, which expired Dec. 31.
The new contract expires at the end
of 2009.
The agreement also requires
employees to pay the flrst 20 per-
cent of County Board-approved
increases in health insurance pre- '
miums and includes several other
changes in health and dental insur-
ance,
John Westmorland, regional
field director for the union, said
there were no major sticking points
or changes in the agreement.
An almost identical deal is
expected to be approved for the
Merit System Basic Bargain Unit
employees, which includes case-
management workers also repre-
sented by AFSCIvIE Local NO.5.
Local No. 5 represents about
1,500 of the county's 1,982 employ-
ees. Union members already have
approved the deals. The board is
expected to vote in the conunittee
of the whole meeting today and
give the action final approval
Aug. 12.
County wins environmental award
NEW TRIBUNE
St. Louis County's efforts to
reduce energy use, cut garbage pro-
duction, use recycled products and
move to rene\vable energy sources
has landed an award from the Lake
Superior Binational Forum.
The award, annOlll1ced earlier
this summer, will be presented at
this morning's of the St.
Louis County Board of Commis-
sioners in Duluth. It was awarded
to the county's Property Manage·
ment Department led by Tony Man-
cuso.
11ancuso has worked over the
past decade to reduce the county's
electric bill, including moving to
solar and wind power for COW1ty
buildings, adding high-efficiency
light bulbs and windows and
installing a green rooftop of plants
on the county motorpool building.
The upgrades on Duluth buildings
owned by the county have cut car-
bon emission by more than 3,000
pounds annually,
The award is presented annual-
ly to a government agency that
works to protect Lake Superior's
ecosystem.
WOLVES
to have}
From
The numbers ;::
fairly wide mal
wildlife researchE
count animal.
Wildlife exper'
essentially filled
forested range in
1998.
John Erb, woD
for the Minneso
Rapids, said he's 1
have stopped movi
eral factors are at
"Part of it is th
lower in the farr
also more people.
higher road
line where the wo
really matches l
forested area, bw
densities really :iJ
While lone w(
spotted in sout1
said diseases f
which can sprea
and decimate we
ing wolves out
human and pet I
Dan Stark, r
specialist, said t
among the high
have kept the
expanding beca
newcomers.
"If wolves cc
at higher densi
be more wolY(
they have real
said.
The federal
March 2007 to )
eral Endanger
tion in Wiscor
National Night Out celebre
NEWS TRIBUNE
The 25th annual National
Night Out, aimed at raising
community awareness and
building ties between com-
munity members and police,
will be celebrated today at the
following locations in Duluth:
- A1lon Ann ()f 1200 block
Contact: Jelmifer Bragg
• Grant Community Rec.
Center, 901 E. 11th St
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Contact: Mona Cheslak,
724-1193
• 1000 block of East Sixth
Street
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ala, 724·2729
II 1800 block East Sil
Street
Time: 6:45-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Cameron Hubl
724-5435
• East Seventh Strl
Irving Place
Time: 6-8 p ,m .

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TEMPERANCE RIVER
CLAIMS TWO LIVES
PHOTOS BYAMANDAODESKII NEWS TRIBUNE
These rapids at Overlook 7 in Temperance River State Park carried Julie
Steislcal, of Maple Lake, Minn" and Andrea Evans, 17, of Rosemount,
Minn., into the liver's l1pper gorge after they were wading and got caught in
the cuu'ent. Their bodies were recovered in a pool below the gorge.
DROWNINGS: A youth counselor and a
teenager. both females, died after the river
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY
Garage goes green
with garden roof
CONSTRUCTION: The
new roof is covered with
plants that reduce runoff
and cut energy costs.
BY JOHN MYERS
NEWS TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
The top of the St. Louis
County motor pool in down-
town Duluth was not the kind
of place people wanted to
spend much time.
The leaking asphalt roof
did have some green - weeds
sprouting in cracks - but was
mostly used as a graveyard for
abandoned impounded cars.
Starting this week, the roof
is being transformed into a
lush garden that county offi-
cials hope will help cut the
building's energy use, reduce
rainfall nmoff and help keep
downtown a little cooler and
greener on hot summer days
and even warmer on cold win-
ter nights.
It's all part of the cOWlty'S
official plan to cut energy use
and reduce carbon emissions.
See ROOF, Page AS
Wha.1 green roofs do
• Emit oxygen and
absorb carbon dioxide,
helping reduce global
· warming
• Store rain water. That
· slows runoff, reduces ero-
sion and pollution in runoff,
and cuts sediment In
streams and Lake Superior.
Any water that does run off
already has been filtered
through the soil.
• Absorb sound, helping
quiet the area in and around
· the building.
• Offer habitat for birds.
• Help cool the surround-
Ing area because sunlight is
not reflected, as it is off
concrete, or radiated, as it
is with asphalt or blacktop.
• Reduce energy use by
cutting cooling and heating
costs Inside the bUilding,
saving money and reducing
greenhouse gasses.
• Look nicer.
For more information, go
to www.mngreenroofs.org,
www.greenroofs.org or
www.greenroofs.com.
Jason Ligon
(from left),
Doug Curtis
and Victor
Luoma. with
A. W. K'uettel &
Sons, put
squares of sod
planted with
sedum into
place Thursday
morning atop
the roof of the
St. Louis Coun-
ty motor pool
building at
Fourth Avenue
West and Sec-
ond Street.
80B KING J NEWS TRIBUNE
DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE I www.duluthnewstribune.com
NATION I FROM PAGE ONE Friday, JUl
BOB KING J NEWS TRIBUNE
Mike Boedigheimer, with A.W. Kuettel & Sons, lifts another sod square ofsedums from
a tray to put into position on the roof of tIle St. Louis County motor pool building.
ROOF I Grant helped cover county's cost
From PageAl
Roofers were busy Thurs-
day laying trays of sedum -
seven different varieties
designed to withstand Min-
nesota winters and long peri-
ods of drought.
"It's essentially a no-
maintenance roof once they
tal{e hold. We won't even have
to water them," said Tom
Romundstad, project manager
for the St. Louis County prop-
erty management division.
"This kind of roof costs a little
bit more to start. But it will
last three times longer than a
traditional asphalt roof. And
it's going to save us money in
energy costs."
The idea sprouted in 2005
when Tony Mancuso, St.
Louis County property man-
agement director, fIrst raised
the plan with the County
Board.
Engineers said the building
- which honses a worl{shop
and the county's fleet of cars
and light trucks - probably
shouldn't take the stress of
parking many cars on the roof
any longer, so the green roof
became a viable option,
Romundstad said
Eventually, most of the
18,000 square foot roof will be
covered with native sedum
plants. The first phase of the
project will cover about two-
thirds of the roof at a cost of
$174,450. A $50,000 grant from
the Lake Superior Coastal
Program helped cover the
cost.
It's the largest green roof
worked on by Twin Cities-
based Bachman's, which
earned the contract to provide
the stocle. Trays of plants are
being placed on a double layer
of waterproof membrane on
top of new insula tion. It is the
fIrst green roof job for Duluth·
based roofers A.W. Kuettel &
Sons.
Paver blocks placed in
between rows of plants will
allow people to walk through
the rooftop garden.
"We want it open for educa-
tional purposes. And we were
thinking of a picnic table up
there for people to spend their
lunch," Ro .. undstad said.
Other cOllnty government
changes include electricity-
generating wind tLrrbines on
the government services
building, solar panels on a
parking garage,. new windows
and lighting and energy
assessments for old county
buildings. Even electricity-
gobbling vending machines
and coffee pots have been
replaced.
Many of the projects have
been funded by grants, rebates
or cost savings. They have
saved taxpayers tens of
sands of dollars in energy
costs. And the county is reduc-
ing its carbon footprint - the
amount of greenhouse gasses
emitted by county actions.
There are a few private
homes and garages with par-
tial green roofs in the region,
and the new Unitarian
Church in Duluth has a par-
tial green roof. The Zeppa
Foundation also plans a green
roof on its downtown build-
ing. But the concept still is
novel here.
Mindy Granley, coastal
non point source pollution spe-
cialist for the Minnesota
Department of Natural
Resources in Two Harbors,
said the county motor pool
project is perfect for the Coast
Program's goal of reducing
runoff from urban areas.
"This is the biggest green
roofl know of anywhere in the
area," Granley said. "It's
going to be a great demonstra-
tion project for our area. Not
only does it store storm water,
which is a huge issue in a city
like that, but it's adding insu-
lation and cutting energy
use."
. \
Teens arrested in video-game inspired 1
NEWSDAY
MINEOLA, N.Y.
Teenagers who police say
went on a video-game
inspired late-night crime
spree were anaigned Thurs-
day after police say they
mugged a man outside a
supermarket and menaced
motorists with a baseball bat,
a crowbar' and a broomstick.
The teens told detectives
they were imitating the
Grand Theft Auto video game
series, where players steal
cars, beat up other charac-
ters and score points for
mitting crimes.
Police have identified at
least three victims: a man
they said was severely beaten
and had his teeth knocked
out during a robbery, a
would-be c
and a driVE
smashed Wi
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Dylan Lair(
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ROOF' LI VE PLANT SYSTEM HITH A
SERIES OF HALKIN6 PAVER MATS.
EXISTl N6 EPDM RooFIN6 SYSTEM.
I NCU IDI N6 ROOF DRAINS AND
OVERFLOH DRAINS, TOREHAIN AND
BE PROTECTED 1l1ROIJ<SHOtJT
W NSTRlK-TIO OF THIS PRO..JEC-T, ANY
AREAS DISTURBED DURING
CONSTRlK-TION ARE TO BE RESTORED
TO ORI61NAL CONDITION.
NOTES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
I. PAVERS. EULL WNCRETe PAVERS
2. INDIVIDUAL PLANTeR UNITS, AS
MANUFACTURED BY LlVEROOF SYSTEM
OR APPROVED EQUAL - PLANTER UNITS
TO BE I' X 2' X 3 , MADE OF RECYCLED
PLASTIC, "'" posmVE DRAIN HOLES
AND INCLUDE A TERMINATION EDGE -
UNITS TO INCLUDE &ROHTH MEDIA AND
PLANTS - PLANTS TO BE NATIVE OR
ADAPTED SPECIES REQUIRING NO
WATeRING AFTER FIRST yEAR OF
6Row.n-l
3. PROTECTIVE SLI P SHEET FABRIC
UNDER ALL PLANTER UNITS AND PAVER
MATS - MINIMUM 4S-MIL
POL YPROPfLENE OR EPDM, EDGES
OVERLAPPED AND SEAMED
ENTIRE SYSTEM OF PLANTERS,
PAVERS AND PROTECTIVE SLIP SHEET
IS NOT TO EXCEED 301' PER SO. FT,
5, PRIOR TO START OF WORK, THE
ROOF IS TO BE FLOOD TESTED FOR
WATER TIGHTNESS fOR HOJRS.
WATER TeSTi N6 SHALL BE HITNESSED
AND CONFIRMED IN HRITING BY
OWNER'S REPRESENT A TlVE AND/OR
DESI6N PROFESSIOHAL.
HATERPROQFING CONTRACTOR,
MEMBRANE MAW' AC TURER, AND
INSTALLATION W NTRAC- TOR,
b. LIVEROOF INSTALLATI ON
WNTRACTOR MUST INSPECT AND
APPROVE EXISTING ROOF WNDI TI ONS
PRIOR TO INSTALLATION, IF
CONDITIONS ARE NOT AC-C-EPTABLE,
WNTAAC T OR IS NOT TO PROCEED
",ITH UNTIL SITUATION IS
RECTI FIED. PROCEEDING HITH
INDICATES ACCEPTANCE OF EXISTING
CONDITIONS BY INSTALLATION
W NTRACTOR.
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