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MMSD Green Luminary® Award | Irgens Innovation Campus Phase I

06/10/24 08:31:am

Irgens Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa is now home to the largest green roof in Wisconsin managing 105,000 gallons every time it rains.

At nearly an acre and a half in size, Wisconsin’s largest green roof sits atop a two-story, 633-space parking structure at Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Completed by Irgens during Phase I of development at Innovation Campus, the parking deck’s expansive green roof features solar panels and sedum vegetation that reduces carbon emissions and manages over 105,000 gallons of water every time it rains. In addition to the green roof, the development added over 28,000 square feet of native plantings that absorb and manage an additional 11,200 gallons of stormwater due to their deep-growing roots. The native plants minimize site maintenance and provide valuable habitat for wildlife and pollinators, an important benefit given the development’s location adjacent to County Grounds Park.

Innovation One, the 70,684 square foot office building at the development, has achieved LEED™ Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This past February, the development also became the first project in the state to be awarded certification for sustainable and resilient landscape development under the Sustainable SITES Initiative™ (SITES™) administered by Green Business Certification Inc. ™ (GBCI®). SITES™ is a rating system that guides, evaluates, and certifies a project’s sustainability in the planning, design, construction, and management of landscapes and other outdoor spaces.  The development can now add Green Luminary® to its list of achievements.

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What is a Green Luminary® Award?

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District gives Green Luminary® awards to businesses, organizations, and communities that implement exceptional green infrastructure design projects that benefit our lakes and rivers, as well as our communities.

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