Crestwood Corporation Centre
The object of this Grasspave2 installation was to provide parking and to reduce reflected and absorbed solar heat. The reduced heat island effect will also save money for energy consumption, cooling, for the building. Permeable paving is more commonly used as overflow parking. Here we see the Grasspave2 in primary parking positions.
13700 International Place, Richmond, BC
260 m2 (2800 sq ft)
Sharp and Diamond Landscape Architects
Seascape Construction Ltd
The Grasspave2 parking bays have withstood the test of time. Installed in 1997, these grass bays still look great.
Grasspave2 was placed close to the building to reduce reflected heat onto the structure, and therefore reduce cooling costs.
Most of the parking lot is asphalt and the Grasspave2 provides some relief from the heat produced.
Porous paving is usually used as overflow parking, however this shows that is can withstand more frequent traffic levels.
Nicely kept grass in the Grasspave2 system and the asphalt is in good shape too.
Curbing provides a nice touch to give the area a “finished” appearance.
The Grasspave2 parking area grass looks just as good or better than the grass grown in normal soils (lower part of photo). The Grasspave2 system uses sand in its root zone to provide better aeration and percolation