Project Profile:

Crestwood Corporation Centre

Project Summary

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.

Address

13700 International Place, Richmond, BC

Install Size

260 m2 (2800 sq ft)

Designer

Sharp and Diamond Landscape Architects

Contractor

Seascape Construction Ltd

Project Gallery

Grass permeable paving was installed in the parking areas at Crestwood Corporation, Richmond, British Columbia, using Grasspave2.
The Grasspave2 parking bays have withstood the test of time. Installed in 1997, these grass bays still look great.
Turf pavers were installed in parking areas at the Crestwood Corporation in Richmond, British Columbia, using Grasspave2.
Grasspave2 was placed close to the building to reduce reflected heat onto the structure, and therefore reduce cooling costs.
Permeable parking was installed in parking areas at the Crestwood Corporation in Richmond, British Columbia, using Grasspave2.
Most of the parking lot is asphalt and the Grasspave2 provides some relief from the heat produced.
Porous pavement was installed in parking areas at the Crestwood Corporation in Richmond, British Columbia, using Grasspave2.
Porous paving is usually used as overflow parking, however this shows that is can withstand more frequent traffic levels.
Grid paver was installed in parking areas at the Crestwood Corporation in Richmond, British Columbia, using Grasspave2.
Nicely kept grass in the Grasspave2 system and the asphalt is in good shape too.
Turf reinforcement system was installed in parking areas at the Crestwood Corporation in Richmond, British Columbia, using Grasspave2.
Curbing provides a nice touch to give the area a “finished” appearance.
Porous parking was installed in parking areas at the Crestwood Corporation in Richmond, British Columbia, using Grasspave2.
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