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BC: 410 Sumbler Road Welland, ON L3B 5N8 Phone: 905-892-9690 Fax: 905-892-7760 Email: info@snips.ca Visit us on the web at www.snips.ca | Thank you for taking the time to view our Green Roof and Green Wall Featured Projects.

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1: Service Is Always In Season At Snips Landscape And Nursery | Snips Landscape & Nursery has been providing professional landscape services since 1979; now specializing in green roofing and environmentally conscious landscape services. Snips has become a leader in green roofing in the Niagara Region, consistently providing quality services in green roof design, installations and maintenance. Although we are based in the Niagara Region, we travel all over Ontario to provide our services. | The Snips team includes a horticulturist, a certified Green Roof Professional (GRP), a landscape designer, an irrigation specialist and many employees with extensive experience in landscape construction. The staff at Snips is constantly updating their training to keep up to date with the latest in landscape practices. | Our Green Roof Professional (GRP), Alena Dawson, was the first to be certified in the Niagara Region. Alena studied Ecosystem Restoration at Niagara College, where her passion for living sustainably was able to really take off. Alena wholeheartedly believes that green roofing and other 'green' landscaping practices are going to be important for sustainability in the future. Fittingly, Snips Landscape's mission is to spread awareness on green roofs and to educate the community and our customers about more eco-friendly options in their landscape.

2: Collingwood Public Library | Project Location: Collingwood, ON Completion Date: August 2009 Size: 7,000 Square Feet Green Roof System: Built-up system planted with 6" of soil, pre-vegetated sedum mats and a built-in irrigation system

3: Details: Working in conjunction with BioRoof Systems Inc., Snips brought this low-maintenance but eye catching succulent green roof to fruition. | This building was the first LEED certified municipal library building in Ontario.

4: Lock 3 Museum | Project Location: St. Catharines, ON Completion Date: November 2009 | Size: 1,325 Square Feet Green Roof System: Pre-vegetated sedum mats and perennials in 6" of growing medium

5: Details: The green roof on the Lock 3 Museum is open to the public during the museum's hours of operation. The roof is planted with sedum groundcover, intermingling with eight different species of plants specially chosen to thrive on a green roof. | Winner! Landscape Ontario Award of Excellence

6: North Hamilton Community Health Centre | Project Location: Hamilton, ON Completion Date: April 2010 Size: 1,500 Square Feet | Green Roof System: Built-up system planted with a variety of perennials in 6" inches of growing medium Details: This green roof is built off of a patio that is accessible to the employees at the centre. It was planted with a variety of perennials, including Asters, Bergenia, Coreopsis, Cone Flowers, Lavender, Black Eyed Susan, Little Bluestem Grass and Prairie Dropseed.

8: Garden City Towers | Project Location: St. Catharines, ON Completion Date: May 2010 Size: 1,200 Square Feet of green roof, plus raised gardens | for seasonal plantings Green Roof System: Modular green roof system, annual plantings in planting beds with 18" of soil

9: Details: This green roof/recreational area is open to the public and the employees working at the building. Some of it's features include rock gardens, seating areas, a BBQ area and always evolving seasonal | plantings. There are 4 small modular green roofs and raised gardens surrounding the roof space. These are planted with 18" of soil to allow for more plant variety on the roof.

10: Penguin Holding Building, Toronto Zoo | Project Location: Toronto, ON Completion Date: April 2011 Size: 1,500 Square Feet Green Roof System: Wildflower mix in 6" of growing medium with a built in irrigation system

11: Details: The roof was seeded with a blend of wildflower meadow plants, including Black Eyed Susan, Evening Primrose, Lance Leaf Coreopsis and Coneflower. A nurse crop of annual rye was applied to allow the roof to establish more effectively. The green roof includes a buried irrigation system.

12: Shoppers Drug Mart | Project Location: Toronto, ON Completion Date: May 2011 Size: 600 Square Feet Green Roof System: Built-up system planted with pre-vegetated sedum mats and water retention fleece Details: This green roof is very low maintenance, requiring only a few visits a year to keep it in optimal health. Employees in neighboring offices can look out onto the green roof for a quick reprieve from their busy days at work.

14: Aure Wines | Project Location: Beamsville, ON Completion Date: June 2011 Size: 4,000 Square Feet Green Roof System: 4" of growing medium planted with sedum plugs, larger sedum varieties and grasses

15: Details: Drought tolerant, low maintenance perennials and sedums with various flowering times, colours, zones and sun preferences were selected for this rooftop.

16: Wellington County Library | Project Location: Guelph, ON Completion Date: June 2011 Size: 1,800 Square Feet Green Roof System: Built-up system planted with 6" of growing medium

17: Details: This green roof is planted with pre-vegetated sedum mats and perennials. It is not accessible to the public, but it can be seen from the ground as it is growing quite vigorously. Some of the perennials planted include Reed Grass, Blazing Star, Coreopsis, Black Eye Susan, and Purple Coneflower.

18: Oak Ridges Retirement Community | Project Location: Richmond Hill, ON Completion Date: October 2011 Size: 750 Square Feet Green Roof System: Built-up system planted with pre-vegetated sedum mats

19: Details: This green roof is accessible to residents at the retirement home, including seating areas and a patio. It brings great joy to the residents and employees alike. It is a simple green roof system planted with mixed sedum mats.

20: Snips Landscape & Nursery Office Green Wall | Project Location: Welland, ON Completion Date: April 2012 | Size: 42 Square Feet Green Wall System: Modular system planted with a variety of tropical plants

21: Details: This green wall is built within a custom made cedar structure. It features a variety of tropical plants including; Croton, Wandering Jew, Boston Fern, Asparagus Fern, Pothos, Herringbone Praying Plant, Rubber Plant, Philodendron and Spider Plant. This green wall uses a drip irrigated system to keep the plants watered.

22: Residential House, Garage and Shed | Project Location: Downtown Toronto, ON Completion Date: July 2012 Size: 1,150 Square Feet Green Roof System: Built-up system with a variety of growing medium depths, planted with perennials and pre-vegetated sedum mats | Winner! Landscape Ontario Award of Excellence

23: Details: This residential green roof was installed over the house, garage and shed at a residence in downtown Toronto. The depth of the growing medium ranges from 3 - 10", sloping down from perennial plantings around the perimeter of the roofs to mixed sedum in the centre of the roofs.

24: Goldring Student Centre | Project Location: Downtown Toronto, ON Completion Date: July 2012 | Size: 1,390 Square Feet Green Roof System: Modular system planted with a variety of sedums

25: Details: There are two areas of green roof on this building - one on a small roof above the entrance and one on the 3rd floor of the building. The smaller roof includes a raised planter with 12" of soil and Virginia Creeper, which will create a green wall effect as it climbs.

26: Residential Garage | Project Location: Downtown Toronto, ON Completion Date: October 2012 Size: 275 Square Feet Green Roof System: Perennials and grasses in 8" of growing medium

27: Details: This green roof was installed on the roof of a residential garage in downtown Toronto. It was planted with a mix of grasses and perennials, including Black eyed Susan, Prairie Dropseed, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Indian Grass, Sedum, Blue Gama Grass, Karl Foerster Reed Grass, Lavender and Asters.

28: Project Location: St. Catharines, ON Completion Date: August 2013 Size: 400 Square Feet Green Roof System: Built-up system planted with 4" of soil, sedum plantings and perennial grasses Details: This green roof was installed just outside a resident's apartment, greatly improving her view from the balcony. Contrasting colours of sedum were used to create a visually appealing 'banded' look. | Martindale Place

30: 508 Wellington | Project Location: Toronto, ON Completion Date: November 2013 Size: 1,700 Square Feet Green Roof System: Built-up system planted with pre-vegetated sedum mats and a layer of stone for added weight to account for wind uplift Details: This green roof is on the 12th floor of an apartment building in downtown Toronto. It is not accessible to the public or residents of the apartment, however it adds much needed green space to a crowded city. It also creates a sheltered haven for several species such as birds and insects.

32: Edge Condos | Project Location: Toronto, ON Completion Date: November 2013 Size: 16,000 Square Feet Green Roof System: Built-up system planted with pre-vegetated sedum mats and a layer of stone for added weight to account for wind uplift

33: Details: There are 4 green roof areas on these buildings - on the 20th and 22nd floors as well as on the penthouse roofs above. This green roof is not accessible to the public or residents of the condominium, however residents in surrounding high rise buildings can appreciate the view from above.

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