Green roof to top Nucleus building


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. –The first new building at Nucleus Innovation Park-Market Street will sport a green roof and other environmentally-friendly features.

    Officials unveiled a model of the roof today at a ceremony at the downtown Louisville construction site.

    Bernheim Forest nursery specialists are advising building contractors how to design and maintain the roof, which will feature Kentucky native plants. The building will have other energy-saving features and will be up for certification through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a national rating system for green buildings.

    “Growing economic development through research and sustaining the environment can complement each other, and we’re proving it with this building,” said UofL President James Ramsey.

    The project also is meeting its hiring goals for minority and female-owned companies, said Nucleus Chief Executive Officer Vickie Yates Brown.