Thanks to the generosity of long-time Adopt A Stream Foundation Board Member Elsie Sorgenfrei and Modern Shed, the Northwest Stream Center has a Gate House that is a great example of Low Impact Design.
This 8 X 12 pre-fabricated structure was put up in two days by volunteers on four concrete foundation piers – no need to do any underlying earth disturbance. The Gate House has double paned, argon filled windows and is insulated so well that it can probably be heated with a candle. The exterior siding is made from a concrete based material rather than typical oil based siding.
Thanks to the generosity of Green Grid Roofs, the gate house has a “green roof” of it’s own! Volunteers installed the green roof in a couple of hours one sunny day after Baker Industries Northwest installed a stainless steel frame designed to keep plant modules loaded with sedum plants from sliding off the slope roof. Board Members Larry Gearheard and Eric Adman help install the final modules.