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Monday, September 12, 2022
It’s been four years since we planted the 17,000 plugs on the 6th Floor of the Krause Gateway Center building! The half-acre, native prairie green roof, is still the only one in the state of Iowa! It’s a quiet sanctuary, giving stellar views to the horizon, while also being a habitat for pollinators like bats, birds, and bees. The space provides a contemplative and reflective experience, all while lessening the impact of energy usage and water run-off. The Confluence Des Moines office was given permission to come revisit the green roof last week to see growth. The plugs have come a long way, check out the before and after photos!
Krause Gateway Center – directly adjacent to the world-class John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park – is the headquarters of Krause Group. Originally conceived in 2013, the building opened its doors to Krause Group associates in November 2018. The award-winning LEED Gold project is a beacon of environmental sensitivity that overcame the typical office building barriers between public and private space.
Many thanks to an amazing team: Krause Group, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, OPN Architects, and Ryan Companies!