AirDrain Agronomic Natural Turf Drainage Courtyard at Chesapeake Energy Building #14
Chesapeake’s Building #14 Natural Turf Courtyard, designed by Elliott + Associates Architects, constructed by Smith & Pickel, and installed by Total Environment, not only brings aesthetic appeal to the streets of Oklahoma City, natural turf areas are a fantastic way to reduce the heat island effect of urban areas and capture and evacuate storm water through the sand profile reducing the need to add stormwater accountability, while creating enjoyable space for residents and employees.
The environmental impact is undeniable, adding significantly to the LEED Point system designed by the USGBC in all five major areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality, The courtyard is a green space preventing excess storm water drainage, reducing the temperature of a building and the urban heat island effect.
Utilizing the AirField System as the drainage layer in a courtyard design allows a complete inch of water storage space beneath the entire surface plus it is incredibly strong and light weight. The AirField AirDrain geocell is also easy to work with, install and fashion in unique layouts.
What’s more, incorporating AirDrain means your design includes renewable, recycled, and locally obtained materials. The Benefits of AirField in a natural turf system include: 100% vertical drainage under entire surface, manufactured with 100% recycled material, rapid water movement, minimal site disturbance, fast installation, light weight, incredible load bearing strength test at 233 PSI/ 33,552 PSF.
The list of major sustainable projects for AirField Systems of Oklahoma keeps growing and includes Chesapeake’s Central Park, OSU/OKC, Whittier Middle School’s natural grass fire lane and Oklahoma State Cowboys T. Boone Picken’s Stadium’s game field along with hundreds of sustainable projects nationally.
Total Environment Inc. is a Design-Build-Maintain company specializing in comprehensive landscape services for discriminating clients in the residential and commercial arena. The all-inclusive array of services and products that Total Environment provides is unequaled in the industry, in addition they also provide the ultimate in customer service.
Highly skilled Account Managers from Universities in Oklahoma and across the country, oversee the properties daily, insuring impeccable success rates for installations and maintenance that is second to none. Projects span a broad range – from the installation of state of the art athletic fields to period landscapes, Total Environment is on top of the industry game.
Seasonal displays of color, professionally designed and installed, enhance their properties and are always the ‘talk of the town’ every spring, summer, fall and winter. Christmas season, thanks to Total Environment ace lighting crews and its very generous clients, create a Winter Wonderland … always an incredible gift to Oklahoma City and the surrounding communities at large.
Ty T. Hartwig, President of Total Environment, shares a favorite motto with his beloved Oklahoma City, “Labor omnia vincit” – which translates to “Labor Conquers All Things!” – a personal philosophy that molded the company into what it is today.
Call today to find out how the AirField Systems can save you time, money and energy on your next green roof, sports field or porous paving project, 405-359-3775.