Nucleus's vegetative roof | KY Green Council
Nucleus’ vegetative roof | Courtesy of KY Green Council

The Kentucky U.S. Green Building Council will host a Green Scene cocktail party on the roof of the Nucleus Building on East Market Street for anyone interested in sustainable, high-performance buildings and LEED and vegetative roofs. The 6,000-square-foot roof and patio collects 90 percent of the building’s runoff.

The event on Wednesday, July 15, is at the Atria Support Center at the Nucleus Building, and if it’s too hot or rainy outside, food and cocktails will be served in Atria’s sixth-floor bistro. Chef Chad Welch and his team are in charge of the food. There also will be sparkling wines, a special Green Scene cocktail, red and white wine, soft drinks and sorbet for dessert.

The Nucleus Building is 197,000 square feet, and the project cost $21.8 million. The eight-story, LEED-certified building is the first of a four-building complex consisting of shared green spaces and a parking garage.

The Green Council’s mission is “to educate and promote the design, construction and operation of buildings and the built environment in Kentucky that are environmentally responsible places to live, work and learn.” The Kentucky chapter was formed in 2004.

The event, held on Wednesday, July 15, is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and is free, but they’d like you to RSVP online. The Nucleus Building is located at 300 E. Market St.