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GREEN ROOF ALERT at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on September 21, 2009


 Check out the full profile of the O’Hare green roof by clicking HERE!  Thank you to Green Roofs for Healthy Cities for the profile.

This green roof is located on top of Building 607, the New South Vault Building at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  The measures in at 17,800 square feet and has a six-inch deep layer of growing medium with native grasses planted.  One of the many benefits of installing a green roof is that during the day, workers have already noticed a cooling effect when working in the building compared to conventional roofed buildings.

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5 Responses to “GREEN ROOF ALERT at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport!”

  1. Karen Morby said

    Hey, thanks for the pat on the back. why? because the company I work for Robert Ebl Inc in Carol STream il. installed that roof. Green roofs -vegetated green roofs are terrific. Lets see more on private buildings!
    karen Morby
    Certified arborist
    and Green roof nut!

    • ChicagoismynewBlog! said

      Hey Karen, thanks for another comment. What are some other green roof projects that Robert Ebl Inc. has done in Chicago? I’d love to highlight them!

  2. Karen Morby said

    thanks, I’d like to get some pictures and info together and send it to you next week?

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