Saturday, May 7, 2011

Green Roof System Exchange

Part of our trade with the Rebuilding Exchange was facilitating the donation of a green roof system from HPAC to the RX. The system was installed for the opening of the art center's new building 5 years ago. Either maintenance was required that they were not prepared for or the plants were mis-selected for the partially-shaded roof.

The Rebuilding Exchange is the ideal organization to find the system a home. They are entrenched in Chicago's green building community. With planning, the system could be installed on a green building, potentially attaining points for the USGBC's popular Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

The 3 guys loaded about 650 square feet of the grid system onto dollies by hand, and then loaded them into the elevator and out the door to the truck. The process took about 4 hours.

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