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Come on VANCOUVER we got some greening to do!!
We need A LOT MORE GREEN WALLS AND GREEN ROOFS in Vancouver!!
What is a living wall?
|Chicago - City Hall - Green Roof|
I was watching a program about all the benefits the green roof on Chicago city hall, it's needs to be incorporated everywhere.
Chicago City Hall
As part of an EPA study and initiative to combat the urban heat island effect and to improve urban air quality, Mayor Richard M. Daley and the City of Chicago began construction of a 38,800 square foot (total roof area) semi-extensive greenroof in April 2000. It was completed at the end of 2001 at a cost $2.5 million, funded by a settlement with ComEd. Encompassing one square block and twelve stories high, this retrofit application serves as a demonstration project and test greenroof. The project was completed in the summer of 2001 and will monitored for plant survival as well as other environmental features. Chicago City Hall's greenroof saves $5,000 a year on utility bills, according to Michael Berkshire.
The results of the analysis include overall count of vegetated roofs, their total square footage, and the ratio of required to elective vegetated roofs. The study identified:
- 509 vegetated roofs within the City of Chicago.
- 5,564,412 square feet of green roof coverag
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Trees are usually not included in roof gardens due to their extreme weight and depth requirements, but the intensive design accommodated two trees that were planted on cantilevered platforms over structural columns. In total, 20 000 plants of more than 150 indigenous species were planted in the 1,885-square-meter roof garden. http://landarchs.com/how-the-chicago-city-hall-green-roof-is-greening-the-concrete-jungle/
Here's some local links I found