24 Oct '11, 10am

FedEx Packs Green Roof the Size of Three Football Fields into O’Hare International Airport

FedEx Packs Green Roof the Size of Three Football Fields into O’Hare International Airport

FedEx has high expectations for its green roof. The company cites general findings that green roofs can result in a direct savings to the building in two ways: they reduce annual heating and cooling costs by about 35 percent, and they can also last up to 50 years, more than double the average lifespan of a conventional roof. Green roofs can also help reduce infrastructure costs by helping to reduce stormwater runoff, and they can provide a public health benefit by helping to reduce local air pollution. In a new twist, the company also expects the roof to help reduce airport noise, which could provide an additional public health benefit.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/10/fedex-packs-green-roo...

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