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Ford's Giant Green Roof Started Ten Years Ago; How Things Have Changed

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Image Credit: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities It's ten years since the start of construction of the green roof on top of the big River Rouge plant. Kevin described it in TreeHugger in 2004: "The 10.4 acre sedum roof insulates the building, provides a habitat for birds and insects, produces oxygen to offset the factory's carbon dioxide emissions, and purifies rainwater. "Instead of having a chemical-based storm water treatment plant," Ford says, "this system mimics nature." TreeHugger hero Bill McDonough designed it; it was the largest in the world and entered the Guinness book of Records in 2004. It was a very big deal at the time, and won top prize from the Green Roof industry. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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