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Sustainable and/or energy efficient features of the building include a freestanding 238-foot, 750kW wind turbine (Chicago’s first); solar hot water; a 45,000-square-foot green roof; a sophisticated rainwater harvesting system built around cisterns, bioswales and a retention pond; solar power; and LED lighting. The facility makes use of recycled and reused building materials, and day-to-day operations will also emphasize recycling.
- Belmont residential green roof, Spring 2011 Visit #1 (projectsinplace.org)
- Bus Shelter in Philly Gets a Mini-Green Roof (dirt.asla.org)