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MEC's green roof among others

This photo was chosen to appear at Bruce Mau's MASSIVE CHANGE exhibit recently held in Chicago. www.massivechange.com/contributors.

 

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Environmental benefits of green roofs in an urban setting include:

-reduces stormwater runoff that affects water for drinking and swimming, as well as habitat in local rivers and lakes

-reduces energy consumption

-reduces the urban heat island effect by lowering the City's temperature and therefore reduces cooling costs

-beautifies the City

-creates more natural green spaces in urban areas

-provides more habitat area for wildlife including migratory birds

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Taken on May 27, 2006