Gallery: US Postal Service Delivers Plan for Huge Green Roof in NYC

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The US Postal Service can now add another notch to their sustainability belt – a huge green roof on top of their Morgan mail processing facility in NYC. The roof taps in at 2.5 acres of native, drought tolerant vegetation and is one of the largest green roofs in the nation. The seven story facility built in 1933 was originally built for the roof to serve as an extra mail processing location, and because of this was deemed strong enough to support a green roof. The new roof not only serves as a park and open space for employees, but will also save energy for the USPS and reduce stormwater runoff.

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  1. New Danube River Sewage... November 3, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    […] 10,000 square metre green roof has been designed as a flat, green surface that will absorb airborne dust and similar impurities. […]

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