While the average passerby may not have an inkling of their presence, a growing number of Chicago highrise buildings are sporting green roofs. While twenty-first century architects and urban planners may regard a green roof as an innovative way to positively impact the urban environment, the concept is anything but new.
Happy first day of spring! Now that it is spring, it is time to start planning. First, make sure to set goals. Decide what kind of changes you want to make to your space and figure out how to do it. Countryside Industries will gladly help you with your landscaping needs and you can reach […]
There are more reasons to install a green roof than aesthetics. For example, waste diversion is improved by extending the HVAC and heating. Another reason is that in the event of rain storm, the rain is absorbed and taken up by the plants and evaporated into the atmosphere. Green roofs also reduce the amount of […]
The Aqua was designed by architect Jeanne Gang, making it the tallest building in the world designed by a female lead architect. The Aqua tower is famous in Chicago for its resemblance to water. An 82 story residential and hotel building, the Aqua also has the largest green roof in the city of Chicago. This […]
Green roof systems are seen as extensions of the existing roof. They include a water proofing, root repellant and drainage systems along with filter cloths and lightweight growing plants. Not only do they provide aesthetic improvement but they also improve air quality, provide new amenity spaces, manage storm water and more. Green roofs are visually […]