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Greenroof Project of the Week for April 8, 2013: McGrath Acura Car Dealership

on April 9, 2013 at 9:34 pm under  Project of the Week: 4/8/13

McGrath Acura Car Dealership
Chicago, IL, USA
4,469 sf. Greenroof

McGrath Acura Car DealershipGreenroof first installed in April, 2012; Photo Courtesy of Vegetal i.D.

Project Description & Details

Located along the north branch of the Chicago River, the site for the new state-of-the-art 57,550-sf McGrath Acura Dealership of Chicago underwent extensive renovations. The Missner Group incorporated numerous sustainable design elements to the final plan, a 47,000 square foot renovation of the existing facility and a 10,550 square foot addition.

The comprehensive Acura and used car center includes an extensive greenroof and permeable pavers for the parking lot. Carlisle SynTec 60 Mil TPO was used along with 1,719 Hydropack ® trays from  Vegetal i.D. with stone ballast – the system does not require aluminum edges to design the vegetation-free zone. Although the vegetation was still dormant when installed, a few chives were starting to bloom, as well as the thyme. It was estimated to take one person to lay down 260 sf per hour.

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Year: 2012
Owner: McGrath Acura Car Dealership
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4,469 sq. ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

The McGrath Acura Car Dealership Greenroof all greened up in August, 2012; Photo Courtesy of Vegetal i.D.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Balay Architects
General Contractor: The Missner Group
Waterproofing Membrane, TPO 60 Mil.: Mike Lowery, Carlisle SynTec Systems
Green Roof System & Manufacturer: Vegetal i.D.
Distributor: North Coast Roofing Systems
Roofing Contractor: Kevin Burgess, Team Manager, Olson Roofing Company Inc.

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