Sachs Residence
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The Sachs Family Residence Greenroof in May, 2003; Photos courtesy GreenTech.Project Name: Sachs Residence
Year: 2002
Owner: Dan and Naomi Sachs
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 600 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: Linda S. Velazquez

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Modular Greenroof System: GreenTech
Contractor & Landscape Architect: Jon Olmstead, The Brickman Group
Soft, lush play areas!Immediately after planting in July, 2002The Condominium
Dan and Naomi Sachs were looking to create green and garden space on their back patio for their young children. Living in downtown Chicago, green space is at a premium in the city, so they decided to bring the park home. Because the Sachs wanted an accessible and useable roof garden, the GreenTech System was a perfect fit. The system was able to comply with strict weight requirements imposed by the condo association, and the Sachs like the fact that their back yard could move with them if they ever moved.
Filling the GreenTech modules with lightweight engineered soilLaying the sod.
The Sachs decided mostly on a turf grass application so the kids could have a soft natural space to play. GreenTech was able to design and install a green playground over their garage placing the GreenTech modules directly over the concrete slab. Native and drought tolerant plantings, including flowering perennials, were added later to enhance the bluegrass sod play area. From start to finish, this project was completed in two days.

Additional thumbnail photos:

Completing the bluegrass installation.Watering the new grass.A view afterwards.The GreenTech ModuleThe finished greenroof in July, 2001
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