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Video & Project of the Week for December 15, 2014: Private Logan Square, IL Residence

on December 16, 2014 at 10:31 am under Project of the Week: 12/15/14

Private Logan Square, IL Residence
Chicago, IL, USA
800 sf. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

When considering a deck, green roof, or a combination of both on their Logan Square neighborhood home, the homeowners decided on a green roof as the best way to take advantage of this otherwise extremely hot, cold, or rainy space typical of the climate in the Chicago area. Plus, they say, the 8-inch-deep Omni Ecosystems™ built-in-place green roof is extremely pleasant to look at from the second-floor living room and kitchen and third-floor bedrooms of their home.

The green roof was built layer by layer from root barrier to capillary fabrics, followed by drainage elements and automatic irrigation, capped with ultra-lightweight Omni Ecosystems Infinity Growing Media™, and planted with perennial starts and seeded with Omni Ecosystems Butterfly Mix. At a mere 36 pounds per square foot for its maximum saturated weight, this green roof yields a remarkable flowering meadow and food crops. Retaining an average of 22 inches of rainfall annually, plantings such as black-eyed Susans, coreopsis, asters, tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce, and kale among many others can be found throughout the growing season.

Home to many insects, including bees and butterflies, and many birds, the Logan Square Residence is the recipient of the 2014 Small-Scale Residential Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

Find more photos and additional information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Year: 2012
Owner: Private
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
800 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Private


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Design: Omni Ecosystems
Greenroof System: Omni Ecosystems
Greenroof Contractor: Rooftop Green Works
Architect & Developer: Ranquist Development
Irrigation System Manufacturer: Hunter
Maintenance: Omni Ecosystems



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