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Chicago Lead in Green Roofs - Community Gardens in the Sky

  • Subject: [cg] Chicago Lead in Green Roofs - Community Gardens in the Sky
  • From: adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 13:31:05 -0400

CHICAGO RANKED #1 ON 2005 TOP TEN LIST OF GREEN ROOFS PLANTED
Chicago -



Officers

President
Steven Peck
Green Roofs for    Healthy Cities

Chair
Peter Lowitt
Devens Enterprise Commission

Secretary
Dan Slone
McGuire Woods LLP

Treasurer
Monica Kuhn
Architect


Board of Directors

Leslie Hoffman
Earth Pledge Foundation

Jeffrey Bruce
Jeffrey L. Bruce              & Co. LLC

Steve Skinner
American Hydrotech, Inc.


Committee Chairs

Chair
Corporate Committee
Steve Skinner
American Hydrotech, Inc.

Chair
Policy Committee
Lois Vitt Sale
Wight & Company

Chair
Research Committee
Bradley Rowe
Michigan State University

Chair
Training Committee
Jeffrey Bruce
Jeffrey L. Bruce           & Co. LLC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO RANKED #1 ON 2005 TOP TEN LIST OF GREEN ROOFS PLANTED


First-of-its-kind industry survey shows tremendous growth in going green

Toronto, Canada b April, 2006 b Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a
non-profit industry association whose mission is to increase the development
of the green roof industry across North America is pleased to announce the
results from the first survey of its Corporate Members independently
administered by Kendon Light, E.A.
The top ten cities by square footage planted in 2005 are as follows:
1.      Chicago, IL.
2.      Washington DC
3.      Suitland, MD
4.      Ashburn, VA;
5.      New York, NY;
6.      Culpepper, VA
7.      Austin, TX
8.      Arlington, VA
9.      Des Moines, IA
10.  Ottawa, ON.
The survey asked member-companies to report on their completed 2004 and 2005
green roof projects in North America. Results indicate a 72% growth in green
roof square footage across North America between 2004 and 2005, and over 80%
growth in the United States. North American green roof infrastructure
implementation increased from 1.3 million square feet in 2004 to 2.5 million
square feet in 2005. bWebre very excited to see the actual growth numbers
which match the huge increase in green roof interest our association members
see on a daily basis,b says Steven Peck, Founder & President of Green Roofs
for Healthy Cities. bWe anticipate even greater growth in the future.b
Survey results and methodology are available at www.greenroofs.org.

The 4th Annual Green Roof Conference, Awards and Trade Show will be held in
Boston, MA May 11-12, 2006 and features more than 40 speakers from around the
world and 75 exhibitors.

Green roof infrastructure (a.k.a. eco-roofs and vegetated roofs) involve the
use of technologies that incorporate drainage systems, high quality
waterproofing, a root-repellant layer, specialized growing media and specially
selected plants onto the roofs of buildings.   The benefits of green roofing
are widespread and include a significant reduction in storm-water run-off,
better heat and sound insulation, energy savings, improved air quality and
reduction in the Citybs urban heat island. Other benefits include increased
park space, improved aesthetics, community gardening and biodiversity.

For interviews or more information, contact Rob Felber, (330) 963-3664 b
Cell 216-299-3361, RobFelber@felberandfelber.com or Steven Peck, (416) 971
4494 b Cell (647) 226 4494


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