Department of Agriculture Gets Green Roof

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The Illinois Department of Agriculture put a new spin on Springfield’s green scene. In 2010, the department added Illinois’ first “green” roof to its building by planting more than 22,000 square feet of sedum, a small ornamental plant, in 2-by-2-foot trays.

Thanks to the sedum, the eco-friendly roof can retain as much as 75 percent of stormwater runoff.

Green Roofs at the Illinois Department of Agriculture

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  1. go green jay

    February 24, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Sure would like to know more about this project. How do we find more info on this awesome project. Looking into doing this for my commercial building in Naperville.

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