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Vast vegetated roof installed at Chicago O'Hare Int. Airport

Blog post   •   Nov 04, 2011 13:55 GMT

US giant FedEx Express, the cargo airline of FedEx Corp., has installed a vast vegetated roof as part of an ambitious environmental initiative taking place in Chicago, USA.

The green roof at O'Hare International Airport measures some 175,000 square feet and is one of three FedEx Express has installed at its facilities at the airport, which aim to reduce air pollution and storm water runoff, more than double the average life of a roof to 40-50 year, lower energy costs by 35 percent a year and reduce airport noise.

At Cavotec, we always enjoy hearing about innovative technologies that enable the airportsportsmining and tunnelling and general industries to operate more sustainably and work more productively. We shall be following the development of this particular approach with interest.