Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Post Office Greens Its Roof

Keeping in line with the U.S. Postal Service’s goal to turn over a new, green leaf, the largest green roof in New York City wasrecently completed.

Found atop the Morgan mail processing building, a 2.2 million-square-foot facility, the green roof spans nearly 2.5 acres and overlooks Midtown Manhattan.

Fourteen Ipe Brazilian wood benches made from Forest Stewardship Council sustainable certified lumber are found among native plants and trees, including Calamagrostis grass on the roof.

Photo: Flickr/Pro-Zak

Photo: Flickr/Pro-Zak

“The Morgan green roof is the largest in New York and one of the largest in the country,” said Sam Pulcrano, vice president of Sustainability with the Postal Service. “Not only does it provide employees with a beautiful, serene outdoor environment, the green roof will help us meet our goal to reduce energy usage 30 percent by 2015.”

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