Turner Construction is substantially finished with New York City's largest green roof. The company, one of the largest green builders in the country, installed plants, grasses, and fourteen benches made of FSC certified lumber for the United States Postal Service (USPS). The 2.5-acre green roof sits on the Morgan Mail Processing Facility on West 28th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues.
It's expected to reduce storm water runoff and save ~$30,000 each year in heating and cooling costs.
Built in 1933, the Morgan Facility is an historic landmark. When the old roof came up for replacement in 2007, the green option fit with the USPS's sustainability initiatives. Installing the Morgan green roof will help the USPS meet its goal to reduce energy usage by 30% by 2015. With native plants and trees, it should last about 50 years.
[+] Turner Completes Largest Green Roof in New York City by Turner.
Photo credits: Turner Construction.