• The FedEx facility at O'Hare International Airport is part of the O'Hare Modernization Project and is the largest green roof at an airport in the world. Approximately four acres of green roof components were supplied by Green Roof Solutions. The entire green roof project was installed in 17 days by Intrinsic Landscaping, Inc. This project alone captures over two million gallons of stormwater a year.

  • The California Academy of Sciences project utilizes the BioTray system, which was co-developed by Green Roof Solutions. The client wanted a pre-planted tray system that was biodegradable, and our team developed this product in conjunction with Rana Creek Design in Monterey, California. Green Roof Solutions is in the process of developing new products all the time.

  • Custom products. No project is too big or too small. This custom green roof is a perfect example of Green Roof Solutions' capabilities. We created custom edging, including our distinctive grass blade slot design. Our clients wanted their children's signatures cut into the metal for a personal touch, and the edge was powder coated white to match the shed's trim. Contact us to discuss your custom project, no matter the size.

  • United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) operates 11 charter schools, including its first high school in Chicago, and serves over 5,000 students and families each year. UNO public schools serve as the focal point to transition members of Hispanic families into successful and civic-minded Americans. Green Roof Solutions supplied the green roof components for the UNO Soccer Academy on Chicago's Southwest Side.

custom solutions

GRS is passionate about providing the right solution for your specific project. We realize that you may not be able to find what you need from our standard product offerings. That's okay. We have the knowledge, experience, and creative minds to come up with a solution for your specific project.

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storm water

Urban stormwater ranks among the nation's leading pollution sources for rivers, lakes, and oceans (). Stormwater runoff and resulting sewer overflows can be greatly reduced by installing green roofs and living walls. We continue to address the critical issue of stormwater runoff by bringing innovative stormwater products and services to the market. We offer storage tanks, filtration solutions, and other water re-use solutions.

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living walls

Green Roof Solutions has developed 100% recycled moisture retention material that has been adopted by the community of living wall architects. The work of Patrick Blanc has inspired others across the United States to create living walls-and they are using our MRM 14 and MRM 30 products to make it happen.

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the think tank

The Think Tank is all about ideas and information. This is where you can find design details, informational resources, links, etc.

architectural details

There is a lot of good information out there regarding green roofs. We certainly don't claim to know it all, and we love to share what our colleagues are working on. The links below are good resources that we have found helpful or interesting. Be sure to check back often, as we plan to add more links from time to time.

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educational resources

The key to any good green roof project is a good waterproofing membrane. There are many types of waterproofing membrane, and it is important to understand how they work and how they are installed to provide the appropriate green roof assembly relative to the membrane chosen.

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