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Chicago store shoppers look up to see green

June 26, 2009
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CHICAGO — Chicago’s Jewel-Osco, which has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating System certification, now features hundreds of sedum plants on its roof, according to the Southtown Star.
The green roof will help the store, which is located on 11730 S. Marshfield Ave., be more environmentally friendly, according to the release, such as soaking up rain water, easing reflective heat off the roof and reducing the cost of keeping the 64,000-square-foot store cool in the summer heat, according to project manager Russ Weber.

Other sustainable highlights of the facility, according to the article, include: Water-saving fixtures and faucets; sensors near skylights that help reduce lighting needs during sunny days; and the use of recycled construction materials throughout the store.

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