The benefits of the living roof at the bus shelter range from oxygenation to pollution absorption to cooling measures to rain retention... though the size of this particular roof is "largely symbolic" says Connors. "NFTA has done some very extreme green things at the airport, with glycol treatment. They also covered the root of the Frontier Bus Garage with PVs. We wanted to promote green infrastructure, but we also really liked the challenge of covering one of these. We worked very collaboratively to do the design, but Dave has done a lot of research into soil mixes, especially using recycled materials. We had to do a load test on the polycarbonate, because the literature didnt go that high. Just got everything together on Friday."
Via Alan Yoshioka