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Ford Plant Proves Longevity

PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID AQUILINA

At 454,000 square feet, the Ford River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, MI covers 10.4-acres with its green roof that is over ten years old. The most recent plant coverage study, conducted in 2010, found that 13 of the 15 original species were thriving with 93% to 98% coverage of hearty vegetation thriving across the roof.

According to Roger Gaudette, the director of asset managent for the plant, the original mats retain a very healthy appearance and many different species of wildlife flock to the roof.


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