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World’s Largest Rooftop Greenhouse Takes Shape in Chicago #architecture #sustainability

World’s Largest Rooftop Greenhouse Takes Shape in Chicago #architecture #sustainability

Method's new soap factory on the south side of Chicago has a wind turbine, photovoltaic (PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. panels, and a rooftop greenhouse bigger than an average city block. Business Insider reports that the $30 million plant which opened in April will be able to produce as much as a million pounds of edible greens a year. The pesticide-free kale, arugula, bok choy, and butterhead lettuce will go to restaurants, stores and farmers' markets in the area. At 75,000 square feet, the garden is bigger than both an NFL football field and an average-sized city block in many parts of the U.S. When fully planted, it will be the largest rooftop greenhouse in the world. The greenhouse is the work of a New York City-based company called Gotham Gr...

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