Ford water treatment with a green roof
Find a sustainable alternative to a water treatment plant.
Ford was faced with adding a US$50 million mechanical water treatment facility to their River Rouge plant to deal with rainwater run-off.
The 100,000 sq m Dearborn truck assembly plant was covered with more than 40,000 sq m of living green roof. The roof holds back and cleans rainwater, and helps to save energy by helping to control the internal temperature of the plant. The roof is part of a US$18 million system; a US$32 million saving on the conventional solution.