O'Hare Is Going Green
Air travel may never be completely environmentally clean, but Chicago's trying to make it a little greener.
ANDOLINO: It'll be the first air traffic control tower in the country with a vegetative green roof on the base building of the tower.
That's executive director of O'Hare Modernization Program Rosemarie Andolino. She says the city's working green design into all areas of the airport's $15 billion expansion plan.
It's recycling materials from building demolitions and even making the plumbing more efficient.
ANDOLINO: Low flush toilets and water that comes on and off so it's controlled as well.
Andolino says O'Hare developed its own green design manual because the U.S. Green Building Council didn't have guidelines for airports.