Post Office Green Roof – S. Salina Street

Post Office Roof Before Construction of the Green Roof


USPS Green Roof Complete


The Green Roof at the Colvin-Elmwood Post Office on S. Salina Street in Syracuse highlights the growing partnership of the Save the Rain program with other municipal and federal entities in Onondaga County. This project was the first Save the Rain project on USPS property.

The stormwater retrofit project installed a green roof system on the entirety of the Post Office roof. The green roof features plantings in a lightweight growing medium on top of a waterproof membrane, designed to capture stormwater, irrigate the plantings, and allow excess stormwater to evapotranspire. The existing roof was removed prior to the installation of the new membrane and plantings of the sedum turf. In total, this project captures approximately 226,000 gallons of stormwater annually.

Related media coverage:
PR Newswire – Postal Service Plants Second Green Roof
AZoCleanTech – US Postal Services Announces Green Roof Initiative on Colvin-Elmwood Post Office
YNN – Local Post Office Goes Green with New Roof
Download project details below:

Post Office Green Roof (PDF)

Project Overview

Post Office Green Roof Final Technical Specifications (PDF)

Technical Specifications

Post Office Green Roof Project Plans (PDF)

Project Plans



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