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Greening Brownfields: A Rooftop Perspective

Concerns over climate change and water quality are affecting how municipalities, developers and brownfield professionals approach redevelopment projects. As LEED green building and stormwater management requirements are increasingly mandated by municipalities, some see the process becoming more involved. However, meeting green building requirements, stimulating corporate interest and managing stormwater runoff on site doesn’t have to be extraordinarily troublesome or expensive. Many large cities throughout North America are making a strong case for incorporating green roofs, also known as rooftop gardens or eco-roofs, into a brownfield redevelopment. Last year, installation of green roofs in North America was up 30 percent over 2006, according to the organization Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. Chicago holds the number-one position, having installed over half a million square feet of green roofs in 2007. What Is a Green Roof? A green roof is simply a vegetated roofing system designed to mimic conditions found in nature. They…Log In to Read Full Article

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