28 May '13, 3pm

Interesting article #green roofs

Reduce the amount of stormwater generated; Delay the release of any stormwater generated to the stormwater sewer system; Increase the quality of stormwater generated to make the stormwater cleaner before it enters the system. Consequently, strategies like bioswales, infiltration beds, rain gardens and permeable pavements are becoming more common. However, each of these requires at-grade land space, which is expensive real estate, particularly in urban areas. This being the case, Hayden sees green, vegetated roofs as becoming an important stormwater BMP as they take advantage of this under-utilized space and offer good absorption levels, not to mention adding a beautiful aesthetic to the property. “In urban environments such as Philadelphia, green roofs have become the stormwater management tool of choice,” reports Mark T. Celoni, P.E., vice president and office director of...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95050-taking-stormwater-by...

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