29 Oct '13, 12am

1 roof, 2 roofs, green roof, blue roof? Blue roofs help manage rainwater runoff

1 roof, 2 roofs, green roof, blue roof? Blue roofs help manage rainwater runoff

Rooftop design will reduce storm water runoff into the East River and support a new beekeeping business benefiting the formerly incarcerated. By Candace Pearson "Blue" and "green" detention trays sit side-by-side to slow the flow of stormwater and provide habitat for honey bees. A newly installed roof on top of the Osborne Association building in the South Bronx is projected to manage more than 100,000 gallons of rainwater and will provide habitat for bees that supply honey for the association’s catering business. The rooftop design, by Hazen and Sawyer, is being promoted as “blue and green” because a water barrier system joins vegetation on the top of the building. Trays for water detention are expected to reduce runoff from the building’s roof area by 32% during a typical storm, helping to mitigate combined sewer overflow into the East River. Other trays holding soil gro...

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