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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Going Green above your head - October 3, 2013

 

The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) released a beautiful new video showing off the benefits of turning your roof “green.”

 

Ecoroofs replace conventional roofing with a living, breathing vegetated roof system. They significantly decrease stormwater runoff, save energy, reduce pollution and erosion, and help preserve fish habitat.

 

Ecoroofs also have a financial benefit. They double, and sometimes triple, the life of the roof’s waterproof membrane. Commercial properties with green roofs are more desirable and competitive in a tight real estate and rental market. They are an amenity for building tenants and residents, and they improve the view for tenants of neighboring buildings.