Green Roofing: Combating Urban Runoff

25 June 2012

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Despite the current shift toward environmental design and retro-greening throughout the construction industry, there is still a large percentage of our urban landscape, specifically rooftops, being underused or worse yet, sitiing idle.

Many of these spaces are still traditionally designed to deflect and/or drain away water runoff. The innovative management of these spaces is fast becoming an essential key to harnessing available natural resources and putting them to work as part of the greater energy efficient, sustainable systems that are now intergral design in any modern building.

To protect our dwindling water tables and endangered aquatic wildlife, cities across the globe are going to need a combination of higher-capacity sewage systems and a new way of thinking about runoff management.

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