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Green Overhead

2010 July 27
Sun Trust Bank Headquarters in Richmond, Virginia

Sun Trust Bank Headquarters in Richmond, Virginia

Green roofs are roofs that have plants and grasses on top of them. They offer a number of benefits including being an innovative tool to reduce stormwater runoff. Normally, rainwater rushes from rooftops and other hard surfaces into nearby streams and rivers. In highly urban areas, this sudden surge of water can erode the banks of these streams and rivers. Because of the vegetation on top of green roofs, the rainwater that would have poured from the roof is captured by the plants. Green roofs are becoming more popular – SunTrust Bank Headquarters in Richmond, Virginia installed one on its building. and a number of federal government buildings are also getting green roofs.

Is this an idea that’s ready to sprout?

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  1. August 19, 2010

    this is the second good post i read on this blog …i am all about green

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  2. September 2, 2010

    They offer a number of benefits including being an innovative tool to reduce stormwater runoff.

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  3. November 8, 2010

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  5. November 23, 2010

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  6. December 29, 2010

    Very good written information. It will be valuable to anybody who usess it, as well as me. Keep up the good work – i will definitely read more posts.

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  7. January 26, 2011

    Good blog post. I like your point of view and i want to thank you for interesting and helpful information. Thank you!

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  8. June 3, 2011

    Nice to hear that the rainwater that would have poured from the roof is captured by the plants. I hope I can do the same here in my place. This is a very informative blog!

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