If you’re not a little soggy already, you must have heard by now about the deluge of rain that has been soaking New England for the past week, producing the some of the worst flooding the region has seen in 70 years. I just can’t help wondering how things might be improved if green roofs played a more dominant role in conventional building practices. Instead of acres of non-porous asphalt, concrete and other materials funneling stormwaters straight into overburdened drainages, we might have thousands of green rooftop oases to drink up the downpour!

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  1. M. Dulmaine May 17, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks for the excellent report on green roof tops, and the great photos. Especially glad to learn about the GSA’s institution of the sustainable design program, since 2003…a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

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