Gallery: New South Bronx Green Roof Will Provide Environmental Educatio...

The Point Community Development Corporation in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx recently installed a new 7,350-square-foot green roof atop its main facility to assist with stormwater run-off and provide a foundation for environmental education. The lightweight roof measures 2.5 inches in depth and weighs only 10-11 pounds per square foot when fully saturated with rainwater. Experts estimate that the new green roof will also have huge environmental benefits for the community, reducing stormwater runoff by more than 150,000 gallons annually.

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