[permaculture] Greening The Bronx

Saor Stetler saor at ycbtal.net
Fri Jul 7 19:43:01 EDT 2006

      Greening The Bronx

    July 5, 2006 07:13 AM - Eric Kane, New York, NY

Bronx%20Green%20Roof.JPGA 10,000 square foot green roof was recently 
installed on the Bronx County Building by J.P. Patti and Magco, Inc, 
divisions of Tecta America <http://www.greenroof.com/index.shtml>. The 
semi-extensive green roof, designed by Green Roof Service 
<http://www.greenroofservice.com/> is the largest in the Bronx, and the 
first on a New York City owned building. Bronx Borough President, Adolfo 
Carrion, Jr., said: "I am very excited that my office is able to provide 
this green roof as a gift to New York City. I hope that this 
demonstration green roof project will inspire the City to install green 
roofs on other city-owned buildings". The green roof will help retain 
storm water, filter air, and reduce the urban heat island effect. It 
will also provide noise reduction and energy savings of between 10-15%. 
Perhaps the roof's proximity to Yankee Stadium will also help inspire 
George Steinbrenner to incorporate green building techniques into plans 
for his team's new ballpark. See also ::Green Roofs: A primer 
<http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/09/green_roofs_a_p.php> and 
::Chicago Wal-Mart to Sprout Green Roof 

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