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Greening Lower Manhattan : A Green Roof Project at Pace University

By Environmental Protection Agency

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Book Id: WPLBN0000123362
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 0.4 MB
Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Greening Lower Manhattan : A Green Roof Project at Pace University  
Author: Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collections: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency


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Excerpt: Green roofs are highly engineered, lightweight roofing systems that allows for the propagation of rooftop vegetation while protecting the integrity of the underlying roof. While conventional roof gardens rely on heavy pots and planters, green roof systems allow for much more extensive cultivation of plant life across wide expanses of a given rooftop. Municipalities worldwide have used green roofs as an innovative solution to urban environmental problems such as pollution from stormwater runoff, high summer temperatures and air pollution.

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