At last month’s Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) meeting WASA representatives announced plans to fund green roofs grants for District residents. Green roofs have been used effectively in other places to control storm water run off and as a solution to other watershed-related environmental problems.
The grant application process will begin before the end of this fiscal year. If you’d like to learn more about green roofs and how they can help lower your heat and air conditioning bills, extend the life of your roof, slow the flow of water to Bloomingdale’s inadequate combined sewer system in heavy rains, among other wonderful benefits, sign up to attend one or both of the following events coming soon to the Green Building Institute, 7761 Waterloo Rd. (Rt. 175) in Jessup, MD 20794:
Intro to Green Roofs
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
What benefits does installing a green roof have on a building? Do green roofs help the environment? What types of plants survive on a green roof? How do you maintain green roofs? How much does a green roof cost? What soil is used on a green roof? Are there green roofs in the area? If so, where are they? What are intensive and extensive green roofs? Differences between them? Is there a market for green roofs in North America ?
Green Roof Bus Tour
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Roofs on the tour:
American Society of Landscape Architects Washington , D.C
Casey Trees Endowment Fund Headquarters - Washington , D.C.
Walter Reed Community Center - Arlington , VA
Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Ashburn , VA
Wetlands Studies and Solutions - Gainesville , VA
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: American Society of Landscape Architects (636 I St NW Washington , D.C )
$60 Student or Teacher (High School student/teacher or Undergrad student with current ID) - Bus Tour only
$93 Bus Tour only
$128 Bus Tour and 'Intro to Green Roofs' class
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