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Old 06-30-14, 01:22 PM   #1
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Default Green Roofs = Cost-Effective Means Of Preventing Sewer System Overflows



This is a pretty cool article that weighs in on a positive side of green roofs I've never thought about. I wonder what kind of monetary savings that would translate into?

Green Roofs = Cost-Effective Means Of Preventing Sewer System Overflows | CleanTechnica

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If New York City’s 1 billion square feet of roofs were transformed into green roofs, it would be possible to keep more than 10 billion gallons of water a year out of the city sewer system, according to the study led by Stuart Gaffin, research scientist at Columbia’s Center for Climate Systems Research.

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Old 07-01-14, 03:27 AM   #2
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New York gets a lot of rain , 10 feet apparently. With that much rain they should have crop farms on the roofs (some do). Have 1 roof all lettuce 1 year , the next year do a root vegetable, crop rotation on the roofs, sustainable cropping.

Or maybe they could do aquaculture

kosher fish


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