The University of Maryland, College Park, has embraced the use of vegetative roofs. With nine total green roofs on campus, the roofs have delivered benefits beyond sustainability.
Properly maintaining vegetative roofs can lead to a host of benefits for a facility, an organization and a community. For the university, the biggest goal and the biggest benefit of its vegetative roofs has been in the handling of stormwater.
The university, an urban campus with limited space for stormwater mitigation, has its own separate storm sewer systems. It obtained a federal permit that allows it to regulate point sources of pollution.
What aspects of a vegetative roof have you found to be most beneficial to your facility? Read more about the University of Maryland's embrace of green roofs by clicking here.
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