Thursday, March 29, 2012

Green at the Top

USPS has won a major award in the field of sustainable rooftop design. The green roof at Morgan Processing & Distribution Center in New York, NY, is the 2011 winner of the RoofPoint Excellence in Design Award in the “excellence in water management” category.

The green roof at Morgan reduces the amount of contaminants in storm water runoff flowing into the city’s municipal water system. Columbia University in New York City currently is monitoring this sustainable roof and reports that among the benefits is a storm water retention rate measuring at 75-97 percent.

To read more about this innovative roof that is also providing an outdoor oasis for employees visit:

What other means of going green have you used? Comment here.

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