By Jessica Greenspan and Alan Burchell There are numerous financial incentives in NYC and other cities that encourage the construction of green roofs and solar systems. The incentives from each technology can be applied to the entire system to dramatically reduce a customer’s initial investment. Read on for a quick overview of programs. NYC incentives [...]
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@Stphn_Lacey @TheEnergyGang i testified yesterday at nyc city hall on the synergies of integrating solar PV with vegetated green roofs. depending on several factors, the evaporative cooling effect of plants can reduce PV panel power efficiency losses by 8-12-16+ % in summer months. bit.ly/2WsD8f5
@muoiod perspective: in germany, an estimated 12-15% of flat roofs are green, and rising 10-15% annually. back in 2010, 20-25% of stuttgart's flat roofs were already green. even wash-DC has set a goal of 20% green roof coverage by 2020. so at >0.1% coverage, yes, NYC is way behind.
twas an exciting day for green roofs in #NYC. city govt heard several pieces of #greenRoof legislation. info here: urbanstrong.com/nyc-green-roo… testimony was heard from several stakeholders incl urbanstrong's principal alan burchell. #policy #progress #greenbuilding #climateaction pic.twitter.com/V1KTYlNoiV