Wednesday, June 30, 2010

In Search of D.C. Green Roofs

"Roofs" is one of those words that just doesn't seem right to me. Is it "roofs?" "Rooves?" Well, regardless of how you spell it (or say it), I'm looking for it. Green ones, in particular.

D.C. Greenworks, D.C.'s preeminent green roof advocate and educator, is compiling a list of D.C. green roofs for a governmental report on the adoption of urban gardening and success in sustainability in the District. This statistics gained via the report will eventually be used to identify D.C. as one of the nation's greener cities.

D.C. Greenworks has been able to locate commercial projects, as they tend to be high profile and are more likely to be reported to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), and While this is helpful, it overlooks the many private residences whose green roof achievements go unknown.

And this is where you come in, lovely guerillas. You guys are out and about, you know people and those people know people. Please work your networks and see if you can rummage up news of residential green roof projects in D.C. If you find some, let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I ran across some green roofs at the AHS headquarters in Alexandria, and posted them on my blog. Maybe AHS doesn't qualify as a D.C. project.