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When your program leaflet is printed on seed paper (meaning you can plant it in your yard and flowers will grow) you know you’ve come to an event with some serious tree huggers… and plant lovers, too! And that’s a good thing since last night’s DC Greenworks “Rethinking the Roof” event was all about greenroofing basics. In other words, how to use plants on the roof of your home or office building to reduce energy consumption, improve air quality, and even extend the lifespan of your rooftop.
The rooftop at 1425 K was the first greenroof I have seen, but it is not the only one of its kind in the District. Increasingly, buildings are using greenroofs to obtain LEED credits and manage stormwater. To me, it seems like a fairly simple, useful, and beautiful way to promote environmental sustainability in an urban environment.
It’s pretty peaceful, too.
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