Green Roof Rebate - Targeted Large Retrofit Program
DC has a new Green Roof Rebate Program - designed for existing buildings. Owners can apply for a $7/sq.ft. rebate for retrofits when they incorporate a green roof of at least 4,000 sq. ft. This innovative program provides subsidies of about 50% of average green roof costs providing benefits to property owners, the general public and the environment.
Cost Savings- Improved building and environmental performance; Reduced operating expenses; Stormwater management capacity on roof; LEED-EB credits and added market value.
Health and Aesthetics- Improved health and appeal for residents and tenants; Sound insulation; Improved marketability of the building; Potential to improve employee productivity.
Community Cost Savings- Increased stormwater retention; Reduced need to expand regional water infrastructure; Reduced greenhouse gases and ground level ozone emissions.
Improved Air Quality- Filtration of airborne particulates and production of oxygen; Temperature regulation of building and reduction of the Heat Island Effect.
Better Water Management- Stormwater retention, filtration, and temporal delay of stormwater runoff and reduced volume into local waterways.
Social Benefits- Improved neighborhood aesthetics; Increased recreation opportunities; Added habitat for wildlife; Potential for local food production.
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