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U.S. Green Roof Industry Grows By 35 Percent in 2008



Green roof installations increased by 35 percent in 2008 over 2007, equaling more than 3.1 million square feet installed, according to a survey by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.




Green roof installations increased by 35 percent in 2008 over 2007, equaling more than 3.1 million square feet installed, according to a survey by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

The fourth annual survey found that in 2008 the City of Chicago had the most square feet of green roofs of any city, at 534,507 square feet between 84 projects. Following were Washington D.C. at 501,042 sq. ft. between 67 projects and New York City at 358,986 sq. ft. between 35 projects.

Some cities are directly supporting the implementation of green roofs via public policy. For example, New York State passed a tax abatement measure in 2008 that will provide up to $100,000 per green roof to improve stormwater management and reduce the urban heat island.



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