Stout & Teague has completed the 2nd phase of its green roof project at the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill at 100 & 110 Maryland Avenue, NE. Approximately 7,370 square feet of roof area was covered with flowering plants. The green roofs naturally manage more than 128,000 gallons of rainwater and reduce stormwater runoff to the Anacostia River watershed. They also absorb heat which results in lower building energy usage in the warmer months. In the long term, the green roofs can potentially double the lifespan of the roofs.
This project qualified to be part of D.C.’s RiverSmart Rooftops program which provides financial incentives to building owners who install a green roof. The program has grown expansively and now includes more than 2.3 million square feet of green space.
More About Green Roofs
Economic Benefits of Green Roofs*
– Lower roof replacement costs
– Quieter interior space
– Prolonged service life of heating, ventilation, and HVAC systems through decreased use
– Increased property values and tenant retention
– Decreased stormwater management costs
Environmental and Aesthetic Benefits of Green Roofs
– Improved water and air quality
– Reduced stormwater runoff that harms waterways and ecosystems and stresses sewer systems
– Reduced carbon emissions and reduced “Urban Heat Island” effect
– More green space for wildlife to inhabit and for people to enjoy