Austin mulls $10,000 Investment for Vegetated Roof Study

Green Austin

Austin, Texas, might invest $10,000 to study the benefits of vegetated rooftops. The research could be done through an agreement between the University of Texas and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

“As the city becomes larger and more dense and more intensive, are there ways that we can maintain our quality of life and have a lot of the environmental and social and cultural benefits that you would otherwise lose if we pave over these areas?” asked Matt Hollon of Austin Watershed Protection. If the research shows positive effects, more green roofs could be added.

source: News 8 Austin (Texas)

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