Green Roof on Mastery Charter Camden School

Engineering Vegetated Roofs to Optimize Stormwater Management

Live Webinar

Register, Free:

May 20, 2021 1:00 PM

Space is limited

 

Urban centers have high concentrations of impervious areas which pose a challenge in managing large volumes of stormwater. Heavy rain events or back-to-back storms cause problems like flooding, property damage, and combined overflow sewer discharge. Green infrastructure, such as vegetated roofs, can help mitigate these problems because they restore the hydrologic cycle in urbanized areas. Vegetated roof systems designed for maximum stormwater management decrease the volume of stormwater within the urban core and reliably delay travel time of stormwater to the treatment plant. These retention and detention strategies help alleviate the burden of heavy stormwater on our cities’ infrastructure.  See learning objectives below.

 

REVIEWS

“Amazing presentation. Highly recommended you catching the next one.”  Peter McQuaid, President and Founder, MCQ Sales LLC 

“Great opportunity and a pleasure.”Thanks to the speakers for their invaluable knowledge.” Francisca Tapia Jr Sustainability Consultant, ABUD

“Excellent seminar” Dan DiMucci, Pennoni Sr. Consultant, RLA

“Exceptional resources for integrating green roof design with storm water management strategies.  Interactive….a lot of valuable design information.” Meg Needle Lord Aeck Sargent, AIA Atlanta

“The presentation was highly informative, and I personally learned a lot. I found the design tools particularly helpful.” Ganesh Nayak, President, Metier Consulting

Stormwater Capture Co Your Green Roof Specialist logo over an image of a green roof on a condo in an urban city.

1 LA/CES PDH Webinar Learning Objectives

1. The distinction between stormwater retention and detention
2. The importance of detention in urban centers
3. Existing roof top technologies
4. Using biomimicry to re-engineer vegetated roofing system
5. Collaboration: Landscape Architects, Architects, Civil Engineers

 

Presenters

Sasha Aguilera, GRP, B.Arch, Design Ambassador & Rodney Chaney, BA, GRP, Technical Sales Manager

Sasha Aguilera - Green Roof Consultant

Rodney Chaney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to Start Your Next Green Roof Design? Contact us!

With proper planning any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support.  We supply a range of  systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs.  We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Urbanscape Detention logo by Knauf Insulation

The image conveys this system is powered by the Purple-Roof concept.

As a Purple-Roof partner, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Testing, Monitoring and Research by Green Roof Diagnostics

Unbiased, scientific research for the green infrastructure industry.

Defining Retention and Detention

The latest issue of Living Architecture Magazine offers an enlightening read on retention versus detention in green roofs.

Untangling Stormwater Retention and Detention is written by landscape architect, software engineer and green infrastructure researcher Brad Garner.  Over the years, Brad has worked closely with Joshua Robinson, a hydrologic engineer and together they do testing, monitoring and research at Green Roof Diagnostics.

A More Consistent Understanding

Brad found that the use of retention and detention terminology is inconsistent among researchers, hydrologists, and civil engineers around the world. In his article, Brad spells out a more hydrologically consistent understanding of retention versus detention. Understanding the difference helps assess and improve green roof performance.

At Stormwater Capture Co, we offer webinars on this subject. (Register free below.)  Here, we provide the distinction between the two.

Retention image shows water flowing out of faucet and being retained in a sponge and not reaching the faucet.

Retained water stays in the sponge and never reaches the drain.

Retention Defined

Keeping something or continuing to have something.

On a green roof, retained water will eventually be taken up by the plants or evaporated back to the atmosphere. Retention is important for plant survival and annual runoff reduction.

The image on the right shows a sponge that is retaining water. A saturated sponge needs to be wrung before it can soak up water again. Similarly, a saturated green roof needs to dry out and recharge.

Retention depends on Mother Nature to dry between rainfalls. Therefore it is not effective in managing back-to-back storms.

 

Water coming out of the faucet is delayed by going through a funnel and spiral which delays the water from getting to the drain.

Detained water is delayed and reaches the drain later at a slower rate.

Detention Defined

Keeping something from proceeding temporarily or delaying something.

On a green roof, detained water is held up on the roof and is allowed to slowly come out via control flow drains or friction detention layers.

As the image on the right illustrates, detention delays and reduces peak flow. During a heavy storm, detention helps prevent overloading the storm sewers and flash floods.

Detention does not depend on Mother Nature and works particularly well with back-to-back storms.

 

The StormCap™+Detention green roof system is a reliable and quantifiable stormwater management tool.

 

Advanced Green Roof Systems with Retention and Detention

Both retention and detention strategies are required to alleviate the burden of heavy stormwater on cities’ infrastructure.  Green roofs with retention and detention technology are a reliable stormwater management tool.

Green roof systems such as StormCap™ and StormCap™+Detention are powered by Urbanscape® and tailored to meet unique stormwater management needs. StormCap™+Detention pictured on the left uses innovative friction detention technology based on the Purple-Roof concept. It is a reliable and quantifiable stormwater management tool that reduces or eliminates cisterns and frees up valuable space.

 

 

Learn more about Green Roofs with Retention and Detention

April 22, 2021 1:00 PM

Sasha Aguilera - Green Roof Consultant

Sasha Aguilera and Rodney Chaney present a LACES-approved webinar (1PDH)

Engineering Vegetated Roofs to Optimize Stormwater Management.

Learning objectives include:

1.The distinction between stormwater retention and detention

2. The importance of detention in urban centers

Rodney Chaney

3. Existing roof top technologies

4. Using biomimicry to re-engineer vegetated roofing system

5. Collaboration: Landscape Architects, Architects, Civil Engineers

 

 

Webinar Reviews

“Amazing presentation. Highly recommended you catching the next one.”  Peter McQuaid, President and Founder, MCQ Sales LLC 

“Great opportunity and a pleasure. “Thanks to the speakers for their invaluable knowledge.” Francisca Tapia Jr Sustainability Consultant, ABUD

“Excellent seminar” Dan DiMucci, Pennoni Sr. Consultant, RLA

“Exceptional resources for integrating green roof design with storm water management strategies.  Interactive….a lot of valuable design information.” Meg Needle Lord Aeck Sargent, AIA Atlanta

“The presentation was highly informative, and I personally learned a lot. I found the design tools particularly helpful.” Ganesh Nayak, President, Metier Consulting

Stormwater Capture Co Your Green Roof Specialist logo over an image of a green roof on a condo in an urban city.

Ready to Start Your Next Green Roof Design? Contact us!

With proper planning any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support.  We supply a range of  systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs.  We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Urbanscape Detention logo by Knauf Insulation

The image conveys this system is powered by the Purple-Roof concept.

As a Purple-Roof partner, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Testing, Monitoring and Research by Green Roof Diagnostics

Unbiased, scientific research for the green infrastructure industry.

This blog is co-written by Cristina Senjug, Stormwater Capture Co’s communication manager & green roof specialist Dr. Karen Liu.

Year-round Benefits

In the first part of our winter green roof series, we wrote about my residential green roof of nearly 12 years. We described how the hardy, lightweight system made it through the winter and how the sedum vegetation adapted to the cold. In this second part, we will discuss a couple of the green roof systems’ year round benefits – how they save energy and help manage stormwater in the winter.

Cool in the summer, Warmer in winter

A research study showed that typical extensive green roofs can reduce heat flow through the roof by 70-90% in the summer and 10-30% in the winter compared to a regular roof.  In the summer, when the sunshine hits the roof membrane, some of the incident heat is reflected but most of it is conducted through the roof into the building, thus the need for air conditioning.  Naturally, added insulation and a reflective roof coating can help reduce the heat gain.

Green roofs reduce the heat gain through the roof  in four ways:  shading, insulation, evapotranspiration and thermal mass.  The plant materials shade the roof to keep it cool.  Water evaporates from the growing substrate and the plants and cools the roof – similar to what sweating does to our skin.  The growing substrate provides some insulation but mostly acts as a thermal buffer to moderate the heat flow – taking up energy during the day and releases it back to the atmosphere in the evening.  This cools our building in the summer.

Green roof traps snow, good insulation

In the winter, the frozen vegetation helps trap snow, a good insulation, on the roof.  As the green roof freezes during winter dormancy, air trapped in the media void space reduces convective heat transfer by the cold winter wind on the roof surface.  The additional thermal mass reduces thermal fluctuations and heat loss from my studio.  I am happy to know that my green roof, despite the plants being in dormancy, still saves on heating in the winter, although not as much as it cools in the summer.

Spring is on its way! Snow Melt and Runoff

Stormwater management is perhaps the biggest driver for green roofs in North America right now.  During heavy rainstorms, runoff from roadways and rooftops often overwhelms storm sewer infrastructure causing flash floods and combined sewer overflow (CSO).  These damage buildings and infrastructure, and pollute our waterways.

The plants and growing substrate in green roofs soak up the rain, reduce the peak flow and runoff volume.  The stormwater management potential depends on the green roof buildup such as the type of vegetation, the growing medium depth, incorporation of retention and detention components and the climatic conditions.  A research study showed that typical extensive green roofs can reduce the annual runoff volume by 57%.

Variety of sedum plants peeking from under snow on a residental green roof.Snow on a green roof melts slower, delays runoff

Stormwater runoff is not usually a major concern in the winter as everything is frozen.  However, melted snow produces considerable runoff in the spring and can add burden to our sewer infrastructure.  Green roofs, having larger frozen mass, take longer time to thaw.  Remember how long it takes to thaw a frozen turkey at Thanksgiving?  Compared to a regular roof, the snow on a green roof will melt slower and delay runoff. It stretches over a longer time, depending on its buildup and the climatic conditions. Hence, relieving the burden on the sewer infrastructure during snow melt in spring.

My green roof is still doing its job helping the environment in the winter, even if at a reduced degree.  As I write this blog, I cannot stop thinking about the hardy sedum resting quietly under the snow blanket.  They will soon bounce back to life again as they have for the past 12 years – signaling a new beginning.

Ready to Start Your Next Green Roof Design? Contact us!

With proper planning any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support.  We supply a range of  systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs.  We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Urbanscape Detention logo by Knauf Insulation

The image conveys this system is powered by the Purple-Roof concept.

As a Purple-Roof partner, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Testing, Monitoring and Research by Green Roof Diagnostics

Unbiased, scientific research for the green infrastructure industry.

Green Roof on Mastery Charter Camden School

Engineering Vegetated Roofs to Optimize Stormwater Management

Live Webinar

Register, Free:

March 25, 2021 1:00 PM

Space is limited

 

Urban centers have high concentrations of impervious areas which pose a challenge in managing large volumes of stormwater. Heavy rain events or back-to-back storms cause problems like flooding, property damage, and combined overflow sewer discharge. Green infrastructure, such as vegetated roofs, can help mitigate these problems because they restore the hydrologic cycle in urbanized areas. Vegetated roof systems designed for maximum stormwater management decrease the volume of stormwater within the urban core and reliably delay travel time of stormwater to the treatment plant. These retention and detention strategies help alleviate the burden of heavy stormwater on our cities’ infrastructure.  See learning objectives below.

 

REVIEWS

“Amazing presentation. Highly recommended you catching the next one.”  Peter McQuaid, President and Founder, MCQ Sales LLC 

“Great opportunity and a pleasure.”Thanks to the speakers for their invaluable knowledge.” Francisca Tapia Jr Sustainability Consultant, ABUD

“Excellent seminar” Dan DiMucci, Pennoni Sr. Consultant, RLA

“Exceptional resources for integrating green roof design with storm water management strategies.  Interactive….a lot of valuable design information.” Meg Needle Lord Aeck Sargent, AIA Atlanta

“The presentation was highly informative, and I personally learned a lot. I found the design tools particularly helpful.” Ganesh Nayak, President, Metier Consulting

Stormwater Capture Co Your Green Roof Specialist logo over an image of a green roof on a condo in an urban city.

1 LA/CES PDH Webinar Learning Objectives

1. The distinction between stormwater retention and detention
2. The importance of detention in urban centers
3. Existing roof top technologies
4. Using biomimicry to re-engineer vegetated roofing system
5. Collaboration: Landscape Architects, Architects, Civil Engineers

 

Presenters

Sasha Aguilera, GRP, B.Arch, Design Ambassador & Rodney Chaney, BA, GRP, Technical Sales Manager

Sasha Aguilera - Green Roof Consultant

Rodney Chaney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to Start Your Next Green Roof Design? Contact us!

With proper planning any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support.  We supply a range of  systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs.  We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Urbanscape Detention logo by Knauf Insulation

The image conveys this system is powered by the Purple-Roof concept.

As a Purple-Roof partner, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Testing, Monitoring and Research by Green Roof Diagnostics

Unbiased, scientific research for the green infrastructure industry.

Let’s Work to Meet New Jerseys Groundbreaking Stormwater Rule 

As of March 2021, NJ State requires green infrastructure (GI) on all new major development to better protect water quality and reduce polluted runoff.  “Major development” means an individual “development” as well as multiple developments that individually or collectively:

      1. Disturb of one or more acres of land
      2. Result in one-quarter acre or more of “regulated impervious surface”
      3. Result in one-quarter acre or more of “regulated motor vehicle surface”
      4. A combination of 2 and 3 above that totals an area of one-quarter acre or more.

 

Vegetated roof cross-section shows the vegetation layer on top of growing media, rock mineral wool, a detention layer and root barrier.

StormCap™+Detention is green infrastructure technology that mimics watersheds and aquifers to help mitigate urban flooding. Reliable during back-to-back storms.

Green Infrastructure mimics the natural water cycle

GI includes a broad range of technologies such as rain gardens, bioretention basins, vegetated swales and green roofs such as the StormCap™ and StormCap+Detention systems. These mimic the natural hydrological cycle by capturing, filtering, absorbing and/or re-using stormwater (SW). This entire process of managing stormwater (SW) runoff occurs close to its source.

Engineered Green Roofs help meet the NJ Rule 

The NJ rule’s emphasis is on source control and encourages multiple, smaller scale GIs that better mimic nature and  manage runoff on-site.  Engineered green roofs such as the one shown on the left are an ideal source control mechanism for dense urban centers.

 

Vegetated roofs build storm and flood resilience

Vegetated roofs hold back water at the roof level and manage SW through retention and detention.  They receive rainwater at the source (the roof), store it, hold it back, and release a portion back into the atmosphere to complete the natural water cycle.

 

Learn More about Retention and Detention Technology

Attend Live Webinar

Engineering Vegetated Roofs to Optimize Stormwater Management

Camden Green RoofRegister free for LACES™ approved webinar(1PDH).

Space is limited.

 

Ready for Your Next Green Roof? Contact us!

With proper planning any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support.  We supply a range of  systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs.  We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Urbanscape Detention logo by Knauf Insulation

The image conveys this system is powered by the Purple-Roof concept.

As a Purple-Roof partner, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Testing, Monitoring and Research by Green Roof Diagnostics

Unbiased, scientific research for the green infrastructure industry.

Green Roof on Mastery Charter Camden School

Engineering Vegetated Roofs to Optimize Stormwater Management Live Webinar

Register, free:

Feb 18, 2021 1:00 PM

 

Urban centers have high concentrations of impervious areas which pose a challenge in managing large volumes of stormwater. Heavy rain events or back-to-back storms cause problems like flooding, property damage, and combined overflow sewer discharge. Green infrastructure, such as vegetated roofs, can help mitigate these problems because they restore the hydrologic cycle in urbanized areas. Vegetated roof systems designed for maximum stormwater management decrease the volume of stormwater within the urban core and reliably delay travel time of stormwater to the treatment plant. These retention and detention strategies help alleviate the burden of heavy stormwater on our cities’ infrastructure. Space is limited.  See learning objectives below.

 

REVIEWS

“Great opportunity and a pleasure.”Thanks to the speakers for their invaluable knowledge.” Francisca Tapia Jr Sustainability Consultant, ABUD

“Excellent seminar” Dan DiMucci, Pennoni Sr. Consultant, RLA 

“Exceptional resources for integrating green roof design with storm water management strategies.  Interactive….a lot of valuable design information.” Meg Needle Lord Aeck Sargent, AIA Atlanta

“The presentation was highly informative, and I personally learned a lot. I found the design tools particularly helpful.” Ganesh Nayak, President, Metier Consulting

 

Stormwater Capture Co Your Green Roof Specialist logo over an image of a green roof on a condo in an urban city.

1 LA/CES PDH Webinar Learning Objectives

1. The distinction between stormwater retention and detention
2. The importance of detention in urban centers
3. Existing roof top technologies
4. Using biomimicry to re-engineer vegetated roofing system
5. Collaboration: Landscape Architects, Architects, Civil Engineers

 

Presenters

Sasha Aguilera, GRP, B.Arch, Design Ambassador & Rodney Chaney, BA, GRP, Technical Sales Manager

Sasha Aguilera - Green Roof Consultant

Rodney Chaney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to Start Your Next Green Roof Design? Contact us!

With proper planning any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support.  We supply a range of  systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs.  We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Urbanscape Detention logo by Knauf Insulation

The image conveys this system is powered by the Purple-Roof concept.

As a Purple-Roof partner, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Testing, Monitoring and Research by Green Roof Diagnostics

Unbiased, scientific research for the green infrastructure industry.

Two installers on rooftop installing growing media on a snowy wintery day.

Installing Green Roofs at 20 Degrees

Construction schedule and handoff deadlines sometimes push green roofs towards seasonal freezeouts.

Many think of winter as the last time of year you would choose to install a green roof. However, with the proper planning, this season of hibernation and dormancy can yield a great result in spring.

Benefits of Winter Installation

Green roofs installed on mild winter days can benefit from the seasonal timing. Like perennial plants on the ground, all green roofs experience cycles of growth, flowering, and dormancy. During the summer, the plants spend their energy flowering. In autumn, plants divert more energy to root establishment and the sedum plants begin their process of dormancy and energy conservation to ensure their long-term survival.

While fall, spring or an early mild summer can be great times to install a green roof, winter installs will be equally successful as long as some key factors are considered.

The Arcade Sunshine green roof in January. Sedums in winter dormancy lose their flowers and change colour to creat a beautiful living carpet of reds, browns and deep purples.

CASE STUDY

December Green Roof Installation of Arcade Sunshine Condos 

Stormwater Capture Co provided material and install assistance for a 20,000 sf green roof on Arcade Sunshine Condos, an adapted textile mill and new building structures, in Washington, DC. Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the green roof sections were installed in December – a year apart. While the first phase saw milder winter days in the mid 40’s, the second phase saw mornings starting in the teens and topping out in the mid 30’s.  Green roofs in winter dormancy lose their flowers and change colour, creating a beautiful landscape of reds, browns, and deep purples. Coniferous sedum plants retreat to form a dense mat of glossy and fleshy leaves, while the leaves of deciduous sedum species completely fall off.

Green Roof System: Extensive StormCap Green Roof

Size: 20,000 sf

Phase 1 installation: Oct-Dec 2018

Phase 2 installation: December 17-20 2019

Tips for long term performance

  • Keep an eye on the daily and weekly weather forecast. An 18 degree dawn staging can yield above freezing temps by mid-morning.  For example, Phase 2 of the Arcade Sunshine saw average morning temperatures of 18 degrees fahrenheit at 6 a.m. then heated up to around 38 degrees fahrenheit by noon.
  • Base layers can be installed as long as they are pliable. Filter fabric and retention layer components need to be kept dry and from freezing on the roll. If saturated, they will not thaw easily. However, if there is enough radiant heat from sunlight, these components can shed some superficial moisture and frost by laying them in the sun.
  • As some of these components are dark they will absorb heat which can make them easier to unroll and will evaporate some morning frost.
  • Growing media can be provided in bulk or in super sacks (1.5cy landscape totes). If the media is kept in large hoppers or piles its mass can keep everything but the outer layer from freezing solid well into below freezing temperatures. It is important to move smaller and install media sacks quickly otherwise they can become frozen solid and difficult to work and grade. Radiant heat from a cold but sunny day, helps loosen the media further on the roof to allow for grading and planting.

Sedum Mats Pre-Grown Outdoors Acclimatize Best

  • Sedum mats pre-grown outdoors in a similar climate acclimatize best. On the east coast, mat harvesters will likely close down after new year through March as the ground freezes binding the sedum mats to the ground making harvest impossible. We can coordinate with you to schedule a harvest (and possible short term cool storage) until site conditions and delivery make sense.
  • Pre-cultivated mats should have a minimum of 80 per cent coverage upon installation and should be grown on the farm for 12-18 months to insure a healthy root base and reduce the possibility of erosion of growing media.
  • Ensure vegetation is established upon installation; avoid cuttings or installing plugs in frozen media. During this time of year it’s not worth the time and effort as many cuttings or plugs will dry out completely reducing coverage drastically.
  • If cutting or plugs are used then planting should wait until spring. Base layers and media can still be installed if the conditions allow. A protection fleece should be installed and secured to make sure weed seed banks or wind scour of media is kept to a minimum.

Long Term Survival

Diverse species and sedum selection will better ensure probability of long term survival. Our standard mat option includes many drought and cold tolerant species. We can work with you to provide the best plug or mat options for your specific roof, climate, and design intent.

Foot Traffic and Irrigation

Keep foot traffic over frost-covered plants to a minimum as this will rupture the cellular structure of dormant plants. Consequently, they can suffer disease or die off.

As plants wake out of dormancy in spring, temporary irrigation is important to promote growth. Depending on the climate, irrigate in mid-March or April to get the plants off to a good start but do not overwater.

Contact us with questions or for a quote on green roof systems with installation and maintenance assistance (virtual or on-site). We hope to have the opportunity to work with you this winter!

 

Ready to Design or Install a Green Roof? Contact us!

Transform any rooftop, whether industrial, commerical of residential, into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support.  We supply a range of  systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs.  We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Urbanscape Detention logo by Knauf Insulation

The image conveys this system is powered by the Purple-Roof concept.

As a Purple-Roof partner, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Testing, Monitoring and Research by Green Roof Diagnostics

Unbiased, scientific research for the green infrastructure industry.

Green roof shown in foreground surrounded by tall skyscapers in urban setting.

To register, click  below:

Dec 17, 2020 1:00 PM

 

 

Engineering Vegetated Roofing Systems to Optimize Stormwater Management

Urban centers have high concentrations of impervious areas which pose a challenge in managing large volumes of stormwater. Heavy rain events or back-to-back storms cause problems like flooding, property damage, and combined overflow sewer discharge. Green infrastructure, such as vegetated roofs, can help mitigate these problems because they restore the hydrologic cycle in urbanized areas. Vegetated roof systems designed for maximum stormwater management decrease the volume of stormwater within the urban core and reliably delay travel time of stormwater to the treatment plant. These retention and detention strategies help alleviate the burden of heavy stormwater on our cities’ infrastructure. Space is limited.  See learning objectives below.

 

REVIEWS

Meg Needle, Senior Associate, Lord Aeck Sargent, AIA Atlanta: “Exceptional resources for integrating green roof design with storm water management strategies. The presentation included ‘soup to nuts’ info. Interactive….a lot of valuable design information.”

Ganesh Nayak, President, Metier Consulting: “The presentation was highly informative, and I personally learned a lot. I found the design tools particularly helpful.”

Webinar Learning Objectives

1. The distinction between stormwater retention and detention
2. The importance of detention in urban centers
3. Existing roof top technologies
4. Using biomimicry to re-engineer vegetated roofing system
5. Collaboration: Landscape Architects, Architects, Civil Engineers

Presenters

Sasha Aguilera, GRP, B.Arch, Design Ambassador & Rodney Chaney, BA, GRP, Technical Sales Manager

Sasha Aguilera - Green Roof Consultant

Rodney Chaney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to Start Your Next Green Roof Design? Contact us!

With proper planning any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support.  We supply a range of  systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs.  We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Urbanscape Detention logo by Knauf Insulation

Purple-Roof SponsorThe image conveys this system is powered by the Purple-Roof concept.

As a Purple-Roof sponsor, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Testing, Monitoring and Research by Green Roof Diagnostics

Unbiased, scientific research for the green infrastructure industry.

Join Us for Engineering Vegetated Roofing Systems to Optimize Stormwater Management

REGISTER: Nov 19, 2020 01:00 PM; Space is Limited

Urban centers have high concentrations of impervious areas which pose a challenge in managing large volumes of stormwater. Heavy rain events or back-to-back storms cause problems like flooding, property damage, and combined overflow sewer discharge. Green infrastructure, such as vegetated roofs, can help mitigate these problems because they restore the hydrologic cycle in urbanized areas. Vegetated roof systems designed for maximum stormwater management decrease the volume of stormwater within the urban core and reliably delay travel time of stormwater to the treatment plant. These retention and detention strategies help alleviate the burden of heavy stormwater on our cities’ infrastructure. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED.  See learning objectives below.

 

REVIEWS

Meg Needle, Senior Associate, Lord Aeck Sargent, AIA Atlanta: “Exceptional resources for integrating green roof design with storm water management strategies. The presentation included ‘soup to nuts’ info. Interactive….a lot of valuable design information.”

Ganesh Nayak, President, Metier Consulting: “The presentation was highly informative, and I personally learned a lot. I found the design tools particularly helpful.”

Webinar Learning Objectives
1. The distinction between stormwater retention and detention
2. The importance of detention in urban centers
3. Existing roof top technologies
4. Using biomimicry to re-engineer vegetated roofing system
5. Collaboration: Landscape Architects, Architects, Civil Engineers

Presenters

Sasha Aguilera, GRP, B.Arch, Design Ambassador & Rodney Chaney, BA, GRP, Technical Sales Manager

Sasha Aguilera - Green Roof Consultant

Rodney Chaney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to Start Your Next Green Roof Design? Contact us!

With proper planning any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a useful, green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support.  We supply a range of  systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs.  We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

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As a Purple-Roof sponsor, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

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Climate Change requires an ideological shift in how we think about infrastructure

Hunter French Illustration from Vice Magazine shows a broken sewer pipe craned

Illustration by Hunter French, Vice Magazine

How does our infrastructure interact with the environment? Our drain pipes, reservoirs, power lines, roads, sewage systems, and more are all designed based on past climate data. But with the climate crisis comes the uncomfortable realization that the past can’t predict what we’ll  get in the future.

Design and Build Adaptable, Flexible Infrastructure

Perhaps, it is necessary to consider more adaptable and flexible versions of infrastructure, such as green infrastructure, to meet our modern challenges.

Below is an interesting article that suggests thinking about the consequences right at the beginning of the design process. Engineers and city planners can work to help avoid the failures.

Read full article, Our Infrastructure is Being Built for a Climate that’s Already Gone, by Shayla Love.

Learn about engineering vegetated roofing systems to optimize stormwater management at upcoming webinar. Click here for more info and to register.

 

Ready to implement Green Infrastructure?  Design a Green Roof! Contact us!

With proper planning any rooftop – whether industrial, commercial or residential – can be transformed into a stormwater management tool and useful green space. Stormwater Capture Co is a one-stop-shop for green roof systems and technical support.  We supply a range of  systems from lightweight and biodiverse, to detention green roofs.  We have custom green roofs that meet specific stormwater management and biodiversity goals. Contact us to transform your roof. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.

Urbanscape Detention logo by Knauf InsulationPurple-Roof PartnerThe image conveys this system is powered by the Purple-Roof concept.

As a Purple-Roof partner, Stormwater Capture Co has access to the latest green roof stormwater test data and related innovative hydrologic modeling tool. Email or call (855) 786-7626 for stormwater calculations specific to your project.