Let’s Work to Meet New Jersey’s 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:
- Disturb of one or more acres of land
- Result in one-quarter acre or more of “regulated impervious surface”
- Result in one-quarter acre or more of “regulated motor vehicle surface”
- A combination of 2 and 3 above that totals an area of one-quarter acre or more.
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.
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Engineering Vegetated Roofs to Optimize Stormwater Management
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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.
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.
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