A team of volunteers recently installed a green roof on the Moorestown Municipal Building in Moorestown, New Jersey. The green roof is part of the city’s Sustainable Moorestown initiative which aims to promote social equity, economic vitality, and environmental quality. The team used a water resource grant from Rutgers University to fund the project. The grant funds projects that will help manage stormwater runoff.
This project was selected because the soil and plants of the vegetated roof act as a sponge to hold stormwater during rain events. The green roof also filters pollutants that would otherwise be flushed into the Moorestown waterways. In addition to the water management benefits, the green roof system will help to reduce cooling costs for the municipal building. To find out more about the project, read the article from the Burlington County Times.