Energy savings, heat mitigation, and a nature-based learning environment that supports local wildlife makes the Public School Green Rooftop Program Act a victory for students and budget-conscious administrators alike.
by Matthew Gallagher 6/27/23
On June 21, 2023, ASLA helped Representative Nydia Velázquez (NY) reintroduce the Public School Green Rooftop Program Act. Green roofs provide various economic, environmental, and public health benefits. For schools, green roofs lower energy costs and water use while regulating classroom temperature to support academic achievement. On community scales, green roofs reduce stormwater runoff, improve air and water quality, mitigate excess heat, and create habitat patches for biodiversity.
Specifically, this measure: