Read the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development Press Advisory of November 19, 2007 “District Office Buildings Newly Outfitted With Green Roofs” here, and learn all about D.C. Greenworks in The Greenroof Directory here.
Completed in November, 2007, 8,000 square feet of green covers over 50 percent of the One Judiciary Square building at 441 4th Street, NW. DC Greenworks installed the roof, and it was designed to help reduce stormwater run-off into the Anacostia River and global warming while creating job training opportunities for young people. The roof is planted with low maintenance, native species, and will help reduce energy costs. As a result of this project, twelve young adults received training in horticulture and green roof installation through DC Greenworks.Also referring to the Franklin D. Reeves Center greenroof, the director of the Office of Property Management, Lars Etzkorn, said, ?These two green roofs are just the first of a number of green actions our agency is taking to make sure our existing and new government buildings are as green as possible. We are committed to the green mandates of the DC Council and of Mayor Fenty?s commitment in 100 Days and Beyond to achieve the highest possible LEED standards while offering job training for District youth.?