A Southern California Perspective on Green Roofs, Stormwater and El Niño

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El Niño has arrived and Southern California is finally getting some rain

“Prior to urbanization, the land that is now Los Angeles could easily absorb 95% of the rain that fell. Today, stormwater floods the city with polluted water–wreaks expensive havoc–and then disappears into the ocean,” wrote Amy E. Norquist, Amy Norquist_120pfounder and CEO of Greensulate, a pioneering green roof company, in an article published on the Huffington Post.

“If Los Angeles were spongier heavy rain would have very few negative consequences, aside from inconvenience. Living roofs are a powerful way to soften the urban hardscape.”

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