Harvy Takhar

    LIVING WATER SMART IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: “I had an epiphany. What if we capture the rainwater and put it in a cavity under the green roof, and then feed the green roof?” stated Harvy Takhar, Utilities Engineer with the City of Delta

    In his quest to make a difference in the local government setting, Harvy Takhar has advanced the state of the art for green roof design. He looked through the water balance lens to conceive and demonstrate what he describes as the connected blue-green roof concept. In a nutshell, Harvy had an epiphany when he recognized there was a gap in green roof engineering. “The idea was to harvest the benefits of green roofs, So we added a water cavity that will feed the green roof portion with capillary irrigation, and it can draw water when it needs it,” stated Harvy Takhar.

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