Green Innovations

A state grant helps a New York town pay for a green roof, a solar photovoltaic system, and various energy efficiency projects
Green Innovations
The 1,200-square-foot green roof is planted with drought-resistant grass and ground cover. Gutters and downspouts were plumbed to drain into a newly buried 2,500-gallon fiberglass tank, which also receives runoff captured in the green roof’s membrane.

Persistence and patience are bringing a payback to an upstate New York wastewater treatment plant, and facility officials say there could be even more to come. In 2007 the Town of Williamson began applying for grants to help ease the financial pain of upgrades to its 625,000 gpd...

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