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With over 15% of the District of Columbia covered by buildings and another 14 million sq. ft. of additional impervious development proposed in the next 20 years, there is an enormous demand for vegetated roofing systems to help mitigate urban growth pressures.  This increased development is expected to increase stormwater runoff by 34% and will likely increase the City's mean annual temperature by 2 degrees.  Capitol Greenroofs recognizes that vegetated systems can provide a significant number of environmental and economic benefits and is probably the best way to reduce stormwater runoff and create additional open space.  It is estimated that 75 million sq. ft. of rooftops can be immediately retrofitted and would be able to structurally support a greenroof system and if greened could reduce citywide runoff by approximately 6%.

Capitol Greenroofs has been founded to provide design and construction administration services to ensure that home owners, developers, public planners, facility managers and architects understand how these systems are installed and maintained. Capitol Greenroofs is a full service firm that can assist in the creation of a project's development program, prepare cost estimates and landscape planting plans, and can generate construction documents and specifications if requested. In addition, we like to oversee a projects installation to ensure quality control and occasionally are asked to provide cost vs. benefit analyses, life cycle cost and energy savings projections, and assist in the LEED certification process.

Capitol Greenroofs believes that it takes a competent development and design team to successfully build greenroofs on time and under budget and pride ourselves in helping our clients find creative ways to help finance their projects. We often team up with non-profits to assist us with grant writing and community outreach. We have also made significant strides to form relationships with contractors and other designers to ensure a high level of quality for every project.


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