Green Roofs | Last Updated 4 Jun 2015

A list of address locations of green roofs was compiled by nonprofit organization, Green|Spaces, which provides green building consulting. Addresses were geocoded using 10.0 US Streets Geocode Service and checked for accuracy by staff at UTChattanooga ARCS and City of Chattanooga Office of Sustainability as part of a Chattanooga Green Map project in September 2011. The Chattanooga Green Map is an on-going educational product intended to inform the public on the growing number environmental and sustainability-related programs and amenities in and around Chattanooga, TN.A green roof consists of vegetation and soil, or a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. Additional layers, such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems may also be included. The Office of Sustainability was created to lead the Chattanooga Green effort. In order to meet the goals of the Climate Action Plan to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and create a more sustainable community, we are currently focused on: Study of Water Quality resources and management of stormwaterDevelopment of demonstration projects for energy efficiency and study of alternative energy sources Initiate community programs, outreach, and educationPromote outstanding sustainability efforts by Chattanooga area businessesReview sustainable transportation options Work with sustainability partners within both the public and private sectors The Office of Sustainability works closely with the Regional Planning Agency at the Planning & Design Studio located on the third floor of the Development Resource Center. The partnership facilitates for the ongoing creation of solutions and strategies to address the sustainability needs of the city.

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