City discusses eco-friendly rooftops

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah City Council is looking at a green roof initiative.

Green roofs like the one at the visitors center at Ellis Square could reduce heating and cooling demand. It's also more involved than simply putting potted plants on a roof.

"A green roof is a roof covered in vegetation, a waterproof membrane, structure, filter fabric. It's basically system designed to take in rain water, filter it, store it and then depending on the quantity -- release it," said Laura Walker of the city of Savannah. "One of the better ways it'll benefit the city of Savannah is in capturing the storm water and holding it and treating it before it's released into our ecosystems."

The green ordinance is not mandatory and if residents wants to know more about going green they're encouraged to call the city of Savannah.

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