Green Streets promotes sustainability at home and work
From a small installation of a rain barrel to a larger project of a green roof, every individual green decision, big or small, can have an impact for both the user and the environment. A rain barrel attached to the gutter system of a home conserves water for use on a dry day, making it possible to water a lawn and garden without using any new water. A green roof reduces run–off and insulates homes. “There is no limit to what you can do to utilize rain water,”
City Hall’s first green roof
On June 4, Lisa Yunker of City Roots took me on a tour of the green roof she designed and planted at Cincinnati City Hall. The project was funded through energy savings, rebates from Duke Energy, and state and federal grants. Urban Sites Properties built the wooden planters. Ben Haggerty’s company Green Streets installed the watering system, the extensive green roof tray system, and the rain barrels.
Clean Energy – Cincinnati
TSPC has grown to include sustainable building materials dealers, a geothermal developer, and even an environmental lawyer. The group collaborates to offer Cincinnatians the most comprehensive set of environmental products and services, mitigating the city’s environmental maladies while maximizing each company’s business contacts.