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Video on Building Green: A Success Story in Philadelphia (June 2010)
Tuesday, 01 June 2010 00:00

In 2010 EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds (OWOW) produced this 11-minute video, "Building Green: A Success Story in Philadelphia," which highlights innovative efforts by green builders in Philadelphia who are helping protect and restore environmental quality and beautify the city. By installing cisterns, green roofs, porous pavers, solar panels, and Energy Star appliances, the builders are capturing rainwater, reducing stormwater runoff, and saving energy. In the video, Howard Neukrug, Director of Philadelphia’s Office of Watersheds, explains the importance of green stormwater infrastructure. The city is now offering incentives to builders and developers to use green techniques to help meet clean water and other environmental goals. To read more and view the video, click here.