The green roof initiative was adopted by Denver voters last month by an 8.6 percent margin. It was widely opposed by Denver’s development community, with Zeppelin being the most high-profile exception.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is using green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) to meet an ambitious goal to capture, absorb and store 740 Million Gallons of water EVERY TIME IT RAINS. The project is called Fresh Coast 740.
The major facility now under construction could be the first tech campus to achieve net zero, non-potable water use. Moreover, the buildings will be designed to meet LEED Platinum certification and will feature solar panels, a "living" roof and more.