Center for Climate Systems Research

Green Roofs? Binghamton Joins The Trend

Green Roofs? Binghamton Joins The Trend

Binghamton is going green. Or, at least, the roof of city hall.  In a push to make the city more environmentally friendly, Binghamton Mayor Richard David is proposing legislation to install a "green roof" at 38 Hawley St. Green roofs, part of an increasing trend in cities throughout the U.S., absorb storm water and deflect heat. That, in turn, decreases pressure on a city's storm water management system and lowers air conditioning costs for the building.