Emissions Management through Green Infrastructure
Argonne National Laboratory, US
Keywords: green roofs, storm water, NOx
Abstract:Green roofs have the capability to reduce storm water and air emissions, and impact energy use in buildings. This paper will present an economic opportunity for value capture from investment in green roofs both at the building and the city scale. The integration of allowance trading and carbon credits from avoided emissions, and direct economic benefits from energy use, storm water fee reduction and health benefits, has the potential to increase adoption of green roofs, and generate reasonable returns for investors.