Problem: Clean water is the fuel that supports industry around the globe and fresh water is available in only very limited supplies. In fact, only about 2.5% of all the water on earth is fresh water. Still, it’s all we have to support humans, other animals, plants and industry around the world.
Challenge: To conserve our fresh water resources.
Solution: One way to meet the challenge is to reduce the volume of contaminated water that enters public lakes and streams as well as treatment systems. That’s a win-win for utilities, the public in general and the environment. That’s the solution AD Greenroof provides.
Projects: AD Greenroof currently has projects in various phases of design and completion across the country. In the Twin Cities, there are a couple of note: Providing maintenance oversight for the Target Center and working with the City of St. Paul to calculate the benefits of vegetated roofs; both sizeable projects that have made a big impact on urban water run-off.
Rooftop of City of St. Paul Fire Station #1 (Photo by John Wiese)
The Future: Ms. Durhman has recently expanded her business to include GREENFORMATION™ which is a maintenance oversight program for building owners and contractors who need to maintain vegetated roofs.
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“I could not have done it alone and the fresh business ideas offered by my SCORE mentors, Bill Collette and Andrew Braden, provided me with the assistance I needed.” – Angie Durhman, Owner.