10/3/2008

The Cincinnati City Council this week approved a plan that will encourage businesses and residents to install green roofs. The program, the first of its kind in the state, will provide loans and grants that will help participants replace tar and shingle roofs. Officials note that most green roofs -- which can reduce storm-water runoff and reduce heating and cooling costs -- are currently on government buildings; they say the program is aimed at encouraging green roofs on commercial buildings.

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