COTE Lunch: Engineering Vegetated Roofing Systems to Optimize Stormwater Management


Friday, July 10, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm




Urban centers have high concentrations of impervious areas which pose a challenge in managing large volumes of stormwater. Heavy rain events or back-to-back storms cause problems like flooding, property damage, and combined overflow sewer discharge.

Green infrastructure, such as vegetated roofs, can help mitigate these problems because they restore the hydrologic cycle in urbanized areas. Vegetated roof systems designed for maximum stormwater management decrease the volume of stormwater within the urban core and reliably delay travel time of stormwater to the treatment plant. These retention and detention strategies help alleviate the burden of heavy stormwater on our cities’ infrastructure.


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Rodney Chaney GRP, Technical Sales Manager, Stormwater Capture Co.

Learning objectives

Participants will learn:

  1. The importance of stormwater management in urban centers
  2. The terms “retention” and “detention”
  3. How vegetated roofs provide retention
  4. The benefits of detention
  5. How vegetated roofs can provide detention