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Video: Learn about Vancouver’s Rain City Strategy
Rain City Strategy
Broadway Tech Centre’s four buildings are covered with a total of 10,000 SQM of lightweight “soilless” vegetated roof systems and have a total storage capacity of approx 460,000 L, or more than 1,500 bathtubs of rainfal
Vancouver’s Rain City Strategy hopes to capture and treat 90% of Vancouver’s average annual rainfall by using green infrastructure tools, such as greenroofs.The strategy includes design guidelines for public and private property are intended to improve water quality, resilience and a healthy urban ecosystem.
Green infrastructure, such as green roofs, brings nature back to the city and helps with stormwater management. They capture and clean rain water before returning it to our atmosphere and surrounding oceans and rivers.
Restoring the Hydrologic Cycle
In the natural environment, rain is absorbed and filtered by plants and soils. In cities, this natural water cycle is disrupted and rainwater flows across pavement and rooftops. This water picks up pollutants which end up in our waterways causing pollution. As a result, water quality and wildlife suffers.
NLSM has supplied more than 2.5 M SQFT coast to coast
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