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Green Innovations

May 16, 2011

Pittsburgh has long been a leader in environmental issues, and is now getting attention for being out in front of the "green" movement. This episode spotlights three innovations in water conservation and control in the Pittsburgh region: the green roof, the rain garden and the eco-friendly home.


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Pittsburgh has long been a leader in environmental issues, and is now getting attention for being out in front of the "green" movement. This episode spotlights three innovations in water conservation and control in the Pittsburgh region: the green roof, the rain garden and the eco-friendly home.


Related Links

The Green Roof - ecomii

Carnegie Mellon University's Green Roofs

Highmark's Green Roof

Rain Garden - Wikipedia

Rain Gardens - The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

Phipps - The Rain Garden

Greywater - Wikipedia

Greywater - Brac Systems

 


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