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runoff rate. One option to reduce runoff is to implement green infrastructure, such as green roofs, to meet this requirement. MMSD does have funding programs that could support these efforts. MMSD has a vision of capturing the first half inch of rainfall in our service area via green infrastructure. This amounts to 740 million gallons and is known as our FreshCoast 740 Initiative. In order to reach that goal we offer programs available to all sectors. These programs fund a variety of green infrastructure strategies of which green roofs are an eligible choice. LAM: If you use public funds for green roofs, how did you justify making these expenditures to politicians and the general public? TL: Portland had public funds for special ecoroof grants from 1999 to 2000, and financial incentives were made available to almost any proposed ecoroof from 2008 to 2013. Small grants are still available today from the Watershed Stewardship Program, but are limited to educational projects with specific criteria, ecoroofs can be included. KS: MMSD believes that green infrastructure serves as a viable complement to traditional grey infrastructure and an effective means of diminishing the likelihood of combined or separate sewer overflows. Implementing green infrastructure to manage water where it falls can often be more cost effective. This vision is supported by our governing Commission. LAM: Are you tracking the square footage of green roofs and/or green walls and if so how are you doing this? TL: Tracking is done occasionally by one person in the Bureau of Environmental Services. There isn't a formal system. KS: Yes, square footage is tracked ongoing project by project. Through 2015, MMSD has awarded funding to support 11.75 acres with 9.5 of those acres currently installed. LAM: Do you have any minimum requirements for green roof coverage related to policy and if so what are they? TL: Not currently, but the new comp plan has a goal of 18 per cent coverage of existing and proposed roofs and with that hopes to achieve approximately 408 acres (of the 2,267 roof acres in Central City) by 2035. There are no other government agency THE EXPERTS Tom Liptan won a GRHC Award of Excellence in 2004 for his pioneering research and policy work on green roofs and stormwater while working at Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services. He has since retired and is now working on a book. Kevin Schafer runs the MMSD and was recognized as a Civic Award of Excellence winner in 2015 for his work to support green infrastructure implementation in Milwaukee. READ THIS ISSUE ONLINE AT LIVINGARCHITECTUREMONITOR.COM LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / SPRING 2015 / 11 http://www.etera.com http://www.LIVINGARCHITECTUREMONITOR.COM

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