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LAM: Do you have any construction and or maintenance standards for green roofs and/or walls? TL: If a project is used for stormwater management or to get the Floor Area Bonus it has to meet the requirements of the city's stormwater management manual. No standards exist for green walls except meeting any applicable building codes. KS: Our funding programs require submission of comprehensive maintenance plans for a minimum of ten years. As of 2014, any project receiving $25,000 or more is required to have a limited-term conservation easement for ten years to ensure proper maintenance is being performed. Although we currently do not have construction and or maintenance standards for green roofs and/or walls they remain a possibility in the future. Standards are currently being developed for some green infrastructure strategies; however, green roofs are not included at present. LAM: Did you experience any barriers that had to be overcome to put new policies in place and if so, what were they and how did you overcome them? TL: Yes numerous barriers came in the form of existing practices and people ignorantly opposed to something they had never heard of and were afraid of. The next barriers, are actually offensives which came in the form of people trying to dismantle the progress that has been achieved. For example a lawsuit was filed against BES for using stormwater funds for green infrastructure which includes ecoroofs. The court was convinced of the appropriateness of BES's expenditures and denied the plaintiffs on the issues. READ THIS ISSUE ONLINE AT LIVINGARCHITECTUREMONITOR.COM But the damage was done, because BES became paranoid and has reduced its ecoroof program substantially. The lawsuit has 28 other issues, not all against BES. We in the non-profit sector have our work cut out for us. KS: Although we have not necessarily encountered any specific policy barriers, MMSD continues to work on furthering public education and acceptance of green infrastructure strategies as a viable means of managing stormwater. LAM: What advice would you give to a policy maker who is investigating green roof and/or wall policy development? What has worked for you? TL: Start by making the concept real in your city. Find an existing green roof and document its function and performance relative to issues of concern in your city. Use that information to help inform and persuade others. Find the champion, it may be you. If a champion doesn't exist designate someone. Find support outside of the city government to help. KS: The best advice I can give on this is that anyone who is working on a green roof program should spend a considerable amount of time reaching out to the impacted stakeholders, listen to their input, and then strive to shape the policies to meet their needs. FIND OUT MORE FreshCoast 740 Initiative. mmsd.com Special thanks to Lisa Sasso and Chris Shultz, MMDS for their input. LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / SUMMER 2016 / 13 http://www.mmsd.com http://www.rooflitesoil.com

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