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DEVENS ENTERPRISE COMMISSION: POLICY DRIVERS
The main motivations in creating these policies were managing
stormwater runoff, improving air quality, increasing green space
and implementing the sustainability vision for Devens.
STEPS TO IMPLEMENTATION
1. Employees were trained on the policy
2. Input was sought from the green roof community
3. The regulations were adjusted based on
community input
IMPLEMENTATION RESOURCES
Policy guidelines and regulations are available
at www.devensec.com.
CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED
1. With the implementation of the Vegetated Roof and Wall policy,
there were fewer projects than anticipated and with those projects
it was challenging to get people to submit the paperwork.

2. With the Design Standards for the Viewshed Overlay District,
there was pushback from a pharmaceutical building occupant
for fear that the vegetation could contaminate the air intake in
the building and impact their product.
SOLUTIONS
1. More reliance on regulatory requirements than on voluntary
policies.
2. The vegetated roof requirement was waived for the Clinical
Development Building and the regulation was implemented for
the building closest to the Viewshed.
LOOKING FORWARD
1. The DEC evaluates their regulations on a regular basis and
will seek to improve them based on other policy work in North
America.

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