Green roofs typically occur at the beginning of stormwater treatment trains. Green roofs provide filtering of suspended solids and pollutants associated with those solids, although total suspended solid (TSS) concentrations from traditional roofs are generally low. Green roofs provide both volume and rate control, thus decreasing the stormwater volume being delivered to downstream Best Management Practices (BMPs).
For a literature review of green roof benefits, see File:Green roof benefits.docx.
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A listing of contributors and participants to the development of pages comprising the green roof section of this Manual appears in the Acknowledgements section.