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Looking Up: How Green Roofs and Cool Roofs Can Reduce Energy Use in Southern California
Report
This June 2012 report explores the ways green roofs and cool roofs can be used to address threats like runoff, water pollution, poor air quality and the heat island effect and to improve the sustainability of urban areas in Southern California.
Capturing Rainwater from Rooftops
An Efficient Water Resource Management Strategy that Increases Supply and Reduces Pollution

Report
Many communities in the United States face serious threats to a safe, steady supply of water, including the reliance on centralized water delivery systems, the unnecessary use of potable water for non-potable uses, and increasing areas of impervious surfaces that allow stormwater runoff to carry pollution into waterways. Although the problems of water supply and water pollution can be complex, practical solutions are available now.

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