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VIDEO: Smart Policy Sprouts on St. Paul Rooftop

August 04, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

Two years ago when planners designed the new St. Paul Fire Department headquarters, they were thinking with sustainability in mind.  The new building is LEED certified for energy efficiency and has a designated roof space for a garden and native planting area.  Green roofs save on energy costs and filter rain water before it reaches nearby rivers.

 

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