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October 03, 2007

More green roofs

In response to “Skyline gardens: High above the concrete are green patches of heaven” in Star Magazine (9/30): This should be a requirement by Kansas City because of all of the benefits involved with having a green roof.

What gets me is why you don’t see more solar panels on businesses across this city. I have been in the new H&R Block building, and when I look around at the new entertainment district, you do not see any solar technology or green roofs on these brand-new 21st-century buildings. Why is that, in this day and age?

I would hope the buildings are LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system), but more can and should be done.

If money is on these people’s minds, wouldn’t you think that saving money in the long run would be important to these business owners and developers?

Kansas City — as with cities all across this country of ours — is so behind and not moving on this issue quickly enough.

Scott Keith
Kansas City

Comments

Engineer

Mr. Keith asks "Why is that, in this day and age?" The logical assumption would be that "green roofs" and solar panels were evaluated and found not to be cost effective.

Sophie Demartine

My investments in solar stocks have sky rocketed in the last 9 months I've tripled my investment, the writing is on the wall we're going solar whether you like it our not.

BuddyT

Another water melon letter, i think there must be a quota requirement for them.

 
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