November 2006

Taking initiative

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Gordon Contractors Inc. installs a green roof system on the new DOT headquarters

by Krista Berns
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A large green roof in Washington, D.C., and one of the largest on the East Coast is on the new headquarters building for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Installing a green roof on the building is part of a current movement in Washington, D.C., says Paul Elias, managing director for The JBG Cos., Chevy Chase, Md., the company that owns the building.

Photos courtesy of American PermaQuik, Williamsville, N.Y.

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