Weekly Press: A peak a PECO’s green roof in the sky

Weekly Press: A peak a PECO’s green roof in the sky

PECO installed the green roof earlier this year. Among other benefits, it mitigates storm water runoff, moderates building temperatures year-round, and, yes, also provides a habitat for wildlife.

PECO now has the largest green roof ever built on a pre-existing structure in an urban area in all of Pennsylvania. How the project went from the drawing board to installation in just one year is a story of encouragement, opportunity and collaboration. 

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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