Green roof at Rhode Island Row – 2300 Washington Place, NE WDC.
Green roofs play an essential role in protecting, preserving and restoring our watershed. Covered with soil media and plants, green roofs provide tremendous benefits for our communities, neighborhoods and individual property owners. Every municipality in the watershed is encouraging green roofs and AWS is here to help you learn more and get them installed.
Green Roof at 130 M St. NE
Click here (PDF) to learn about our 2009-2011 green roof projects with the World Wildlife Fund, American Chemical Society, Capitol Plaza One and American University.
Click here (PDF) to see a variety of roofs funded in 2011-2012. Projects include Sibley Memorial Hospital and a variety of residential and commercial green roofs throughout the District.
Click here (PDF) to see information on five of the most recent green roofs we’ve helped fund in 2012-2013. Projects include Rhode Island Row, Catholic University’s Aquinas Hall, a residential green roof, the French Embassy and Canal Park.
We are currently accepting applications for the District's new green roof rebate program which provides base funding of $7 for every square foot of planted area– or – up to $10/square foot in targeted sub-watersheds. To be eligible for this new rebate amount, projects must register after Oct. 1, 2013. Rebates are available for new green roofs on existing buildings of any size and new construction projects that add a green roof that exceeds their requirements for a DCRA stormwater management permit. To begin the application process, review the Application & Rebate Process Form and complete the Registration Form below. If your roof is under 2,500 square feet, you can also complete our structural engineering rebate form.
We will send an Application Form once we receive and approve your completed registration form. Projects will be placed in the rebate funding queue only after AWS receives a completed Application Form with all supporting documents.
Step 1: Review program details and process
Green Roof Rebate Program Flyer – Overview of the program and Green Roof Benefits.
Application and Rebate Process- Download this for more detailed information about our program.
Structural Engineering Rebate for Buildings under 2,500 sq. ft. – Includes a description of rebate. A list of potential engineers can be found on the Green Roof Contractors pdf below.
Green Roof Contractors – Download this for a preliminary list of contractors in the DC area. You can use any licensed contractor you want – whether they are on this list or not.
Step 2: Fill out and submit registration form
Registration Form – Download and complete this form to begin the application process (or submit online). We’ll send you an application once you send this in.
Step 3: Recieve application form from us and send back completed
Application – Once your registration form is sent in to AWS and approved, the second step in the rebate process is to complete this form.
Additional information about the District Department of the Environment’s (DDOE’s) Green Roof Rebate Program is available at DDOE’s Green Roof Website.
Green Roof on Residential Garage in SE DC
The District of Columbia’s 2013-2014 Green Roof Program is administered by the Anacostia Watershed Society for DDOE with funds from the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Act of 2009 (“DC Bag Law”) and the Stormwater Enterprise Fund.
Property owners in Montgomery County can receive technical assistance and funding for Green Roofs and other Landscape Improvements through the Rainscapes Program. AWS is also available to help. Learn More
Prince George's County Council unanimously passed bill (CB-45-13) that established a Clean Water Act Fee in 2013 to fund projects that reduce polluted water run-off. â€¨Stormwater is one of the county's biggest challenges as it causes flooding, property damage and polluted streams. For more information about support for Green Roofs and other LID practices through their RainCheck Program, click here.
If you have questions please contact us by calling 301-699-6204 ext.114 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.