- GSI – Green stormwater infrastructure manages almost 100% of the rainwater hitting the rooftop, parking lot, and landscape in the active areas of this project.
The Belt Line Center shows that when a property is in need of a roof replacement, a green roof can more than pay for itself! This is the first building in Michigan to use PACE Financing to finance a green roof.
Located on the site of Detroit’s future Beltline Greenway, the green roof project at this Albert Kahn building makes for an excellent addition to the Belt Line Center’s growing community of artisans and creative entrepreneurs.
In addition to the 17,250 sq. ft. vegetated green roof, 300 sq. ft. pedestal pavers, and 2,500 sq. ft. blue roof, the project’s rain garden will supply a secondary measure of stormwater management — providing infiltration of any stormwater runoff that’s not already captured on the rooftop.
The Belt Line Center PACE project showcases a cost-effective way to reduce energy use and control water runoff, while expanding the longevity of the building’s rooftop.