SS Credit 6.1

Sustainable site development

Stormwater management: rate and quantity


With SOPRANATURE green roof systems you can reduce the amount of potable water used to irrigate plants.


Limit disruption and pollution of natural water flows by reducing pervious surfaces, by increasing infiltration into the site, by reducing pollution from stormwater and by eliminating contaminants.

Potential technologies and strategies
Design the project site to maintain natural stormwater flows by promoting infiltration. Specify garden roofs, pervious paving and other measures to minimize impervious surfaces. Reuse stormwater volumes generated for non-potable uses such as landscape irrigation, toilet and urinal flushing, and custodial uses.