Watha T, Daniel
Watha T. Daniel -Shaw Neighborhood Library Green Roof
DDOE will support the District Public Library (DCPL)’s new construction of the Watha T. Daniel, Shaw Neighborhood Library by providing funding for the installation of a vegetative green roof on the new LEED-rated library as well as any structural enhancements required to support the additional load. The Library is located in the historic Shaw neighborhood at 945 Rhode Island Ave NW. Green roofs hold and delay rainfall, effectively preventing rainwater from becoming stormwater and reducing combined sewer overflow (CSO’s) events. CSO’s mean that sewage and stormwater flow untreated into the Districts creeks and rivers. In addition, green roofs filter air pollutants from the rainwater and save energy in buildings by reducing heating and cooling costs. DDOE is partnering with the District District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) on this project.
Project Timeline: project is ongoing and completion is expected in spring 2010.