Sustainable Roofs

Roofing is usually not one of the first things you think of when making a list of home improvements that could reduce your electricity bills and help improve the environment. However, there are a few sustainable roofing systems that could provide benefits not available from your standard roof. Cool roofs, green roofs and blue roofs can help to mitigate climate change through some unique characteristics.

The City of Miami Beach recently passed the Urban Heat Island Ordinance(2019-4252) which requires new construction to install a sustainable roofing system. Sustainable roofing systems can be solar roofs, blue roofs, cool roofs, green roofs, and other roofing systems that will reduce the heat island effect, allow reuse or retention of stormwater or reduce greenhouse gases.

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Resilience
Strategy

Read the city’s action plans that outline projects and initiatives specifically tailored to Miami Beach’s strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Plastic Free
Miami Beach

It takes over 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic.

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Flood
Awareness

93% of Miami Beach is considered to be in a flood risk area. Find out how you can protect your property.

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Innovative
Studies

The innovative studies focus on and gather in depth information about Miami Beach's efforts to remain resilient.

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Biscayne
Bay

Learn about city's efforts to maintain and protect the pristine conditions of our waterways.

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