Engine 7 has a 2,500 s.f. Aqualok planted roof. Based on our experience with Engine 12, we reduced the number of plants per Aqualok panel to 5 and used a variety of sedum and native grasses to best match the anticipated rooftop environment.
Along with Engine 12 and the unplanted Fleet Maintenance roof, Engine 7 will be monitored for water quality and energy savings results as part of the grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services.
These efforts were featured in a Channel 7 WJLA news report on Earth Day, April 22, 2014. See link below: