Roofmeadow founder Charlie Miller and head of operations Melissa Muroff are designing, promoting, and maintaining green roofs all across the Philadelphia area – the 13,000-square-foot green roof at the Barnes Museum, another atop the Granary building in Fairmount. Lately, they’ve been busy.
The Philadelphia Water Department is charged with ensuring compliance with the federal Clean Water Act. PWD developed a “Green City, Clean Waters” program to use so-called green infrastructure to deal with wastewater, instead of underground pipes. Over the last few years, the city has also offered developers tax credits and grants to install green roofs.
Roofmeadow, a Mount Airy firm of 14 employees, is in the midst of designing green roofs, rooftop farms or storm-water management at Ridge Flats, on 4300-4326 Ridge Ave.; South Philadelphia High School, at 2101 S. Broad St.; and Water Works storage enclosure at 640 Water Works Dr. on the Schuylkill.