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Con Edison Rain Garden
Con Edison's Public Affairs Team

Con Edison Dedicates a Rain Garden!

November 2012

Con Edison’s Public Affairs team chose BBG’s new Visitor Center for the site of its annual retreat. The team made time to proudly pose for a photo next to BBG’s new Con Edison Rain Garden, recently dedicated in recognition of Con Edison’s support for the Campaign for the Next Century.

This garden, along with two others surrounding the Visitor Center, are not only beautifully landscaped areas but part of an innovative storm-water management system that includes the building’s living roof, its landscaped berms, and the new and existing tree beds along Washington Avenue. The total water savings from these components is anticipated to be in the hundreds of thousands of gallons annually. Learn more about all the sustainable features of the new Visitor Center.

Green Facts

The Garden is working to save water, and you can too. The average New York home wastes as much as 11,000 gallons of water each year—that’s 30 gallons a day!