Green Business

Broward SCORE supports South Florida Minorities

Date
Fri, 2014-03-21 01:02

Broward SCORE Participated in South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council’s 29th Annual Business Exposition on March 21st, 2014.

SCORE Volunteers Angelica Love Valentine and George Gremse informed attendees about SCORE services and discussed business counseling and workshop programs.

AD Greenroof, LLC

Problem: Clean water is the fuel that supports industry around the globe and fresh water is available in only very limited supplies.  In fact, only about 2.5% of all the water on earth is fresh water.  Still, it’s all we have to support humans, other animals, plants and industry around the world.

Challenge:  To conserve our fresh water resources. 

Solution:  One way to meet the challenge is to reduce the volume of contaminated water that enters public lakes and streams as well as treatment systems.  That’s a win-win for utilities, the public in general and the environment. That’s the solution AD Greenroof provides.

Owner/Founder
Ms. Angie Durhman
My Successes

Projects: AD Greenroof currently has projects in various phases of design and completion across the country.  In the Twin Cities, there are a couple of note:  Providing maintenance oversight for the Target Center and working with the City of St. Paul to calculate the benefits of vegetated roofs; both sizeable projects that have made a big impact on urban water run-off.

Rooftop St. Paul Fire Station

Rooftop of City of St. Paul Fire Station #1 (Photo by John Wiese)

The Future:  Ms. Durhman has recently expanded her business to include GREENFORMATION™ which is a maintenance oversight program for building owners and contractors who need to maintain vegetated roofs.

What's Great About My Mentor?

“I could not have done it alone and the fresh business ideas offered by my SCORE mentors, Bill Collette and Andrew Braden, provided me with the assistance I needed.” – Angie Durjman, Owner.

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