Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4From The Gloucester Daily Times: Salem State College in Salem, Mass., is converting a former lighting plant into a 525-student residence hall. The $57.5 million project is being designed to be "greener" than any building on campus, and greener than most buildings at other state colleges in Massachusetts. It will have one roof that is topped with several inches of soil and a ground cover to absorb rain and save energy, and other roofs with white thermoplastic membranes to reflect the heat. The hallways will have carpets made from recycled fibers, which will complement some of the furniture made from recycled plastic and steel. The architect is DiMella Shafer.