Sidwell Friends School, located in D.C., installed a green roof on an addition built in 2006. The roof, which was redone in 2008 after the original roof failed, was constructed in three parts with varying soil depth.
A growing number of urban schools and universities are utilizing a commonly ignored campus asset–the roof. These educational institutions are part of a nationwide trend toward choosing a green roof, a roof structure incorporating waterproof membranes, a growing medium (usually soil), and living vegetation, as an alternative to a conventional roof. That increase will likely continue and the cost of installing and maintaining green roofs will go down, says Dr. Brad Rowe, a professor at ...
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