Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Green Roof Installed at SU
From a makeshift Quidditch arena; to the location of fundraisers and festivals; to a place to study, chat or just hangout, Salisbury University’s campus lawns serve thousands of students daily during the semester.
A new “lawn” recently planted in connection with SU’s Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC) will benefit students, as well — though most will never see it, and even fewer will ever set foot on it.
Crews from Green Roof Outfitters of Charleston, SC, recently spent a week at SU to install the GAC’s green roof, a 20,000-square-foot “lawn” atop the building, comprised of a regional blend of plants.
Sitting on a rubber liner in thousands of one-foot-by-two-foot plastic trays, the plants cover a majority of the roof. While rooftop gardens are not new at SU — University Dining Services unveiled an herb garden atop the Commons dining hall in 2013 — the functionality of the GAC’s green roof is unique among SU buildings.
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