College In Iowa Installs Green Roof On Student Union

Sourced from American School & University

Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has installed a green roof on top of one of its campus buildings.

KCRG-TV reports that the roof is being planted on the Gage Memorial Union building in an effort to keep rainwater from running off onto the campus’ three miles of sidewalk.

“These plants will help us in a lot of different places to keep the water from going into the storm drains,” says Grounds Manager Chad Sunner.

The plants selected for the green roof require little water or maintenance.

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