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Boston University has installed its first “Green Roof” on campus. Surrounded by old brownstone buildings and a glimpse of the Charles River, the University’s Green Roof sits on top of the new Center for Student Service building.
According to the University, the 6000-square-foot roof will help reduce the heat island effect created by black roofs, improve roof insulation — leading to lower heating and cooling bills — and increase rainwater retention, reducing runoff that can overwhelm sewer systems. In fact, green roofs absorb up to 60 percent of rainfall each year.
Below is a video produced by Boston University describing their new green roof and what it took to make its construction a reality.
Source: Boston University