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Sustainable Bowdoin: College Installs First 'Green' Roof

Story posted October 13, 2011

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The Heating Plant has a cool new rooftop.

Planting materials for the campus’ first living, or “green,” roof arrived Tuesday and were hoisted to the top of the building housing the College’s high-efficiency, low emissions, dual-fuel (natural gas and #2 oil) boiler.

View the Bowdoin Daily Sun slideshow of the green roof.

In addition to enhancing the view for neighbors on the upper floors of the nearby Buck Center, the green roof — comprising a variety of flowering plants — also reduces the urban “heat island” effect, extends the life of the roof, and absorbs rain water.

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The new "green" roof atop the Heating Plant, with the Buck Center in the background. View the Bowdoin Daily Sun slideshow of the green roof.

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