Sustainable Bowdoin: College Installs First 'Green' Roof
Story posted October 13, 2011
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.
Read about Sustainability at Bowdoin.
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