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Green Roofs for Virginia Tech

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:05pm

Recognized as a top engineering university, Virginia Tech also has green roofs!

The most recent issue of , has an article about VT alumni who are leaders in sustainability. However, the first graphic is of students planting a green roof between Seitz and Fralin Halls. The picture, seen left, shows the planting of sedum, known to be drought resistant and sequesters CO2, while other potential plant life releases CO2 during its life cycle.

The other green roof on the Blacksburg campus is the Fralin Life Sciences building.

As a reminder, several colleges and universities have buildings with green roofs. Those include George Washington University , and the University of Texas , to name two.

Go Hokies!

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