Library Gets Green Roof - 8/5/2008
Info About the Roof:
The new green roof on Archbishop Alter Library, the second largest building on campus, was installed on Wednesday, August 6, 2008. The new roof contains about 8,880 plants that will filter rain water and insulate the building to reduce energy consumption. When in full bloom, the yellow flowers and blue foliage included in the planting will echo the school colors of blue and gold.
The modular green roof consists of 4,440 square feet of modules filled with root barrier, growth media and drought resistant plants grown locally. The plants are varieties of sedum which bloom in the summer. The center of the roof will contain 177 modules filled with white marble chips spelling the Mount’s initials MSJ.
The Library’s green roof is designed to reduce heating and cooling costs, extend the lifespan of the roof membrane, and decrease storm water runoff and pollutants into storm sewers. According to industry averages, storm water runoff could be reduced by as much as 90 percent, and heating and cooling costs reduced from 25 percent to 50 percent.
The plants include:
May 13-August 27, 2017
Days Closed (Summer):
Sat., July 1; Tues., July 4;
Sat., July 8; Sundays
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