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There are 7 comments on BU’s First Green Roof

  1. I did a capstone project on this…my entire section was a proposal on green roofs and how incredibly beneficial they are to avoid the heat island effect–and how aesthetically pleasing they can be! So SOO happy to see BU has begun to install them on our roofs. I love my school!

    1. Agnes,

      Sorry to say, no one is allowed on the green roof except its caretakers. It’s a delicate environment and isn’t built for visitors. Who knows, maybe that will be the next BU project.

    2. You can’t go out on the roof itself, but you can see the plants fairly well from windows of the higher floors inside the building. I think best spot to see the whole effect of the roof is the 4th floor. The best spot to look closely at the plants is the 3rd floor.

    3. Look magnificent doesn’t it? I would have love to have see this develop start to finish. Green roof environmentally protects the building and insulated head much better than traditional roofs, and you can grow your own vegetables.

  2. I went to Boston University and ended up starting a couple different businesses. One is a roofing, siding and gutter business. I have been reading about Green roofs on several other blogs and would be interested in offering something like this to my Clients.

    The positive effects on pollution I’ve read are fantastic! Plus, aesthetically pleasing in an environment full of concrete. I truly believe many of my commercial clients would be interested simply for the benefit of having a longer lasting roof and being able to contribute to providing a greener community.

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