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Regionally Appropriate Sustainable Design: Urban Green Roof Applications for Temperate Continental Climates
February 2006

Read about our entry for the 2006 EPA P3: National Student Design Competition for Sustainability. The Kagin P3 Green Roofing project is a partnership of MacCARES, the Environmental Studies Department, Facilities Management, and the Development Office.

Project Files:
Abstract

P3 National Student Design Competition Team:
Faculty Advisors:                              
Dr. Jerald Dosch
Dr. Dan Hornbach
Investigators:                                  
Alese Colehour
Timothy Den Herder-Thomas
Angelina Lopez
Ellen Rogers

Partnerships
Consultant Contributors:
The Green Institute                                          
Roof Spec, Inc.                                               
Inspec      
Materials Contributors:                                                       
South Side Crane Service
American Hydrotech                                        
Aloha Landscaping                                          
Green Roof Blocks                                          
Educational Partnerships:
Will Steger                                                      
Global Warming 101                                       

Links:
EPA P3 Competition Site

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Green Roofing Facts
Intended Plan for Kagin Green Roof :

Area: 1350 sq. ft.
Monitoring: Runoff rate, rain levels, pH, phosphates, nitrogen, insulation (r-value), infrared scanning
Economic Benefits: Extended roof membrane durability 30-40 years, Reduces heating/cooling costs, lowers stormwater runoff fees
Environmental Benefits: Lower emissions from heating/cooling, reduces stormwater runoff, reduces urban heat island, carbon uptake, native prairie plants


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