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Green Roof

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Green Roof

  1. 1. Eureka! Big Idea! Green Roof on Clark University Campus!
  2. 2. What is a green roof? • A green roof is a vegetative barrier on top of a traditional rooftop. • Environmental benefits include:  Reduced heating/cooling costs  Filtration of runoff storm water  Reduction of the urban heat island  Carbon sequestration. • Green roofs also substantially increase the lifespan of traditional rooftops!
  3. 3. The Vision: Our Big Idea entails the construction of a green roof on Clark’s campus. o This roof will act as a green communal space, to be enjoyed by the entire Clark community o It will provide a unique environmental research tool to be utilized by the Clark community. o It will be a firm demonstration of Clark’s commitment to environmental sustainability Constructing A Green Roof
  4. 4. Social Benefits An accessible green rooftop will provide a unique communal space, to be utilized for social, as well as academic purposes. Take the AC + Put it on a Roof + Add Greenery = Our Big Idea!!!
  5. 5. Where Do We Go From Here? • The Big Idea contest will provide us with the support needed to implement this project, as it will demonstrate the enthusiasm of the entire Clark community. • The construction of a green roof will require significant levels of planning, involving a variety of bodies. • With the funds provided by the Big Idea contest, we will be able to develop a complete plan of action for the construction of a green roof on campus. • The Big Idea contest will provide the initial seed money to make this idea a reality. • More Specifically it will fund:  the hiring of a structural engineer and a green roof architect to determine the most desirable rooftop on Clark’s campus.  a comprehensive construction blueprint  a computer-generated model of the layout of the green rooftop.
  6. 6. Where Do We Go From Here? • The Big Idea contest will provide us with the support needed to implement this project, as it will demonstrate the enthusiasm of the entire Clark community. • The construction of a green roof will require significant levels of planning, involving a variety of bodies. • With the funds provided by the Big Idea contest, we will be able to develop a complete plan of action for the construction of a green roof on campus. • The Big Idea contest will provide the initial seed money to make this idea a reality. • More Specifically it will fund:  the hiring of a structural engineer and a green roof architect to determine the most desirable rooftop on Clark’s campus.  a comprehensive construction blueprint  a computer-generated model of the layout of the green rooftop.

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