Green Roof Provides Water Filtration, Heat Reduction

As part of Wesleyan's sustainability efforts, a 2,500 square foot "green roof" was planted on the top of Boger Hall.

As part of Wesleyan’s sustainability efforts, a 2,500 square foot “green roof” was planted on the top of Boger Hall. The roof started to bloom in late June.

The green roof provides water filtration and a reduction of heat.

The green roof provides water filtration and a reduction of heat.

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The green roof requires minimal maintenance.

In February 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council certified Boger Hall (a former squash facility) with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Platinum” designation. LEED certification is a recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

In February 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council certified Boger Hall (a former squash facility) with a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Platinum” designation. LEED certification is a recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.