Kresge Library News: July 2008 Archives

July 20, 2008

Photos of Kresge Library's Green Roof

The Kresge Library has been undergoing quite a change over the summer. In addition to the new group study rooms on the second floor, we also have added a new toupee...well, green roof! Our green roof is part of the LEED Certification for the new home for the Ross School of Business building at the Ann Arbor Campus.

Here are some pictures during the installation of the sedum on the green roof.

If you are wondering what is a green roof, the benefits include:
-Returns less water to the sewer systems - less run-off
-Kresge Library's fourth floor should be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
-Help filter pollutants and CO2 out of the air - instead of just adding heat into the environment.
To see more information, visit:
http://www.hrt.msu.edu/faculty/Rowe/Green_roof.htm