Artist Rendering of 7,000 sq .ft. Roof Top Garden
Completed & closed
Wednesday August 5:
Plants delivered and volunteers will carry modules from crane to roof. Installation begins.
Thursday August 6: All day installation
Friday August 7: All day installation and completion if needed.
The LEED-certified Recreation Center was built in 2006 with the intention of having a 7,000 sq ft Green Roof. The project ran out of financial resources until last fall when the environmental science class committed to making sure the project was completed!
Green Roofs add decades of life to buildings/roofs, filter pollutants from storm water (which benefits the entire city and Lake Erie), adds aesthetic value to the building, creates a place to become engaged in learning, a place to host functions or classes, and reduces the cost of heating and cooling by tremendous percentages!
The roof will include wheelchair access, experimental plots for the science department, solar lighting and space for physical education classes to take place or for students to study. It will also be available for other University functions such as receptions and other events.
Weber Murphy Fox
Dave Phillips Masonry. Inc.
Ellis Brothers Construction
Project Manager: Tania Anochin
Lee Ann Westfall
Project Budget: $217,000
Construction Budget: $195,000
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