Building a Green Roof

This past fall the Scott Arboretum and Swarthmore College installed their third green roof on Kemp Hall. Check out the three videos below to learn more about the process of installing a green roof.

Building a Green Roof: Part 1: An Introduction

Learn about the many benefits as well as the different types of green roofs. To learn more, click here for an earlier post on green roofs.

Building a Green Roof: Part 2: Leak Detection

Learn about the process of ensuring you have a leak-free roof before installing a green roof. Click here to learn more about this process.

Building a Green Roof: Part 3: Layers of a Green Roof

Learn about the many layers it takes to create a green roof. Click here to read more about this process.

Later this week, we will feature videos on how to plant a green roof.

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  1. Nice job presenting a great topic! My daughter, who is 9, suggested a green roof for her school, and put together a proposal for it as well. It took her quite a lot of work to find the information that you just presented here — all in one clear and concise place!

    The upfront cost is, of course, what will keep her school from replacing their 50 year old roof with a green solution. And grants and financial assistance is only offered to urban locations and schools.

    She’s been sold on the idea, and she is only in 4th grade. A wonderful location like yours, with tours, and nice web pages like this will certainly convince others as well!

    Nice work! I hope to bring her there for a tour (maybe when visiting my alma mater 70 miles up the Delaware River).

  2. Dear Leary,
    Thank you for the comments. We are delighted that you have found our videos of use. It is wonderful to hear how these efforts have inspired the next generation. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions and I hope your able to visit.

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