Green Roofs

by Sarah Holland

When thinking of green roof technology and its advantages, one thinks of reducing storm water runoff, mitigating the heat island effect in the inner city, seeing a small green-growing paradise in the middle of an urban jungle, doing one’s part contributing oxygen and eating up CO2 at the top of a high-rise. Living and landscaping in a mostly rural area, urban being described in terms of villages and small towns, I did not expect to have the opportunity to plan and install a green roof. Continue reading

by Doug Bencks

In June, the University of New Hampshire’s James Hall received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its renovation and expansion of the original 1929 academic building. James Hall houses the Department of Earth Science, Natural Resources, and the Environment. Continue reading