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Green Roofs

Penn State is committed to developing and sustaining a green campus. In such, all new buildings will utilize green technologies and many will have green roofs.

Currently, there are five large scale green roofs on campus, Forest Resources Building, Student Health Center, Dickinson Law School, Millennium Science Complex and the Root Cellar behind Tyson Building.  In addition there is a green roof on the Carlisle campus and facilities at Rock Springs, which include seven small buildings, four with green roofs, and three used as controls in experiments. These are all part of the Center for Green Roof Research.


Forest Resources Building
Specs: 4,700ft of green roof. Viewable from a deck surrounded by intensive roof plantings
Root Cellar
Specs: 4,500ft of green roof divided into 6 separate sections installed in 2006/2007
Student Health Center
Specs: 12,500ft of green roof. Viewable from the Eisenhower Parking Garage and some offices - no public access.
Millennium Science Complex
Specs: 60,000 sq.ft. green roof on five terraces. Dedication: Nov. 11, 2011
Dickinson School of Law 
Specs: 22,000ft of green roof. Not viewable - No public access.