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Up on the roof

Mother Nature Network named Cornell to its list of top 20 “colleges leading the way on green roofs”:

“To date, the most impressive building on Cornell’s campus, at least from a sustainability perspective, is Weill Hall. The huge building for the life sciences department has a number of green features that help reduce energy use. One of these is a 3-foot-thick green roof that tops a group of sensitive laboratories (that need reduced vibrations and no sunlight) in the building. At first glance, the green roofs might just appear like another lawn space, but they’re actually hiding a building underneath, a solution that is both helpful to the scientists within and the environment without.”

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