UDC Green Roof - A Living Laboratory
GBCI: 0920012844Join AIA-DC and USGBC National Capital Region to hear from how UDC’s green roof is working to create healthier communities and healthier environments in the district.
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In 2015, the UDC Colleges of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences inaugurated a 40,000SF green roof with the mission of “teaching research based education to the community – but with an urban perspective.” With the only exclusively urban land grant in the country, UDC’s green roof not only promotes energy efficiency, showcases green infrastructure and promotes storm water runoff, but also produces food. As people continue to move from rural to urban settings, it becomes increasingly important to address the needs of these communities and teach urban food production techniques with sustainable agriculture programs. Join us to hear from 3 different perspectives on how UDC’s green roof is working to create healthier communities and healthier environments in the district.
- Understand how the UDC’s green roof combines architecture, science and agriculture to address the needs of a healthy urban community.
- Learn about green roof effects on storm water management, improved air quality, reduced energy emissions and ambient temperatures and how this improves the health of UDC campus and occupants.
- Identify the environmental conditions (climate and wildlife) affected by the improved architecture.
- Explore new research by the College of Architecture and Urban Sustainability in the living laboratory.