Grant amount: $39,540
This project will rehabilitate a “dead zone” at the Wildflower Center while providing an opportunity to develop best practices for green roofs on main campus. This is an area of great interest for students and the rest of the UT community and the Green Fee Committee is endorsing a close study of costs, longevity, and potential academic applications.
Green roofs slow the amount of runoff on a roof and even can act as a water purifier. Furthermore, they provide great insulation as well as a weapon against the urban heat island effect. They also add aesthetic value to structures.
Note: These are photos of green roof research being done at The Wildflower Center, the Green Fee funded roof will go on a section of the roof at the visitor center.
Project Owner: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.