City Schools Leading the Way
A math word problem: The School District of Lancaster has three. So does Franklin & Marshall College. If there are six green roofs, covering 41,370 square feet, what does that equal?
a) Extended life of a roof
b) Elimination of stormwater coming from a rooftop during an average rainfall
c) Reduced heating and cooling expenses
d) All of the above
Answer: D – All of the above.
You can find green roofs at Wharton, Ross and Lafayette Elementary Schools. You can also find them on top of the Wohlsen Sustainability Center, Weis Hall and Schnader Hall at F&M. Together,these green roofs eliminate some 800,000 gallons of stormwater every year. Pretty smart.