UCF Greens Up

UCF has taken a lot of flack locally from those of us who strive to protect the Econlockhatchee River Basin and the surrounding wetlands. However, they have also worked to try and keep some semblance of balance with the eco-system even while dilgently working to pave it over.

One advance: the new green roof on the new wing of the Student Union building. It keeps cooling costs down, reduces waste run-off into the soil and provides a beautiful rooftop garden view.

Good for them and good for us. Now, if they can just keep up with the exploding student population and provide them on campus housing…

1 Comment so far

  1. The Masked Blogger (unregistered) on May 10th, 2005 @ 2:04 pm

    This is a fantastic idea and I hope that other buildings/developers will soon incorporate similar measures.

    Now if we could just slow or stop the paving over of so much land, we could help the aquifer levels rise rather than dwindle.

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