National Weather Center to showcase vegetative roof system
The National Weather Center on the OU campus will showcase the state’s first experimental vegetative roof system on a university campus from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 22.
The green roof project is a collaboration between the OU colleges of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and Architecture. The project is also sponsored by the Oklahoma Water Resource Board and the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.
Benefits of vegetative roof systems, also known as green roofs, include improved energy and water efficiency and enhanced water quality, according to a news release from the College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences. The systems intercept solar radiation and cool structures during the summer months, reducing air conditioning costs. Annual storm-water runoff also is reduced, and pollutants are reduced in the storm-water effluent, according to the release.
The National Weather Center is located on OU’s Research Campus, 120 David L. Boren Blvd. For more information, call (405) 325-1819.